TheJetsBlog’s Jake Steinberg reports on the first defensive player to arrange a visit to the Jets.
We first reported on the Jets’ possible interest in Munnerlyn here. Munnerlyn is also visiting with the Bucs and Vikings.
Bent, TheJetsBlog.comEarlier this week, I wrote this:
Munnerlyn is a scrappy and feisty 5’8″ corner who does a lot of his best work in the slot. Any Jets interest in him is presumably of an exploratory nature at this time, as they would ideally prefer someone with more size. Munnerlyn has been a leader in Carolina as they’ve transitioned into a good team over the past few seasons. Jets fans will recall that he responded defiantly to Santonio Holmes’ comments that the Panthers’ corners were the weakness of their defense and then returned an interception for a touchdown when the teams met last season.
After releasing Antonio Cromartie a couple of days ago, the Jets are on the hunt for a starter to pair with last year’s first round pick Dee Milliner. There are still some starter-level options out there (including Cromartie himself) but the market is dwindling. One thing I like about Munnerlyn is that he can move inside in certain packages, which is useful because backups Darrin Walls and Ellis Lankster have been more effective on the outside than in the slot over the past couple of years, so it could give the Jets better flexibility.