BGA: Scouting Kellen Davis

Over the last few days, the Jets have announced three more free agency signings – Former Lions tackle Corey Hilliard, Ex-Washington defensive lineman Stephen Bowen and former Bears tight end Kellen Davis. I’ll be looking at what each of these players brings to the table over the next couple of days.

We’ll start by looking at Davis, a 29-year old former fifth round pick who is 6’7″ and 265 pounds. Davis spent his first five seasons with the Bears and was best known for his blocking but also caught 47 passes, 11 of which were touchdowns. Over the past two seasons, he’s spent time with the Browns, Seahawks, Giants and Lions, catching just three passes. The Jets almost signed him two seasons ago.

After the jump, observations from reviewing footage from Davis’ career so far to evaluate his strengths and weaknesses. To read more of this story, click here

BGA: NFL Draft 2015 – Cornerbacks

Welcome to the eighth instalment of the BGA: 2015 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I’ll be sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In the previous instalment we covered quarterbacks, but today we move on to the cornerback 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 Kevin Vickerson

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With the offseason now well and truly underway, we’ve been looking at the new players the Jets have added to their team since free agency began. Yesterday, we looked at offensive lineman James Brewer, but today we move on to look at veteran defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson, who announced on his instagram page on Friday that he was signing with the Jets.

The 32-year-old Vickerson is listed at 6’5″ and 328 pounds having bulked up from 305 pounds over the last few years. He was a 7th round pick back in 2005 and is about to enter his 11th NFL season. The Jets are his sixth team after he spent last year as a rotational lineman with the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed his best success with the Broncos between 2010 and 2013 where he amassed 41 of his 44 career starts for a team that reached the Super Bowl once. Vickerson is more of a run stopper than a pass rusher as he has never had more than two sacks in a season. However, despite his size, his main role has never been as a traditional nose tackle.

After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing regular season footage of Vickerson in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses.

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BGA: Scouting James Brewer

Now that free agency is well and truly underway, we’re taking a detailed look at the players the Jets have brought in so far. On Sunday we looked at defensive back Marcus Gilchrist and now we move on to take a look at former Giants offensive lineman James Brewer.

The 27-year old Brewer is 6’6″ and currently listed at 330 pounds. He was a fourth round pick out of Indiana in 2011 and started eight games as a Giant, all in 2013 and at three different positions. In 2014 he only played in two games and ended the season on injured reserve with concussion issues. He was an unrestricted free agent and signed a one-year deal with the Jets.

After the jump, I look in detail at his career so far, reviewing preseason and regular season footage to evaluate some of his strengths and weaknesses. To read more of this story, click here

BGA: NFL Draft 2015 – Quarterbacks

Welcome to the seventh instalment of the BGA: 2015 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I’ll be sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In the previous instalment we covered offensive tackles, but today we move on to the quarterback position.

I will, of course, be touching on the top two prospects, but will also look in-depth at one sleeper prospect in particular while touching on some of the more interesting players in this year’s much-maligned class.

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BGA: NFL Draft 2015 – Offensive Tackles

Welcome to the sixth instalment of the BGA: 2015 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I’ll be sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In the previous instalment we covered interior defensive linemen, but today we’re moving on to look at offensive tackles.

After the jump, I’m going to be focusing on the top prospects in this year’s draft. However, I’ll also recap the some potential sleepers.

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BGA: Scouting Marcus Gilchrist

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Now that free agency is underway, I’ve been looking at the players the Jets have brought in. On Friday night, we looked at quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick but today I’ll be looking at former Chargers defensive back Marcus Gilchrist.

The 26-year old Gilchrist is listed at 5’10” and 198 pounds. He was a second round pick out of Clemson in 2011 and has started every game at safety for the Chargers over the last two seasons, having played a more rotational role as a nickel corner for them in his first two. He has five interceptions, three forced fumbles and 16 passes defensed in his NFL career.

After the jump, I look in detail at footage from Gilchrist’s career so far to evaluate some of the things he brings to the table.

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