The Jets need help in the return game, in addition to cornerback. If New York finds a way to sign Kirk Cousins in free agency, could that open the possibility of drafting UCF's Mike Hughes? A dual threat When Todd Bowles first took over as coach in 2015, he had a pretty strict stance regarding returners: He wouldn't keep a guy who could only return. He wanted someone with dual value, an ability to contribute on both sides of the ball. The last three years, that has hurt the Jets. Their special teams -- despite changing coordinators -- have remained near/at the bottom of the league. The lack of a dynamic returner a big reason why. In this year's draft, Bowles may finally find what he's been looking for. Not only is UCF's Mike Hughes among the class's top cornerbacks, but he was arguably the nation's best returner last year. Who is Hughes? Is he an option for the Jets? Here are a few scouting reports. The measurables Hughes is a physical, press-man cornerback despite not standing the tallest or weighing the most at his position. He's still got nice size, just noth Josh Norman or Richard Sherman height. He's 5-11 and 191 pounds.
Could Mike Hughes solve Jets' issues at cornerback, returner?
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