Draft Profile: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Fox Sports profiles Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.  ASJ is considered a first/second round draft pick in next month’s draft.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

ASJ might not be as polished as some of other potential first round talents, but he is large, a capable route runner with good hands and is getting better as a blocker.  Seferian-Jenkins would pair well with Jets projected starter Jeff Cumberland and might not take too long to come up to speed, and even surpass, the talent the team already has in place.



82 comments
jetsfan14
jetsfan14

If ASJ is available in the 3rd round, he'd be hard to pass up. In the second, not so much.

Pat d
Pat d

Harold

All these updated mocks and ratings don 't mean squat. Players don't go up and down teams boards. Players are rated on film, their interview and measureables like height etc.

Hoz
Hoz

None of us know what Idzik is planning or what he's going to do but we need to hit a homerun on our 1st 4 picks this draft is deep enough, let's just hope our scouting did there homework like they did with Strickland.

WW85
WW85

Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

Jets are bringing in the top CBs this week: Jason Verrett is in Florham Park today. Justin Gilbert tomorrow. Darqueze Dennard Friday #nyj

jetlife
jetlife

My crazy Fanspeak mocks have me hoping for Ebron in the 1st and ASJ in the 2nd. Idk why, but that combo intrigues me.

WW85
WW85

What CBs will realistically be available at 49?

bob
bob

So lets say at the 18th pic these guys are available (TE) Eric Ebron (WR) Lee/Beckhem and Cooks.also (CB) Dennard and Takle/guard Zack Martin.


who do think will be the pic?

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se  


But the Raiders drafted McClain, Newsome just picked him up off the scrap heap as a classic low cost, low risk reclamation project.


Also, McClain actually played well, so drafting him wasn't a mistake in talent evaluation.  His downfall was injuries and off-field stuff.

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@a57se   I have barely seen him play, but I would rather go with WR or CB...I would say it's a concern to go with someone that's had only 2 years of experience at the position, but same can be said of a lot of guys.  

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100  Didn't they already binge on the offense in free agency?

Hoz
Hoz

@jake100  The jets bringing in quite a few receivers that won't make it out of the 1st rd I bet MM gets his man.

Brad Jerris
Brad Jerris

@WW85  

One of the Most Underrated CB in the Draft will be available at 49, Phillip Gaines. He had a great Combine, most important # 6.62 in the 3 cone drill is elite. Just about all of the top CB's in the NFL had a comparable 3 cone drill time. Before the Combine he was 4-6th round prospect, now CBS has him as the 7th best CB and to go around pick # 57. Other guys that had great 3 Cone drill times were Roby and Verrett, both are expected to be picked at the end of the first to beginning of the second round.

greggreen
greggreen

@WW85  jean-baptiste, mcgill. those are the 2 big press corners that everyone is talking about. Although i think they might be available later then 49

@denzilland
@denzilland

Bob Zack Martin would compete for the Right Guard spot or Left tackle spot? What's his strengths run blocking or pass blocking?

Pat d
Pat d

That is a no brainer. Zack Martin.

He will be long gone.

@denzilland
@denzilland

Eric Ebron 6'5" 230 and fast; him with Cumberland would be a nightmare for defenses.

Pat d
Pat d

Wilkershakes you have to go BPA.

There is only one WR rated higher than Barr and no CB.

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@Bent @jake100   No...they didn't free agency so those moves don't actually count.  I read that somewhere in the NFL's official rule book.

Hoz
Hoz

@a57se @WW85  I read that Marquise Lee was there yesterday & will be there today as well.

Pat d
Pat d

Gaines is most likely a 3rd - 4th round pick. CBS may rate him #7 but shame on any team that has him rated that high based on a combine drill,

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Brad Jerris

I think the Jets and lots of teams are onto this guy.  He's been rising up mock boards.  I saw him picked in the second round on two recent boards, so he is on teams radar and I think we will start hearing more about him as we get closer to the draft.

bob
bob

@greggreen @WW85


Fuller- Baptiste- Mitchel - Roberson- Roby- Verrett. are all good CB

bob
bob

@a57se @bob


LOL I know Beckhams your boy. And if the Jets do pic him. I will be very happy for you and the Jets

bob
bob

@@denzilland Zack Martin would push Both Left tackle and Right Tackle and both guards to be playing at the top of there game I think would take over at one of these spots and start.. that's just what the o-line needs.

Pat d
Pat d

1st round has to be BPA

Bent
Bent moderator

@Pat d  If Martin can really play guard then yes, otherwise that probably wouldn't do much for them in the short term.

maynard
maynard

He's bigger than that, more like 250 isn't he?

Bent
Bent moderator

@@denzilland  This ASJ guy is even bigger (6'6" 265) but I'm not sure how fast he is because he didn't work out due to a foot injury.  He doesn't look as dynamic as Ebron on film.

bob
bob

I just sign off on this draft right here...Dats Right!

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @bklyndude  "I have put a lot of time and effort into forming my opinion and once formed I don't change it lightly."


That might be what leads to people feeling you have stated it emphatically.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@a57se @bklyndude

No, I admire how much video and research you do.  When you repeat your opinion as in the case of David Fales over and over,  it becomes emphatic,  just like ODB.

Your opinion slowly becomes something you believe to be a fact instead of something that should continue to evolve based on new information that comes out during the whole lead up to the draft.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@a57se @bklyndude

Not sure why you put words in my mouth and say things that I did not say.  I actually agree with you that many players won't work out.

But when you state emphatically that this player or that player will or won't work out because of your scouting abilities and research is silly.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Who is saying it doesn't matter who the team picks? 

bklyndude
bklyndude

@a57se @bklyndude @Pat d

And you adopted that opinion and kept telling everybody on this site how good Fales was going to be no matter who had any doubts about him.  I don't say this to knock you, but to point out predicting anybody's future in the NFL is not an exact science.

Saying ODB will be a stud and ASJ won't is kind of silly.  We know they will both be drafted early and will both be pretty good. 

How good is all that can be argued.

Pat d
Pat d

57

I was responding to Wilkershakes. Other than Watkins what other WR do you see getting picked before Barr. I suppose Dennard could go before him.

Pat d
Pat d

Almost every rating I have seen. Barr will go top 10.

WW85
WW85

@Hoz @a57se Mike Evans supposedly visiting the NYJ as well.  Lots of guys in town.

bob
bob

@WW85

I seen some draft boards Jets picking Purifoy in the 3rd round. If it goes that far lets hope that it doesn't.

WW85
WW85

Fuller & Roby & Probably Verrett will be long gone @ 49.

bob
bob

@a57se @bob


I do value your opinion a57se .. I guess will see what happens Who ever is the 1st pic should help us there will see after draft opinions settle in I hope its good.

Pat d
Pat d

Bent

Martin is the BPA

jma020
jma020

@bob  I just was watching film on Sua Filo.  That guy is an animal (in a very good way)

bob
bob

Of coarse for me A guard with the 1st pic and then ASJ with 2nd pic would be like a dream come true..

Zartan
Zartan

Thats cool by me.

harold
harold

@a57se

He is not an aggressive blocker?  Really

Also updating his stats does not mean they watched 2013 film.  Again many of these write-ups are written right after the season and are based on reports.  Very few of these guys actually watch the tape.  I have watched it all.  There is not one game where he was not aggressive blocking in 2013 and much of 2012.  Not sure where your statements are coming from. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit  True, although I don't know if the footage I saw (just highlight reels) was from before or after the injury.

harold
harold

@a57se

Again who has updated based on watching film?

You prove nothing except anyone can type anything.  Again the pundits who have watched all tape,imo realize he is a better blocker than given credit for. 

We were talking about blocking right?

harold
harold

@a57se

That is CBS sports.  They have not updated their reports since the end of the season...

Thanks for playing...You are wasting your time.  I have read almost every internet report.  If they are lazy and do not update it is not really relevant.  

Please you are embarrassing yourslf.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@a57se @harold

You can always find an opinion on either side of a debate,  but you always find one to confirm your opinion and act as if it's a unanimous and final.   Not cool........

harold
harold

@a57se

He is not at all like Pettigrew.  Ball Skills and hands are not even comparable (Perhaps the single greatest predictor of success for WR/TE fs they have the other measurables)...But hey if you want to lie to yourself... be my guest.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Steven Windeler @Bent @Zartan @@denzilland

It also explains why Notre Dame didn't realize how good his hands were and didn't make him a priority in the passing game.  They knew he was a good tough blocker.

If the Jets want him or ASJ,  they need to plan on using the second round pick at 49.

harold
harold

@a57se

Please read a little more.  I have read several trusted reports on ASJ and his blocking ability.  Again, I am referring to pundits that actually took the time to watch his Jr. year film. 

harold
harold

@a57se

I have watched both..Niklas may have a slight edge but nothing that may a huge difference.  ASJ is a good blocker.  He has been a solid blocker for two seasons.  the fact that he needed to get better when he got on campus, doesn't mean he is not good now.  Your ASJ bias is really a little annoying.  I gave you film that other people on the blog watched without bias and saw the kid is pretty good. 

Also many "experts after watching the tape have concurred.  Many pundits don't even really watch the last seaosn of tape until late in the process.  As they have many have seen ASJ is a good blocker ready to help from day one in the running game.

bob
bob

@a57se @Bent

Oh if that the case. I have no doubt About who I'll want I'll want Niklas. Cause I need a guy who can block it all up..Dats right!

harold
harold

@Bent

Niklas and ASJ are both quality blockers.  Ebron has ability needs to get coached up at the NFL level.

harold
harold

@boomer

He is actually more polished than Ebron as a three year starter.  He produced from day one on campus in the Pac 12.  Not sure where the unpolished talk is coming from.

bob
bob

Niklas may slip to the 3-4 round great value there.

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@Bent @Zartan@@denzilland Niklas was a LB as a freshman, and behind Eifert as a sophomore, so he has as little experience as anyone. I think he's exceptional technique wise in all phases. considering he had only a year to learn, and one year of actual experience. Very smart kid. Speed I'd say would be around 4.7. His ceiling is extremely high IMO.

juunit
juunit

He's not gonna be as fast being that much bigger. He did also have a broken foot he played through all season. That would definitely hurt his dynamism.

boomer
boomer

@Bent @@denzilland  He seems to be a little rougher around the edges than Ebron. But he is an enormous target and I like the idea of a TE who also played basketball.  Usually means good athleticism and good hands.