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ArDarius Stewart: "I'm Just One Of Those Physical Guys"

The former Alabama man says he's trying to learn as much as he can, as quickly as he can.

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Were the Jets soft last year? Looking at the Jets draft, there is a consistent trait with most if not all of the selections, they're all physical. Now football is a physical game, but there are plenty of players who don't appear to enjoy the physical side of it, you don't have to worry about Stewart avoiding contact.

ArDarius was known as a big physical receiver at Alabama, and although his statistics were hardly eye popping, he'll bring a lot of good qualities to the Jets:

"I'm just trying to come in and learn as much as I can, as fast as I can. I'm just one of those physical guys and I've been like that since little league. I can take the top off the defense, and do a lot of things to help this team."

Stewart was always known as the kind of player who was going to compete on every play. A strong runner once he got the ball in his hands, and a willing blocker when he didn't have it. He has deceptive speed and some wiggle to avoid tackles, and if you come in with a loose arm tackle, that's not going to be enough.

When you look at the Jets receiver unit, it could probably do with a little physicality. Stewart has battled with Maye and Adams in the SEC, and although he'll never duck a challenge, he's happy to have them on his side going forward:

"Those are some great guys, man I'm happy to have them on my side of the ball for once"