5th Round (142) Martavis Bryant – Wide Receiver – Clemson – 6’5″, 200 lbs.
Analysis: Here’s my favorite pick. Martavis Bryant would be an absolute steal in the fifth round, in my opinion. After watching the Orange Bowl, I’m sold on Bryant. Although all the attention was on the MVP performance of Sammy Watkins, in which he certainly deserved, Bryant had himself on heck of a night under the bright lights. At 6’5″, Bryant displayed his ability to go up and attack the ball in the red zone. He recorded 5 receptions for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Orange Bowl. I could see Bryant becoming one of Geno Smith favorite targets, especially in the red zone.
6th Round (179) Rashaad Reynolds – Cornerback – Oregon state – 5’11″, 190 lbs.
Analysis: Rashaad Reynolds looks like one of the cornerbacks that could be a late-round steal. Similar to how the Seahawks snagged Richard Sherman in the fifth round in the 2011 NFL Draft, I could see Reynolds being a great bargain for a sixth round option. I doubt Reynolds will be a cornerback of Sherman’s caliber at the next level, but I envision him adding great depth to the Jets secondary. Currently lacking depth at cornerback (see Chris Davis above), drafting another corner would be the furthest thing from a bad move for the Jets.
7th Round (211) Michael Schofield – Offensive Tackle – Michigan – 6’6″, 320 lbs.
Analysis: Last but not least, Michael Schofield. Measuring at 6’6″ 320 lbs, Schofield would add depth to the Jets offensive line. Austin Howard should be back, considering the Jets maneuverability with over $30 Million to spend in 2014. With that said, you can never have enough depth at offensive line. We saw the Denver Broncos lose a center and left tackle (including all-pro Ryan Clady) in the beginning of the 2013 season. Their depth at offensive line certainly helped quarterback Peyton Manning have a historic year, throwing 55 touchdowns. Not that Geno Smith is Peyton Manning, but you get the point. You never know when a player will go down with an injury, so there’s nothing wrong with bringing in a 6’6 offensive tackle to camp to help compete, as John Idzik continuously emphasizes as the Jets GM. Schofield definitely has the body type to be an effective tackle at the next level, so he could prove to be an outstanding pick in the seventh round.
Just look how big he is compared to the girl interviewing him. It’s pretty funny…
Take the jump with us to page 3, where we’ll check the Jets depth chart on both sides of the ball – post-dream-draft….