The New York Jets have announced this afternoon that they have signed sixth-round draft choice Terrance Ganaway, the running back from Baylor.
Not surprising, since Ganaway, the 6'0", 239-pounder from DeKalb, Texas, has said he's enjoyed his time in green and white so far. He told Eric Allen of* newyorkjets.com* during the rookie minicamp that his time with the Jets has been fun.
"Ever since I got drafted, I fell in love with the organization right overnight," Ganaway said. "No, it didn't even take that long — after the phone call I was in love with it — but just being on a high for a week. It's a blessing that God gave me and my family. I'm just going take full advantage of it, seize the opportunity and get ready to go."
He showed his combination of skills on a few runs in particular during the helmets-and-shorts rookie minicamp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. There's still a way to go but it gave a hint of what new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano was looking for as an addition to the Jets' offensive backfield.
"I think Rex [Ryan] or Mike [Tannenbaum] used the term 'A-back' in one of their press conferences, and that's really what we wanted to find," Sparano said. "We wanted to find a guy that I look at him like an A-back, being a back of Shonn [Greene]'s size, where a B-back is more a Reggie Bush, a [Darren] Sproles, those types of players, a little bit more of a scatty type of player. We wanted to find an A-back, and this was a guy that was on our board and we had rated really well."