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Jets go Defense Again, Continue Adding Versatility

Notice a trend yet?  With their latest pick, 186 overall, the Jets went defense again in choosing Florida State University safety Hamsah Nasirildeen whom the Jets listed as a linebacker, as was the case with Jamien Sherwood who the team took in the fifth round.

Prior to Nasirildeen, the Jets chose Duke cornerback Michael Carter who played both the boundary and slot at Duke but is listed as a safety by the Jets.  Of all the defensive backs/linebackers the Jets have taken, Nasirildeen had the most pre-draft hype with some outlets projecting him as early as the second round.

In his time at FSU, the 6′ 4” 220lb Nasirildeen was a team captain who picked up 139 tackles and 4 interceptions and will now look to spend some time playing up front and on special teams for Gang Green while also seeing some time against opposing tight ends.


This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.

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