2014 New York Jets NFL Draft Preview-LSU Edition


David Nelson will be back as a Jet next year. Will an LSU Tiger join him?

Right now, there are a lot of questions around the New York Jets franchise, with the main question being if Rex Ryan should be back as coach. In my opinion, he should, but that is a completely different story. It looks like the Jets will be picking in the range of 13-16, depending on how they do on Sunday vs the Miami Dolphins. This week, I will examine three LSU Tigers who I feel would help the Jets out, and would be wise for the Jets to start to target.

S Craig Loston– The Jets secondary has had its issues all season long. Covering the tight end, and getting beat by the deep ball have happened way to often for it to not be addressed sometime soon. Adding a guy like Loston would really help the Jets out. Loston is a strong safety, who seems to always be around the ball. His game is very similar to former teammate Eric Reid, who had a great rookie season in San Francisco. Loston has the ability to come up in the box, or drop back and play center field. Adding Loston would instantly boost this very elusive and e secondary. Loston is a 2nd round prospect.

WR Odell Beckham JR– It is no secret that the Jets need help at the receiver position. Beckham Jr has a very nice breakout season for LSU, and was quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s favorite target. Beckham does a little bit of everything. He is very elusive, and his playmaking ability is something the Jets so desperately need. Beckham also has the ability He also has the ability to return punts, which was a weakness for the Jets this season especially after Josh Cribbs got injured.

WR Jarvis Landry– Mettenberger was a lucky guy being able to throw to these two stud wide receivers. Landry really helped his draft stock this season, and there is a chance he may even go in the first round. When you watch Landry play, he just looks very smooth in everything he does on the field. He has great hands, great feet, and can get separation from the cornerback. He is viewed as an even better prospect than Beckham Jr. After watching some tape of Landry against Florida and their top cornerbacks, you can tell that Landry is ready for the NFL.

As we go on each week scouting a new team, I find myself scouting the same positions. I do this simply because I feel Safety, wide receiver, tight end, and offensive line are all holes on the Jets roster that need to be fixed, and with the Jets having a large number of picks in the draft this season, I think they should try to address as many as possible. What do you think?