2014 NFL Draft Preview: New York Jets October 19, 2013
After Antonio Brown had a big game against the Jets secondary, do the Jets need to draft a corner?
Once again, this week I will be looking at three possible players who are draft eligible in the 2014 draft that I believe would be good fits for the New York Jets. While the Jets offense issues are highly publicized, the Jets do have some issues on the defensive side of the football that will need to be addressed. Lets take a look at some players who may be a New York Jet next year.
CB Marcus Roberson Florida Gators ( Sat. vs Missouri) – In a sense, Roberson reminds me a little bit of Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Roberson is a tall, lanky corner who has all the tools needed to be successful in the NFL. Roberson excels in man coverage and relies heavily on his speed to cause issues for receivers, just like Cromartie. While it is unlikely that the Jets would pick another corner in round 1 or 2, Roberson is an athlete who would be a nice fit in Rex Ryan’s defense, and would boost the talent in the secondary.
WR Marqise Lee USC Trojans- ( Sat. vs Notre Dame) – While many big time players from USC have not panned out in the NFL, Lee is an exceptional athlete whose skill should not scare teams away just because he went to a certain college. Lee has great speed that allows him to play on the inside and the outside. In the NFL though, he probably projects as a slot receiver. Lee runs great greats and has god hands. He has the ability to take the top off the defense which his exactly what the Jets need. He would be a huge boost to the Jets offense. The Jets reportedly had interest in speedster Tavon Austin last year, so I would expect them to be interested in Lee.
DE/ OLB Vic Beasley Clemson Tigers ( Saturday vs Florida State) – While Beasley is listed as a DE/ OLB, he will most likely be a OLB in the NFL. So far this year the Jets have been successful on the outside with Calvin Pace, but it is tough for the Jets to rely on Pace next year because of his age. The Jets signed a speedy OLB in Antwan Barnes last offseason, but unfortunately Barnes suffered a season ending knee injury. With Pace’s uncertainty, and Barnes coming off injury, Vic Beasley would be a solid mid-round draft choice for the Jets. Beasley excels at rushing the quarterback. Beasley has a good first step and a good array of moves to blow by the lineman.Beasley is a bit on the light side, so look for him to put on some weight before the drat.
These are just three players who I feel would be a good fit on the New York Jets. As I stated earlier, it is impossible to predict where the Jets will be picking, so these are just players in general who would help. Thanks for reading.