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BGA: Scouting the UDFAs – Part Three (Linebackers)

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’ve been providing in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as undrafted free agent signings.

We’ve already covered the Jets’ draft picks and the rest of the undrafted free agent pick-ups (which you can see here), so we conclude today by looking at the three linebackers the Jets added through undrafted free agency.

After the jump, we’ll be looking in detail at what inside linebacker Taiwan Jones and outside linebackers Julian Howsare and Deion Barnes have to offer. Also, while he’s obviously not a linebacker, some brief comments on wide receiver Jonathon Rumph, whom the Jets signed earlier this week.

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BGA: Scouting the UDFAs – Part Two (DL and DBs)

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’ve been providing in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as undrafted free agent signings.

We’ve already covered the Jets’ draft picks (which you can see here), so now we’re moving on to look at the undrafted free agents the Jets have retained on their 90-man roster. We’re covering these in three parts. A few days ago we looked at offensive players and in the final instalment, we will look at linebackers. However, today we’re looking at the three players they added that don’t fit into either of those categories.

After the jump, we’ll be looking in detail at what defensive lineman Davon Walls, defensive lineman Jordan Williams and safety Durell Eskridge have to offer.

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BGA: Scouting the UDFAs – Part One (Offense)

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

We’ve already covered the Jets’ draft picks (which you can see here), so now we’re moving on to look at the undrafted free agents the Jets have retained on their 90-man roster. We’ll cover these in three parts, starting today with offensive players.

After the jump, we’ll be looking in detail at what tight end Wes Saxton, fullback JC Copeland and quarterback Jake Heaps have to offer.

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BGA: Scouting Deon Simon

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

We’ve already covered the Jets’ first five picks (which you can see here), so today we wrap up this year’s draft class with a look at the Jets’ seventh round pick, defensive lineman Deon Simon.

Simon, who is listed at 6’4″ and 321 pounds, is a 24 year-old small school prospect from Northwestern State. In four seasons for the Demons, Simon recorded 93 tackles, including 13.5 for a loss. He added 6.5 sacks, five quarterback hits and three pass break-ups.

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

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NCAA Football: Alabama at Texas A&M

BGA: Scouting Jarvis Harrison

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

So far, we have looked at defensive lineman Leonard Williams, wide receiver Devin Smith, outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin and quarterback Bryce Petty, but today we’re moving on to take a look at the Jets’ fifth pick, offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison.

Harrison, who is listed at 6’4″ and 330 pounds, is 23 years old and was a three year starter at Texas A&M. Harrison started a total of 38 games at four different positions over the course of his four-year collegiate career. The Aggies had a 35-17 record while Harrison was playing for them and won all four of their bowl games.

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

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NCAA Football: Kansas at Baylor

BGA: Scouting Bryce Petty

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

So far, we have looked at defensive lineman Leonard Williams, wide receiver Devin Smith and outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, but today we’re moving on to take a look at the Jets’ fourth pick, quarterback Bryce Petty.

Petty, who is listed at 6’3″ and 230 pounds, is 23 years old and started for the last two years for Art Briles’ Baylor Bears. Petty went 11-2 as a starter in each of his two seasons, with Baylor losing their bowl game in each season. Over the course of his career, he passed for over 8,000 yards with 62 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 21 touchdowns.

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

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NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Louisville

BGA: Scouting Lorenzo Mauldin

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers will know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

So far, we have looked at defensive lineman Leonard Williams and wide receiver Devin Smith, but today we’re moving on to take a look at the Jets’ third pick, outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin.

Mauldin, who is listed at 6’3″ and 259 pounds, is 22 years old and has played defensive end and outside linebacker for the Louisville Cardinals over the last four seasons. He recorded 119 tackles, 20.5 sacks and eight passes defensed over the course of his college career. He also added five forced fumbles and 31.5 tackles for loss. ACC coaches voted Mauldin to the all-ACC first team after the 2014 season.

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

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BGA: Scouting Devin Smith

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers will know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail so, this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any undrafted free agent signings.

We began earlier this week with a look at the Jets’ first round pick, defensive lineman Leonard Williams, but today we’re moving on to take a look at the Jets’ second pick, wide receiver Devin Smith.

Smith, who is listed at 6’0″ and 196 pounds, is 23 years old and won a National Championship with the Ohio State Buckeyes last season. In four seasons, Smith played in 54 games, catching 121 passes for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns. He was an all-Big 10 honorable mention last year as he recorded career-highs in receiving yards (931) and touchdowns (12). He also led the country in yards per catch (28.2).

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

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NFL: 2015 NFL Draft

BGA: Scouting Leonard Williams

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: As regular TJB readers will know, we don’t usually cover rookies in Bent’s Game Analysis. However, we’ve been looking at this year’s draft class in great detail, so this year, we’re going to provide in-depth scouting reports covering each of the Jets draft picks, as well as any un-drafted free agent signings. Today, we begin with defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who was the Jets’ first round pick this year, drafted sixth overall.

Williams, who is listed at 6’5″ and 302 pounds, is just 20 years old and is a two-time all-American after a three year collegiate career at USC. During those three seasons, Williams amassed 218 tackles and 21 sacks. He set career highs with 80 tackles and three forced fumbles in 2014, and also had seven sacks and an interception.

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

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BGA: Learning Chan Gailey’s Playbook

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

A few days ago, I took an in-depth look at the Jets defense and how the players currently on the roster might fit into the system that Todd Bowles is likely to employ. If you missed that article, go here. Today, I’m aiming to do something similar for how the Jets’ offense will look under new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s tutelage. You may recall an article I did looking at Marty Mornhinweg when he was hired as offensive coordinator. This will have a similar format, although we’ll dig even deeper into personnel groupings and formations.

After the jump, I’ll be looking for similarities and difference between the talent base Gailey will have at his disposal and the one he had in Buffalo. I’ll also be looking closely at how he employs his personnel from game-to-game, evaluating general tendencies and searching for any patterns and what they might tell us.

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