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  1. Prior to his run with the Bears, Kelly spent eight seasons with the Denver Broncos. He held the title of Assistant Director of Pro Personnel with the organization while also serving as a scout and Assistant Coordinator of Pro and College Scouting at one point. It was during his time in Denver he had the opportunity to work with Jets head coach Adam Gase. - https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Article/Champ-Kelly-Jets-GM-job-132058727/ One of the unsung heroes of the Chicago Bears and their rise from the ashes of the past five years is Champ Kelly. GM Ryan Pace brought him over from Denver in 2015 to become their Director of Pro Scouting. A job he excelled at, helping them to secure names like Akiem Hicks and Danny Trevathan in free agency. This work earned him a promotion in 2018 to Assistant Director of Player Personnel. Since then the team has enjoyed arguably its two best offseasons in over a decade. Among their slew of acquisitions include Mitch Trubisky, Eddie Jackson, Tarik Cohen, Allen Robinson, Roquan Smith, Anthony Miller, and Khalil Mack. Kelly played a prominent role in both the scouting and moves to secure all of those names. His importance to their success cannot be understated. Chicago Bears connections to Jets run deep for Champ Kelly Few coaches have a better understanding of who Kelly is than Adam Gase. The Jets’ new head coach had a relationship with him that began over a decade ago in Denver. Then the two of them both came to Chicago in 2015 and have seen their careers take off since. Gase earned his head coaching stripes after one season and Kelly was later promoted. It would make perfect sense for the coach want somebody he knows and trusts for the GM position. Similar to what Bill Belichick has done with Nick Caserio and Jon Gruden did with Mike Mayock. Whether Kelly will want to take a position where he’s unlikely to have ultimate say in the roster composition? That’s impossible to predict. Unfortunately, in these sort of situations, a man is almost guaranteed to garner attention from other NFL team. That appears to be the case as Kelly has emerged as a prominent name in the New York Jets’ search for a new general manager according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Still, given the lack of minority GMs in the league these days, it seems like it would be a hard offer to pass up. If that were to happen, it would be a tough loss for the Bears. Heart Power Inc - https://heartpowerinc.org/ Anthony “Champ” Kelly, President Anthony “Champ” Kelly serves as President of the Board of Directors of Heart Power, Inc. Champ just completed his first season as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Chicago Bears. In his current position, Champ is responsible for the evaluation and acquisition of free agents, in addition to advance scouting and compiling research for the club. Champ began his NFL personnel experience with the Denver Broncos where he served in both the college and pro departments. He spent his last five seasons as the club’s Assistant Director of Pro Personnel. Champ was hired by the Broncos after working as the general manager and wide receivers coach for the Lexington Horsemen of United Indoor Football during their 2007 campaign. Champ previously worked for IBM, and is proficient in computer programming and software development. Champ is a graduate from the University of Kentucky, where he received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and his Masters Degree in Business Administration. Champ is married to Stephanie and they have three beautiful daughters, Claire Alaina, Chloe Grace, and Caroline Elise.
  2. Jeremiah has great insight into the players that enter the draft. If the Jets hired him, I would be sad as Move the Sticks is one of the few pre-draft podcasts worth listening to. His mock drafts are more from what he hears teams will do. But he does an episode right before the draft on what he believes teams should do. He does a great job on that segment. I don't think he is cut out to be a GM, but the rumors are that he would play a prominent role in the front office which would be great. Jeremiah paired with Joe Douglas would be a good start to changing the front office culture with the Jets.
  3. They have a lot of defensive linemen on that list.
  4. A $10 million year is actually a bit of a step down for Bundchen — it landed her in a tie for fifth place with Cara Delevingne on Forbes’ list. Bundchen, who officially retired from the runway in 2015, finished in first place on Forbes’ list for 10 consecutive years from 2007 to 2016, and placed second in 2017 when she earned $17.5 million for her modeling. https://www.boston.com/culture/celebs/2018/12/14/gisele-bundchen-highest-paid-model-2018
  5. Looks like Gase's offense is trending to rely more on the inside receivers. Supposedly Gase's offense is innovative and maybe he has adapted to the players and schemes in the NFL. Hill, Allen, Fitzgerald, Thomas, Edelman, Thielen, Smith-Schuster, Boyd all produce out of the slot. 
  6. It would be great if Crowder could put up numbers like Landry but I agree he probably won't get targeted 130+ times. Landry was targeted: 166 in 2015, 131 in 2016 and 161 in 2018. Crowder probably won't move around the formation as Landry did nor will he get the targets. Albert Wilson split time with Amendola and I see no one that will eat into Crowder the way Amendola did. During the same span, Amendola had 30 receptions on 38 targets for 294 yards. Someone like Burnett may have 1-2 receptions a game but I'd expect to see Crowder getting 80-90% of the slot targets. So maybe his projection should be closer to 90 receptions, 900 yards (Landry's yards per reception was 10.1 and Jamison's is 11.9). Landry's 4-year average was also 6.3 receptions per game and 63.1 yards per game. So Jamison may be a little under that.
  7. The Eagles seem like a good option for a trade but perhaps for Rasul Douglas or take a chance on Jordan Mailata.
  8. Using the 2017 Dolphins stats as a template: Crowder (Landry role) - 110 receptions, 1000 yards Robby (Stills role) - 60 receptions, 850 yards Enunwa (Parker role) - 55 receptions, 650 yards Herndon / Wesco (Thomas, Fasano) - 55 receptions, 550 yards Bell (Drake, Williams, Ajayi) - 70 receptions, 500 yards Crowder will be the focal point of Gase's offense
  9. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001029382/article/mike-maccagnan-explains-why-jets-didnt-trade-down Leading up to and during draft weekend, no team was pegged as a more likely mover-and-shaker than the New York Jets. With the third overall pick and no second-round selections thanks to their trade up for Sam Darnold in 2018, Gang Green was thought to be a prime candidate to either trade down from the top five or trade up from their third round pick. Instead, the Jets stayed pat on Thursday night, selecting arguably the draft's top prospect in Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, and then failed to move into the second round on Friday evening. New York selected Florida edge rusher Jachai Polite with their original third-rounder and then traded up to grab USC tackle Chuma Edoga. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan explained to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on the "RapSheet and Friends" podcast this week why New York opted not to fly around the draft. "It was never a situation where we were trying to get out of the third pick," Maccagnan told Rapoport. "We actually felt very comfortable being there. We said very publicly we were going to get a very good player at 3. But we went through our process in talking to teams. "I think when we were sitting there with our situation, I think we looked at the possibility of trading back or trading out of the spot. But when we were on the clock and talking to teams, there was never really a trade offer that we felt was strong enough to make us move basically when it was all said and done. That being said, we were very happy to take what we felt was one of the top players in the draft at that spot (Quinnen Williams) and went forward with it." There was a thought-slash-rumor out thereon Thursday afternoon that the Jets could strike a deal with the division Buffalo Bills to move down to No. 9. Buffalo was eyeing Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver and the Jets and Raiders (No. 4) were rumored to want him. Maccagnan says he wouldn't have been opposed to trading with an AFC East foe. "When you trade within the division, you want to make sure it's at least fair for both sides at minimum because you're going to be facing those players all the time," the Jets GM said. "I wouldn't necessarily rule out trading with someone in the division if it's a trade that works out for the team both in the short and long term." The Jets did not trade down, and Buffalo eventually got its man when Oliver fell to No. 9. In recent days, another report has emerged that the Jets were interested to trading into the second round to grab Georgia speedster Mecole Hardman, who was grabbed by the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 56. Maccagnan admitted that New York was interested in moving into the second round, but wouldn't say for which players and cited the difficulty in trading into a round with no picks. "I think sometimes if you have a pick within the round, it's a lot easier to move up in the round," Maccagnan added. "But if you're trying to get back into the second round and you don't have a second-round pick per se in that year's draft, it makes it a little more difficult. There's a lot of situations where we had talked to teams and quite a few scenarios where teams opted to not want to make a trade and felt good about the players on the board and took the player respectively. But that's part of the draft process you go through. "In the end we never found a team that was going to be in a position to facilitate a trade with us. We sort of stayed put, kept our picks, kept our future picks and we felt we got some good players in the third round." Maccagnan sounded pleased with his third-round haul despite Polite's and Edoga's boom-or-bust potential. The GM wasn't bothered by Polite's reported poor pre-draft process, telling Rapoport that Ravens legend Terrell Suggshad a terrible 40 when he was coming out of Arizona State. On Edoga, Maccagnan liked the offensive lineman's arm length and foot quickness and his flexibility to play right tackle, left tackle or swing into guard. When asked about the positions he hasn't addressed in New York's high-spending offseason, namely the center position, Maccagnan insisted the Jets aren't done making moves. It's a long way 'til September after all. "Between now and when we play our first game, we have quite a bit of time left. There's still some players out there in free agency. There's still going to be potential trades. There can still be players that come available in preseason, whether it's during preseason in trades or in final cuts," Maccagnan said. "We like the players we have [at center] right now, but if we can make the position more competitive, we're definitely going to do that." Amid unconfirmed rumblings that Maccagnan's job is in jeopardy, the Jets GM appears satisfied with what he and his team have built in their five seasons in New York. If the players they acquired and drafted this offseason don't pan out in 2019, however, Maccagnan could be looking for work elsewhere come January, ruing the trades he didn't make or the players he didn't take. Edit: Here is a link to the interview: https://omny.fm/shows/rap-sheet-friends/ep-35-gm-mike-maccagnan-gives-the-inside-story-of
  10. Jenkins has experience in Gregg Williams' offense which would be a plus if he were a late addition (post-training camp).
  11. From https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/snapcounts Player Team Position Total Snaps Def Snaps Def Snap Pct ST Snaps ST Snap Pct 33-J.Adams-NYJ NYJ DB 1174 1120 99.90% 54 10.90% 21-M.Claiborne NYJ DB 1012 1003 89.50% 9 1.80% 27-D.Roberts NYJ DB 936 726 64.80% 210 42.30% 41-B.Skrine NYJ DB 818 694 61.90% 124 25.00% 22-T.Johnson NYJ DB 677 671 59.90% 6 1.20% 23-T.Brooks NYJ DB 461 69 6.20% 392 79.00% 26-M.Maye NYJ DB 428 393 35.10% 35 7.10% 36-D.Middleton NYJ DB 331 231 20.60% 100 20.20% 43-P.Nickerson NYJ DB 322 212 18.90% 110 22.20% 45-R.Miles NYJ DB 288 87 7.80% 201 40.50% 30-R.Robinson NYJ DB 152 83 7.40% 69 13.90% 37-J.Wilcox NYJ DB 58 25 2.20% 33 6.70% 31-J.Burris NYJ DB 50 0 0.00% 50 10.10% 31-D.Jones NYJ DB 41 38 3.40% 3 0.60% 39-I.Campbell NYJ DB 13 1 0.10% 12 2.40% 34-J.Clark NYJ DB 7 0 0.00% 7 1.40% 38-B.Bryant NYJ DB 0 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
  12. Many "way-too-early" 2020 mock drafts were released this past week. So I put together a list of players that appear in these mock drafts and will track them throughout the year. The purpose of this exercise is simply to track prospects that may be in the 2020 draft. For the data, I used 11 different sites to produce a composite ranking for each player. I reduced the total number of players down to 34 (though my complete list has 77 players). The criteria I used for eliminating players, was that they needed to appear in at least 5 of the 11 mock drafts. Below is a chart of those players ordered by the number of mock drafts they appear in. The last column is their ADP in those drafts. A lot will change between now and next draft, but it will be interesting to follow these players throughout the year. Initial thoughts: A lot of wide receiver talent. There is more offensive tackle talent than 2019 Good distribution/representation of each position group First Name Last Name Position School Height Weight Top ADP Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama 73 218 11 2.5 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama 73 192 11 4.3 Justin Herbert QB Oregon 78 225 11 4.8 Chase Young EDGE Ohio State 77 265 11 6.5 Derrick Brown DT Auburn 77 316 11 7.6 Andrew Thomas T Georgia 77 320 11 8.8 Walker Little T Stanford 79 313 11 8.5 Grant Delpit S LSU 75 203 11 9.5 Jake Fromm QB Georgia 74 220 11 11.1 A.J. Epenesa DE Iowa 77 277 11 12.5 Raekwon Davis DL Alabama 79 306 11 15.6 Laviska Shenault WR Colorado 74 220 10 10.0 Dylan Moses ILB Alabama 75 233 10 19.1 Albert Okwuegbunam TE Missouri 77 260 10 19.0 Isaiah Simmons LB Clemson 74 230 10 19.6 Tee Higgins WR Clemson 76 200 10 20.6 C.J. Henderson CB Florida 73 186 9 16.0 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma 74 189 9 20.1 Trey Adams T Washington 79 315 9 25.2 Tyler Biadasz G Wisconsin 75 315 9 27.8 Jaylon Johnson CB Utah 72 190 8 29.3 Collin Johnson WR Texas 78 220 7 21.4 Paddy Fisher LB Northwestern 76 241 7 25.9 Trey Smith T Tennessee 78 320 7 16.4 Travis Etienne RB Clemson 70 200 6 18.8 Nick Coe DE/DT Auburn 77 282 6 18.0 Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State 76 260 5 35.6 Trevon Diggs CB Alabama 74 195 5 17.0 Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin 71 215 5 17.6 Bryce Hall CB Virginia 72 200 5 17.4 Jacob Eason QB Washington 77 227 5 21.0 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama 72 183 5 29.2 Mekhi Becton T Louisville 79 355 5 20.2 Tylan Wallace WR Oklahoma State 72 185 5 19.8
  13. May 7th is the date on which free agents that sign do not count for/against the compensatory pick equation. Since it seems like the Jets will not get any comp picks next year (Mosley, Bell, Crowder, etc. Also see: https://overthecap.com/compensatory-draft-picks-cancellation-chart/ ), if they are planning on signing a veteran free agent, should the Jets try to sign them by May 6th before these other teams attempt to sign them? Claiborne may be one player they could bring back. Another player they could look into is Jamie Collins. Would be a good veteran depth guy that knows Gregg Williams' system. Not sure if he would be cheap though. Good article explaining the importance of May 7th: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/04/nfl-free-agents-compensaotyr-picks-may-7-ndamukong-suh Why May 7 is a big day for Ndamukong Suh and other NFL free agents The smartest NFL teams all share one overarching philosophy that, in a way, influences nearly every roster decision they make: The key to building a Super Bowl roster in the today’s NFL is drafting well, and because the draft is a crapshoot, the best way to draft well is to accrue as many draft picks as possible. The easiest way to add draft picks is to play the compensatory pick game, which successful teams like the Eagles and Patriots have committed to doing over the last two decades. And after the NFL allowed teams to start trading draft picks, their efforts to earn comp picks have only increased. Teams are awarded comp picks based on a proprietary formula that calculates how much a team has added or gained in free agency (the 32 picks added to the upcoming draft were awarded in February based on last year’s free agent signings). The league then awards picks, which come at the end of the third through seventh rounds, to the teams that have lost the most. If it sounds complicated, that’s because it is. Fortunately, OverTheCap.com has an easy-to-understand guide to the system. Deadspin’s Dom Cosentino wrote a fantastic breakdown of how teams are playing the comp pick game in increasingly creative ways — and one of the ways of doing it is to wait until after May 7, when free agents signed are no longer factored into the comp pick formula, to add veteran players, which is why big-name players like Ndamukong Suh, Ziggy Ansah and Morris Claiborne are still on the market. Those players could be vital pieces for contenders, but those contenders are teams who have become adept at playing the comp pick game and won’t be interested in players who could cost them an extra draft pick. The Patriots have almost created their own secondary free agent market. Instead of chasing players on the open market, they look around the league for expendable veteran players and offer Day 3 draft picks in exchange for them. That’s how they ended up with players like Michael Bennett, Kyle Van Noy and Jason McCourty — impact players who cost New England nothing and do not affect their compensatory pick formula. The Eagles have used similar tactics. They traded a pick for Golden Tate knowing that if he didn’t make the impact they expected (which he didn’t) they could let him walk this offseason and add to their ever-growing cache of comp picks. Philly stayed out of free agency this offseason but still managed to add key pieces. Malik Jackson was brought in after he was cut by Jacksonville, meaning he won’t be included in the comp pick formula. The Eagles also traded Day 3 picks for both DeSean Jackson and Jordan Howard. That’s three Pro Bowl-level players the Eagles have added without impacting their compensatory picks. (Philadelphia did sign Vikings castoff Andrew Sendejo, who will count toward their comp pick formula — unless they cut him before Week 10, that is. If the veteran safety isn’t making an impact, it’s unlikely he’ll be on the roster in Week 11.) As we get closer to May 7, after the compensatory free agent period ends and teams have made their draft picks, the contenders who routinely play the comp pick game could re-enter the free agent market looking for pieces that could make the difference in January, as Suh nearly did for the Rams during their postseason run … after signing a one-year deal that did not affect Los Angeles’ comp pick formula. The comp pick game never ends.
  14. Great get for the Jets. A great football family.
  15. We got one of the two I was hoping for.
  16. Jalin Moore and Tyree Jackson
  17. Well it wasn't Wilson but at least a linebacker.
  18. Has experience with both but I believe he runs a zone blocking scheme.
  19. Mack Wilson still available? Draft Projection Rounds 3-4 NFL Comparison C.J. Mosley
  20. Gase's use of tight ends: Furthermore, the tight end position wasn’t just a focus in the red zone. In Denver, the top two tight ends combined for 115 targets in 2013 and 90 targets in 2014. In Chicago, the top two combined for 126 targets. In Miami, the four tight ends that saw playing time were only targeted 73 times.
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