Instant analysis to Jets selecting LSU CB Jarrick Bernard-Converse at No. 204
The Jets added to their secondary group with their selection of LSU CB Jarrick Bernard-Converse with the 204th pick of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Bernard-Converse brings speed and length to the Jets’ defensive backfield. He ran a 4.39 40-yard dash with a 4.29 short-shuttle and a very nice 6.94 three-cone at his Pro Day. He was not invited to the Scouting Combine.
However, as The Athletic’s Zack Rosenblatt noted, his numbers would have stacked up very nicely to those that did work out in Indianapolis.
If #Jets pick Jarrick Bernard-Converse had been at NFL Combine, this is where his Pro Day testing numbers would've ranked among CBs/safeties:
40-yard dash: 8th/1st
Short shuttle: 3rd/3rd
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) April 29, 2023
Bernard-Converse (six feet, 196 pounds) put up solid numbers over his five-year college career which includes four years at Oklahoma State and one year at LSU.
He totaled 228 career tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, 29 passes defended and four interceptions. He also can play both safety and cornerback. He moved to corner for the 2020 season.
Bernard-Converse played 64 career college games with 56 starts. He also just turned 23 years old on the day he was drafted, so the Jets gave him a nice birthday present.
It will be interesting to see where he fits for the Jets and where the team wants to work him. This is an interesting and intriguing pick for the Jets.