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About jdeacon

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  1. I have no idea who will be available next year but there is a good chance we will need to use some of the money on the offensive line. RT, LT and C are still major question marks heading forward. If any of them faulter this year we will want to go look for the best to protect that 1st round qb we will be drafting in 18.
  2. Honestly this is very impressive coming from a rookie. We were all told he was a natural born leader but to already be taking the reigns and taking verbal command of the defense on the field is a really good sign for us.
  3. I believe most of the complaints are coming from some of the moves the front office has done this offseason. Its not the cuts but how they have been done for career jet players that have rubbed some of the fans the wrong way. There is no excuse to release Mangold through a phone call while he is on vacation with his family. I get it, its a ruthless business but it also shows a complete lack of appreciation from the franchise to a player that has done everything he has been asked to do, been named to multiple pro bowls and has never once been an issue for the team. Harris and Decker are more arguable. From what I understand they were trying to restructure Harris's contract and he was refusing so I have no problem with the late release. They wanted to get something in return for Decker and failed to move him. It is questionable if Decker really should have been moved as young qb's could use a WR that understands route concepts and will be were he is supposed to be. Without having anyone besides Enunwa as a semi proven WR on the team it will make evaluating the young qb's that much harder come game day. And finally speaking of the qb's, most people are upset that McCown has been starting in OTA's and minicamp. This is a way overblown issue right now. Neither Petty or Hack has ever played in WCO, McCown has. It is only natural to have someone who understands the offensive schemes run the offense will the total install is being done during the light period of training and allow for the young qb's to compete all the way when training camp starts.
  4. The reality is McCown started OTA's because he has run an NFL offense that has similar language to what Morton is running. Give the young guys ( Petty and Hack) some time to adjust to another new offensive scheme / language before we crown McCown the king of the tank.
  5. You only get a comp pick if you are not active in free agency. The reality is that we have 60+ mil in cap room next year and will be active in free agency which destroys any chance of accumulating any comp picks.
  6. Seriously, that florida georgia game is one of the best tailgating experiences you will ever have.
  7. He is our new version of Bryan Thomas. Always setting the edge, doing the dirty work and racking up 4-6 sacks a year. Not only do we need an OLB that can do that I will take that any time for a 3rd round pick.
  8. McCown is a litmus test. If Petty or Hack cannot outperform a 37 year old perennial back up quarterback then we have a pretty good idea what to expect out of the young bucks. Could they develop better with more years down the road? Sure, but if neither of them show just the raw talent to win the job we should be in full tank mode for a qb next year and let Mccown get his 1 or 3 wins this year.
  9. Fixed it for you
  10. I gave it an A. Fills a need and was the BPA. Guy has all the tools and heart to become game changer / household name in our secondary. Lets hope he can reach his ceiling.
  11. Completely forgot about the drug issues, my bad
  12. As much as the talent of Cook is incredibly attractive I would be shocked to see Mac do a 180 and take a low character player with multiple shoulder injuries. I would also be surprised to see us take an OL as Mac seems to prefer to draft them in the later rounds. I wouldn't be shocked to see us grab Wilson or King and fix the secondary for the time being. Tim Williams is a possibility as a pure pass rushing presence. We don't have anyone who brings speed around the edge. Whoever it is the Jets have a lot of quality options to choose from, lets hope they pick another solid football player that fits into the type of culture they are trying to build here.
  13. Round 6 191st Selection -James Conner – Running Back – PittsburghJames Connor is the definition of a feel good story in football. After overcoming Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015 he was able to return to the field in 2016 and continue to produce at a high level. I would not be upset moving up in the draft to grab him in the fourth round if we felt he was in danger of being drafted but if he is here in the sixth round the Jets would be fools to pass on him.He is a wrecking ball of a running back who powers through defenders to gain every possible yard available. He has a powerful stiff arm that forces defenders away and blows right through arm tackles often requiring the “village” to come and bring him down. His biggest weakness is he has a slow acceleration and does not have good lateral movement in order to move around defenders. He isn’t the most natural pass catcher but is good enough to make the defense respect him when he goes out into the flat or across the field.Overall his health is a concern but no one can question his heart. Connor is a natural leader on and off the field and would be a great addition to Forte and Powell bringing a different style of running and a nasty streak needed to get those crucial 3rd and 1 situations.Round 7 224th Selection -Brad Seaton – Offensive Tackle –VillanovaWith their last pick the draft Maccagnan doubles down on another offensive line prospect. Brad Seaton is a three year starter out of Villanova that has great agility and shows good mechanics on the line. The big red flag for Seaton is his height as he is too tall for a conventional tackle which is why he is available so late in the draft.On film Seaton shows strong hands and balances himself well against defenders bull rushing him and trying to rip inside. Watching him play he has to bend down to meet the defender at pad level putting him at a disadvantage against experienced pass rushers. At best he has the talent and ability to grow into a swing tackle which is a roster spot that needs to be filled.
  14. 107th Selection – Taylor Moton – Offensive Tackle/Guard – Western MichiganThe offensive line rebuild is finally underway after the retirement of Ferguson in 2016 and the release of fan favorite Mangold this offseason. The Jets went to work to fill the gaping hole at LT after the signing of Ryan Clady last season from the Broncos was unable to stay healthy and when on the field failed to produce at a high level. With the signing of free agent Beachum and resigning right guard Winters it gives the Jets the ability to look towards the future while the groom younger talent to fill the needs. Unfortunately in this draft there is no franchise quality left tackle available in the first so Maccagnan continues to draft offensive lineman in later rounds looking for diamonds in the rough.Moton is a massive prospect possessing the arm length, frame and size needed to play an interior offensive line position in the NFL. In the collegiate state Moton played specifically at right tackle and right guard and looks to project at a right guard in the NFL. He shows proper pad level and when set loose in the second level he will completely destroy linebackers and safeties as he leads the way for the rusher.Moton biggest weakness is the lack of speed with his initial punch at the line which can lead to him being drive back off his point. He also has a tendency to set his feet and not chop which will be needed to open holes for the running backs to run through. Moton comes with a mountain of potential and needs to be coached up on mechanics and quicker hands. Grooming him behind Carpenter and Winters can ensure the Jets have a young pipeline of powerful guards ready to take over when they are called on.Round 5 Johnathan ‘Rudy’ Ford – Safety – AuburnBy the fifth round the talent is beginning to dry up and the Jets need to start looking for players that have good production in college but have obvious flaws that need to be fixed. Rudy Ford is a safety that can sit behind Pryor for a year and give the Jets an option for an in the box safety over having to pay Pryor in the 2018 season all while having a gunner to use for special teams.Ford’s biggest strength is his tackling. The guy hits like a truck and does not lead with his head, avoiding targeting penalties and protecting himself from injury. Being a three year starter Ford has experience playing a nickel corner and safety in Auburns defensive scheme giving Bowles another option to develop for the backfield into a potential future starter.