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  1. Joe Douglas and the Jets aren’t playing games when it comes to building a strong supporting cast around quarterback Zach Wilson. Gang Green moved up from pick 38 to 36 to select Iowa State running back Breece Hall. A big play waiting to happen. Iowa State running back Breece Hall is the top back in this year's class. pic.twitter.com/yYEMAnOk2J — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 29, 2022 The top back in this year’s class, Hall will likely become Gang Green’s top back in 2021 to run behind a re-built offensive line that includes pro-bowler Laken Tomlinson and what the Jets hope will be a healthy Mekhi Becton. After adding wide receiver Garrett Wilson in round one, the Jets have, over the past two off-seasons, added multiple players that opposing defenses had better be able to account for. Hall, Wilson and last year’s second-round pick Elijah Moore are all sub 4.4 40 players. Hall ran for over 3,000 yards and a whopping 41 touchdowns over his final two collegiate seasons. Also a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield, Hall posted over 500 yards and 5 TD’s in that same time frame. The post Jets Trade up to Pick 36, Snag Iowa State Running Back Breece Hall appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  2. Give Joe Douglas some serious credit. He entered day one of the NFL draft with two picks in each of the first two rounds and walked away with three round 1 starters. Douglas dealt picks 35, 69 and 163 to the Titans for picks 26 and 111. By using pick 26 on edge rusher Jermaine Johnson, Douglas addressed three needs having taken cornerback Sauce Gardner and wide receiver Garrett Wilson at 4 and 10 respectively. So with three day one starters added, where do the Jets stand with days 2 and 3 still to play out? The team should certainly be looking to add help at linebacker, running back, tight end and along the offensive line. Also, given the importance of each position, double-dipping at either wide receiver or edge rusher shouldn’t be ruled out. Which players are still around who the Jets could consider? LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia: Dean is a first-round talent who should hear his name called very early on day two unless concerns about his knee are far greater than we’re being led to believe. A bit on the smaller side but his instincts, motor and leadership make him well worth a high round two pick. Sometimes you need two blockers to erase one defender. When the defender is Nakobi Dean, you might have to send three because two isn't enough. Dean splits a pair of Kentucky blockers on the screen to get the receiver four yards behind the LOS. pic.twitter.com/UQwO5bDNWu — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 22, 2022 RB Breece Hall, Iowa State: We mocked Hall to the Jets earlier this week and still think he’d be a great addition to a suddenly potent offense. His outstanding vision, agility and explosiveness would give the Jets an outstanding 1-2 punch at running back if paired with Michael Carter. LB Troy Anderson, Montana State: If the Jets want a bigger and more athletic linebacker than Dean, Anderson should be in play. Anderson run like a running back on defense and there’s a good reason for that. Anderson and his 4.42 40 transitioned from running back and quarterback to linebacker. DT Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma: This won’t go over as well as a splashy offensive playmaker or do it all linebacker, but the Jets need some help on the interior and there are only a handful of players in this class who can step in and contribute right away. Winfrey is one of them. LB: Chad Muma, Wyoming: A long, rangy ‘backer who was converted from safety, Muma is a big time player who covers a ton of ground and should go early on day two. Edge Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State: Even having just traded up to snag Jermaine Johnson, the Jets should not rule out double-dipping at edge and Ebiketie is a top end talent at edge rusher. The Jets should be taking a close look at Penn State edge rusher Arnold Ebiketie in Mobile. Comes screaming off the edge here for the blind side hit and force fumble against Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/H14G80hMY0 — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) January 13, 2022 Edge Boye Mafe, Minnesota: See above. S Jalen Pitre, Baylor: Pitre may be listed as a safety, but in all reality he would give the Jets a hybrid safety/linebacker/slot corner. He’s a heady player who always seems to be in the right place at the right time. If not the Jets, somebody is going to get a heck of a player in Pitre. OT Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan: The Jets may have passed on an offensive tackle at the top of round one, but if they do decided to grab a future starter at some point, it could be Raimann in round two because he won’t last beyond that. Edge Nick Bonitto, Oklahoma: Easily the most underrated edge player in this class, Bonitto spent the 2021 season terrorizing opposing quarterbacks and could do the same as a pro. Nice to see Nick Bonitto with a strong combine. The few games I watched he was living in opposing backfields. Tons of action at or behind the LOS. Fakes inside and shoots outside around the edge to force incomplete pass. pic.twitter.com/hC5HzleolN — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) March 6, 2022 TE Trey McBride, Colorado: The McBride hype died down a few weeks ago after Jets fans spent a fair bit of time obsessing over the Colorado State product, but he still offers an intriguing option as a three down player. The post How Jets are Looking With day 2 of Draft up Next appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  3. The New York Jets and their fans have plenty of reason to be excited. General Manager Joe Douglas just landed the team a trio of talented players in the first round of the NFL draft. With picks 4, 10 and 26, Douglas landed cornerback Sauce Gardner, wide receiver Garrett Wilson and edge rusher Jermaine Johnson respectively. For head coach Robert Saleh, Gardner and Johnson will be of particular interest. The two highly touted defenders will join a now health Carl Lawson and defensive backs DJ Reed and safeties Jordan Whitehead and Marcus Joyner. Even before inevitably adding more defense on days two and three of the draft, Saleh should have enough to work with to turn around whhttps://youtu.be/yLGErCtNUToat was the worst defense in franchise history in 2021. Last season saw the Jets surrender over 500 points for the first time. The defensive line couldn’t generate enough pressure to get off the field on third down and the secondary rarely made plays on the ball. Saleh got somewhat of a free pass as the team was without the injured Lawson and the secondary needed help at both cornerback and safety. Now? Help has arrived. Saleh came to New York with a reputation as a meticulous planner. He was expected to put his players in the best position to succeed. Last season, there was little success, but the lack of talent gave Saleh cover. With a pair of brand new starters at both corner and edge rusher, he won’t get the same benefit of the doubt in year two if there’s not a dramatic improvement in 2022. The post With so Many new Assets, Time has Arrived for Saleh’s Defense to Perform appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  4. Hoping to bolster a sagging pass rush, Joe Douglas traded up and drafted Florida State University edge rusher Jermaine Johnson with the 26thh overall pick in the first round of the 2022 draft. FSU edge rusher Jermaine Johnson had 11.5 sacks in 2021 after transferring from Georgia. Big time play here with the sack, scoop and score vs Clemson. pic.twitter.com/cohetQW86S — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 29, 2022 Having lacked a true pass rusher since John Abraham in 2005, Douglas needed a body to pair with Carl Lawson who the team expects back from injury. Johnson, a transfer from Georgia to FSU, has been talked about as a possible top ten pick. In fact, NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah repeatedly questioned Johnson falling outside of the top 10 as Jeremiah had him ranked as the ninth-best player in the class. In his lone season with the Seminoles, Johnson had 11.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss. To acquire Johnson, the Jets gave up picks 35, 69 and 163 in exchange for picks 26 and 101 from the Tennessee Titans. The post Jets Trade up to add More Defense With FSU Edge Rusher Jermaine Johnson at 26 appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  5. Staying true to his plan to give quarterback Zach Wilson as much to work with as possible on offense, Joe Douglas has selected a game breaking wide receiver. With the tenth overall choice in the draft, Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson becomes a New York Jet. The Jets have another weapon for their offense @GarrettWilson_V pic.twitter.com/wBDXl8fsYP — Jets Videos (@snyjets) April 29, 2022 Wilson had a monster season in 2021, scoring 12 touchdowns while picking up 1,058 yards on 70 receptions. Bringing in Wilson gives the Jets a pair of burners at wide receiver as Wilson and his 4.38 will work all levels of the field with Elijah Moore who ran a 4.32. The post Jets go on the Offensive, take OSU Wide Receiver Garrett Wilson with 10th pick appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  6. Looking to beef up what was the worst defense in franchise history, Joe Douglas and the Jets have bolstered their secondary in a big way. With the fourth pick in the draft, Gang Green snatched up Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner. Have you ever seen a more nonchalant pass break up? Sauce Garnder looks like he's out for a jog and doesn't even break stride to swat the pass away. pic.twitter.com/0Kz80oiDyI — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 25, 2022 Gardner, who famously never allowed a single touchdown in 33 games while starring on one of the top defenses in the nation. An athletic freak who checks in at 6′ 3” with 33.5” arms, Gardner blazed an eye-popping 4.41 40 at the combine in Indy. Even having added free agent DJ Reed in free agency, cornerback made sense for the Jets given the AFC’s re-loading at quarterback throughout the conference. Even within the division, the Jets need a corner who they can hope will limit the production of the likes of Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Adding Gardner to Reed and Bryce Hall offers considerable improvement. During his time at Cincinnati, Gardner picked off nine passes and broke up 16 attempts. This, despite rarely being challenged by opposing quarterbacks. A fluid athlete whose combination of height and length have drawn comparisons to former Jets corner Antonio Cromartie, Gardner will likely emerge as the Jets top cornerback at some point this season. The post Jets add Sauce, Select Cornerback Gardner with Fourth Overall Pick appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  7. GreenBean stopped by the JetNation studio this morning to give some final thoughts on the draft. At the top of the list, is their a poor choice for edge at pick # 4? The post Is There A Poor Choice For Edge at Pick #4? appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  8. Draft day is finally here! JetNation is in Las Vegas so be sure you are following our Jets Draft Social Media accounts. On Wednesday Alex Varallo and Dylan Tereman did their final mock draft and a whole bunch of Jets draft talk. What should the Jets do at pick #4? Dylan and Alex debate on the best scenario for the team. Tune in for draft predictions, trade rumors, new player signings and much more! We would like to thank our sponsor Mile Social for their support. They help businesses manage their online presence. Websites, SEO, Social Media and Reputation Management. Be sure to check them out when you are looking for a Digital Marketing Agency. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post Final Mock Draft; JetNation Radio appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  9. Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu OT, N.C. State, #79 Measurables Height: 6040 Weight: 310 Hand Size: 1028 Arm Size: 3400 Wingspan: 8428 2022 NFL Scouting Combine 40-Yard Dash: 4.93 Vertical Jump: 29.0” Broad Jump: 9’ 0” 3-Cone Drill: 7.82 Bench Press: 26 Film Study Games Watched: Miami 2020, Mississippi State 2021, Miami 2021, Florida State 2021, Clemson 2021 Balance: ++ Pass Protection: + Run Blocking: ++ Lateral Mobility/Athleticism: ++ Point of Attack Power ++ Hands: ++ Anchor: ++ Strength: ++ Size: ++ Versatility: ++ Summary Ikem Ekwonu was a three year starter at N.C. State, starting 27 games at left tackle and four games at left guard for the Wolfpack. He is a tenacious player that plays through the whistle on a consistent basis, and excels when blocking in space. His upside in the run game is tremendous, with fluid climbs to the 2nd and 3rd levels to seal off defenders. While not perfect in pass protection, he has improved year over year in this area at college and shows enough flashes, specifically his ability to pass off stunts/games, to suggest he can be dominant with a bit of refinement. Ekwonu was on Bruce Feldman’s Freaks List back in August, and for good reason. He had the 5th-fastest forty of OL at the Combine at 4.93, which is in the 95th percentile per MockDraftable. Even though the New York Jets, on paper, have a strong tackle group in George Fant and Mekhi Becton, I believe Ekwonu should and is in the discussion for the 4th overall pick. He, as a prospect, is better than anyone they currently have in their tackle room, and would come in and be a Day 1 starter. Joe Douglas has been known to carry three starting quality tackles on his roster before (see 2021: Mekhi Becton, George Fant and Morgan Moses), and with the added level of uncertainty surrounding Becton’s health, Ekwonu would not be as much of a luxury pick as some might think. He will finish as the highest-rated player on my board from a film perspective, and could go a long way in helping determine the future of Zach Wilson and the Jets. The post JetNation 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, N.C. State appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  10. Draft Day is almost here, but I am heading out to Vegas in a little bit so I wanted to add this post now. After so much talk and speculation we will soon have the answers we have been waiting for. What will the Jets do with the 4th and 10th picks in the first round? Is Deebo Samuel an actual possibility? Deep breaths Jets fans, this is what we have been waiting for. I would like to shout out our draft coverage from Glenn Naughton, Alex Varallo and Dylan Tereman. They have done an excellent job and we are thankful for their hard work. Be sure to check out: NFL Draft Player Profiles JetNation Radio – plenty of Draft Talk, including a new episode airing tonight Here are all of our NY Jets Draft articles Also a big shout out to our friend GreenBean who has been traveling the country in an RV and giving us excellent Jets coverage along the way. Please be sure to check out his work on our Jets YouTube channel. We will have a lot of coverage, live from Las Vegas, on the JetNation Social Media channels. Be sure to visit our forums during the draft for fan reactions from other die-hard fans! The post The Draft is Finally Here (Almost) appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  11. If you’ve been staying up to date on the daily happenings of the New York Jets, you’ve heard that Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton hasn’t shown up for the team’s voluntary workouts. While some would have you believe the Jets are upset about the situation despite Joe Douglas saying the exact opposite. Becton is in Texas where he continues to work with personal trainers. The big left tackle is getting ready for the upcoming season while his wife is expecting their first child. For more on Becton, a full Jets 7-round mock, some thoughts on the Jets and Deebo Samuel along with a note on the CBA, click to watch. The post Jets mad at Mekhi? Douglas Brooding over Becton? We’re not buying it appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  12. The NFL draft is just four days away and our draft week mock has arrived. Weeks have felt like months and months have felt like years in the most anticipated Jets draft in years. With four picks in the top 40 (4th, 10th, 35th, 38th) the Jets hold plenty of cards for their weekend in Vegas. How do we see it panning out when Joe Douglas and company are on the clock? 4th: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon- It’s time to end the drought. The Jets haven’t had a legitimate pass rusher off11 the edge in over a decade and catch a break here when Thibodeaux falls to fourth overall. While some worry about his concern with branding and self-image, Joe Douglas just wants to give Robert Saleh a guy who can get to the quarterback and that’s what Thibodeaux is expected to be. What the stat sheet might say: QB hit QB pressure What your eyes tell you: Kayvon just demolished the left tackle and got to the QB but it took a bit of ridiculous magic/luck from the QB to have it go down as a completed pass for a first down. pic.twitter.com/Rhduwh8xbf — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) March 27, 2022 10th: Trade with Philadelphia Eagles. The Jets send the 10th and 146th overall picks to Philly in exchange for picks 15, 51, 154 and 237. 15th: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama: The Jets can now afford to roll the dice a bit after acquiring another premium pick with 51 overall. With that being the case, they get Zach Wilson what they hope will be the ultimate weapon on Alabama speedster Jameson Williams. Williams will miss the first half of the season as he recovers from a torn ACL, but the Jets take a shot in hopes of getting their own version of Ja’Marr Chase. 35th: Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State: Yes, the Jets already added Thibodeaux and are expecting Carl Lawson back from injury, but can they really afford to go in to the season with just one rookie and one veteran coming off of an injury if they’re serious about finally being able to get pressure off the edge? We say no. Get serious about getting to the QB and take advantage of a deep class at a premium position. The Jets should be taking a close look at Penn State edge rusher Arnold Ebiketie in Mobile. Comes screaming off the edge here for the blind side hit and force fumble against Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/H14G80hMY0 — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) January 13, 2022 38th: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington: An elite athlete and outstanding cover corner, Washington’s Kyler Gordon will push Bryce Hall for the team’s number two spot. His presence will also add depth to a secondary that’s in dire need of it as the AFC continues to add gunslinger QB’s at an impressive rate. Gordon’s body control and ability to track the ball make him an outstanding option. 51st: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State: The Jets have an excellent young back in Michael Carter but he’ll need somebody to share carries with and Hall fits the bill. A dynamic runner with excellent vision who can cut on a dime would be a perfect fit for Mike LaFleur and company. 69th: Cam Jurgens, C, Nebraska: Jets starting center Connor McGovern will be 29 this year and Jurgens would be a perfect replacement to step in and start next season. An uber athletic lineman who started his Nebraska career at tight end, Jurgens has been getting a ton of love on the national scene. Broadcaster initially knocked Cam Jurgens of Nebraska for drawing a flag on this play before apologizing and saying it was a clean but aggressive block. Where is the Nebraska center on this play? Top of the screen blocking his man FORTY YARDS down the field. pic.twitter.com/LRtYiwmH55 — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 12, 2022 111th: Jesse Luketa, LB, Penn State: The Jets have too many holes on defense to pass on a player like Luketa who could be seen playing along the defensive line, at outside linebacker and occasionally inside linebacker. Luketa never looked out of place, has a non-stop motor and is the epitome of Robert Saleh’s “All gas, No brake” mantra. 117th: JoJo Domann, LB, Nebraska: Consecutive linebackers? On paper perhaps, but in reality the Jets are getting two very different players in Luketa and Domann. Both can get the job done in the box, but Domann, a converted safety, excels in coverage and is the type of player any team would want on their roster in today’s game. One of the best INT's you'll ever see from Nebraska LBer JoJo Domann here. Fully extended, diving toward the boundary and gets a knee down to secure the turnover. Great instincts, plays the run and pass. Would be a welcome addition to the Jets defense. pic.twitter.com/8JAtvvvdAA — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) February 17, 2022 154: James Mitchell, TE, Virginia Tech: The Jets roll the dice on a potential steal in Mitchell who missed much of the 2021 season due to injury. Prior to the ’21 season, Mitchell showed excellent hands and more than enough along the line of scrimmage and out of the H-back spot to be a good blocker. Expected by some to have a breakout season in 2021 for @VaTech_Football , tight end James Mitchell missed most of the season with a knee injury. If fully healthy, could be a versatile mid/late round steal. pic.twitter.com/vwr7VYSt9z — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) January 30, 2022 163: Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State: We loved what we saw on game days from Diesch who moves incredibly well for an offensive tackle. He’ll need to get stronger, but his ability to pull from his left tackle spot to outside runs to the right side make his potential intriguing. Good spot for the Jets to drab the developmental lineman. 237: Cordale Flott, CB, LSU: We’re a bit perplexed about Flott’s position on all of the online draft boards that have him ranked in the 300s or worse. From what we’ve seen of him, we’d expect him to be a mid-round pick as a DB who plays at a high level in the slot and can also get it done on the boundary. If the “simulators” are right, he’ll go undrafted. If he’s the player we think he is, he’ll be long gone by pick 237. But if he’s still there, it’s a great value pick. The post Gang Green 7-Round Mock; Jets Finally Address Decade-Long Problem appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  13. The team announced that they are bringing back Vinny Curry and according to PFT they have also signed Marcell Harris. Vinny Curry: Curry (6-3, 279) signed with the Green & White last March and was placed on the reserve/NFI list on August 24, which ended his season. He’s now entering his 11th NFL season after spending eight of his first nine years with Philadelphia and one season with Tampa Bay in 2018. Curry, who is from Neptune, NJ, has played in 123 regular-season games in his career with 28 starts and has totaled 32.5 sacks, 92 QB hits and 194 tackles. He was drafted in the second-round in 2012 out of Marshall and has started 28 of the 123 games he’s appeared in. Curry adds postseason experience with three starts in the ’17 postseason, including in Philly’s win over New England in Super Bowl LII. Marcell Harris: Harris is familiar with head coach Robert Saleh from their shared time with the 49ers. Harris was a sixth-round pick for San Francisco in the 2018 draft and appeared in 52 games with 20 starts for the franchise over the last four seasons. Harris started his career as a safety, but transitioned to linebacker in 2021. He was a rotational player on defense, playing 31 percent of the unit’s snaps last season. He also was a heavy special teams contributor, playing the majority of snaps on the unit in the last two years. Overall, Harris has recorded 155 career tackles with nine passes defensed, an interception, five forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. The post Jets Make Roster Moves; Curry is Back appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  14. Nakobe Dean LB, Georgia, #17 Measureables Height: 5112 Weight: 229 Hand Size: 918 Arm Size: 3178 Wingspan: 7618 2022 NFL Scouting Combine 40-Yard Dash: — Vertical Jump: — Broad Jump: — 3-Cone Drill: — Bench Press: — Film Study Games Watched: Clemson 2021, Arkansas 2021, Auburn 2021, Michigan 2021 (CFP Semi), Alabama 2021 (NGG) Tackling: ++ Play Recognition: ++ Run Defense: ++ Pass Coverage: Lateral Mobility/Athleticism: ++ Bend/Flex: ++ Strength: ++ Versatility: + Football IQ: ++ Leadership: ++ Summary Nakobe Dean was a 5-star recruit and the #2 linebacker coming out of high school. In his three seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs, Dean totalled 168 total tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 INTs, 7 passes defensed and 1 touchdown. In 2021, Dean was rated PFF’s best LB with a 91.8 overall grade over 663 snaps. This included an 80.4 Run Defense grade (218 snaps), 91.3 Pass Rush grade (121) and a 90.7 Coverage grade (324 snaps), which points to his versatility. Nakobe Dean is a sure tackler who rarely misses and always makes a presence in the run game. He is good at diagnosing plays both pre and post-snap, with sideline-to-sideline range when playing in coverage. Dean can also be effective as a blitzer, able to get skinny through the A gaps and get pressure on opposing quarterbacks, and excels when playing through contact, making it near impossible for running backs in pass protection. His leadership quality is infectious, and you can see his teammates take to his advice, even in some cases mid-game. Dean is a Day 1 plug-and-play MIKE linebacker, who could potentially offer some pass rushing upside as an interior penetrator. The biggest knock on Nakobe Dean is his size (5112/229), but his football intelligence and rare speed and explosiveness make him the “exception to the rule”. Nakobe Dean asked Channing Tindall if he and Quay Walker were his 'best friends' at the NFL Combine Here's what that looked like, in football language, during the National Championshippic.twitter.com/jG02cKfLA4 — Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) March 4, 2022 The linebacker nicknamed “KoDean” by his mother, because “like the drug, he knocks people out”, is being talked about by almost every major draft outlet as a first round player. This season, however, has been harder than ever to predict, and that means Dean is in jeopardy of sliding out of Round 1 due to perceived positional value. If this was to be the case, the Jets should certainly consider him at 35th overall. Pairing him with veteran C.J. Mosley could be a dynamic duo in the short term, as well as a transitional move in the long term. The team believes they are comfortable at the position that includes Quincy Williams, Del’Shawn Phillips, Javin White and safety converts Jamien Sherwood and Hamsah Nasirildeen, but from the outside looking in, this is a position of extreme need for the defense. The post JetNation 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  15. The NFL used to release the schedule for the upcoming season before the draft in mid-April. During the Covid year with no fans in attendance, they opted to release it in May, after the draft. It looks like the league is sticking with that plan as they have announced that May 12th is the date this year. The full press release from the league appears below. ‘SCHEDULE RELEASE ’22’ SHOW ON NFL NETWORK AIRS THURSDAY, MAY 12 AT 8:00 PM ET ALL 32 TEAM SCHEDULES & MORE TO BE AVAILABLE ON NFL.COM & THE NFL APP The National Football League announced today that the 2022 NFL Schedule powered by AWS will be released on NFL Network, NFL.com and the NFL app on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 PM ET. Ahead of the release of the full 2022 NFL regular season schedule on May 12, the following games will be announced: First Thursday Night Football game on Prime Video (Week 2, September 15) – Thursday, April 28 during First Round of 2022 NFL Draft International Games – Wednesday, May 4 Select games – Week of May 9 Clubs to announce their first home game opponent – Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 PM ET NFL Network’s coverage will be highlighted by Schedule Release ’22 presented by Verizon which breaks down the 2022 NFL regular season schedule, division by division, analyzing the top matchups and primetime games. Full details on NFL Network’s Schedule Release ’22 will be available at a later date. Live streaming of NFL Network is available across multiple devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch and the NFL Network app on smartphones and tablets for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers. NFL.com and the NFL app will provide complete team-by-team and weekly schedules of all regular season games, listing opponents, sites and times. ESPN will also have primetime specials on May 12 surrounding schedule with release, airing on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Individual game tickets will go on sale once each game is announced. All tickets purchased through the NFL Ticketing Network (Ticketmaster, Stub Hub or SeatGeek) within 48 hours will include the following: 25% NFL Shop discount Entered to win one of three pairs of Super Bowl LVII tickets For more information, visit NFL.com/tickets. The post 2022 NFL Schedule to be Released on Thursday, May 12th appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  16. The Jets are selecting a wide receiver with the 10th pick in the first round. That is what most people are thinking today. Some even say it will happen with the 4th overall pick. What if the Jets don’t take a wide receiver in round one? Maybe the Jets think the wide receiver class is deep and not top-loaded. The draft rarely goes the way people predict it will go. Greenbean is in Staten Island this week and he looks at the wide receiver options in round two and beyond. Watch the video and let us know what you think in our NY Jets forum. The post Should the Jets take a Wideout in the 2nd Round? appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  17. Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner CB, Cincinnati, #1 Measureables Height: 6026 Weight: 190 Hand Size: 958 Arm Size: 3348 Wingspan: 7938 2022 NFL Scouting Combine 40-Yard Dash: 4.41 Vertical Jump: — Broad Jump: — 3-Cone Drill: — Bench Press: — Film Study Games Watched: Indiana 2021, Notre Dame 2021, Houston 2021, Alabama 2021 (CFP Semi) Man Coverage: ++ Zone Coverage: ++ Instincts: ++ Change of Direction: ++ Ball Skills: ++ Tackling: ++ Versatility: + Size/Length: ++ Lateral Mobility/Athleticism: ++ Football IQ: ++ Summary Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner has the tools to play both man or zone coverage at a high level. He has a great mirror/match technique that helps him be sticky in man coverage at all levels of the field. Gardner has high-level instincts that allow him to be in position to make a play on every snap, even when his technique isn’t great. His hip fluidity and smooth back pedal allow for great change of direction, with veteran-esque ball skills that make him a threat to opposing quarterbacks. He will come downhill and be a sound tackler in the run game as well as in space, even willing to take on bigger ball carriers. Gardner has tremendous length at 33 4/8” arms (2nd-highest at the Scouting Combine) to be an ideal starting cornerback in nearly any defensive system. If you want to get creative and put in the slot against some “big slot” types like Mike Gesicki you could, but he is best used shutting down a third of the field on the perimeter. The Jets currently have a need at cornerback, although it may not be one worth addressing with a first round pick. New York signed D.J. Reed during Free Agency, and have traditionally spent mid-to-late round picks on the position. While his tape, talent and potential warrant him being a top-10 “lock” in this year’s draft, it is unlike Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh to swing early on Ahmad Gardner. If he is still on the board at 10th overall, it would surely be an interesting discussion inside the Jets’ war room. The post JetNation 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB, Cincinnati appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  18. The Jets welcomed players back to Florham Park this week. There are two excellent photo galleries on the Jets site of the players 1) heading in the facility and 2) working out in the weight room. They are definitely worth checking out and as the team makes final preparations for the draft, they announced on Tuesday that the have signed four players. All of their exclusive-rights free agents: Cornerback Javelin Guidry Safety Elijah Riley Wide receiver Jeff Smith Defensive lineman Tim Ward Here is the official press release from the team: Guidry (5-10, 190) saw the most action of the quartet last season as a member of the Jets’ CB rotation. He had 45 tackles on the year — including a career-high 10 tackles in the overtime win over the Titans — along with three pass defenses and 1.5 tackles for loss. He was one of only Green & White defensive players to play in all 17 games, totaling 486 defensive snaps and 134 more on special teams. He’s played in 28 games (five starts) the past two seasons with 70 defensive tackles and four forced fumbles, all coming in 2020. Riley (6-0, 205), the Army product who was signed off Philadelphia’s practice squad in November, started at safety in seven of the Jets’ last eight games last season. He had 45 tackles and 3.0 TFLs, with the first coming in Game 11 at Houston. The next week he scored his first pro sack and it came against his first pro team, the Eagles. Then came a career-high 10 tackles vs. New Orleans, then his first PD in Game 14 at Miami. Ward (6-6, 255) was acquired on waivers from Kansas City before the start of the season and logged 191 defensive snaps in his 11 games. He finished the season with 12 tackles plus two breakups behind the line of Matt Ryan passes in the game against Atlanta in London. Smith (6-1, 195) has seen action the past three seasons since signing with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College after the 2019 draft. In 12 games (three starts) last season, Smith had eight receptions for 113 yards. For his career, in 25 games (seven starts) and 550 offensive snaps he’s registered 26 catches for 292 yards. The post Jets Sign Their 4 Exclusive-Rights Free Agents to Contracts appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  19. On this episode of our NY Jets Podcast, JetNation Radio, Alex Varallo is flying solo. He discusses the top choices for the Jets. What players are the best fit to improve this roster? Should Joe Douglas draft Edge or Cornerback at pick 4? The 10th pick isn’t too far behind it, if the Jets decide to go for offense, should they target an Offensive lineman or Wide Receiver? Two early second-round picks can help dramatically improve this roster. Alex breaks down the options roughly one week before the draft. Listen to the podcast and get ready, draft day is almost here. We would like to thank our sponsor Mile Social for their support. They help businesses manage their online presence. Websites, SEO, Social Media and Reputation Management. Be sure to check them out when you are looking for a Digital Marketing Agency. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post NY Jets Draft Talk appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  20. With the NFL draft just over a week away, JetNation.com continues to profile potential Jets draft choices as the offseason continues to unfold. Gang Green’s desire to add a speedy receiver is well-known and believe it or not, there will be some options at wide receiver outside of round 1. A look at some of the top receivers in the NFL today should give you some idea as to how important it is to use a top 10 pick at the position. Today we’re taking a look at Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton. Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor: Ht: 6023 Wt: 182 Hand size: 8 1/4 Arm Length: 33 1/4 Wingspan: 79 1/4 40 yd dash: 4.28 10 yd split: 1.51 Bench: NA Vert: 36.5 Broad: 10′ 10” Having missed out on speedy Tyreek Hill earlier this off-season, the Jets will still be looking to add a home run threat for Zach Wilson to grow with. Having run the fastest 40 at the combine this year at 4.28, Thornton has speed to burn. It showed up on game day at Baylor and probably would have done so more often with better QB play. Joe Douglas and the Jets clearly want to add a burner at wide receiver. Could this put Tyquan Thornton out of Baylor on the table? Ran a 4.28 in Indy and showed that speed at times on game day. pic.twitter.com/G4UHQWYhtF — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 18, 2022 Thornton has good size to go along with his elite speed, checking in at just over 6′ 2” at the combine. On game day he also shows the ability to be more than just a burner who can run past defenders. He’s able to make catches in traffic on intermediate routes and shows good body control when going up to get the ball in tight spaces. Baylor's Tyquan Thornton looked to be more than just a burner, making several plays in traffic or tight spaces. Makes an impressive TD grab vs Oklahoma State with little room for error. pic.twitter.com/XNerwq7a7W — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 18, 2022 Thornton is still raw and didn’t really explode until his final collegiate season when he put up career highs in yards and touchdowns with 948 and 10 respectively. He’ll have the occasional drop and will need some time to develop so don’t expect a team to use a premium pick on him. But for a team in search of players who can stress secondaries and create scoring opportunities, Thornton should be on the Jets radar late in day 2 or early day 3. The post JetNation 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Tyquan Thornton, Wide Receiver, Baylor appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  21. The NFL released some additional information about the draft festivities in Las Vegas. The full press release from the league appears below. A member in our forums started a thread about Jets Fans in Vegas, definitely check it out. ​LAS VEGAS [April 15, 2022] – The NFL announced today the Day One festivities to take place as part of the 2022 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 28. To kick off the celebrations, attending prospects will walk the NFL Draft Red Carpet presented by Gillette Labs, constructed within the Fountains of Bellagio. The NFL Draft Red Carpet will begin at approximately 1:45 PM PT and portions will be televised as part of NFL Network’s NFL Draft Kickoff show. Melissa Stark and Michael Irvin will anchor NFL Network’s Red Carpet coverage and interview prospects as they begin their Draft Night journey. The Academy Singers will perform Lift Every Voice and Sing live from the Red Carpet Stage. The Academy Singers are the premiere chamber choir from the 12-time Grammy award-winning Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Musical prodigious savant, Kodi Lee will sing the national anthem from the Draft Theater as part of opening festivities. Kodi is a blind and autistic musician and became an instant phenomenon when his America’s Got Talent Season 14 audition earned him the Golden Buzzer where he ultimately went on to win the season. Kodi is currently performing in America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE. The Joint Service Color Guard will support the national anthem and opening ceremony by carrying the United States and service flags. The team is comprised of ten service members from each branch of the military. In addition, Magician Mat Franco will put on a show at the Draft Theater at approximately 5 PM PT. Mat was the first magician to ever win America’s Got Talent and is currently a headliner at The LINQ Hotel + Experience in Las Vegas. Local Vegas group, David Perrico & The Raiders House Band will serve as the House Band at the Draft Theater and will provide entertainment in between Draft selections on during each day of the Draft. In addition, and new this year, the Draft Red Carpet Stage presented by Gillette Labs will host exciting local Las Vegas acts throughout all three days of the Draft. Following the attending prospects walking the Red Carpet, performances on the Red Carpet Stage on Day One will begin at approximately 5:30 PM PT and include – Absinthe Jabbawockeez Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil At the conclusion of each day of the Draft, the NFL will host FREE concerts in the Draft Theater as part of the NFL Draft Concert Series presented by Bud Light. Concert viewing is on a first-come first-served basis and standing room only. Headliners will be announced in the coming days. The league previously announced that the NFL Draft Experience, the NFL’s interactive football theme park, will be free and open to the public all three days of the Draft (April 28-30). The NFL Draft Experience and Draft Theater will be located behind the High Roller and the LINQ, adjacent to CAESARS FORUM. For free entry to Draft Experience, fans are required to register for NFL OnePass at NFL.com/OnePass. Fans can download the NFL OnePass app to play games at Draft Experience, receive digital content and enter for a chance to win exclusive prizes, including a grand prize trip for two to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona. Draft Experience hours of operation – Thursday, April 28: 12 PM – 9 PM PT (post-concert) Friday, April 29: 12 PM – 9 PM PT (post-concert) Saturday, April 30: 8 AM – 6 PM PT (post-concert) As part of Draft Experience, fans will also be able to view the Draft Theater where prospects will take the stage to celebrate being selected to their new team. General fan viewing will be on a first-come first-served basis and is standing room only. The Draft will also be broadcast on multiple screens throughout the event site. The NFL Draft presented by Bud Light will be broadcast live on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning – Thursday, April 28 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT Friday, April 29 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT Saturday, April 30 Noon ET / 9 AM PT For more information on NFL Draft Experience and for the full list of interactive games and attractions, fans should visit NFL.com/Draft and download the NFL OnePass app at NFL.com/OnePass. The post NFL Draft Info in Vegas appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  22. Here is the press release that the NFL sent out regarding the 21 players that will be attending the NFL draft. We will be there in person, and are going to provide as many updates as we can. So make sure you are following @JetNation on social media. 21 Prospects To Attend NFL Draft 2022 NFL DRAFT PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT TO KICK OFF IN PRIMETIME AT 8:00 PM ET ON THURSDAY, APRIL 28 Twenty-one prospects are confirmed to attend the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, Nevada, the NFL announced today. Georgia leads all colleges with three players in attendance while Alabama and Ohio State will each have two players on-site. The Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend, followed by the Big Ten (four players), Pac-12 (four) and Atlantic Coast Conference (three). The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 28, and continues Friday, April 29, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 30, with Rounds 4-7. The NFL Draft, which was held in Cleveland last year, will be hosted in the state of Nevada for the first time. The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft: 1) Matt Corral QB Mississippi 2) Charles Cross OL Mississippi State 3) Jordan Davis DL Georgia 4) Nakobe Dean LB Georgia 5) Ikem Ekwonu OL North Carolina State 6) Sauce Gardner CB Cincinnati 7) Kyler Gordon CB Washington 8) Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame 9) Aidan Hutchinson DE Michigan 10) Zion Johnson OL Boston College 11) Jermaine Johnson DE Florida State 12) George Karlaftis DE Purdue 13) Devin Lloyd LB Utah 14) Drake London WR Southern California 15) Evan Neal OL Alabama 16) Chris Olave WR Ohio State 17) Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Oregon 18) Jameson Williams WR Alabama 19) Malik Willis QB Liberty 20) Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State 21) Devonte Wyatt DL Georgia 2022 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES WHAT: 87th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting. WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada. WHEN: 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 28 (Round 1). 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3). 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 30 (Rounds 4-7). The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 8:30 PM PT (11:30 PM ET). In 2021, the first round consumed three hours and 44 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 8:00 PM PT (11:00 PM ET). The second and third rounds took a combined four hours and 26 minutes in 2021. The draft will conclude by approximately 3:30 PM PT (6:30 PM ET) on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 42 minutes in 2021. ROUNDS: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 28; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 29; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 30. There will be 262 selections, including 39 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 16 teams that either experienced a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year or received special selections under a 2020 amendment to the League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was agreed upon by the NFL and the NFLPA to promote equal employment opportunities and an inclusive workforce within NFL clubs. The following 39 compensatory choices will supplement the 223 regular choices in the seven rounds: Round 3: Detroit, 33; New Orleans, 34; Cleveland, 35; Baltimore, 36; Philadelphia (from New Orleans), 37; Miami (from San Francisco), 38; Kansas City, 39; Los Angeles Rams, 40; San Francisco, 41. Round 4: Pittsburgh, 33; Baltimore, 34; Green Bay, 35; Baltimore, 36; Los Angeles Rams, 37; Tennessee, 38. Round 5: Dallas, 33; Detroit, 34; Dallas, 35; Indianapolis, 36. Round 6: Los Angeles Rams, 33; Los Angeles Rams, 34; Atlanta, 35; Los Angeles Chargers, 36; Arizona, 37; Indianapolis, 38; Detroit, 39; Los Angeles Rams, 40; Tennessee, 41; San Francisco, 42; San Francisco, 43. Round 7: Los Angeles Chargers, 33; Los Angeles Chargers, 34; Arizona, 35; Arizona, 36; Green Bay, 37; Kansas City, 38; Los Angeles Chargers, 39; Tampa Bay, 40; San Francisco, 41. TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks: Five minutes per selection. Rounds 7, including compensatory picks: Four minutes per selection. TELEVISION & RADIO: The 2022 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and ESPN Radio. INTERNET: On Thursday, April 28, Draft Today airs on NFL.com, the NFL app and YouTube immediately following the conclusion of NFL Network’s coverage of the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft with Matt “Money” Smith, Cynthia Frelund and Lance Zierlein. Draft Today continues Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 following each day of the 2022 NFL Draft. On Sunday, May 1, Draft Today recaps the 2022 NFL Draft and passes out Draft Grades for each team with Smith, Zierlein and Bucky Brooks. This edition streams at 5:00 PM ET on NFL.com, the NFL app and YouTube, and airs at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network. Additionally, NFL.com’s Draft Tracker has live coverage of every selection in the draft, including video and analysis of the picks as they happen. MOBILE: Live NFL Network coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft is available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork. 2022 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER (as of April 14, 2022) # Team 1. Jacksonville Jaguars 2. Detroit Lions 3. Houston Texans 4. New York Jets 5. New York Giants 6. Carolina Panthers 7. New York Giants (from Chicago) 8. Atlanta Falcons 9. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) 10. New York Jets (from Seattle) 11. Washington Commanders 12. Minnesota Vikings 13. Houston Texans (from Cleveland) 14. Baltimore Ravens 15. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami) 16. New Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis via Philadelphia) 17. Los Angeles Chargers 18. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans) 19. New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia) 20. Pittsburgh Steelers 21. New England Patriots 22. Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas) 23 Arizona Cardinals 24. Dallas Cowboys 25. Buffalo Bills 26. Tennessee Titans 27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28. Green Bay Packers 29. Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco via Miami) 30. Kansas City Chiefs 31. Cincinnati Bengals 32. Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams) The post 21 Prospects To Attend NFL Draft appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  23. Tyler Linderbaum C, Iowa, #65 Measureables Height: 6021 Weight: 302 Hand Size: 1000 Arm Size: 3118 Wingspan: 7558 2022 NFL Scouting Combine/Pro Day 40-Yard Dash: 4.98 Vertical Jump: 32.5 Broad Jump: 9’ 2” 3-Cone Drill: 7.14 Bench Press: — Film Study Games Watched: Indiana 2021, Iowa State 2021, Maryland 2021, Balance: ++ Pass Protection: ++ Run Blocking: ++ Lateral Mobility/Athleticism: ++ Point of Attack Power: ++ Hands: ++ Anchor: ++ Strength: ++ Size: + Versatility: + Summary Tyler Linderbaum was a defensive lineman who converted to center at Iowa after the 2019 season. In his two seasons at center, Linderbaum posted a PFF grade of 91.5 in 2020, followed up with a 95.4 grade in 2021, which was best among centers. He also had a 96.6 run blocking grade, which was also tops at the positions. Linderbaum shows the balance needed to play center, as well as the run blocking acumen to get to the second level and seal off defenders to open up running lanes. He is a good mover in space, displaying his ability to get downfield in a hurry on pulls and screens. At the point of attack, Linderbaum is powerful while maintaining good hand placement. He has a good anchor in pass protection, with plenty of strength for his size. Linderbaum is a true center only prospect due to his size, and he is only a fit for a handful of schemes in the NFL. Fortunately, the Jets are one of those teams, and they could look to cut ties with current center Connor McGovern to draft him, a move that saves $9M in cap space. Linderbaum posted elite testing numbers at his pro day, solidifying what his college tape has already told us – he should be a first round pick. New York may get lucky and see him fall out of Round 1, but if they don’t think he will make it to 35th overall, they should look to move up and acquire a player of Linderbaum’s talent and potential. Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum at his pro day (among iOL historically) 6’2” 302 4.98 40 (96th percentile) 1.71 10 (93rd) 7.14 3-cone (100th) 4.38 pro agility (97th) 32.5 vertical (92nd) 110.5 broad (93rd) elite. — Anthony Treash (@PFF_Anthony) April 11, 2022 The post JetNation 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  24. On this episode of our NY Jets Podcast, JetNation Radio, Dylan Terman and Alex Varallo share their favorite Draft prospects. With two picks in each of the first two rounds, Joe Douglas is in prime position to improve the roster. Offense, defense, the Jets need help on both sides of the ball. Glenn Naughton is our special caller this week he joined the show to discuss the top 5 NFL Draft prospects. We would like to thank our sponsor Mile Social for their support. They help businesses manage their online presence. Websites, SEO, Social Media and Reputation Management. Be sure to check them out when you are looking for a Digital Marketing Agency. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post Top NY Jets Draft Prospects appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  25. The Jets are in prime position to improve their roster later this month. Set to pick at 4th and 10th in the draft, the Jets are one of the power players heading into April 28th in Las Vegas. Most analysts expect the Jets to fill a weakness at cornerback with many publications sending Ahmad Gardner from Cincinnati to New York with one of the picks. Wide Receiver, Defensive Line, and Safety are most commonly cited as areas the Jets will seek with one of their top-ten picks. The names being volleyed around include Garett Wilson and Drake London at receiver. Kayvon Thibodeaux and Travon Walker, both defensive linemen, are thought to be in play for the Jets inside the top ten. Kyle Hamilton and Derek Stingley, who would upgrade the Jets defensive secondary nicely, are frequently mocked to the Jets in mock draft. One position that has gotten absolutely no consideration by draft analysts is quarterback. Zack Wilson is being given every opportunity to command the Jet offense and prove himself to be the franchise quarterback. The Jets have made significant investments in free agency to provide Wilson with the chance to succeed. So, there’s no way a quarterback goes at 4th or 10th in the draft, right? If you’re headed to Vegas to watch, the possibility that a quarterback goes at 4th or 10th is a nice value play. If you aren’t headed to Vegas, you can still get in this action without a retail bookmaker. Online betting is exploding and odds for the draft are available here. The draft is spectacularly unpredictable. For that reason, the value is high, and making the draft pay off nicely doesn’t require much risk. Playing a quarterback coming off the board is a nice angle for April 28th. It may seem like we’re making a case for the Jets to dump Zack Wilson and take one of the available signal callers at four or ten. That’s not what we’re thinking. Our angle has to do with general draft uncertainty and a dearth of top-tier quarterback talent in this year’s draft. This year’s draft is weak in regard to quarterback depth. With so many teams desperate to solidify the quarterback position, the Jets are certain to find multiple teams willing to swap much more than the established pick values for both of the Jets spots. The books have posted odds expecting the Jets to make both of their selections, but the value the Jets can receive in a trade in a year with so few top QB’s available may be too much to pass on. It a reasonable possibility and one you can make pay off for you personally. It is likely that you’ve never considered betting the draft, but this may be the year you should get off the sidelines. The draft is easy to bet on. The odds to go first in the draft garner the most attention. Here are the current odds for the draft’s first pick: Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson (-300) Georgia DL Travon Walker (+350) N.C. State OL Ikem Ekwonu (+1200) Alabama OL Evan Neal (+1200) Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux (+2500) Liberty QB Malik Willis (+2500) Here are the odds for the second pick: Georgia DL Travon Walker (+230) Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson (+250) Liberty QB Malik Willis (+450) Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux (+500) Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton (+750) The third pick shakes out this way: N.C. State OL Ikem Ekwonu (+180) Alabama OL Evan Neal (+280) Georgia DL Travon Walker (+550) Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton (+750) Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux (+900) Cincinnati CB Ahmad Gardner (+900) The Jets spot at number four has these prospects listed as the favorites: Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux (+225) Cincinnati CB Ahmad Gardner (+350) Georgia DL Travon Walker (+400) Florida State DE Jermaine Johnson II (+430) Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton (+1000) Alabama OL Evan Neal (+1000) N.C. State OL Ikem Ekwonu (+1000) The shortest odds of any player for the 4th spot still pays more than 2-1. The longest among the top selections is 10-1. One of the quarterbacks coming off the board at the fourth spot is likely to stand at more than 15-1. Not too bad considering it is probable that several teams looking to land a quarterback this year have probably already been in touch with the Jets to discuss what it would take to pry away the fourth pick, and the phones will be lighting up on draft day. The Jets can’t dismiss the opportunity to stockpile draft capital with so many areas of need. Without a special talent on the board the Jets feel like they must have, trading out makes a lot of sense for where this team stands in its development. If the Jets do make a selection at four, and one of more of the draft’s top-rated quarterbacks remain available at ten, take a look at where the odds stand on Malik Willis and Kenny Pickett. During the draft, teams will get more desperate and more willing to sweeten their offers. Competition for the tenth slot will drive the cost higher. The Jets may find exceptional value trading out at ten with a team that wants to swoop in and grab Willis or Pickett. There is a lot to be excited about entering the draft. The Jets seem to finally be headed in the right direction. Gang Green has made several nice moves in free agency, and the draft should be very interesting. Check out the Jets upcoming opponents. The season schedule will be released shortly after the draft, and books will have week one lines up shortly following the schedule publication. The post Watching and Wagering on the Jets Draft appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
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