Feb 1, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Dallas Cowboys former executive Gil Brandt during the Sirius XM radio press conference at the J.W. Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Gil Brandt Updated Mock Draft: The New York Jets Select................

Any football fan knows the name Gil Brandt. He has been evaluating football players since before a good portion of this reading audience, me included, was born. For those who don’t know, he was a football executive for the Dallas Cowboys from the 1960s-1980s, and was innovative in the methods of scouting players. Among other steps that the league followed, Brandt was the first to use computer analysis in the process of analyzing players.

Earlier this week, Gil Brandt published his updated mock draft. Let’s take a look at his choice for the New York Jets……


Werner is a pass rusher, and that’s what the Jets are looking for. He had a very productive final year in college, collecting 13 sacks. I think he has a lot of upside.

For anyone interested in reading his entire draft, you can do so by clicking here.

The Jets need an edge pass rusher in the worst way, and Bjoern Werner would certainly fit that bill.  Take a look at his college stats:

2012 42 30 12 0 13.0 0 0 0 0
2011 37 25 12 0 7.0 0 1 0 0
2010 20 8 12 0 3.5 0 0 0 0

Twenty three and a half sacks over three seasons is nothing to sneeze at.  Here is some video on Werner:

This young man sets the edge remarkably well, and that is something the Jets have lacked, as we all know. From that tape, he keeps his assignment well, and is athletic enough to make the tackle in space or get up in the air to knock a pass down if he can’t make it to the quarterback. His style of play reminded me of JJ Watt a bit. His work with his hands to be a lineman is excellent as well.

There is always a bit of concern when someone comes out a year early like Werner has done. You must be sure this guy is ready if you are going to make the choice. Personally, I prefer Jarvis Jones, but there is very little to dislike when looking at Bjoern Werner.

Gil Brandt’s suggestions are always based in logic, and if the Jets make a move like this, they could do a lot worse.

This would be a good pick for the Jets.

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  • blastingzone

    I love this guy but like I said earlier where are you going to play him??????????????
    Like you said Jones, Jordan, or Ming(I’m not sure how to spell his name?) OLB!!
    I would really like to the jets pick Tavon Austin!! He is going to be a nightmare for
    every team’s DC the jets play! He would really help Sanchez or who ever is at QB!
    I wish the jets had the guts to pick him 9th or if they get the 13th pick in a deal
    for Revis pick him 13th because some team is going to pick him in the first round!!

    • TheJetPress

      I hear ya. Will be interesting, what the line looks like if they do go ahead and take Mingo.

      So you like Austin that much? I am not hearing a lot grading him in the first round, although his stock seemingly flew through the roof after the combine. 9th or 13th seems high for a guy that isn’t a lock, no?

      • blastingzone

        Look at Tavon Austins highlites on you you tube if you haven’t already he’s a monster and can score from anywhere on the field at anytime!! When was the last time the jets had that? Leon Washington, Brue Harper? The reason teams are worried about him is the same reason teams were worried about Washington and Harper size? He has heart and speed and thats what matters!!
        Craig Roth

        • TheJetPress

          I was certainly impressed with him when I watched him during the combine. Thanks! I always like to hear the opinions on players from my readers. We profiled Austin a while back, definitely a guy with talent!

  • Korwil

    If he is compared to JJ Watt seriously, then I have no problem taking him at #9. The only problem I have with Werner is taking him so high because he drops into the 20′s in most mocks and he is a DE by trade and not an OLB.

    I see us getting Jones, Jordan, or Mingo like someone said already unless we trade down.

    • TheJetPress

      Don’t get me wrong Korwil, that Watt comparison was mine only, from watching the tape. I don’t thing I have heard that used anywhere else. And I agree with you as well, it likely will be the guys you are talking about.