12. Cody Mauch, OT/OG, North Dakota State
Every year, there seems to be one small-school offensive line prospect at the Senior Bowl who captures the heart and admiration of those in attendance. This year, that player has been Cody Mauch.
The toothless wonder is an experience plug-and-play starter at the NFL level, although many believe he doesn't have the length to be a tackle in the pros. Either way, he should find a home rather quickly, perhaps with the Jets.
11. Christopher Smith, S, Georgia
One of the most versatile defenders in this year's draft, Christopher Smith was a highly-regarded leader at Georgia who played everywhere from free safety to box safety to nickel cornerback.
Smith may stand at only 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, but his competitive toughness and high-football IQ make him a very intriguing fit for this Jets' secondary despite his average physical traits.
10. Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss
Jonathan Mingo reminds me a lot of former Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa. He's a physical wideout who, at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, is built like a tank. Mingo thrives with the ball in his hands, specifically on designed touches.
He's still a little rough around the edges as an overall receiver and isn't the downfield threat you'd expect someone who possesses his size and athleticism to be, but there's more than enough to like about his overall skill set to take a chance early on Day 3.
9. Andre Carter, EDGE, Army
Jets general manager Joe Douglas has shown a willingness to take a chance on high-upside, low-floor players with natural physical gifts. Army edge rusher Andre Carter fits that profile to a tee.
Carter stands at an impressive 6-foot-7, 270 pounds with ample athleticism to boot. He's a major work in progress and isn't a very refined pass rusher, but the traits are there. Expect Carter to be a very popular developmental prospect.