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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




136 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.

chuco
chuco

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.

bradysucks
bradysucks

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

a57se
a57se

@boose2  

 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. 

The Jets scout who recommended him said the Jets knew Hill was a 2 to 3 year project.... 

With his height, vertical & speed, I feel like he is a sure 1st round pick otherwise.

He was comparable to Calvin Johnson coming out of college on a Size/speed comparison..... Marcus' mock draft table is one reference but there were plenty who made the comparison including ESPN's Sports Science.

With the Jets in win now mode and the WR corps decimated by hamstring injuries, Hill was rushed into the line-up 5 months after his 20th birthday.........to me, this is the biggest mistake the Jets did with him. he just wasn't physically ready to play in the NFL and his knees eventually concurred. The treatment this off-season? Strengthen the muscles around his knee!!! Maybe we should of done that from the beginning with the kid and NOT just his knees but the rest of his body.


Interesting stat....32 of Hills' 45 receptions have resulted in first downs.

boose2
boose2

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

a57se
a57se

@jake100  

Where have you been hiding?

Brendan finally scare you off?

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.

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks  

You had it right all along, Sanchez just flat out sucked.

a57se
a57se

At 20 years old Jameis Winston is in college walking out of supermarkets forgetting to pay for Craabs Legs and Crawfish, Hill was a starting WR for the NY Jets and getting the snot knocked out of him by fully grown men and we want to trash Hill and call him a bust.

There are WR's in this draft who are OLDER than Hill.

boose2
boose2

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

a57se
a57se

@jake100 @Joan Israel 

If you don't know anything about the draft prospects how will you know if we had a good draft? Mel Kiper? Rich Cimini?

Manish Mehta?

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@a57se @jake100  Nah, me and Brendan are chilley. I have been real busy, but looking forward to the draft. Tonight, it is the RANGERS!!!!!

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.

a57se
a57se

@boose2  

Oh, I know...there are WR's who are older than Hill in this Draft!.

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? 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Brendan @jake100  lol, hearing Geno is spewing confidence did me in!!!!!! No pun intended, lol