Jets Rookie Bulked up ‘About 10 Pounds’ Since NFL Draft

Ahmad Sauce Gardner


New York Jets rookie cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner at training camp on August 1.

The one rip on New York Jets’ first-round cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner out of the draft was his thin and wiry frame.

Although that same length and lankiness are also a couple of his greatest attributes in coverage, there was no question that the press specialist needed to bulk up a bit ahead of one-on-ones with NFL talent. From college to the pro-level, there is always a noticeable step up in size and physicality.

For that reason, Gardner took it upon himself to gain some muscle since draft night.

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‘More Weight I’ve Been Putting on, the Better I Feel’