Joe McKnight may have a chance to show some of the brilliance he showed at USC, however this time it will most likely be at cornerback, if at all. Ryan said McKnight has been working at cornerback and would be the fifth CB if the Jets needed to press him into service.
“He’s been working that way. It probably won’t be very multiple with him out there in coverage, but we’ve taught him a couple zones and I think we even taught him some man-coverage. He’ll be all right,” Ryan said. “He’s been out there. He’s a great athlete. He kills us out there.”
Ryan believes McKnight is ready to have a breakout game. But you have to remember he promised the same thing about linebacker Vernon Gholston during training camp. But this time he really believes it about McKnight.
“I’m telling you guys, he’s getting ready to explode,” Ryan said.
But playing where?
“At running back, at receiver, corner. He’s going to play some for us. I don’t expect him to play defense, I hope,” Ryan said.