The Jets have been paying close attention to Terrence Cody (AKA Mount Cody) the massive run stuffing Defensive Tackle from Alabama.
“I’ve been working really hard,” Cody told the National Football Post during a telephone interview Saturday afternoon. “When I came in at 348 pounds, it shocked a lot of people and I ran a better 40-yard dash.
“Day in and day out, I’m trying to get in better shape and keep the weight off and maintain my strength. This is the best shape I’ve been in since high school, but this is me getting into good football shape.”
The 6-foot-4 defensive lineman is scheduled to visit the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets and the San Diego Chargers. He’s regarded as the prototype run-stuffer for the 3-4 defense.
Because of concerns about his conditioning and stamina, there has been talk in NFL circles that Cody could go later in the first round.
Cody’s Pro Day was attended by every NFL team since the Crimson Tide feature several talented draft prospects.
It was attended by Jets coach Rex Ryan, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Carolina Panthers coach John Fox.
Baltimore, San Diego and the Jets all pick in the mid to late 20s. While there were some serious concerns about Cody’s conditioning, he’s clearly taking steps to show that he’s trying.
Cody would be another interesting player for the Jets should be still be there at #29. While we all love Kris Jenkins, his ability to stay healthy is a concern, so someone like Cody could slowly work himself into the lineup … but imagine if both Cody and Jenkins were on the field at the same time? Sucks to be an interior offensive lineman.