2013 NFL Draft and the New York Jets: Predictions for Day One

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Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Tyler Eifert (80) catches a pass defended by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dee Milliner (28) during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Elfert was ruled out of bounds on the play. Mandatory Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

I see a move for a tight end like Tyler Eifert to be more likely tomorrow night. Jeff Cumberland is a nice player, but the Jets don’t believe he is the starting tight end. It’s safe to assume that the Jets will have selected a tight end by the end of the Friday session at the latest.

That being said, it is more likely that the Jets choose a tight end after trading down. These tight ends are not valued in too many circles as top 15 picks, so the Jets could select one of them after moving down in the round.

If the Jets stay put at 9th and 13th, look for them to go Tavon Austin at 9, and one of the pass rushers at 13. Austin had such a wonderful day at the NFL combine that he has shot up into the top 10 as far as many are concerned. We have looked at this guy before, he would be the big play offensive player that the Jets have been waiting for.

This defense needs an elite pass rusher to be all that it can be. Could you imagine if this defense could get to the quarterback, without all of the fancy blitzing? This draft is quite deep with this type of pass rusher, that at 13th, the Jets won’t pass up the opportunity. Whether it will be Mingo, Jarvis Jones, Dion Jordan if he fell that far, or any of the others, remains to be seen. But to me, there is little doubt that this will be the position that is addressed.

One more day gang, and we get to see how this plays out. Finally.

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  • blastingzone

    You finally got it right Austin with the 9th pick Jones with the 13th? Oh wait a minute
    Rex loves Mingo so we have to pray that some team in the top ten or at 10th,11th
    or 12th picks Mingo so we don’t have too! You know how much I hate projects
    like Gholston where the jets take a player who was a DE in college and try to make
    him into a linebacker???? I have a gut feeling the jets will trade down to get more
    picks so this will be moot point anyway? I hope they the keep the 9th and trade
    the 13th!!

    • TheJetPress

      Hehe, thanks…glad you approve. I agree with you on the project type players, doesn’t work to well for us. I also think they will trade down from the 13th pick, and that won’t disappoint me at all. I know you read a lot here so you kow my theory, the more picks the merrier.