Second Day Sleepers


Day one and round one of the 2014 NFL draft are now in the books and as we look towards day two and rounds 3 and 4 of the draft there are a couple of guys with 1st round talent that will be available in the second.

Marqice Lee- WR-USC- A lot of analysts expected Lee to picked up in the first, and for good reason. He definitely has shown first round talent but due to a lackluster performance in his last season with USC as a result of poor quarterback play has lowered his value and dropped him into the second day of the draft. It will be interesting to see if he will be around in the second when the Jets pick at 17or if the Jets will try and trade up to get him.

Jace Amaro – TE- Texas Tech- Widely considered to be the second best tight end in this draft class behind Eric Ebron, Amaro is a big bodied, big handed tight end who was more often used as a slot receiver in his college career. Though lacking the sheer power to be a pure tight end Amaro projects to serve a role similar to Jimmy Graham‘s for the Saints, playing the majority of snaps from the slot.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins- TE – Washington- In my eyes Seferian-Jenkins is the purest tight end prospect in this draft. He is great from the slot, line up wide and in-line. His size and speed are both up to par with the demands of a number 1 tight end in the NFL but some off the field issues as well as a slightly unrefined technique have pushed him into the second day of the draft. He could be a great steal for the Jets and would pair nicely with Jeff Cumberland.

Jarvis Landry – WR- LSU- A sure handed pass catcher who’s stock has fallen since he ran a 4.7 40 yard dash at the combine. Though he is not the biggest or fastest or even the strongest Landry possesses everything else you would want from a wide receiver. He has great hands and rarely drops the ball, his route running is as good as it gets coming out of college and he just knows how to get open. His lack of size and strength could lead to trouble getting off press- coverage but that is why teams have weight rooms.

Jack Mewhort- OT- Ohio State- A force at the line with great technique Mewhort is a standout lineman whose positives far outweigh his negatives. The biggest of these negatives is that he is slightly undersized for the role. However, his nastiness at the line more than makes up for that. I see him being right there when the Jets pick in the third round and he would provide great value there.