Meet Your 2013 NFL Draft Class for the New York Jets

Apr 26, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets first round selections cornerback Dee Milliner (left) and defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (right) answer questions during a press conference at the New York Jets Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

OK gang, the NFL draft is over. John Idzik and company have gone through their 7 rounds of choices, here they are:

Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia University

Brian Winters, OL, Kent State

Oday Aboushi, OL, University of Virginia

William Campbell, DT, University of Michigan

Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest

Will give you some more detailed reactions in the morning, but I’ll give you my initial thoughts here:

PROS: John Idzik had a clear picture, and went about filling it in. He obtained depth on the offensive line. He made an excellent move to bring Chris Ivory in here. Dee Milliner, whether they needed a CB in my opinion or not, was a highly graded defensive back and will fit in well. He has fulfilled his mantra of “competition”, by bringing in-depth at defensive line, as well as Geno Smith.

CONS: He wasn’t able to address a glaring need of edge pass rusher or tight end, when there were options available early in the draft. When Sheldon Richardson was chosen, picks like Jarvis Jones, Damontre Moore, Margus Hunt, were still on the board, not to mention the tight ends.  He may have gone overboard with the depth at DT, rather than addressing needs.  You know how I feel about the quarterback choice as well.

Overall, this inaugural draft by John Idzik had its ups, and its downs.  There were some moves I loved, some, not so much.  It’s a work in progress, as any draft always is.

Like I said earlier, I will give more detailed reactions in the morning, but for now I leave you with my grade, B-.

How do you guys feel about it?

Topics: 2013 Nfl Draft, New York Jets

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i’ll give him a solid b with hopes that time proves it to be an a. actually if smith becomes a quality qb it almost automatically becomes an a. i hope they’re gonna give mark a chance to compete, though with the cap space that may not be the plan. idzik doesnt have anything invested in him and may be completely turned off by last year’s careless play. that said, i read someplace that smith had 20 fumbles last year. is that accurate? holy cow, that’s worse than mark by a 6 pack! i wonder if any of them were of the butt variety, or maybe he did something more creative. twenty, wow! no wonder they lost so many games. he’ll fit right in. i’m not sure if mcknight’s problem is the playbook, the fumbles or both, but his days may be numbered as well. maybe idzik hates usc. that may be why he left seattle. :-) or maybe there won’t be enough fumbles to go around with both mcknight and smith. sheesh. i figure they’re gonna be real creative defensively. i read someplace that coples may be used as a blitzing olb on occason or something along those lines. i know ryan will have so much more to work with as far as versatility in scheme and personnel. i also read that pettine was responsible for a lot of the leaking information, never heard that before though. that came from a blog not from mainstream. i only quote mainstream media in a derogatory manner. i find no value in their moronic, insightless views, to wit: (gary meyers) rex should have quit after 2012 so he wouldn’t have the mess that will be 2013 on his resume. yeah gary, rex is the quitting type. double sheesh. i guess they’re expecting holmes to come back good as new (not sure if that’s a good thing or not) and counting on hill to be improved. i guess they’re expecting big things from hayden smith. i admit there are certainly some questions regarding the picks. i anxiously await the answers to our questions. idzik still has my faith.

    • TheJetPress

      I did hear that about Smith, he himself in his presser talked about having to take better care of the ball. You are right he will fit in well lol I heard as well that Pettine was the leak, that’s why Manish has had so little to say these days….aww so sad.
      I would love to see Coples stand up and blitz a bit. I think that would be exciting.

  • http://twitter.com/softball58 michael goerler

    U can’t grade this draft or any other….wait 3-4yrs

    • TheJetPress

      you are right, a draft grade is never complete until a couple of years have gone by…still, have to give a grade, let people know if Idzik passed or failed.

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