With their fourth-round pick the Jets selected Juston Burris from North Carolina state. Burris is 6'0" 212-pounds and is a physical press-corner that the Jets think will be a nice fit in their system.
"We just took Juston Burris, he's a corner from North Carolina State. We're obviously excited about bringing him into the organization. We're excited about where we got him in the draft," Mike Maccagnan said. "He's a good prospect. He fits what we do in terms of the style of play. He also has a little bit of safety in his background early on his career, but we're going obviously going to play him as a corner for us going forward."
With Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine and Marcus Williams, the Jets don't need Burris to play right away. He will compete with Dexter McDougle and Dee Milliner to be at the top of the backup depth chart, but the g
ood news for Burris is that he gets to learn from Revis.
"You've got one of the best corners in the game in Darrelle," Burris said. "And to be able to learn under guys like him, Buster Skrine, Dexter McDougle, Dee Milliner and Marcus Williams, guys that have played this game and being some of the better corners, it's just a great opportunity."
Todd Bowles said Burris has the versatility to play the slot, but they look at him as an outside press-man corner. The Jets like his style of play and think his attributes fit perfectly with how they want their corners to play.
"He's big, he's long, he's got long arms. He's very good at the line of scrimmage as a press corner (and) he's got great eyes and ball skills," Bowles said. "It's good when you can get it (the advantage of long arms). It's not mandatory, but when we can get a guy like that who has those types of skills, it's very helpful for our team."
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