2014 NFL Draft Preview for the New York Jets

These two have made it pretty clear that the Jets have a solid D- Line for years to come

These two have made it pretty clear that the Jets have a solid D- Line for years to come

Just as I do every week, I will be looking at three college athletes who I believe the Jets should be looking at during the 2014 NFL Draft process. With the Jets currently sitting at 3-2, it is impossible to know where the team will finish the season, and ultimately what pick they will have in the draft. All the players mentioned are just players who would help the Jets in some way.

Dion Bailey- Free Safety USC Trojans  - As I mentioned last week, the Jets have some young talent at the safety spot in Antonio Allen, Josh Bush, and Jaiquawn Jarrett. All three are quality players, but I do have my doubts that any of them are the long-term solution for the Jets. A guy like Dion Bailey would be a very nice addition to the Jets secondary, and he may be able to make an impact in his first year. Bailey’s strength is his ability to defend against the pass. While Bailey needs to work on stopping the run, his ability to defend against the pass would make him a nice ball hawking safety for the Jets.

WR Brandon Coleman Rutgers Scarlet Knights ( Thursday 7:30 PM vs Louisville) – Coleman is the type of receiver the Jets have not had in years. A massive, tough, receiver who would be a huge boost to the Jets redzone offense. Coleman has above average hands, and is a consistent route runner. While in a running offense at Rutgers, Coleman still has found success. Coleman may be better suited as a tight end at the next level due to his lack of speed, but no matter where he plays, Coleman will make one team very happy in the redzone. Look for him to be in the late 1st- to mid second round target in the draft in 2014.

WR/RB Dri Archer  Kent State ( Saturday vs Ball State 3:00 PM) . – Archer is an underrated player who is not talked about much since he does not go to a big, well-known school. If he did though, it is safe to say many people would know Archer based on his ability. At only 5’8″ and 175 pounds, Archer will be best suited in the slot in the NFL . Archer relies heavily on his plus speed to succeed, and will certainly make an offense more explosive at the next level. Archer can play wide receiver, running back, and is an option at kick returner and punt returner. His versatility and his speed make him a solid option for a team looking to add explosiveness to its offense.

Through the first few weeks, I Am sure you can tell that I believe the Jets would be wise to look at offensive talent in the early rounds of the draft, especially at the wide receiver and tight end position. The Jets defense is solid, and even though there are some holes to fill, I think they are better suited worrying about the offense, at least in the first few rounds.

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  • Frank Antonelli

    Idzik’s policy is to take the best player available regardless of position. This is very smart because you never know what your needs will be, since injuries, etc, can change need areas very quickly. Previous Jet management teams have reached for need and we see where that got us. Thank God Idzik is now in charge.

  • Frank Antonelli

    Remember we have another pick coming from the Mevis trade! I would say Richardson is more than enough but why not be greedy and get more. As for Mevis here is a great article on that scumbag:

    Landing in Tampa, Revis had reason for optimism, joining a young team
    that posted a three-win improvement in 2012 under first-year coach Greg

    But for Revis, the circus wasn’t over. It loaded its trucks just as Revis was packing his bags.

    While the Jets have stunned everyone outside of Florham Park by
    winning three of their first five games this season after trading their
    best player, the Buccaneers — one of four winless teams left — have been
    an embarrassment on and off the field.

    Following another loss in Week 2, Revis was reported to be unhappy with
    Schiano’s strict style — honed in the collegiate ranks at Rutgers — and
    his defensive schemes, which rarely allow the cornerback the man-to-man
    coverage he excelled at with the Jets.

    For the man Idzik claimed wanted a contract of “historical
    proportions” to stay in New York, it’s fair to wonder how much Revis
    would pay to be 3-2, rather than 0-4.

    Everyone wondered how the Jets defense would do without their best
    player. Well, it is ranked second in the league and being anchored in
    the middle by rookie defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, who was
    selected with the No. 13 pick the Jets acquired in the Revis trade.

    No one wondered what Revis would do without the Jets.

    What he did was find a bad, humid impersonation and grab a front-row seat to another implosion.

    The circus isn’t gone. It’s just gone south.

  • Steve Holmes

    I’m intrigued by Stanford wide receiver Devon Cajuste. He’s big, 6’4″, 230 lbs, deceptively fast, a good blocker and has great hands. He would be a monster in the red zone. He could probably be gotten in the 3rd or 4th round — if he comes out. He’s a junior.