This Jets linebacker stepping up in coverage Dan Leberfeld

It’s well-documented that the Jets need more plays on the ball in coverage from their linebackers.

Based on camp, one guy who might be able to help is second-year linebacker Hamsah Nasrildeen.

In Tuesday’s practice, he did a nice job of reading a quarterback’s eyes, and tipped a pass that went incomplete, and today, he did a good job breaking on the ball to break up a pass over the middle to running back Breece Hall.

Nasrildeen, a college safety at FSU, who the Jets converted to linebacker last year during his rookie season, looks a lot more comfortable at his new position this summer.

So he’s a guy who could certainly help improve the Jets’ linebacker pass coverage, along with the recently signed veteran Kwon Alexander, who has a strong history as a coverage linebacker.


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