Round 4, 107th Overall, NY Jets: Cole Strange, iOL, Chattanooga
The Jets are going to get an up-close look at various intriguing prospects at this year's Senior Bowl. One such player who they will be coaching is Chattanooga offensive lineman Cole Strange.
Coming from a small school, Strange is one of those prospects who could really make a name for himself at the Senior Bowl. He's a highly-experienced lineman with 44 starts under his belt, primarily at left guard.
Strange is an excellent athlete who can be a true people-mover in the run game. He blocks with the nastiness and power needed to be a starting-caliber guard, even if he's listed at just a little over 300 pounds.
The Jets need interior line depth and Strange has experience playing both guard and center which could be advantageous to the team. He's an ideal player to develop into your hopeful right guard of the future.
Round 4, 113th Overall, NY Jets: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
One of the more underrated needs for the Jets this offseason is at linebacker. We weren't able to land any of the top linebackers in this class, But Oklahoma's Brian Asamoah is an appealing consolation prize here in Round 4.
Asamoah has everything the Jets look for in a linebacker to fit their system. At just 6-foot, 230 pounds, Asamoah is a little undersized but he makes up for it by being perhaps the best sideline-to-sideline athlete in this class.
The former Oklahoma star took over for Kenneth Murray in the middle of the Sooners' defense and emerged as one of the best playmakers on the roster. He's a supreme athlete with outstanding speed and a high ceiling in pass coverage.
He reminds me a little of Quincy Williams because of his ability to shoot through gaps like a rocket. At the same time, much like Williams, he does need to become more consistent both in run defense and coverage.
Still, Asamoah is the type of athlete the Jets would want to mold into an above-average starting linebacker. Robert Saleh might just fall in love with Asamoah's speed at the Senior Bowl.