khesanh Posted September 29, 2011 Share Posted September 29, 2011 OK guys give me your best draft prospects that the Jets should give a look Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall Height: 6-5. Weight: 252. Projected 40 Time: 4.66. Projected Round (2012): 2. 8/24/11: Vinny Curry is an explosive athlete that had a dominant junior season. Curry was one of the best pass rushers in college football last year with 12 sacks. He also had 18 tackles for a loss and 94 tackles. At his size and weight, Curry should translate well as an edge rusher in a 3-4 defense. Curry is very fast with fabulous closing speed. He plays better in space. However, he does not have the size and strength to hold up against offensive linemen when lining up with his hand in the ground as a base end. Some teams were able to run right at him. He typically uses his speed to run around offensive linemen, and that opens up his gap on run downs. Thus, Curry would be a much better fit for a 3-4 defense. Nick Perry*, DE/OLB, USC Height: 6-3. Weight: 250. Projected 40 Time: 4.57. Projected Round (2012): 3-4. 8/24/11: Nick Perry broke out with eight sacks as a freshman. Last year, his numbers dipped to four sacks and 7.5 tackles for a loss. At his current size and weight, he would probably be better served as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin flipped Perry from right to left defensive end last year. If he stays at end as a professional, he should add some more bulk. Perry needs to improve his production in 2011 to get his draft status going in the right direction Nate Potter, OT, Boise State Height: 6-6. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.14. Projected Round (2012): 2. 9/7/11: Potter had a strong debut against Georgia. He constantly gave quarterback Kellen Moore ample time to throw the ball, and Potter was effective as run blocker. Even though he is not a heavy tackle, Potter showed the strength to anchor against bull rushes. He was slow to react to pick up a zone stunt on one play, but he showed the ability to recover. With his quality performance, Potter is proving that he can stay at left tackle in the NFL and won't have to move to the right side. 8/20/11: The Broncos standout Nate Potter enters the season as the pass protector for a prolific college quarterback in Kellen Moore. Potter has good feet and is quick. He is able to get to the second level of the defense and pull well to hit defenders on the run. For the NFL, it would be helpful for Potter to add some strength. That would allow him to keep a hold on defenders rather than them being able to disengage from his blocks, an issue he needs to improve on. Ricky Wagner OT 8’6 320 Wisconsin Height: 6-6. Weight: 320. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2012): 2. 9/7/11: Wagner was absolutely dominant against UNLV. He opened up a lot of holes for running backs Montee Ball and James White, while preventing any pressure on quarterback Russell Wilson. Wagner faces better opponents in the next three games, but won't be faced with a hard test until he takes on Nebraska in October. 8/20/11: Ricky Wagner started 10 games for the Badgers at right tackle in 2010. This year, he'll move over to left tackle to replace Gabe Carimi. Wagner is an excellent run blocker. He is powerful and can drive defenders off the line of scrimmage. He'll need to develop his pass blocking, but Wagner looks like the next in line of quality Wisconsin left tackles. He was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention last season. Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU Height: 6-6. Weight: 325. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2011): 2. 9/7/11: Reynolds had a dominant performance against Ole Miss to start the season. Reynolds was blocking his man through the whistle and shut down every defensive end he faced. While bull rushes were completely ineffective against Reynolds, he also showed the quick feet to drop back and mirror defenders on speed rushes. Reynolds is very physical and consistently knocks his man to the ground. 8/20/11: Matt Reynolds has had a fantastic career at BYU. He almost entered the 2011 NFL Draft, but decided to return for his senior year. Reynolds has gotten into better shape by converting some fat into muscle. He's a tough run blocker that has been developing his pass blocking. The athletic Reynolds is well-coached. BYU offensive line coach Mark Weber developed Logan Makins at Fresno State and he speaks of Reynolds as being a comparable prospect to Mankins. A major drawback to Reynolds is he will be a 25 year-old rookie. However, Eagles rookie guard Danny Watkins is 27 and Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry was 24 as a rookie, and they both were first-rounders. Thus, the age issue shouldn't hurt Reynolds too much. Braden Hansen*, G, BYU Height: 6-6. Weight: 310. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2012): 4-6. 9/7/11: Hansen and the BYU offensive line controlled the game against Ole Miss even though the 14-13 score didn't indicate it. The Cougars were able to pass the ball well and mix in some running. Hansen did a good job in pass protection. 8/20/11: Braden Hansen was a starter instantly as a freshman and has started every game at guard the past two seasons. He was named an All-MWC honorable mention. BYU had a strong running game and Hansen opened a lot of holes for the Cougars Lucas Nix, OT/G, Pittsburgh Height: 6-6. Weight: 305. Projected 40 Time: 5.19. Projected Round (2012): 4-5. 9/7/11: Nix and the Pittsburgh offensive line had a strong game against Buffalo as the Panthers totaled 231 yards on the ground with four touchdowns. 8/20/11: Lucas Nix split time between right tackle and right guard over the past two seasons, but Nix is definitely a guard in the NFL. While he needs to add some bulk, run blocking is his strength and he did a good job of opening up holes for Dion Lewis. Nix needs to work on his pass protection, and is better suited at guard Trumaine Johnson, FS, Montana Height: 6-2. Weight: 197. Projected 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2012): 3-4. 8/26/11: The FCS standout Trumaine Johnson has an excellent combination of size and speed. Johnson became a starter as a true freshman and recorded four interceptions. In 2009, despite missing four games, Johnson had five interceptions with 12 passes broken up and 54 tackles on the season. Last year, he had four interceptions with seven passes defensed and 44 tackles. Johnson needs to have another standout season playing against weaker competition, but his physical tools and consistent production should make him a mid-round pick Eddie Whitley, FS, Virginia Tech Height: 6-1. Weight: 190. Projected 40 Time: 4.42. Projected Round (2012): 2. 8/26/11: Eddie Whitley had a productive junior season with 80 tackles, four tackles for a loss, six passes broken up and two interceptions. It was Whitley's first season as a starter. Whitley projects as a free safety in the NFL Aaron Henry, FS, Wisconsin Height: 6-0. Weight: 205. Projected 40 Time: 4.48. Projected Round (2012): 3-4. 8/26/11: Aaron Henry is a strong run defender that shows good instincts. Henry recorded 58 tackles on the season with seven passes broken up and one forced fumble. Henry had two interceptions, and both picks he brought back for touchdowns. It was Henry's first year as a starter, and he could be even better in 2011 now that he has a year of experience T.Y. Hilton, WR/KR, Florida International Height: 5-10. Weight: 183. Projected 40 Time: 4.41. Projected Round (2012): 3-4. 8/19/11: T.Y. Hilton plays at a smaller program, but Hilton has been a play-maker. Last year, he hauled in 59 receptions for 848 yards and five touchdowns. Hilton has been a dangerous weapon on kickoff returns. In his career, he has four kick return touchdowns and has averaged 27 yards per return. In 2009, he caught 57 passes for 632 yards with five scores. Hilton will need to run well at the combine, and the new kickoff changes in the NFL definitely has hurt his draft value Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M Height: 6-3. Weight: 215. Projected 40 Time: 4.49. Projected Round (2012): 1-2. 8/19/11: The Aggies got a fabulous junior season from wide receiver Jeff Fuller. He caught 76 passes for 1,066 yards and 12 touchdowns. Fuller is a big physical receiver that presents a large target and catching radius for his quarterbacks. He works the short and intermediate part of the field well. He looks like he would be a very good chain-mover and possession receiver in the NFL. Fuller would make a good Z (flanker) receiver quickly Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State Height: 6-4. Weight: 220. Projected 40 Time: 4.90. Projected Round (2012): 4-5. 9/7/11: Weeden had a mixed outing against Louisiana-Lafayette. The good results were he completed 24-of-39 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns. The poor showing was throwing three interceptions to an inferior opponent. It was the first game under a new offensive coordinator, so perhaps Weeden isn't fully comfortable with the plays and reads. He will face tougher competition in the weeks to come including a matchup against Nick Foles and Arizona in Week 2. 8/18/11: Brandon Weeden is college football's current version of Chris Weinke, a baseball prospect that turned to football in his mid-20s. As a result, Weeden is going to be a 29-year old rookie in the NFL. Last year, he completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,277 yards with 34 touchdowns against 13 interceptions. He did a fabulous job of getting the ball to his playmakers. He has a strong arm, excellent pocket presence, good decision making and can make all the throws. Weeden's age is such a limiting factor in his draft status. It is going to be essential that Weeden show coaches that he is a quick learner that won't have much of a learning curve in the NFL 3-4 defense Cal, Alabama, Georgia, TCU, Oregon St, Miami 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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