The Jets went into the NFL Draft as living proof of an old adage: When you have too many quarterbacks, you have no quarterback.
Yet as the draft rolled on to the third day and the late rounds, the Jets kept picking, kept trading, kept moving around бн and kept taking everybody except quarterbacks. When they took their final player Saturday afternoon, they had stockpiled fifth- and sixth-round picks, filled needs in their secondary, got help with pass catchers бн but still had the same underwhelming people throwing to them.
Seattle’s final pick of the third round might have the most amazing back story of any player selected in the 2017 draft. Michigan receiver Amara Darboh was the 106th overall selection and the penultimate pick Friday, ending a long journey to get to the NFL.
A native of Sierra Leone, the 6-2, 215-pound Darboh emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 7 with his siblings after their parents were both killed during the Sierra Leone Cheap Goalie Jerseys Soccer Civil War. They settled in Iowa and Darboh earned a scholarship to Michigan, where he developed into a productive receiver. Darboh caught 151 passes for 2,062 yards and 14 touchdowns over his career, ending with 57 receptions for 862 yards and seven scores last season to earn All-Big Ten honors. He moves well in open space and is a smooth route runner. Darboh has an incredible work ethic to go with excellent size, though he does have some difficulty getting off press coverage.