Michigan4Life

April 29th, 2017 at 8:01 PM ^

there were quite a few NFL teams who liked Jeremy Clark a lot and most had him over Stribling. They think he's a better athlete with loose hips and height to be a quality starting CB down the road.

dragonchild

April 29th, 2017 at 8:08 PM ^

The difference was run D.

I'd give Stribling a slight edge over Clark in coverage, but his run D was bad enough to be deliberately targeted by opponents.  That was in part because Brown makes his CBs defend the run and in part because last year's D didn't give offenses much to pick on to begin with, so his UFR minuses were probably inflated.  Having said that, Stribling's run D is. . . not good, and Strib isn't quite so dominant in coverage to have Deion Sanders privilege.  Clark was strong against the run, so if not for the injury I took him for a sleeper pick.

Frank Chuck

April 29th, 2017 at 4:32 PM ^

If he recovers from his injury, he will absolutely be a good player in the NFL. I hope the Jets stay patient and truly give Clark a chance to prove himself. He's an excellent fit in the Jets defensive scheme.

But I'm surprised he was picked before Channing Stribling.

Michigasling

April 29th, 2017 at 4:39 PM ^

The NFL.com guys theorizing that the Jets suspect he might not be ready for this season, but looking at his measurables for time to come. Time to learn the system while he makes his way to full recovery.

With so many M guys landing, it's about time one of the NYC teams got a guy I can root for locally.  The Jets & Giants used to always have at least one or two on the roster, but they haven't drafted anybody for a few years. 

alum96

April 29th, 2017 at 5:09 PM ^

Very savvy pick. If he is not ready early you stash him on practice squad and get s healthy athletic 6'4 cb. Strib just doesn't have those measurables.