While there is always a lot of focus on the first round of the NFL draft, what about round two?
On his blog, Tony Pauline writes that there’s a couple players that the Jets might be eyeing in the second round.
But what will the team do round two? Two names I continue to hear associated with the the Jets, and a pair of players who are evidently favorites of general manager John Idzik, are Sylvester Williams/DT-NT/North Carolina and Zach Ertz/TE/Stanford. Both fill pressing needs on the roster and each would be good value at pick number 39.
Ertz is compared to the Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. Ertz is an excellent pass catcher and has gotten much better at his blocking during his time at Stanford and might have an outside chance at being drafted in the first round, something no other Stanford tight end has ever done before.
Williams on the other hand, is a powerful defense of tackle who (while needing to become more consistent) is compared to Jonathan Babineaux. Williams is known as a disruptive tackle who can get behind the line of scrimmage. His game could use some refinement, but there’s some potential and how effective he could be in the NFL and in NYC he would reunite with former teammate Quinton Coples.
If the Jets are really interested in Williams it could spell trouble for Kenrick Ellis. The Jets have to do what’s best for the team and whether or not Kenrick Ellis starts this year they still need more help at defensive/nose tackle, but drafting Williams in the second would indicate that who plays more would be up for grabs.