New York Jets 2014 Full Mock Draft

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Round 4
Marqueston Huff DB Wyoming – Huff is a 5’11 200 pound tackling machine. He plays FS, but all he does is make tackles. He has 4.4 speed in the secondary, years of experience, and recorded 127 tackles this past season, including a 20 tackle performance. His speed and tackling ability will make he and Antonio Allen interchangeable in both safety positions. He has the type of speed that makes cover 1 or cover 2 looks great for aggressive cornerbacks, because he can cover the field behind them, and enable them to make plays and not worry about getting beaten deep.

Alternate: Stanley Jean-Baptiste DB Nebraska 6’2 220 pound CB/FS

Round 5
Antonio Andrews RB Western Kentucky – More offense is the way to attack this draft. Check out 2013’s most total yards from scrimmage. Adrews is 1st in the nation with 1700 yards rushing and another 500 receiving. Check out 2012. Andrews was 4th in the NCAA in yards with another 1733 yards rushing and 432 yards receiving. He took over for Bobby Rainey who is starting for Tampa Bay right now, and he produced more yardage than Rainey in his WKU days. He is a 6’ 220 pound back that can run and catch passes like no one else. This guy will be a dream come true for Marty Mornhinweg in this type of screen and trap west coast offense. They have a hammer in Ivory, a graceful back in Powell, and Andrews will provide a do it all three down back to groom and can be put in any situation. Screen passes, blocking, running up the middle, he can do everything, and do it well.

Round 6
Jonathan Dowling DB Western Kentucky – Dowling is a 6’3 200 pound playmaker. He intercepted six passes in 2012 and another three passes in 2013 with another 14 passes broken up, a blocked punt, and two touchdowns in that time. Another playmaking defensive back with some size in the 6th round is a bargain. With the new additions the Jets can play some three safety looks as they did the previous seasons, and try to force some more turnovers in the secondary.

Round 7
Jonathan Newsome OLB/DE Ball State – Newsome is a transfer from Ohio State. He’s 6’3 and around 240 pounds. He had 57 tackles to go with eight sacks this year. 2012 he had 51 tackles and another 8.5 sacks. He is playing an undersized DE in college, but is best suited for 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. For a 7th round pick, he is a solid choice to fill out the special teams and sub packages. As it stands Garrett McEntyre needs someone to push him off the roster.

That’s my early prediction for 2014’s draft. It is more hopeful than realistic, but I do know that’s a great draft class. The current receiving corps only has two legitimate players in Kerley and Nelson. Hill and Cumberland are sporadic, and Winslow Jr. and Homes won’t be here next year. I put a premium on route running, hands, and body control, and these two receivers are tops at that. They also don’t have to make all the catches because a three wide-set will allow Jace Amaro and Jeremy Kerley to eat up the majority of the catches with Matthews and Moncrief making plays on the outside. I realize playing a season with this many rookies starting is unrealistic; however they can compete with a re-signed David Nelson and Hill for a starting job. Let the best player’s play.

Other than that, a little more help at defensive back, and some more depth at linebacker, and this is a more offensively talented team, and a team with more speed in the secondary and pass rushing ability at linebacker. I leave the line alone, and hope that Austin Howard, Aboushi, and William Campbell continue to develop at guard and tackle.

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  • Piazza31nyj

    We need two receivers but if we get them in the second and third rounds our offense won’t be much better next year. We have 50m in cap space so I would sign Maclin or Decker in FA as a possession receiver and then draft Sammy Watkins in the first round. Maybe a TE in the 2nd and a safety in the 3rd.
    I think we have to sign Jon Asamoah in FA so we don’t have to start winters

    • Vincent Hall

      I heard that discussion, and I agree to upgrade you need to tab the free agent market. Where we differ is I think Macklin will want a deal similar to what Holmes got when he signed, and again he is not worth big money. Just my opinion, but you draft rookies, and sign affordable free agents only.

  • Richardson91

    This draft is loaded with WR. 20 could go in the first 100 picks. Their are only two tight ends in this draft that are legit receiving threats and they will both likely go in the top 20. The past few years with Josh Gordon (Sup 2nd), Jeffrey and Allen all going in the second or later shows that impact receivers can be found later. It all comes down to scouting departments, FO and coaching staff having similar vision and an eye for projectable talent and coachability. Allen Robinson, Davonte Adams, Kelvin Benjamin, Jordan Matthews, Paul Richardson, Brandin Cooks and Odell Beckham Jr. will all be in the late first-second round mix. Cooks and Beckham are the two that jump out on tape consistently and I am hoping their height pushes them down to us in second. Ebron and Amaro are both elite talents. Sign me up for one of them, a second round WR plus an FA such as Tate or Maclin.

    • Vincent Hall

      I agree that wide receiver is loaded. Tight end is a must, because the way the league is you need an every week contributor at tight end. Cumberland is not that and Amaro or Ebron will be. I thought about Idzik and his frugal nature, I don’t think they will spend a lot in free agency and Tate and Macklin have never proven to be elite as starters (All Pro) consecutive years. If you’re not going to get an elite player, you may as well sign a free agent for depth, and draft a rookie.

      • Richardson91

        In principle, I agree with your stance on free agency but we can afford to overpay for a second tier free agent for the next few years. They would come off books or have a low cap hit in time for second contracts for key players. This is the blueprint the Seahawks used with Sidney Rice and Zach Miller. But it needs to be for a player(s) that will help the overall growth of the teams and a few of the younger players. While Golden Tate is not a number one on a playoff contender he has a few traits that would greatly assist the growth of Geno and a stable of young receivers. He has great hands, instincts and fights for every ball. Reminds me of Coles. I strongly believe that as much as Geno was affected by the revolving door at the skills, the lack off confidence that players such as Cumberland and Hill would contest for poorly thrown balls, tip balls into picks or make the right route adjustments made him lose his aggressiveness. Tate would set a tempo of toughness sorely needed in our receiving corps. Add the bonus that he can return punts and it makes sense. I am not as high on Maclin but he knows Marty’s offense. If Marty’s gone and Bevell is in then Tate makes even more sense to me.

      • JDBrooklyn

        for tight ends i do love Ebron but like i said in an above post – if you can’t get Mike Evans – who i really like for the jets, I say draft Ha-Ha Clinton Dix at safety… immediate productivity and just a no brainer in my mind.

  • Paul Newbold

    Where’s the safety? The Jets need safety help badly and I don’t think they can afford to do it with free agency again!

    • Vincent Hall

      I addressed the safety position with Marqueston Huff, and a project guy in the 6th round Jonathan Dowling. They are both free safeties. I think there isn’t much value for starting caliber safety after round 1. I think they get depth and let Antonio Allen develop while maybe trying to upgrade over Landry.

      • Paul Newbold

        Thanks Vincent. I’ll look into Huff further, I must admit I’m not all that familiar with him. I’m not that high on Allen, and the Landry/ Reed bandage didn’t stop the bleeding. Several of the recent “mocks” I’ve read have seemingly seen Clinton Dix falling out of the first round. Reportedly the best true free safety in this draft, do you think the Jets might make a grab for him in the second? Besides the offense, I see safety as the greatest need going ahead.

  • JDBrooklyn

    If the Jets don’t sign a reliable safety in the offseason (should have plenty of cap space to do so) if someone is out there on the market. If Mike Evans is not on the board in the first round, and safety Ha-Ha Clinton Dix from Alabama is – i say that’s a no brainer, he’d be an immediate contributor. You take him… safety has been a huge problem for us this year… maybe keep someone like Ed Reed around to mentor him, but allen and landry just aint cuttin it really. Not enough consistency on their part.