ESPN: Marcus Maye most impressive New York Jets rookie in camp
Former Florida S Marucs Maye was the first Gator defensive back selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he’s showing why in New York Jets training camp.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini looked over how the Jets’ 2017 draft is progressing after two weeks of training camp, and the former UF safety has impressed the most.
“Maye will start alongside [former LSU S Jamal] Adams, his training camp roommate,” Cimini writes. “So far, Maye has been the most impressive rookie in camp, displaying physicality near the line of scrimmage and ball skills in pass coverage. The Jets are ecstatic with his progress; they feel Maye and Adams will be a future Pro Bowl tandem at safety.”
Maye started in the first nine games of the 2016 season for Florida before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. Despite the limited action, Maye recorded 50 tackles, which tied for fourth on the team, one sack, one interception and six pass breakups. He was selected No. 39 overall in the second round.