Kentucky’s Brandin Echols was one of three cornerbacks the Jets picked on the final day of the 2021 NFL draft.
Echols played in 24 career games, including 22 starts, at Kentucky and recorded 108 total tackles, 11 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one interception and one sack. He’s a bit undersized at 5-foot-11 and 178 pounds, but he makes it up with his speed. He ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash time at his pro day.
Given Echols’ size and speed, he’ll ideally be able to play in dime packages with the Jets.
For now, though, let’s take a look at some things to know about Gang Green’s newest cornerback.