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Looking to beef up what was the worst defense in franchise history, Joe Douglas and the Jets have bolstered their secondary in a big way.  With the fourth pick in the draft, Gang Green snatched up Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner.

Have you ever seen a more nonchalant pass break up? Sauce Garnder looks like he's out for a jog and doesn't even break stride to swat the pass away. pic.twitter.com/0Kz80oiDyI

— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 25, 2022

Gardner, who famously never allowed a single touchdown in 33 games while starring on one of the top defenses in the nation.  An athletic freak who checks in at 6′ 3” with 33.5” arms, Gardner blazed an eye-popping 4.41 40 at the combine in Indy.

Even having added free agent DJ Reed in free agency, cornerback made sense for the Jets given the AFC’s re-loading at quarterback throughout the conference.   Even within the division, the Jets need a corner who they can hope will limit the production of the likes of Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.  Adding Gardner to Reed and Bryce Hall offers considerable improvement.

During his time at Cincinnati, Gardner picked off nine passes and broke up 16 attempts.  This, despite rarely being challenged by opposing quarterbacks.  A fluid athlete whose combination of height and length have drawn comparisons to former Jets corner Antonio Cromartie, Gardner will likely emerge as the Jets top cornerback at some point this season.

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17 minutes ago, JetNation said:

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Looking to beef up what was the worst defense in franchise history, Joe Douglas and the Jets have bolstered their secondary in a big way.  With the fourth pick in the draft, Gang Green snatched up Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner.

Have you ever seen a more nonchalant pass break up? Sauce Garnder looks like he's out for a jog and doesn't even break stride to swat the pass away. pic.twitter.com/0Kz80oiDyI

— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 25, 2022

 

Gardner, who famously never allowed a single touchdown in 33 games while starring on one of the top defenses in the nation.  An athletic freak who checks in at 6′ 3” with 33.5” arms, Gardner blazed an eye-popping 4.41 40 at the combine in Indy.

Even having added free agent DJ Reed in free agency, cornerback made sense for the Jets given the AFC’s re-loading at quarterback throughout the conference.   Even within the division, the Jets need a corner who they can hope will limit the production of the likes of Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.  Adding Gardner to Reed and Bryce Hall offers considerable improvement.

During his time at Cincinnati, Gardner picked off nine passes and broke up 16 attempts.  This, despite rarely being challenged by opposing quarterbacks.  A fluid athlete whose combination of height and length have drawn comparisons to former Jets corner Antonio Cromartie, Gardner will likely emerge as the Jets top cornerback at some point this season.

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If he turns out to be a tougher version of Antonio Cromartie the Jets hit a HR!

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1 minute ago, Tony The Wiz said:

This had to be the pick. Beside Stingley these were the two shut down corners. 

Trent McDuffie should be included on that list. A little overlooked because of his height.

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I'm Obviously going to root for this kid now that he's here... I Just Hope he remembers that he was the #2 CB selected & Carries that chip for the rest of his career proving to everyone that he is the #1 CB in the draft.

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