Without any more "elite" cornerback prospects on the market, the Jets may be forced to use their top draft pick on a cornerback.
While Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert who is almost certain to be gone by the time the Jets select at 18. There are a handful of prospects who could fight for the No. 2 spot, including Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard but Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller makes the most sense for the Jets.
Fuller has everything the Jets are looking for in their corners: physicality, the ability to play press-man, a viciousness in the run game and enough ball skills to turn incompletions into turnovers. Fuller was able to ease concerns about his long speed with a solid time of 4.49 seconds at the combine.
The only turnoff for Fuller is that he is essentially a finished product, as he does not have many elite physical gifts that would make him a truly unique prospect, limiting his upside.
At the same time, he may be the most "pro-ready" cornerback in the draft, which makes him even more attractive to the Jets after they failed to land a high-caliber player at the position in free agency. If the Jets have to rely on a rookie cornerback to get them through this season, Fuller is their best bet.