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Jets visited 263 schools and 115 pro days to prepare for NFL Draft

To prepare for the upcoming draft, the Jets visited 263 schools, wrote 1,372 reports and 3,500 evaluations, held 635 interviews, attended 115 pro days and 120 college games.

We feel like we’re prepared, we’re confident and we’re excited to improve our football team next week,” General Manager John Idzik said on Wednesday.

Idzik said the 12 picks the Jets have provides them a lot of flexibility.

Terry Bradway, the senior director of college scouting, said that they will likely stay with the No. 18 pick, which will “feel like there are a group of players there we really like that could help us.

“We’re happy about it,” Bradway said of the team’s pick.

The team plans to be “open minded” about the draft, Idzik said.

Their draft board will likely be set be the beginning of next week, according to the GM.


Photo via SNY’s Jeane Coakley on Twitter





113 comments
boose2
boose2

I'm all about trying to upgrade at the WR position. I think everyone on here feels the same. It's a pretty safe bet we take one with one of our first 2-3 picks... & likely we pick up another one in the later rounds with the talent that's in this draft...

With that said... I'm still not ready to write off Stephen Hill. I feel with any draft pick, you need a couple years to really grade it. He hasn't been a world beater by any means, but I kinda feel we had to know he was a project when we drafted him. With his height, vertical & speed, I feel like he is a sure 1st round pick otherwise. His route running & picking up on the offense has been a struggle, but I'm still holding hope for him.

He did have Sanchez, Sparano & no Tone across from him his rookie year. Then last year was a rookie QB & new offense. Plus he has had his share of injury woes in each of his first 2 seasons. With Kerley & Decker sure to lock up 2 of WR positions, I think Hill can be a top 4 WR on this team. I know that isn't really saying much, but if he beats out either Nelson or a 1st/2nd rd WR, I think most of us on here would be surprisingly optimistic.

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

Good, they should be doing all this pre draft research.

deuce knickalow
deuce knickalow

Hey fellas if the jets wanted to get in the top ten what would it take ? Lol don't kill me just asking ...

Joan Israel
Joan Israel

I'm officially off the 'draft' watch: just too much information. When I read that someone 'likes' a player who's probably going to go 'undrafted' -- similar to a comment below -- I know I've reached the saturation point. Undrafted players-to-be now being touted by a so-called amateur expert? It's ridiculous, this whole circus. It's been fun for a while, but too much information has wore me out.


I'm just going to attend a draft party next Thursday, knock down a couple of beers, wolf down chunks of six-foot heros, BS with other jerks who think they're Bill Walsh-in-the-making, and enjoy whatever surprises, etc come my way. 

My hunches, if you're interested, by the way: the Jets are going to take that receiver -- name escapes me at the moment -- from Oregon State, and QB Savage from Pittsburgh in a later round.


Jim Israel



Steve Elliott
Steve Elliott

Whenever I think about the draft i get excited.


Whenever I remember Bradway is still involved I get scared.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Now Idzik is reviewing innoculation records to see if it's in order and /or needed. Mumps, measles, polio,, etc.

dabronx
dabronx

For WR, I like Jeff Janis or TJ Jones as a late round picks.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Tequilla Joe Mock draft #1...

Rd.1-Justin Gilbert CB (wishful thinking)


Rd.2-Jimmie Ward FS (think a young Jairus Byrd)


Rd.3-Donte Moncrief  WR (this guy drives the swagger bus...hop aboard)


Rd.4-Telvin Smith SS (this guy played LB in college, I say he's a safety...think Kam Chancellor)


Rd.4-C.J Fiedorowicz (finally a TE that can block)


Rd.4-Cyril Richardson OG (man this guy likes to eat...hopefully he has an appetite for DT's)


Rd.5-Adrian Hubbard OLB (I think this guy some upside could't hurt in the 5th)


Rd.6-Tyler Gaffney RB (great athlete, this guy was a two sport star, has great power)


Rd.6-Tajh Boyd QB (Rex loves his footwork)


Rd.6-Max Bullough ILB (bullish on Bullough in the 6th)


Rd.7-Kirby Van Der Kamp P (yes, it's punter...)


Rd.7-John Brown WR (speed baby speed!)

bradysucks
bradysucks

The flip side of that argument is that Hill being so inept destroyed Sanchez and made Holmes's job a lot harder.....

boose2
boose2

Our 1st, 2nd, & 4th (Our pick, not Tampa's) would prob get us to the 9-10 range.

dabronx
dabronx

@Jaime Rios I'd take a flyer on him as an undrafted. However, the dude is 5'7 170lbs..  ceiling is a slot corner (if that!).

cosmicwy
cosmicwy

@Steve Elliott  bradway?  the guy who tells them to draft players like russel wilson and gets overruled? 

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@Lloyd Jay Reife not a bad idea, wwouldn't want a dolphins style CDC situation in the locker room.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@dabronx  I'm into Janis he's a small school guy with a lot of upside. I have a feeling Belichick has an eye on this guy. I went with Brown in the 7th because I drafted Donte in the third. If Jets drafted Janis I wouldn't be disappointed.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Another guy I'm  high on in the later rounds is Mike Campanaro (WR-Wake Forest). Don't be surprised if he ends up on the patriots though...

dabronx
dabronx

@Tequila Joe I would be fine with Gilbert in the first. Though I think your right and he will not be there. But we need to take a long hard look at offense in the first two rounds. I like Montcrief but would prefer the Jets traded up in the second to grab Jordan Matthews or Allen Robinson if we go CB in the first. I think Kyle Van Noy is highly underrated and wouldn't mind seeing them trade up from the third as well to grab him. We have 12 picks, I would be shocked if there are no Jets trades next week.


regardless, nice draft!

Beamen321
Beamen321

@Tequila Joe  I like this draft a lot. I would like a higher upside guy in Round 3 like a Martavous Bryant but I don't think he'll be there when we pick in the 3rd.

boose2
boose2

First 3 picks this year would prob get us up to 7... pretty expensive.

williamg1
williamg1

@Brendan @williamg1  Its a shame we are probably more than a month away from him throwing passes to our rookies. Goodell might as well just move the draft all the way back to week 2 of the season. 

jetlife
jetlife

@cosmicwy I'm sure we could go back and forth name dropping for hours.

dabronx
dabronx

@Tequila Joe  

I like Campanaro as well. He might go un-drafted. Wes Welker type. 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@dabronx @Tequila Joe  I like all the players mentioned especially Van Noy and Matthews. That's what's awesome about this draft there are a lot of options. Regardless, i think our team is going to be upgraded in a major way. I'm not as high on Robinson I can't tell you exactly why but I have a gut feeling we shouldn't draft him. 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@Beamen321 @Tequila Joe  Thanks bro. I like Bryant too but he's been rising. I doubt he'd be there in the third as well. Donte play's with a lot of passion I would love to have this guy on the team, he's fast too...

boose2
boose2

If we cut him right now he'd be 'unemployed for all of about 5 minutes' (in Rob Ryan voice)

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  Winston has literally nothing to do with Hill man, c'mon. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Wait a few years like everyone else and evaluate it?