The skinny on McFadden Dan Leberfeld

There is a dearth of cornerback talent on the street.

So the Jets decision to claim Leon McFadden on waivers makes sense.

He didn’t distinguish himself in Cleveland, after coming in as a third round pick in the 2013 draft.

But he’s worth taking a flyer on.

He came out of a weak conference, the Mountain West, so his transition to the NFL was significant.

There is still room for him to grow.

He’s very athletic, with loose hips and good ball skills.

No question, he needs a lot of works on his technique and route recognition.

However, he does have a nice upside, and in time, perhaps the Jets could have something here.