I truly don’t know what Sims would be as an every down cornerback in the NFL.
In 2017 he saw a season high in snaps in a game against the Houston Texans. The interesting thing about this is that Hopkins had a decent day in that game tallying 8 receptions for 80 yards, but when he was covered by LeShaun Sims he only managed 2 receptions on 4 targets for 20 yards.
Back in 2016 he played heavily in the last three games of the season, including starting two. During that time he allowed just 9 of 22 passes to reach their targets including a “perfect game” against the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead where Alex Smith had a 0.0 passer rating against Sims when he was target including a back breaking interception.
Sims is a big corner who plays physically with receivers and has the sand to hang tough in the run game. He was very productive in college and has been very good when given a chance, especially when he has had a week of practice.
If the Jets are serious about finding a cornerback who could potentially start, Sims is probably the most cost effective guy you can land. With one year left on his rookie deal the Jets have virtually no cap hit on this one and get the chance to extend him or re-sign him if he has a good season.