BGA: NFL Draft 2015 – Special Teamers

Welcome to the penultimate instalment of the BGA: 2015 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I’ve been sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In the previous instalment we covered running backs, but today we move on to look at potential special teams contributors.

After the jump, I’ll be considering where the Jets have a need on special teams and recapping some of the more interesting prospects in this year’s class.

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BGA: NFL Draft 2015 – Running Backs

Welcome to the 11th instalment of the BGA: 2015 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I’ve been sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In the previous instalment we covered safeties, but today we move on to the running back position.

After the jump, I’ll be considering whether the Jets have a need at this position and recapping some of the more interesting prospects in this year’s class. (Note: This does not include fullbacks, which were considered along with tight ends a few weeks ago).

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BGA: Scouting Joe Mays

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Yesterday, the free-spending Jets announced yet another move when they confirmed that linebacker Joe Mays had been signed to a contract. Jets fans might not know too much about Mays so I’ve been watching game footage to try and assess what he brings to the table.

The 29-year old Mays is listed at 5’11” and 245 pounds was a sixth round pick out of North Dakota State in 2008. He has played for four different teams during his seven year career, starting a total of 38 games. Last season, he was with the Chiefs, but missed the first half of the season following a wrist injury in preseason.

After the jump, I recap his career so far and assess some of his strengths and weaknesses.

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BGA: Scouting Erin Henderson

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So far this week, the Jets have announced two more signings, so I’ve been looking at game film to assess what these players bring to the table. We’ll be looking at running back Stevan Ridley on Friday, but on Thursday we’re focusing on linebacker Erin Henderson.

The 28-year old Henderson is listed at 6’3″ and 244 pounds and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 2008. Having not played much in his first three seasons, Henderson became a starter in 2011, alongside his brother, EJ, who ended up going to the pro bowl. Henderson would start at least 10 games in each of the next three seasons at both MLB and OLB in the Vikings’ 4-3 system, but was released in February 2014 after being arrested twice on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was arrested again after his release and was out of the league last season, but apparently now has his life back on track.

After the jump, I recap his career so far and assess some of his strengths and weaknesses.

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BGA: NFL Draft 2015 – Safeties

Welcome to the 10th instalment of the BGA: 2015 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I’ve been sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In the previous instalment we covered tight ends and fullbacks, but today we move on to the safety position.

After the jump, I’ll be considering whether the Jets have a need at this position and recapping some of the more interesting prospects in this year’s class.

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BGA: Scouting Jamari Lattimore

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Yesterday, the Jets announced that they had signed former Green Bay Packers linebacker Jamari Lattimore. Jets fans might not know much about Lattimore so I’ve been watching game footage to get a handle on what he brings to the table.

The 26-year-old Lattimore is listed at 6’2″ and 232 pounds. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in Green Bay in 2011 and spent four years with the Packers for whom he played in 49 games, starting nine. You may remember he started against the Jets last year, recording eight tackles in the Packers’ come-from-behind win. He’s also been a key special teamer for the Packers over the course of his career so far.

After the jump, I recap his career so far and assess some of his strengths and weaknesses.

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