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Jets double down on SEC safeties with Marcus Maye at No. 39

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The Jets took a safety from the SEC in the first round and they did the same thing in the second round.

Florida safety Marcus Maye was the choice with the 39th overall pick. LSU’s Jamal Adams was the sixth overall pick.

Doubling down on safeties probably doesn’t bode well for Calvin Pryor’s future with the team. Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported Friday that the Jets are trying to trade him and you’d imagine there’s little to no chance they exercise Pryor’s option before this week’s deadline. Their other veteran safety Marcus Gilchrist could also be on shaky ground if the Jets decide to go with both rookies.

Whether it happens immediately or not, Maye would seem to fit in as the free safety playing alongside Adams in what the Jets hope is the base for better secondary play in the years to come.

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4 Responses to “Jets double down on SEC safeties with Marcus Maye at No. 39”
  1. ryann252013 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:09 PM

    This looks odd, but the Jets had a terrible secondary last season. Remember all the deep balls over the top in almost every game? kiss that goodbye.

  2. ajg314 says: Apr 28, 2017 8:23 PM

    Traded, released, whatever, Gilchrist and Pryor are gone.

  3. urmomsmyho says: Apr 28, 2017 8:32 PM

    Gotta love that Big Mac sticks to his board.

    It’s interesting when you look at these two picks it’s almost like the Jets went into the draft determined to finally stop the bubble screen.

  4. hamlet423 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:29 PM

    Thank goodness. Calvin Pryor has been hurt a lot, and with him on the field…generally had miscommunication leading to blown coverages and big plays.

    Jets badly need to rebuild secondary in a post-revis world. Better safety play will help alot.

    They will still stink in 2017, but maybe not give up so many big plays.

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