NFL Draft 2015: New York Jets Day One and Two Review


More from Jets News

Good morning all. One more day to go in the NFL Draft. The Jets have made three picks so far, and they have five more to make, thanks to the trade made with the Texans last night. Let’s go back and review the work of Mike Maccagnan and the Jets so far in the 2015 draft.

The Jets all in all have done quite well. They have chosen talented football players with each selection. I know I have commented that I was a little intrigued by the round one pick of Leonard Williams, but you cannot deny talent. Mike Maccagnan deserves our trust. When you remember that our general manager was one of the main scouts involved with drafting J.J. Watt, you tend to believe him if he says a football player is good.

I’d say he hit a home run with Mr. Watt. If he says Leonard Williams is a good fit, I believe him.

Leonard Williams will join a Jets defensive line that is active in all phases, and fit right in. Williams can stop the run, is an excellent tackler, and can get after the passer. Watch him on film, the type of interior pressure Williams gets will drive quarterbacks nuts. Whenever the Jets have had success against Tom Brady and the Patriots, they have been able to get pressure up the middle.

This guy was supposed to be gone by the third pick and the latest. He fell to the Jets at number six. We really can’t fault the Jets for making the selection.

Last night, the Jets selected talent players at positions of need. First, we had Devin Smith from Ohio State. Devin Smith is a burner, ladies and gentlemen. Last season, he averaged over 28 yards per reception! I don’t care what level of football we are talking about, THAT is a deep threat. For his career at OSU, he averaged over 20 yards per reception. He will give the Jets to have that home run threat, that will open up the whole field for the likes of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. If he can make the plays, Devin Smith simply makes the Jets offense better.

The Jets addressed the edge pass rusher situation, though not with a name I expected. Lorenzo Mauldin from Louisville was the choice, an under the radar pick that is a tough one to dislike. He performed well against the run and the pass, making his best case to be a three down linebacker. Add in the fact that Mauldin had a difficult home life, troubled parents, in and out of foster homes, and you want to see this young man perform well.

In Mike we trust. Maccagnan is a great talent evaluator, and it is hard to not give him the benefit of the doubt. The Jets have five picks today, and it is going to be exciting to see what they do.

Next: Jets Select Devin Smith with Second Round Pick

More from The Jet Press