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Jets claim CB Leon McFadden


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#1 BroadwayJets

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:53 PM

Former Brown, played all 16 games last season


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:58 PM

From NFL.com

 

 

Overview

Leon McFadden, Sr. played nine years of professional baseball as a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, including 62 games at the latter two spots in three years with the Houston Astros from 1968 to 1970. Leon, Jr. possesses the athleticism to play any sport he wants, but chose to make hits on the gridiron rather than trying to compile (or prevent) them on the diamond.

 

He originally signed to play receiver for the Aztecs, but switched to defense before his true freshman season - a very wise move. McFadden played in 12 games that year, starting six of the teams first seven games before contributing off the bench for balance of the season (26 tackles, interception, sack, two blocked extra points). He earned first-team All-Mountain West honors in each of the next two seasons, starting every game, intercepting two passes each year and accumulating 10 tackles for loss and 27 pass breakups. His 17 passes defensed tied for 12th in the FBS in 2011. As a Senior, McFadden notched 61 tackles, 3 interceptions (2 of which he took in for a touchdown), and 12 passes defended. His play in 2012 earned him first-team All-Mountain West honors for the third year in a row.

 

Analysis

 

Strengths

 

Possesses quick feet and good speed. Fluid hips help him transition from pedal to close, also to adjust to out routes after opening up. Good awareness as a zone defender, jumps underneath routes but also keeps an eye on the quarterback and can adjust to make plays on receivers running behind him. Contains well on his side of the field, has the closing speed to track down runners before they reach the sideline. Displays the hands to snatch interceptions over his head and away from his body and fluidly transition into the return. Competitive in 50-50 situations, active hands make it tough on receivers to complete the catch. Possesses some thickness and cuts down backs in space with authority and is willing to stick a shoulder into an unsuspecting receiver. Adept special teams player on coverage and block units and has the hands and quickness to get a shot on punt returns.

 

Weaknesses

 

Struggles to always get a good jam at the line of scrimmage, which gives him some issues in recovery. His size gives him some issues against bigger, more physical wide receivers. A bit gun shy in handling blocks from lineman in the screen game. Doesn't wrap up, often times attempts the cut tacke, which wont always be effective against stronger, more elusive NFL ballcarriers.

 

NFL Comparison Brent Grimes

 

Bottom Line

 

McFaddens a tenacious three-time All-Mountain West selection possessing the strength, quickness, attitude, and ball skills required of NFL starters, even if his size is not ideal to handle the physicality of veteran wideouts. Many shorter corners who play with similar strength and temperament have succeeded at the next level, which will help him nail down top-75 grades from scouts.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:01 PM

Ah I was hoping for Adams, I guess it could still happen. Does anyone know much about McFadden?
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:01 PM

Off track prediction: I think if a trade is coming, I believe it'll be for a WR rather than a CB. Idzik likes the moves he's made at CB whether we like it or not. 

 

Just throwin that out there.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

This is a good get at this point. One year removed from being a top of the third round pick. Plus, spent camp learning the same defensive system. This is basically Dex McDougle's replacement.
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:16 PM

I remember Pauline liking McFadden. He missed the Senior Bowl but apparently had a really good week of practice.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

Sounds like a decent depth addition.
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

Sounds like a decent depth addition.


God knows all we need at CB is depth and not, you know, competent NFL starters. Cause asking for that when you've only got $20M in cap space would be ridiculous.
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:26 PM

I just read a few articles on-line about our new CB. He sure sounds a lot like Kyle Wilson II. Poor instincts, not enough speed and a penalty machine. Thanks Izdick!


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

God knows all we need at CB is depth and not, you know, competent NFL starters. Cause asking for that when you've only got $20M in cap space would be ridiculous.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

I don't think the Jets are done just yet.
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

Wait so do the Jets have to make room for him and drop someone ?
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:37 PM

This is a good pickup. McFadden was one of the most notable cuts yesterday. He's a penalty machine but I do not think he's a bust at all. Not to mention he's already had a summer studying a defense like ours.


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(Chandler)'s a nice piece as long as he's the 7th most important player on your roster....I think they're going to be disappointed when they see he's just a pumped-up Drew Gooden.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

CB Leon McFadden can play inside and outside. Of 233 snaps last yr, 52 came in the slot. Had 3 penalties for 64 yards. #nyj

 
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:46 PM

Looks like a pretty solid pick up. 


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:03 PM

Interesting note: Browns took LM 1 pick before AZ got T Mathieu RT @ProFootballTalk CB-needy Jets claim Leon McFadden http://wp.me/p14QSB-9yCJ


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:03 PM

good depth.  probably better than lequan lewis


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:38 PM

This is a good pickup. McFadden was one of the most notable cuts yesterday. He's a penalty machine but I do not think he's a bust at all. Not to mention he's already had a summer studying a defense like ours.

and he knows playbook (pettine uses same system we do) so he can step in ASAP


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

who was released?  


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:58 PM

who was released?  

No one yet, but it will probably be Lewis


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:17 PM

Quality move


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:21 PM

No one yet, but it will probably be Lewis

i thought from the naked eye without going over pff or whatever stats that Lewis looked like our worst defender all preseason , Johnny Patrick looked way better but who knows
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