Why Jets Undrafted Cornerback Darrin Walls Should Be Week 1 Starter

September 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

All offseason long, the New York Jets have tried to sell their new philosophy of "fair and open competition," where the best players will play and no job is safe, no matter where a player was drafted or how much money he is making.
If the Jets plan on making good on their promise, former undrafted cornerback Darrin Walls should line up opposite Antonio Cromartie against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.
When Darrin Walls was signed to the Jets' practice squad in late September 2012, he was supposed to be nothing more than an extra practice body after Darrelle Revis was lost for the season.
A year later, and Walls is knocking on the door of a full-time starting gig.
The Notre Dame product actually began to flash with the Jets at the end of last year. When he was finally activated to the 53-man roster, Walls played 82 snaps without giving up a single catch and graded out as the best cornerback on the roster behind Revis and Cromartie, according to Pro Football ...

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