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New York Jets Draft: What to Watch for Day 3

By Alan Schechter

Sep 25, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

We are at the final day of the draft, and the Jets have five selections, three in round 6, two in round 7. Here are some scenarios that should play out for the Jets:


This is one position that the Jets still haven’t addressed yet. Wayne Hunter will not be guaranteed the starting job, per Tanny tonight, which means to me that they are considering a lineman on day 3. The highest ranked one left on the board, per the combine grades is Bobby Massie, but the Jets will probably have to trade up to earlier in the day to get him. Others that are graded well are Zebrie Sanders, Senio Kelemete, and Tom Compton


Another weakness the Jets have yet to address in the draft has been the safety position, and there aren’t many left. One guy that they are interested in is George Iloka, who still is on the board as we enter day 3 later today. Trent Robinson from Michigan State is another safety with decent combine grades.

They could go cornerback today too, as you can never have too many in a Rex Ryan defense. Alfonzo Dennard and Brandon Boykin are two guys that graded highly. Another one I have seen the Jets show interest in is D’Anton Lynn. They may hit this spot today.


Finally, the Jets have expressed interest in adding depth at the running back position, and some decent value guys are still on the board as we enter the final day. Lamar Miller is the biggest surprise. Others that the Jets have expressed interest in include Chris Polk, Chris Rainey, and Robert Turbin. Another sleeper to watch out for, whom the Jets are high on, is Terrance Ganaway. They also worked out Adonis Thomas, who is still on the board.

We will find out in just a few hours time.