January 31, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Massachusetts corner Randall Jette making his bid for NFL
Growing up on Martha's Vineyard, Randall Jette emerged as a fast, strong cornerback. "It was really all sports," Jette said. "Me and my friends and cousins, all we did was play sports all year. That's where I get my athleticism." He thrived at the University of Massachusetts, intercepting two passes and deflecting eight passes last season and was on the Jim Thorpe award watch list. He had 18 pass deflections as a junior, tying him for third in the nation. Jette finished with 210 career tackles, 43 passes defended, 34 pass breakups, nine interceptions and four fumble recoveries. He was a second-team all-conference selection. Jette has been preparing for the NFL draft at Parabolic, working under veteran trainer Brian Martin in New Jersey. Jette played in the College Gridiron Showcase and has drawn interest from several NFL teams due to his athleticism and football skills. "I'm definitely confident in my work," said Jette, who's represented by former Northeastern football player Kristian Yangas and Jonathan Howard. "I'm confident in how I prepare and my energy. I'm definitely prepared to blow it out of the water at my Pro Day. I'm ready to put on a show." Jette is 5-11, 191 pounds. "I'm trying to get to 195," Jette said. "It's a good spot working with Brian and Parabolic. I'm working on my technique with Aaron Beasley. I can't go wrong with the guys I'm working with right now." At the College Gridiron Showcase, Jette drew the most interest from the New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams. "My goal is to get drafted," Jette said. "I think after my Pro Day I'll put myself in position to do that. I just want to get my foot in the door. As long as I continue to do my training and board work and film work, I'll be all set. Everything will play itself out. "There's no doubt in my mind I can do it. It's just where and when I get the opportunity. I'll be ready wherever I go. I just have to make sure I'm ready and at my best when it happens." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.