WR Breshad Perriman visiting Jets

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Perriman has been rocketing up draft boards over the last month since he ran a scorching 4.25 second 40 time at his Pro Day.  Perriman has that rare combination of size (6’2″, 215 pounds) and top-end speed with suddenness to break off defenders that are possessed by the top receivers in the NFL.  While Perriman has shown some inconsistency with drops during his time in college, it might be overblown and it can be argued that Perriman is a “discount” version of WVU WR Kevin White.

Perriman’s physical traits big play skillset should will likely drive him higher than anyone expected just three months ago.  Drafting him at number six overall would be perceived as a reach, but no more than drafting Bud Dupree should there be a run of skill players before the Jets pick and many of the “top” DE/OLBs are sitting at the top of the Jets board.  I would expect the Jets would feel much more comfortable drafting a player like Perriman after the top ten, which means normal due diligence before the team would feel comfortable trading back and making such a selection.  While Perriman might go earlier than expected a few months ago, it shouldn’t overly deter teams from drafting a potential playmaker like him at some point the first round.

Tebow to sign with Eagles

USATSI_6412976_110579513_lowresTim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles on Monday, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract hasn’t been finalized.

Tebow hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He was released by the New England Patriots before the 2013 season and spent last year working in television as an analyst for the SEC Network and ESPN.

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Jets Nation: Trading up in Draft

The Jets Nation panel debates whether or not the Jets should trade up in the draft for a chance at landing Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston.

ICYMI: TJB Podcast — Trader Jets

Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett continue their road to the NFL Draft. This week, they fire up the TJB Trade Maker (17:40), which sets up five different deals in which the Jets trade out of the 6th spot. From up, down, and all around — the guys break it down.

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Updated 4/18: Podcast re-cut due to ending too soon on the last version.

BGA: NFL Draft 2015 – Running Backs

Welcome to the 11th instalment of the BGA: 2015 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I’ve been sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In the previous instalment we covered safeties, but today we move on to the running back position.

After the jump, I’ll be considering whether the Jets have a need at this position and recapping some of the more interesting prospects in this year’s class. (Note: This does not include fullbacks, which were considered along with tight ends a few weeks ago).

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Daily Links: Me first

  • Will the Chargers step in front of the Jets to take Mariota? [NJ]
  • Do the Jets have the best secondary in the league? [NFL]
  • Leonard Williams is setting up a number of pre-draft meetings. [PFT]
  • This is a ‘strange draft’ says analyst Bill Polian. [NewYorkJets]
  • Todd Bowles loves him some P-Funk. [NJ]
  • Jace Amaro got to chat with Curtis Granderson at the Mets game on Thursday. [NJ]
  • Kiper choses Kevin White, Eli Harold and Garrett Grayson in his “Grade A” Mock. [ESPN]
  • Darrelle is headed to the White House. [CBS NY]
  • What kind of talent could be available at 12 if the Jets move back? [Canton Rep]