LSU CB Jon Zenon an interesting signing

The Jets made an intriguing addition last week with the signing of undrafted free agent cornerback Jonathan Zenon.

Zenon went undrafted in 2008 after a solid career at LSU. He signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns after the draft, but was released after a short stay.

The reason Zenon went undrafted is that he lacks ideal speed for an NFL cornerback. He ran 4.62 and 4.54 in the forty at LSU's Pro Day. And when you combine that with his inconsistent senior season, that is not a good formula to get picked during the NFL Selection Meeting.

But overall Zenon had a nice career for the Tigers. He has good instincts and ball skills, finishing with nine picks, which isn't bad considering he started for just two seasons. He's also is pretty physical, something Eric Mangini likes in his corners.

But the big question is can he overcome his lack of great stopwatch speed? Most scouts think his best chance will come in a zone defense as a nickel or dime back. While he doesn't have blazing speed, Zenon is a good athlete who has a knack for making big plays.

While he's a long-shot to make the Jets roster, he's a not a bad guy to throw in the mix to compete. If he can bulk up, a future at safety isn't out of the question.

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