Daily Links: Maybe?

  • Could the Jets trade Mark Sanchez? [NJ]
  • Former Jets OL coach ditches college job after six days [PFT]
  • Will the New York Jets explore veteran options at the quarterback position? [Examiner]
  • New York Jets: Draft watch list 1.0 [ESPN NY]
  • 2014 Jet Press Mock Draft: Version 1.0 [The Jets Press]



216 comments
John Ledo
John Ledo

Slow day..must be the 35 degree Florida weather.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Great posts today! I  really don't follow college prospects until the last month or so of the draft, but I am getting an education today, and writing some names down that I will be looking at more closely. Good job gents!

a57se
a57se

Since Mock Drafts seem to be in vogue today, here is my wish list:


Round 1 Marqise Lee WR........................the Jets need WR's who can win one on one match-ups off the Line of scrimmage and who can turn short passes into long gains.

Round 2 Davante Adams WR...................same as above

Round 3 Troy Niklas TE............................We need a 3 down TE who can block and catch passes.

Round 3 Jackson Jeffcoat OLB/DE...........Has the length and size to set the edge and has some quicks off the ball. Needs coaching.

Round 4 Charles Sims/Marion Grice RB...Need a 3-down type back who can CATCH the ball out of the backfield. both these guys fit the bill so I'd take either one.

Round 4 Comp Marqueston Huff FS.........Speedster who can contribute right away on ST's and can learn from Ed Reed who i would bring back.

Round 5 Lamin Barrow ILB........................Need depth here and have to start grooming someone to replace Harris, also a ST guy.

Round 6 Jalen Saunders WR....................Small quick twitch guy who can return punts and KO's plus provide some reps on third down 4 or 5 WR sets.

Round 6 Comp Larry Webster DE/OLB.....Project OLB with good potential and a ST guy.

Round 7 JC Copeland FB..........................Competition for Bohanon.

Round 7 Comp Colt Lyerla TE...................Top TE prospect with off the field issues....take a chance on him

Round 7 Comp Jeff Matthews QB..............Big QB with good arm as a developmental guy.

harold
harold

Here is my mock:

1st trade back with Panthers pick up their Panthers to 28 in draft.

We get the their 2nd next year and this year 3rd rounder and 5th rounder. 

1st) Austin Seferian Jenkins TE

2nd) Allen Robinson WR

3rd) Xavier Su'a Filo OG

3rd) Michael Sam or Jeremiah Attaochu OLB

3rd) from Panthers:  Donte Moncrief WR

4th) Antonio Andrews RB

4th) Compensatory Kenneth Ladler Vanderbilt FS

5th)  Tajh Boyd Clemson QB

5th) From Panthers Jaylen Watkins CB

6th) Cody Hoffman WR

6th) Compensatory Aaron Colvin CB

7th) Deandre Coleman DT

7th) Compensatory Colt Lyerla TE

7th) Compensatory Zach Hocker K

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

@a57se Adams? Really? Thought you were in the "not into him" category.

I doubt Niklas leaves the second, from what I've heard. 

+1 for Jeffcoat. Sims is good, not big on Grice.

Don't know the FS... Barrow is Small, man... Playing in the 220s.

Saunders is cool with me for that OW role.

Don't know Webster... Copeland is fine... Not sure why everybody seems to love him so much, though.

+1 on Lyerla and Mathews, though. Solid picks.

a57se
a57se

@harold 

By the way...that would be a VERY favorable trade for us if Carolina agreed to it......

Our 1st round pick is worth 900 points

Carolina's 1st, 3rd and 5th are worth approximately 810 points

Since the worst their second round pick next year could be is 270 points if they have the last pick in round 2......they are trading it for 90 points this year! that is the equivalent of an early 4th round pick.....

I do like the concept of getting a pick or two in 2015 if possible.

djf1
djf1

@harold I think this is way too many picks...on one hand this is insurance to an extent, but the reality is that we'll have to cut half of them at least.

a57se
a57se

@harold 

I like the Montcrief, Coleman and Lyerla picks.

Su'a Filo should be gone by the time we pick in the third as well as Attaochu.

Tajh Boyd will be long gone by the 5th round.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo @jake100 

lol, you have to sleep on your stomach!

a57se
a57se

@Marcus Armstrong

I think Adams is a better version of Montcrief......he has good size and solid hands. He has grown on me.

Maybe right on Niklas but like Harold said, anything can happen between now and May.

Huff is getting a lot of Buzz at the Sr. Bowl and he is a sub 4.4 guy......

Barrow has the frame to put on more bulk if needed but I am taking him in the 5th round.....

Webster had a good week at the E-W Shrine game and got a couple sacks in the game.

Copeland is impressive on film.

harold
harold

@a57se

I have the Panthers targeting Marquise Lee in this mock.  Again subject to change.  They move up to get their eventual replacement for Steve Smith

harold
harold

With this many picks we would be able to move up to take players we are targeting.  So I doubt 14 but I think with our roster we should make 11 selections at least.

harold
harold

We pick really hig in the 3rde we have chance.  Larry Warford was a high 2nd round pick in projection last year and went in the same spot.  So it is possible.  But Gabe Jackson would be a possible pick if he is gone for RG.

Remember we have not had the combine yet so once that comes we will have a better picture of where people go.  This more about needs and fits based on players who may be there. 

Tajh Boyd is having a very average week at the Sr Bowl.  So he may very well be there.

John Ledo
John Ledo

its my kids favorite movie Aladdin

John Ledo
John Ledo

@a57se@Johnsbodybyvi LedoSmurfs really?? is that Disney?? Come on man!

a57se
a57se

@Marcus Armstrong 

If Niklas is gone by the third, I would take Fiedorowicz......he is already an NFL caliber blocking TE.

a57se
a57se

@harold 

I like Websters' upside even more.......

harold
harold

I like Jeffcoat,  With Coples was looking a for more quick twitch speed rusher.  So went with Sam.  But I really like Jeffcoat's upside

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

@Bent @Marcus Armstrong @a57se Son, I think. Very highly regarded recruit, mildly disappointing college career (As is the case with everyone Mack Brown coaches). Torn Pec last year, I believe.

a57se
a57se

@harold 

Most draft trades end up being good value for the team trading up. Last year the team that traded  up averaged ~ 90% value given up.

In othwer words, if the difference between their pick and the team they were trading with was 100 points, they only had to give 90 to get the trade done.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo @Bent If they didn't waste so many picks, that might have got them over the hump instead of looking like contenders every year and then failing hilariously.

djf1
djf1

@Bent plus, let's hope our 2015 draft position is worse than the 2014 one. (and the team we'd trade with is better!)

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Bent It's a good strategy for a GM and coach who feel secure and are not worried about getting fired.   I think teams give up more value when giving up a future pick.  

And if a franchise type QB is in a future draft,  the team has some ability to maneuver around.

Bent
Bent moderator

@djf1 @Bent @harold Very Patriots-like, with the endgame being that we hopefully wouldn't waste the extra picks like they always do.

djf1
djf1

yeah, I wouldn't mind picking up a couple of 2015 picks. @Bent@harold

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Yeah, this just goes back to something Harold and I discussed the other day, about reaching a point where you have too many picks. 


I wouldn't be against trading back early on to pick up future picks/early round picks, but later on I think it starts to get kind of redundant. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@harold I do like the idea of a trade down that gets us future picks.  Would be good to be sitting pretty in next year's draft and, like everyone says, it's going to be difficult to fit everyone on the roster, especially since they already have some young guys with potential.

juunit
juunit

@a57se@juunit 

He was running up the middle and being tackled by 300 pound DTs and NTs. He can take a hit. 

a57se
a57se

@juunit

Hits accumulate over time and the body breaks down. College hits are not the same either.....18-22 year olds vs. fully grown and overgrown men....

harold
harold

@a57se

Warford was the best rookie lineman and he went in the 3rd.   So it is possible to overlook talent because a player may not be as polished.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @juunit Well, that would make Boyd an upgrade over Bohanon at FB then.

juunit
juunit

@a57se@juunit@harold 

You could at least then stop worrying about the QB running and getting himself hurt. Boyd has proven he can take the hits. 

a57se
a57se

@harold 

You are correct, a lot can change between now and May but O'linemen tend to rise...look at last years draft!

a57se
a57se

@juunit@harold 

I could see us taking a flyer on boyd as he is similar to Geno and if we are going to tailor the offense around him.....might as well have an option that is similar....

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit I'm predicting it now: Boyd is the next Michael Robinson. 

juunit
juunit

@harold 

Not a chance he'll be there. Although as an FYI, we talked with Boyd for an hour on Tuesday night. Course, that could've just been Rex having a good time with his son's teammate. So, grain of salt.