Jets pick LSU CB Jarrick Bernard-Converse
Jarrick Bernard-Converse has found a home in New York.
The Jets selected the LSU corner in the sixth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Bernard-Converse transferred to LSU after four years at Oklahoma State. He was all-conference in 2021 and impressed in Baton Rouge last year.
He’s a tall and physical corner that also played safety last year.
BREAKING: #LSU DB Jarrick Bernard-Converse has been picked in Round 6 of the NFL Draft.
He comes off the board at No. 204 overall to the New York Jets.
A solid career at Oklahoma State, a really good year at #LSU and an impressive Pro Day paid off.https://t.co/1kVlMU7f6g pic.twitter.com/maf2MKXpDE
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) April 29, 2023
His biggest moment as a Tiger came against Alabama: He intercepted Bryce Young on the opening drive to shift momentum in LSU’s favor.
Upside pick by the Jets with Jarrick Bernard-Converse. Great size and athletic profile. Thought he was at his best playing off-zone and using that explosiveness to close. Very experienced and made some big plays: pic.twitter.com/i75sMHLDMr
— Bobby Football (@Rob__Paul) April 29, 2023
LSU needed corners entering last year and Bernard-Converse proved a valuable asset from the portal. Bernard-Converse was the sixth LSU player drafted this weekend and the fifth on Saturday.
Bernard-Converse benefited from a strong draft process that saw him play in the Hula Bowl and impress at LSU pro day.
Jarrick Bernard-Converse was drafted with pick 204 of round 6 in the 2023 draft class. He scored a 9.77 #RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 51 out of 2222 CB from 1987 to 2023. https://t.co/pFQEan98U4 pic.twitter.com/9roZpeQAEu
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 29, 2023
He’ll join a good secondary that features Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed. It’s unlikely he’ll get a chance to start early in his career, but he has the talent to battle for time down the road.
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