Nov 2, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Darqueze Dennard (31) prepares for the snap of the ball during the 2nd half of a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 29-6. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

My Draft Board for the New York Jets

As the draft quickly approaches, I wanted to put together a quick board of where players the Jets could draft should be drafted, and in what order of availability.  I have no access to players personal interviews, so I can’t speculate on things like intelligence, injuries, or work ethic.  This is just simply my value of players based on where the Jets are drafting in each round of the draft. For obvious reasons I didn’t include players that are rated too high to feasibly be drafted at pick 18. I also threw in a few notes for any players you may not have heard of.

Round 1

Darqueze Dennard-CB-Michigan State (Best all-around corner)

Eric Ebron TE- North Carolina (Most physically gifted receiving threat)

Zach Martin G/T- Notre Dame (technically sound, solid, nasty, projects from T to OG)

Odell Beckham Jr.WR- LSU (quick, improved at WR every season, great hand eye coordination)

Calvin Pryor FS – Louisville (high safety, center fielder, good range)

Round 2

Bradley Roby CB – Ohio State (speed, upside, press coverage above average)

Jace Amaro TE- Texas Tech (big TE, great slot WR, subpar blocker, good seam and intermediate routes)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE- Washington (size, receiving ability, reliability)

Brandin Cooks WR- Oregon (quick, agile, not as fast or quick as Desean Jackson on film)

Allen Robinson WR- Penn State (Anquan Boldin-esque, hands catcher, good leaper, uses body well)

Round 3

Jordan Matthews WR- Vanderbilt (good all around, big receiver, hands catcher, good routes, drops passes)

Kelvin Benjamin WR- Florida State (Alshon Jeffery-like)

Jeremiah Attaochu OLB – Georgia Tech (high motor, unrefined pass rusher)

Bruce Ellington WR/RB/KR/PR – South Carolina (explosive, can make big plays in big chunks, smallish)

Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB – Nebraska (tall, aggressive, press coverage is a plus)

Round 4

Jared Abbrederis WR – Wisconsin (top 2 route runner, finds open spots, smart, good hands)

Troy Niklas TE – Notre Dame (most natural pass catcher at combine, looks raw on film)

Dri Archer WR/RB/KR/PR – Kent State (4.2 Speed, extremely agile, best return skills in draft)

James White RB – Wisconsin (Best all-around back on Wisconsin)

Brandon Thomas G – Clemson * Injured (2nd round player, injured for 2014)

Marqueston Huff S – Wyoming (4.4 speed, 231 tackles, 3 FF, 5 INT’s last 3 seasons)

Keith McGill CB – Utah ( good size, project)

Ed Reynolds S – Stanford

Round 5

Kevin Norwood WR – Alabama (beats jam easily, great hands, body control)

Matt Patchan RT/LT – Boston College (extremely athletic, better RT than LT, possible OG)

Max Bullough ILB – Michigan State (tackling machine, good size, durable)

Devon Kennard OLB – USC

David Fluellen RB – Toledo (6th in NCAA, combined yards from scrimmage, good hands, plays up to competition)

Round 6

Ross Cockrell DB – Duke (53 PD, 14 INT’s)

Tyler Larson C/G – Utah State (strong base, can play multiple positions

Colt Lyerla TE – Oregon (athletically gifted TE)

Michael Sam OLB/DE – Missouri (Good motor, hustle player)

Round 7

Tajh Boyd QB – Clemson ( Improved every year, durable, strong arm, top 7 NCAA in TD’s and QBR for past 2 seasons)

Pat O’Donnell P – Miami (Consistent, increased YPP, hang time every year)

Morgan Breslin OLB – USC (4.6 Speed, 17.5 sacks last 2 years, experience as 3-4 OLB)

Again, this is just a  short draft board, as the pro’s have boards 300 players deep. For the sake of space, and interest I limited mine to 35 or less.  This is also not where I think these players will be drafted, but where I would draft them at based on the combine workouts, and film that I’ve seen.  Some players I’m sure will be drafted a lot higher or lower than where I have them, but I’m sticking to what I see their value as.  Based on the way I see it, there are plenty of good receivers, and based on my board I wouldn’t be shocked to not see a receiver taken in the first 2 rounds.  Starting defensive backs, and tight ends might take priority over a 2nd or 3rd option wide receiver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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