New York Jets 2014 NFL Draft Preview: Volume I


Aug 3, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; It’s time to get Smith some much needed weapons on offense. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

I know what you are thinking right now after reading the title. ” NFL Draft?!. Already?!. It Is only week 3!”. Trust me, I understand that. I am by no means saying the Jets should already be looking forward to next season. We still have plenty of football that still has to be played this season. But I figured that It is never to early to look at who may possibly be a New York Jet in the future. So I decided to take a look at some players who are draft eligible next season and players who I believe would be a big help to the Jets. These are just some of the athletes that came to mind.

WR Trey Burton- Florida Gators– Burton is a lesser known athlete, but one who have been very impressed with ever since his arrival at Florida. Although he ultimately made the move to receiver, Burton was originally recruited as a quarterback. His ability to switch positions really shows his versatility. Burton has the ability to line up on the outside, play in the slot, return punts, and even play a little QB. His versatility would be a huge boost to the Jets offense who badly needs some playmakers. Burton is a guy to keep an eye on in the months leading up to the draft.

WR- Sammy Watkins- Clemson Tigers– Depending on where the Jets finish at the end of the year, it may not be possible to grab Watkins unless they have a top 10 pick. Even if they don’t, I would not be opposed to General Manager John Idzik trading up in hopes of grabbing Watkins. Watkins is a special talent who seems to always make a play. Watkins has experience both in the slot and on the outside as well. Watkins possesses strong hands, and is an above average blocker as well. What is special about Watkins though is his speed. Once the ball is in his hands, watch out. He can take I for 6 at any moment. Watkins will almost surely be a top 10 pick in the 2014 draft.

TE- Austin Seferian- Jenkins- Washington Huskies– While Kellen Winslow looks to be a solid receiver for the Jets in 2013, it is hard to trust that he will be the same in 2014 due to his history of injuries. This Is why the Jets should look at 6’6 Seferian- Jenkins. Jenkins is a force on the field. Jenkins would be a huge weapon for Geno Smith and would instantly boost the passing game. So far, Seferian- Jenkins has been compared to Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, which is very high praise for just a college kid. He is also a very strong run blocker and posses rare speed for a tight end. Do not be shocked if Idzik gives this kid a look.

These are just some athletes who I believe would instantly boost the Jets offense. Who are some players you think would help? As always, thanks for reading.