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Jets sign sixth-round pick Terrance Ganaway

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The Jets got another one of their draft picks signed to a contract on Monday.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that running back Terrance Ganaway, a sixth-round pick out of Baylor, agreed to a four-year deal with the team. That gives the Jets three draft picks under contract as they start working out as a full team for the first time since the draft.

Ganaway provided some balance to Robert Griffin III’s throwing ability for Baylor in 2011. He ran for 1,547 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns, both of which were single-season records at the school. The Jets’ plans for Ganaway are a bit murkier since they have Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell at running back as well. Ganaway’s versatility — he’s big enough to block and a good pass-catcher — could help him carve out a role beyond special teams as a rookie.

Wide receiver Stephen Hill and safety Josh Bush are the other two Jets draftees to sign, which leaves five more contracts to work out.

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3 Responses to “Jets sign sixth-round pick Terrance Ganaway”
  1. mianfr says: May 14, 2012 4:18 PM

    Eh, it’s not that much of a logjam. Bilal Powell was nothing short of God-awful last year, so unless he makes some strides he’s going to be cut or a consistent game-day inactive. The Jets haven’t drafted running backs four years in a row because they’re all so good.

  2. zinn22 says: May 14, 2012 4:40 PM

    I would not be surprised to see Ganaway take Greene’s job. While Greene looks like a big back he plays much smaller and is one the worst backs in breaking tackles. At the minimum Ganaway likely becomes the Jets goal line back as Greene is simply not suited for that role. But Ganaway plays much faster than his 40 time and is quite elusive for such a big back. He could at some point the RB job from Greene. But mroe likely it will be a RB by committee approach.

    The big question for the Jets is who will be the third down back. LT had a lot of receptions last year and was Sanchez’s safety net on 3rd downs. Sanchez panics and is quite scared when pressured filling that 3rd down back will be a big step up in his development. Although there is the option ofsimply taking the ball out of his hands and going to the wildcat on 3rd and long. That will surely cut down on Sanchez’s mistakes and likely result int he same number of 3rd down conversions.

  3. dynaco says: May 14, 2012 5:30 PM

    LB’s will get to see alot of Terry, only it will be from the chase position. Greene is safe, both backs will be taking/giving a beating so they’ll need two.

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