JC Mag – Lowery asked for move to safety Dan Leberfeld
In the latest issue of Jets Confidential Magazine (totally different content than this website), cornerback Dwight Lowery told JC that he asked the coaches for a chance to play safety.
“Safety is more natural to me,” Lowery told JC. “I played safety in junior college, and I was supposed to play safety at San Jose State, but a cornerback got arrested. Playing in the middle of the field will allow me to play at my best. For me skillset, it’s best for me to read and react.”
And based on how well he played in the spring practices, hauling in several picks, this move looks like it could work out well.
Lowery doesn’t have ideal speed to play man-to-man cornerback in Rex’s system. That isn’t a shot at him, just a dose of reality. If he’s going to play cornerback in the NFL, he would be a better fit in a Cover Two zone system.
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