As for Hairston, the Jets traded for the former fifth-round pick just before the start of the 2019 season. The staring duo of Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts offered little promise and the signing of Brian Poole in the offseason was seen as a lateral move from the incumbent Buster Skrine. Jets great Darrelle Revis named to NFL's 2010s All-Decade team. Jets is a registered trademark of the New York Jets LLC. If the Jets carry six cornerbacks in 2020, expect him to be one of the front-runners for that spot. This is the type of draft success Douglas needs to foster if he wants to... Sunday featured more of the same for the Jets, who dropped to 0-8 on the season following a 35-9 loss at the hands of the defending Super Bowl champions. By: Mason Smoller | August 17, 2020. Another week, another Jets loss where some of their rookies played well enough to inspire some hope for the future. Green, More. On the season, Diggs had interceptions and tied for the team lead with eight pass breakups, along with 37 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Javelin Guidry, on the other hand, is a speedy, undersized cornerback who fits more of a slot role. Henderson, but it wouldn’t be surprising for Douglas to grab a corner with at least one of his three picks in the second and third rounds. Of the six listed above, Hall will pretty much be guaranteed a roster spot provided he can recover from a gruesome ankle injury he suffered a year ago. The Jets need a shutdown cornerback to join the group led by free agent acquisition Pierre Desir and 2019 starters Bless Austin and Arthur Maulet. Hall was once touted as a possible first round pick in 2019 but returned to Virginia for his senior season. Desir did play in 12 games, but played the majority of the season with a hamstring injury which certainly tanked his efficiency. Expect Maulet to stick around as well as a depth cornerback and special-teamer. The lone exception, ironically, was Le’Veon Bell. The Jets still need a potent pass rusher, but a solid stable of cornerbacks on the outside will make the entire defense sound, especially against division opponents with suspect starters at the quarterback position. The days of overpaying for cornerbacks in free agency are over for the Jets, at least for 2020. Until then, let's break down how the group fared against the Chiefs in Jets Wire's latest rookie power rankings. After spending time with the New Orleans Saints and Colts, Maulet made the Jets roster out of training camp last season. The son of two Olympic caliber track athletes from Nigeria, Noah Igbinoghene was a track star himself at Auburn. He is physical and knows how to use his hands in stride. Maulet impressed last season when thrust into action and also served a vital role in Brant Boyer’s special teams unit. Only Revis worked out, but that could change in 2020 if the Jets find the right cornerback to fit Gregg Williams’ defense. The sixth-round pick from Rutgers started six out of seven games, with a forced fumble, six deflections, and a promising 71.4 grade to his name. Yet second-year corner Blessuan Austin seems to have the upper hand. Three-year starter, Daingerfield, TX. It simply becomes whether or not Hall can stay healthy. On the season, he compiled 35 tackles, one interception and eight pass breakups in 13 starts. The former Atlanta Falcons defensive back earned a stellar 79.0 Pro Football Focus grade which ranked him as the No. In 12 games (six starts), Maulet totaled 38 tackles, five for a loss, and an interception on his way to a solid 65.2 grade. First is former Indianapolis Colts starter Pierre Desir. And for the Jets, they have an entire cornerback unit filled with players trying to earn their keep in the league. Blessuan Austin, Arthur Maulet, and Brian Poole were excellent at handling their duties against the run, and all three are returning to play key roles in 2020. Still, that doesn’t stop him from being a physical corner with great ball tracking skills. The Jets haven’t had a great secondary in a long time thanks to their terrible track record drafting cornerbacks. Last but not least is the Jets’ most valuable cornerback from a season ago in Brian Poole. So far, the process hasn’t been too kind to Dantzler, as he had a miserable NFL combine. The soon-to-be 30-year old hopes to regain his form from 2018, when he finished with an impressive 77.7 grade from PFF. The days of overpaying for cornerbacks in free agency are over for the Jets, at least for 2020. By: Spencer Aber. https://jetswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/22/jets-struggles-drafting-cornerbacks-2020-nfl-draft/, Only two of the 15 cornerbacks drafted by the Jets since 2000, Darrelle Revis and Kyle Wilson, have started more than 20 games for the team. Now healthy, the 29-year-old will be given a golden opportunity as the presumptive No. Going into 2019, few had any positive things to say about the state of the Jets’ cornerbacks. Ultimately, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the Jets’ cornerbacks going into 2020.