2014 New York Jets’ Draft Preview- Georgia Bulldogs Edition


With Cumberland being a free agent, will the Jets look to replace him with the Georgia tight end?

When talking about talent in college football, and good place to start talking about is the South Eastern Conference. The SEC has been the most dominant conference in recent years in college, and the conference has been loaded with talent who went on to be successful in the NFL. Teams such as Alabama, LSU, Florida and Auburn are just some examples of the dominant programs in the SEC. But when talking about the SEC, you need to talk about the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia has been a strong team for years now, and this season, have some players who I feel would be good fits for the New York Jets. Lets take a look who those guys are.

TE Arthur Lynch– Last season, the Jets did not get as much as they would have liked out of the tight end position. Heading into the offseason both Kellen Winslow and Jeff Cumberland are free agents. In my opinion, I do not think either will be back, which leaves the Jets with a whole at tight end. Enter Arthur Lynch. The 6’5″ Bulldog is a strong blocker, which the Jets have desperately needed out of the tight end position for years. Lynch also has good hands, and runs strong routes. Lynch would be a nice redzone target for Geno Smith, while also being a big help in the running game with his blocking.

QB Aaron Murray– Before he tore his ACL in late November, there was a chance Murray would have gone in the top two rounds on the NFL Draft. After the dreaded injury though, there is a strong chance e will still be available in the later rounds. All offseason I have said I strongly believe the Jets will add a QB through the draft, and also sign a veteran in the offseason. Having Geno Smith, a veteran, and Murray would be a solid trio of QB’s for Gang Green. Murray has all the tools to be a quality player in the NFL, and I believe the Jets would be wise to add him in the later rounds of the draft.

WR Rantavious Wooten– It is no secret that the Jets desperately need help at the wide receiver position. Expect the Jets to try to add one or two key free agent wide receivers, while also addressing the position in the draft. Wooten is a speedster, who can also contribute in an area the Jets struggled with in 2013, and that position is kick returner. Wooten would be a threat to take it for a touchdown every return, and the same could be said on punt return as well. If the Jets add two receivers in free agency, adding Wooten later in the draft for depth purposes and kick return and punt return duties would be a smart decision.

These are three players from the Georgia Bulldogs who I feel would be good fits for the New York Jets. What do you think? Check back next week as I scout the South Carolina Gamecocks.