Jets Sign 6th-Round CB Jeremy Clark

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Jets sixth-round pick Jeremy Clark has signed his rookie contract.

Clark, the cornerback from Michigan, was drafted in the sixth round (No. 197 overall) with the extra selection the Jets received when they traded down in the fourth round with the Los Angeles Rams to select Cal WR Chad Hansen.

Before the signing, Clark said during the rookie minicamp that he "grew a lot" at Michigan under the coaching of Jim Harbaugh, the former 49ers coach.

"Having a coach like that, it teaches you a lot. It gives you a pro style aspect of the game while you're still in college," he said. "He just kind of prepped us for that."

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Clark said the Jets' playbook didn't seem too difficult for him, since he learned from three different playbooks with the Wolverines. And he had a clear goal that he wanted to achieve by the end of the minicamp.

"It's just to leave a great impact on the coaches," he said, "and let them know they did a great job in drafting me."

Clark (6'3", 220) started strong last season for the Wolverines before tearing his ACL in Game 4. He petitioned for a sixth season of college eligibility but was denied by the NCAA because he was a non-injury redshirt in 2012.

He was a safety his first two seasons at UM, suffering a shoulder injury that cut short his 2014 season. Then he moved to corner and had his most productive season in 2015 with three interceptions.

Clark didn't run at the combine but did post 20 reps in the 225-pound benchpress, third-most among all corners this year.

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