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  1. Really excited about Adams. http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2017/05/6_major_takeaways_from_jets_rookie_minicamp_john_m.html 6 big-picture takeaways from Jets rookie minicamp: John Morton, Jamal Adams and more Updated May 07, 2017 Posted May 07, 2017 0shares 0 Comment By Connor Hughes | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com The Jets held their 3-day rookie minicamp this week. Here are the big takeaways, including tidbits on John Morton and Jamal Adams. Reviewing the Jets 3-day rookie minicamp A caution label should be placed above any rookie minicamp observation, takeaway or attempt at analysis. These workouts consist of a handful of draft picks, a few undrafted free agents, and a ton of tryout players running around on a field two hours a day for three days. Most of these guys won't have jobs in two or three weeks. The draft picks should look good. They're going up against an extremely low level of competition. But this is the first football activity since December. So here are a few big-picture takeaways from the two camp practices open to the media. Jamal Adams is undoubtedly talented It was near impossible to watch rookie minicamp and not notice safety Jamal Adams. He was the best player on the field — and it wasn't close — whenever he was on the field. He made a tremendous play on a pass to tight end Jordan Leggett on Friday. Leggett broke towards the sideline. Once Adams saw Leggett commit, he fired and broke underneath the route to bat the pass away. It was very impressive. Adams' speed particularly stood out. He's unbelievably fast for a safety. The Jets could have a good one on their hands. Hulk Hogan? Kevin Greene bringing fire to Jets' defense Dylan Donahue seems to have some ability Of all positions at rookie minicamp, there's no harder spot to analyze than pass rusher. The Jets didn't draft a single offensive lineman. Guys like linebacker Dylan Donahue (fifth-round pick) are going up against tryout players who won't be employed in a week. With that said, Donahue looked good, especially Saturday. He had a pair of sacks using first a speed rush, then a power move. The Jets have Lorenzo Mauldin and Jordan Jenkins penciled in as their starters at linebacker. If Donahue plays better than either during camp, he can push for playing time. Lot to like about the young receivers And not just ArDarius Stewart (third round) and Chad Hansen (fourth round). Undrafted rookie Brisly Estime looks really elusive as a returner. With Brandon Marshall gone, and Eric Decker working his way back from offseason hip and shoulder surgeries, these young receivers have an opportunity to step in and play right away. Don't be surprised if they do. Of the three, Stewart looks the most pro-ready. He had a good couple of days. Steal of draft? Dylan Donahue ready to show 31 other teams what they missed Jordan Leggett needs some work Jordan Leggett is a massive, massive man. He's every bit of his 6-5, 258-pound listing. But he needs some work. The physical ability is there, but his technique needs fine-tuning. Leggett dropped a handful of easy passes in the two practices open to the media. His route running was rough. The Jets have an opening at tight end, especially with Austin Seferian-Jenkins suspension. If Leggett can develop, he could be the starter Week 1. Jeremy Clark, Derrick Jones are really tall Todd Bowles loves big, physical cornerbacks. He has two in Derrick Jones (6-2) and Jeremy Clark (6-3). Having seen them in person, both guys are massive. They can probably afford to gain a few pounds — they're lanky — but the size is definitely something you don't see often from cornerbacks. Competition time All Jets need to earn their playing time, according to Bowles John Morton is much more fiery than Chan Gailey Chan Gailey drove Jets fans nuts last year with his sometimes cavalier attitude. He had a calm, southern accent. He never got too high, never got too low. None of this is bad, but sometimes it can be frustrating when there's a serious lack of production. John Morton is nothing like that. He's a mad man. Morton clearly rules with an iron fist, but also a warm heart. He jumped on the back of any player who messed up, but would then pull them aside and help them improve. He also never shied away from letting guys know if they were doing it right. Again, this was just rookie minicamp. Morton could have an entirely different approach with accomplished veterans. We'll see. It's worth monitoring.
  2. http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2017/05/jets_rookie_camp_takeaways_day_2_dylan_donahue_fla.html By Connor Hughes | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com What happened on the second day of Jets rookie minicamp? Here are a few highlights, observations and takeaways What went down? The Jets finished up their second of three rookie minicamp practices on Saturday. It was a bit more intense, as coaches gave the rookies more of the playbook. Draft picks, undrafted free agents and tryout players ran through individuals, 7-on-7, then full-team drills. What happened? Here are a few takeaways. Rotation of returners As was the case Friday, the Jets worked the punt team. No kickoff or kick return yet. Receivers Brisly Estime, Rashard Davis and Keevan Lucas, along with running back Elijah McGuire, were the returners. Estime is awfully elusive, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. He averaged a college-best 18.1 yards per punt return last year. He put a back-juke on an unexpecting cornerback, which drew praise from coaches. After practice, Todd Bowles didn't rule out the Jets keeping a return specialist on the 53-man roster. If Estime keeps playing well in organized team activities, minicamp and training camp, he can be that guy. Ryan Fitzpatrick 2.0 has a nice leg Ben Turk is a rookie punter from Notre Dame on a tryout with the Jets. He happens to be wearing No. 14. He also happens to have a long, redish beard. So he will now be known as Ryan Fitzpatrick 2.0. Kidding aside, Turk's leg is impressive. He boomed a couple really nice punts at practice Saturday. He gets great hang time on them, too. It's very unlikely Turk is invited to training camp, but he could latch on with another team. He's talented. Another level of intensity Watching the special teams portion of practice was fun last year. Brant Boyer (the coordinator) is nuts. I'm not sure how he has a voice when he leaves the facility at night. He's constantly screaming at anyone within earshot. This year, I'm not sure Boyer will crack the top-three of intense coaches. John Morton (offensive coordinator), Stump Mitchell (running backs) and Kevin Greene (outside linebackers) are wild. Between screams of "high and tight," and the tossing of trash cans, it was quite entertaining Saturday afternoon. It'll be interesting to see if this is just for the rookies, or will continue when the veterans show up for on-field organized team activities in two weeks. Nice practice from Dylan Donahue Safety Jamal Adams had a nice practice Friday. Linebacker Dylan Donahue, whom the Jets drafted in the fifth round, stole the show Saturday. *Donahue was facing rookie tackle Amadou Konte, a tryout player from Benedictine. By my count, Donahue had two sacks. The first he gave an outside look, which caught Konte off balance. Donahue then shot inside for a sack. On the second, he ran Konte over with a bull rush. After each play, Donahue got up screaming and flexing. He's an intense guy with a heckuva back story. Derrick Jones flashed a bit Rookie cornerback Derrick Jones, whom the Jets drafted in the sixth round, had a solid practice. He seems to move pretty well for a guy who only started playing corner two years ago. He had a near interception on a deflected pass. Jones seemed down on himself after the drop. Jamal Adams ran over to console him. ArDarius Stewart showed up Receiver ArDarius Stewart showed up on Saturday, for what it's worth. It's tough to judge these receivers because A) They're covered by tryout cornerbacks, and The quarterbacks throwing them balls are terrible. But, again, Stewart looked good. He created nice separation, and if a catchable ball was thrown his way, he caught it. He has big, strong hands. It's clear why the Jets like him. I'm curious where he'll line up once Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa and Robbie Anderson show up. I could see Stewart having a role in 2017. Chad Hansen a little more rough It has literally been just two practices, so take this with a grain of salt, but Chad Hansen, in my opinion, looks a little less pro-ready than Stewart. There's still a ton of time, and the Hansen on the field now won't be the same player come the end of training camp. But at this moment, he's a little rough. Hansen isn't creating as much separation as Stewart, and his route running is less crisp. The more time he spends with Eric Decker — one of the league's best route runners — the better. Jordan Leggett is big Jordan Leggett hasn't made much of an on-field impact yet. This is mostly because Jamal Adams — the No. 6 pick in the draft — has been covering him. But Leggett does have something you can't coach or teach: The guy is massive. In the offensive huddle, Leggett, who's 6-5 and 258, towered over everyone, even the offensive linemen. He's a physically-imposing specimen. If he progresses mentally, the Jets may have a player
  3. PFF SChttps://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-chad-hansen-wr-california/OUTING REPORT: CHAD HANSEN, WR, CALIFORNIA The PFF analysis team breaks down the prospects of California's Chad Hansen ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. PFF ANALYSIS TEAM | 2 MONTHS AGO (Brian Bahr/Getty Images) Name: Chad Hansen School: California Position fit: Wide receiver Stats to know: Caught all 17 catchable deep passes (20-plus yards in the air) last season. What he does best: Very physical at the point of catch and can muscle the ball away from the defensive back, which makes him a solid target in the end zone. Excellent at high pointing the ball and winning contested catches over cornerbacks. Terrific deep threat as he can adjust and separate from the cornerback with his positioning when the ball is in the air. Has a large catch radius and has good enough hands to haul in slightly inaccurate passes. Elusive on quick passes such as screens and often gets past the first defender. Has good awareness, which allows him to make tough sideline catches. Can get down to the ground quickly to catch slightly inaccurate low passes. Biggest concern: Does not attack the football on a consistent basis on short passes and therefore often allows defenders to make a play on the ball. Despite his good hands, he does not trust them enough and lets too many passes in to his pads, although, he has improved in this aspect towards the end of his junior season. Although his cuts are sharp, he is relatively slow out of his breaks. While he is physical at the catch point, he can be disrupted, rerouted and occasionally even pushed out of bounds early in the play by physical cornerbacks. Not as sharp running in/out cuts. Player comparison: Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos Similar to Thomas, Hansen’s main strength is his physicality and ability to high point the football and fight for it in the air. However, also similarly, both receivers have a tendency to be disrupted and rerouted by physical cornerbacks in press coverage. In addition, both receivers can contribute by evading defenders and taking screen passes past the first-down marker. Bottom line: Hansen can still be viewed as a work-in-progress since he had only one season as a starter at an FBS school. However, he already proved that he excels at some aspects of the game, including catching the deep pass and making contested receptions on the sideline. While Hansen is not a final product yet, his skill set should help him contribute on screen passes and as a deep threat already in Year 1 in the NFL.
  4. In interview with Francesa. He asked Maccagnan if there were any particular udfa's the team liked. Maccagnan mentioned Leamon, Marks and Harris that the team liked.
  5. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000806631/article/mts-notebook-jets-te-among-best-2017-nfl-draft-values?campaign=tw-cf-sf76389626-sf76389626 TE Jordan Leggett, Jets, Round 5 (pick 150): This year's tight end class was loaded with talent. This caused some very talented players to slide in the draft. In a normal draft, Leggett would've been a second- or third-round pick. This year, he fell all the way to the Jets in the fifth round. He has a very similar skill set to former Browns/Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron. He should make an immediate impact for the Jets.
  6. His measurables aren't that bad expect the all important 40 yard dash. He pretty much finished in top the 10 in the other tests they do at the combine, compared to the other wide receivers. http://www.nfl.com/combine/top-performers
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