Sep 3, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a ball for a touchdown during the first half against the USC Trojans at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a ball for a touchdown during the first half against the USC Trojans at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Marlon Humphrey – Cornerback – Alabama

Cornerback is a monstrous area of need for the Jets this offseason. “Star” corner Darrelle Revis is constantly calling himself old, and the tape proves him right. It’s very likely he’s gone after the season, as his contract is not worth his play anymore.

Corners Marcus Williams, Buster Skrine and Darryl Roberts have shown some solid play, but the secondary needs a top end corner to come in and take on the best receiver on the opponent’s team.

Step in Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey.

Humphrey is a big defensive back, standing at 6-foot-1, 198 pounds with good strength to come up and make the tackles on receivers and running backs alike. He has shown good turnover-causing ability, garnering five interceptions, a pick six and three forced fumbles the last two seasons combined – an ever important statistical area in need of improvement for the Jets.

He’s also played in a complex defense for ‘Bama head coach Nick Saban, giving him a football IQ that would drastically help him in understanding Todd Bowles‘ busy defensive scheme.

If Jets’ brass see Humphrey’s name still on the clock during their pick on draft day, it would be tough for them to pass him up, shoring up their secondary significantly in the process.

But Jets fans must try not to get horror flashbacks of also Alabama CB Dee Milliner if Humphrey does get picked by the Green and White on that fateful night next April.