Parry Nickerson
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The New York Jets double-dipped on defense by drafting CB Parry Nickerson and DL Folorunso Fatukasi in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft with some corner and defensive line help.

With the 179th in the sixth round, the New York Jets have selected Parry Nickerson a cornerback out of Tulane. Nickerson is super fast (4.32 40 yard dash) and is a ball hawk with 16 career interceptions at Tulane, a pretty ripe combination if you ask me.

Say hello to your new slot corner while simultaneously saying goodbye to Buster Skrine and that contract.

With their other sixth round pick, back-to-back here, the Jets went back to the defensive side of the ball with the selection of Folorunso Fatukasi, a defensive tackle out of UConn.


He’s a super productive player who garnered 14 sacks in college while projecting as a starting 3-4 defensive end with the green and white.

The commonality between these two players is easy to spot. Both are huge hustle guys who like to get after it. Mike Maccagnan clearly had an identity he was going for with this draft class.

New York Jets

We all knew it would happen sooner rather than later and it did, the New York Jets traded back a few slots in the fifth and gained an additional seventh round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The full details are listed below.

Actually, the Jets didn’t like the prospects on the board even after the trade, so they traded back even further to gain even more additional draft compensation.

So to keep everything straight, the Jets have the 204th overall pick remaining in the 2018 NFL Draft. That’s because the Jets traded their seventh round pick to acquire DE Henry Anderson from the Indianapolis Colts.

Who? Well, Anderson has played for the Colts for three years and has three career sacks to his name. Although Anderson has started 19 games in his three year career, so the Jets added some experience to their defensive line.

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People call me Boy Green for my unwavering dedication to all things New York Jets. I work at The Score 1260 in Syracuse and I'm extremely passionate about sports. I aspire to continue my rise through the business and hopefully I'll end up working for the New York Jets in some capacity.