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Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan discuss roles for Jets Draft picks

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At the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft, Jets head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan spoke about the roles they envision some of their Draft picks taking.

Trenton Cannon

The Jets are obviously hoping that Cannon develops into a quality running back as well, but he might help fill the need at returner as a rookie. The return game has recently been a problem area for the Jets so it would be a big help if the sixth round pick could fill it.

Folorunso Fatukasi

Parry Nickerson

People have projected Fatukasi at various different spots on the line. In some ways the discussion is academic as Todd Bowles’ defense shuffles linemen to different spots.

For Nickerson, this is not a great surprise. The Jets have been open that they like a guy in Skrine’s role who they believe can line up both inside and outside.

Chris Herndon

The Jets should give Herndon an opportunity to compete for playing time. There isn’t anybody on the roster with a quality starter track record so an open competition makes sense. With that said, it won’t be an easy road to make an impact as a rookie. Tight end is a very difficult transition from college to the pros, and Herndon is recovering from an injury on top of that. I think the target date is probably 2019 for an impact, and anything that comes as a rookie will be a nice bonus.