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Report: Juston Burris Getting First Team Reps at OTA’s

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NFL: New York Jets at New England Patriots David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

In Rich Cimini’s weekly Sunday morning article, the ESPN beat writer notes the way things have looked at cornerback in OTA’s.

Juston Burris is getting a lot of reps; he's working as an outside cornerback in the starting nickel package. He's a player to watch.

Burris was the Jets’ fourth round pick in 2016. He started to see his playing time increase near the end of his rookie year once the team was out of the running.

His play was up and down during this stretch. To not look totally in over his head is generally a positive sign for a fourth round rookie, and Burris had some solid moments mixed in with those moments when he struggled.

The typical disclaimers apply about the depth chart in OTA’s not necessarily being a guarantee of anything going forward. For the team’s sake, it certainly would help things out if he could grow into an effective starter. It is important to hit on some of these midround picks. It has happened too infrequently for the Jets in recent year.