EXCLUSIVE: Jake Steinberg of thejetsblog.com Talks Draft with the Jet Press

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TJP-If there is a particular couple of names that you have heard, but Jets fans might not be familiar with, that you think are likely to become Jets in the later rounds, share with our readers
who they are, and a little background.

JS-There are a few guys. They really like this kid Jeff Adams from Columbia University. An offensive tackle, he’s (6-6, 306). They worked him out at his Pro Day. But as if that wasn’t enough, they are bringing him in for a private workout. Adams has long arms and big hands, while impressing scouts with his footwork. Furthermore, Adams is intelligent and hardworking. However, he needs to bulk up and learn to play with more leverage. He will likely be a 7th round pick.

Another guy they like is Temple FB/HB Evan Rodriguez (Temple University). At 6-1, 239, he runs a 4.58 40yd. He will likely go in the 5th round. Rodriguez has a private workout coming up with the Jets. Scouts see him as an H-back at in the NFL. He doesn’t have great speed and isn’t a traditional fullback. Rodriguez can seal and block the edge, line up out wide or go in motion. He also has the ability to play special teams. He has proved to be an upright runner. If he learns to play with a better bend, Rodriguez has all the tools to succeed.

Lastly, they really like this kid Jeremiah Brown, a defensive back from Wagner. Brown will likely be signed as an undrafted free agent. He visited April 13th. An all around athlete, Brown will be apart of the local visits. A hard worker and a natural born leader, Brown was named one of Wagner’s four captains. He is very raw and level of competition is a concern. However, Brown has experience playing on special teams and defense. He saw action at both cornerback and strong safety in college. He was also a wide receiver in high school. Has nice size for a corner and could prove to make an impact in camp.

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