Brandin Echols was born on October 16, 1997, he is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Kentucky and was drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Echols was ranked as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com from high school. He committed to Kentucky on September 23, 2018.
Echols was drafted by the New York Jets with the 200th pick in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. On May 7, 2021, Echols officially signed with the Jets.
Echols was named a starting cornerback to begin his rookie season in 2021. He started the first nine games before suffering a thigh injury in Week 10. On November 16, 2021, he was placed on an injured reserve. He was activated on December 11.
Echols was an all-purpose threat (406 receiving yards, 906 rushing yards, four return TDs) at Southaven High School in Mississippi, as well as a basketball player and state long-jump champion as a senior.
He matriculated to Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2017, where he moved from receiver to cornerback in his freshman year.
That move paid big dividends in 2018, as he was named a junior college All-American, ranking second in the country with six interceptions and fourth with 12 pass breakups.
An SEC scholarship offer came next, and he led the Wildcats with nine pass breakups in 13 games (11 starts, also posting 54 tackles, 2.5 for loss, and two forced fumbles) in his first year on campus.
Echols started all 11 games played in 2020, intercepting one pass (breaking up two) and recording 54 stops (two for loss).
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.