Bassett’s 100% Arbitrary Mock Draft: Rounds 4-7

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

I have never done a Mock Draft and could have lasted til the end of days without doing one.

That said, last week on the podcast, Corey challenged me to pull together a seven round mock draft for the Jets.  It’s not been pretty, but here’s the final four rounds for you to chew on which we discussed in full on the podcast today.

Round 4

4:4 (104) [from TB] — CJ Fiedorowicz TE Iowa — The Jets need to boost their run-blocking this season and Fiedorowicz might be the biggest and most imposing run-blocking tight end in this class.  He’s skilled enough to as a blocker to immediately contribute on offense and has potential as a pass-catcher too.  Fiedorowicz would have to compete against Zach Sudfield for a roster spot, but should be able to beat out the former Patriot.  Keep an eye out for Jack Mewhort (OT Ohio State) our Louchiez Purifory (CB Florida) as well.

NCAA Football: UCLA at Oregon4:15 (115) — Josh Huff WR Oregon — Despite picking up two offensive players with their first two picks, the Jets would be wise to dip back into the receiver pool before the end of the fourth round.  Huff is a tough player and is willing to make tough catches in traffic, but he also has good speed (4.47 40 at his pro day) and can make plays in open space.  Huff might also be an addition for kick or return work as well.  Look also for WR Robert Herron here as well.

4:37 (137) [compensatory] — Ed Reynolds FS Stanford — The Jets are oversupplied with safeties who can work against the run, but the team needs more depth among their safeties who can contribute in coverage.  Reynolds has the prototypical build for the position (6’1″ 207 lbs) and has good speed as well (4.56 40 yard dash).  While he has shown some overaggressive tendencies in college (targeting, hitting with crown of helmet) that won’t deter Rex Ryan and the Jets staff from relishing the physical nature he could bring to Jets special teams and maybe eventually sub-package work.

Round 5

NCAA Football: Cotton Bowl-Oklahoma State vs MissouriRound 5:14 (154) — Michael Sam DE/OLB Missouri — Sam will have a long wait to get drafted next week and many project him to land in the late fifth, even seventh round.  That said, Sam is a player who could come in and from day one work in the Jets sub-team package to rush the passer and do so from a three-point stance.  Doing so standing up will prove to be more of a challenge for the former Mizzou Tiger and will require coaching up from Rex and the defensive coaches.

Round 6

6:19 (195) — Matt Hazel WR Coastal Carolina — I know, I know .. the team drafts a fourth pass catcher?  Hazel is a FCS product and they are generally more athletic/upside players but that is not the case with Hazel.  Hazel is technically sound and can work inside and outside as a receiver.  At 6’1″ he has long strides and can get up to speed fast but has more straight-line speed than burst.  Hazel looks tough and durable, but might need to work on how he will create his own separation at the next level.

6:33 (209) [compensatory] — Blake Treadwell OL Michigan State — Treadwell wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine but he is a good prospect.  The former Spartan isn’t the most athletic player, but he understands leverage well and uses it to his advantage.

6:34 (210) [compensatory] — Kevin Pierre-Louis SS/OLB Boston College — The Jets have shown their hand in that they won’t be looking for linebackers early in the draft, but don’t be surprised if they pick up a few in the later rounds and let them compete for roster spots with an eye on larger roles down the road.  His size makes him a “tweener” but he might be asked to either bulk up, or slim down depending on what position the Jets would ask him to play.  With 12 draft picks, the Jets will have the luxury of trying out a few players and selecting who they want to make as potential special teamers before other consideration. I see KPL in that mold here.

NCAA Football: Syracuse at North Carolina State6:37 (213) [compensatory] — Jay Bromley DT Syracuse — The Jets might be set at their defensive line starters, but addressing depth for the future is never a bad thing.  Bromley was a dominant player at Cuse, but he needs an NFL strength and conditioning program to work on his lower body strength and working with one of the best line coaches in the league in Karl Dunbar will help his anticipation skills.

Round 7

Round 7: 18 (233) — Tevrin Brandon CB Monmouth — A small-school prospect (Steiny noted the Jets interest here) who transferred from UConn after a legal incident, Brandon is physical and has speed despite small size which might make him a fit as a special teams flyer and in a slot role in time.  From what we hear, there’s been a few AFC East teams that have expressed interest in Brandon.

See the first three rounds here.  Send us your thoughts on Twitter by using the hashtag #TJBPicks!




10 comments
Hoz
Hoz

This mock draft is terrible ,Bassett can do better than that

Mike O'Connor
Mike O'Connor

BB let me guess....you just put Sam in your picks to wake us up? Because you could not of picked a player that doesn't fit our system more. A slow, undersized, hand on the ground, pass rush specialist. Oh and brings a media circus to camp everyday. Sound familiar??? How'd that work out for ya? Oh and who's coming off the field so Sam can rush the passer Couples, Mo, Richardson or maybe we change our whole D to 4-3 for him. Your better than this BB I know you were writing about a bunch of guys no one heard of and ya wanted to spice up the article but play it straight. 

a57se
a57se

Some of the worst picks I've seen for the Jets......nice going BB!

jetsfan14
jetsfan14

I should have said "if they draft Ebron, I wouldn't look for them to take another tight end as high as the 4th round"--they might wait for the later rounds (probably 6th), and pick someone who has some blocking talent. Still, I wouldn't mind if they take 2 TE's in the first 4. The Pats did it in 2010, and it worked out pretty well for them until Hernandez landed in jail and Gronk landed on the DL.

jetsfan14
jetsfan14

Not bad. I doubt that Ebron is there for us at 18, and I'm not sure I'd go for him over any of the following 3: Dennard, Cooks, Odell Beckham Jr. Also, I expect the Jets will likely take a CB in either the 1st or 2nd round. But I can't argue with most of your picks. I'm not sure about Michael Sam in the 5th--I think if he's there late in the 6th (we have 3 6th round picks), I'd take him. I like your 4th round picks, but I don't think the Jets would take two TE's. If we take Ebron in the 4th, I don't think we'll take CJF. If that's the case, look for them to take Dri Archer, if he's available in the 4th.

hmhertz
hmhertz

I know, I know .. the team drafts a fourth pass catcher? 

You need practice in counting, the Iowa TE makes five

bob
bob

It looks really good BB however if one of the starting offensive linemen gets hurt the drop off in talent  is a very huge gap.  We might as well throw away the season.. I like Blake Treadwell in the 6th. I really think at least the 4th round at the guard position heck most mocks have WR Guard TE and "now CB that Cro is gone at the top needs". Can they all be wrong.. Seems like your getting a little lost in the latter end of the 4th round


I remember the year the Jets drafted Eric Colman  CB. a 6th round pic  he was pretty good.




Young Mogul
Young Mogul

This would be ideal. I just don't think they're gonna wait that long to add to the secondary. This team seems to have a lot of needs for a team that was 8-8 last year

a57se
a57se

To be more specific, besides Fiedorowicz and Pierre-Louis, none of those guys are worth drafting....

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@a57se  Although i didn't really hate BB's entire draft there are a few changes toward the middle to late rounds I would make. In the 4th with one of the three picks I would take a gamble on an injured player like Guard  Brandon Thomas who injured his knee late last  season.He was originally projected to be a late first-early second round guy (talent wise) .Even if he misses the entire season he would be good to go for 2015 and would be a good bet to take over for Willie Colon. Later in round 6 with one of those 3 picks I like Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin who was also injured late in the year, but who has 2nd or third round talent but supposedly will be available in the 6th round.The way I see it, they may not help us this year, but they would be like getting two comp picks in next years draft.