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CB Juston Burris projected starter for the Jets

By Mark Chichester
Jul 13, 2017
New York Jets Juston Burris

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Cornerback Juston Burris #32 of the New York Jets has his first career Interception against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 17, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
  • ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini has listed second-year cornerback Juston Burris as the projected starter heading into the New York Jets training camp. Cimini states “he will enter camp as the No. 3 corner, where he worked in the spring, but I expect him to overtake Skrine as the No. 2.”
  • Burris only played 185 snaps last year. In that small sample size, he graded poorly, achieving a PFF overall grade of 47.8 and a coverage grade of 47.7. Despite his poor grade, Burris allowed a passer rating of just 84.4 on throws into his primary coverage, the fourth best mark among rookie cornerbacks with at least 15 targets.
  • The Jets are reportedly looking at playing Burris in the slot and Skrine outside in nickel packages, but Skrine’s numbers in the slot last year were good, allowing 0.83 yards per cover snap, the fourth best total among the league’s cornerbacks with at least 270 coverage snaps.

 

 

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