Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Mel Kiper Updated Mock Draft: The New York Jets Select..............

Mel Kiper really needs no introduction. Is there a face that is more recognizable when talking about the NFL draft, especially with ESPN? I don’t think there is. For years, his face is about the only one you would see talking NFL draft.

Well, Mel has published the third version of his mock draft. Remember a while ago, I talked about how the mock drafts seem to fall in line with each other, as the draft approaches? Well, Mel’s third draft falls right in line with his colleague at ESPN, Todd McShay. For the Jets, he has selected………….


It’s about time the Jets found an athletic difference-maker on the edge for Rex Ryan. The interior of the defensive line should be a strength with Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples, but they need edge speed. Mingo is a freak athlete, and could become a star with the right coaching.

We have reviewed his stats in the past, and he clearly has the production of a guy that can make an impact at the NFL level. A 4.58 forty yard dash is straight line speed, but that does translate, when you watch him, to a quick first step. He gets that first step on the lineman and he is gone. He does need to improve with his hands though. When the tackle gets his hands up on Barkevious, he sometimes has a hard time making a move.

Feel free to take a look at his full draft profile from NFL Mocks by clicking here.


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  • matr dontelli iii

    Off topic but kinda on topic a little bit. I just gotta vent. Made the mistake of turning on espn (the world-wide leader of misinformation of sports) in the car. Was informed that Rex has said the jets are not listening to offers for rIIvIs (he said you listen to anything that might make your team better – rIIvIs, Montana, whoever). Sanchez is the biggest problem, how can you not take geno smith with the 9th pick. ‘Do they have a difference maker at QB?’ That’s the fastest way to turn around the team. Sheesh. Yeah, draft smith and we’ll be playing in the psl stadium superbowl! I guess he was too busy watching tebow in college to remember 2009 & 10. Sorry for the off topic. I had to vent before my head exploded.

    • TheJetPress

      No worries Matr….I have no issue with venting….I read recently that they are starting to show interest in Geno. Personally I am not sure if any of the qb’s in this class are the franchise QB the Jets need.

      I still hold out hope that Mark can be turned around though, as we have talked about before.

    • Dean Barbella

      Matr –

      I feel ya, man. Yet, there’s reason for Jets to waste the #9 pick on Geno Smith. With so many holes to fill, Jets are gonna take best player available (likely a Pash Rusher, Run Stopper, or OG). This is a horrible QB class. In fact, Terry Bradway, on our player personel team, admitted Jets didn’t grade any QBs in the first round. Plan on a project player in the mid-to-late rounds, and a take a swing at a potential elite QB in 2014.

  • Dean Barbella

    Thanks, Alan. For what it’s worth, I follow your blog, daily. Really enjoy your spin on the Jets – with two scoops of wit and wisdom!

    • TheJetPress

      Thanks Dean, I appreciate the support. We do not have to agree on all of it, but I love sharing my views on the team with you and everyone else…..stay with us, keep reading , and please keep commenting. I love getting the comments