2014 NFL Draft Preview: New York Jets: Florida State Edition


The 2014 NFL Draft is going to be vital for the future of the Jets. Will Rex be a part of it?

With the Jets loss to the Carolina Panthers, and the Baltimore Ravens beating the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, the Jets were officially eliminated from playoff contention. While the team still has two more games left on the season, the draft is starting to be talked about more and more. The last few weeks, I wrote about players from Alabama and Florida who I believe would be good fits on the Jets. This week I will examine three players from he Florida State Seminoles.

CB Lamarcus Joyner- While Joyner is listed as a cornerback, he also has seen time as a safety. In the 2013 season, he has the task of going up against two of the best receivers in all of football in Sammy Watkins and Stefon Diggs. While Watkins made some plays, Joyner held Diggs to just 24 total yards. Coming in at only 5’8″, Joyner is a smaller player, who makes up for his height with great toughness, and very strong ball instincts. In a way, Joyner reminds me a bit of Kyle Wilson. Joyner would be a nice hybrid type player who the Jets could move around on the defensive side of the ball.

TE Nick O’Leary- This offseason, I fully expect the Jets to focus heavily on the offensive side of the ball, and bring in many new wide receivers and tight ends. A few weeks back, I wrote about O’Leary, and really feel he would help the Jets offense out. While he does not have glaring speed, or any other glaring strength, O’Leary is just a strong player who would boost the Jets tight end position. He has good hands, and is able to make the tough catch, while also being an impressive run blocker.

FS Terrence Brooks- The Jets issues at the safety position have gone on all season long, and this offseason you can bet the Jets will be looking to bolster the safety spot. While Brooks may not be ready to start his rookie season, having him in as a reserve type player with a limited role may not be such a bad idea for the Jets. Brooks struggled at times in coverage, but at times showed his true potential and showed flashes of strong play. Brooks needs some work, but having him learn for a year or two would be a nice addition for the Jets defensive secondary.

These are three players from the Florida State Seminoles who I feel would be good fits for the New York Jets, Check back next week as I examine three players from the Auburn Tigers.