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NY Jets Post-2021 NFL Draft State of the Roster: Cornerbacks

NY Jets, Bryce Hall
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NY Jets, Jason Pinnock
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Jason Pinnock, CB, NY Jets

Even though on paper, Jason Pinnock was the second cornerback selected by the Jets (fifth round, 175th overall) in April's draft, the truth is that he might have the best shot at cracking Gang Green's starting lineup at cornerback because of his capabilities on the outside.

At 6-foot, Pinnock has the size, length, strength, and overall physical tools that fit into Cover 3 and press-man/zone concepts. Pinnock could be a better pro than he was in college as many experts feel that he was miscast at Pittsburgh. 

According to Pro Football Focus, Jason Pinnock had the lowest completion percentage allowed among all college cornerbacks with a minimum of 20 targets in 2020 (30 percent).

It's a promising stat line for what the Jets are looking for in their new defensive system.

The Jets have had success in the past drafting a cornerback from Pittsburgh, but Jason Pinnock doesn't have to be as great as Darrelle Revis was.

He just needs to be good enough to start at the outside corner spot in the future, which may come sooner than people think.

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