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2013 NFL Mock Draft: A look at some names associated with the Jets


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The draft, believe it or not, is right around the corner. And although the Jets have plenty of work to do first -- sorting out their salary cap situation, deciding what to do with Darrelle Revis and mapping out the first few days of free agency -- it's still high time for Mocks, most of which have the Jets zeroing in on another defensive starter. There's also been some QB rumors, like NC State's Mike Glennon, but we'll leave that for another post altogether.

The Ledger's Mock will be up about a week before the Draft so we'll have more time to look at the fallout from the combine and see what shakes down. But here are some of the prospects that have been linked to the Jets via the brave -- and very talented -- souls who have already released their projections.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated

Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU

Measurements: 6-4, 240

2012 Stats: 8 1/2 tackles for loss, 4 1/2 sacks, 21 tackles, 17 solo

Skinny: Watching Mingo's tape against Oregon last year, you can see a sharp, instinctive pass rusher who has incredible speed off the ball. Add in the fact that his measurements and speed allow him to stand up and play outside linebacker and you have a player that fits Rex Ryan's defense really well. Of course, this would mean four years in a row without drafting an impact offensive player in the first round, but with players like Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas sure to depart the roster at season's end, Mingo can fill an immediate need.

This pick was a popular one shared by, among others, Rob Rang of NFLDraftNet and Mel Kiper


Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

Measurements: 6-1, 218

2012 Stats: 60 solo tackles, 107 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 7 passes defensed

Skinny: Vaccaro has been considered both a strong and free safety and has some experience in the Nickel slot, which also makes him a great fit for the Jets defense. Considered by most as the top safety in the draft, the Jets could be looking for an immediate replacement for the tandem of LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell, both of whom are free agents. In watching a few quick game tapes, I'd say Vaccaro impresses the most when he's coming up against the run or adjusting in coverage -- a very strong skill set for a rookie to have in tow.

Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

Measurements: 6-3, 241

2012 Stats: 52 solo tackles, 85 total tackles, 14 1/2 sacks, 24 1/2 tackles for a loss

Skinny: Very instinctive with a nose for the football, plus an ability to create lots of turnovers. Jones is strong enough to make a play through the A and B gaps against the run and fast enough to beat a tackle around the edge. He's got a similar body type to Mingo but with more experience as a pure outside linebacker. If Ryan is looking for someone to fill in for Pace/Thomas, Jones definitely entices just like Mingo.


Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

Measurements: 6-3, 325

2012 Stats: 25 solo tackles, 42 total, 10 tackles for loss, 5 sacks.

Skinny: Lotulelei has great speed off the snap and can make life miserable for an imposing center. He's drawn comparisons to Haloti Ngata which, in Rex Ryan's book, is a pretty automatic reason to consider him a potential pick if he drops that far. Lotulelei comes to the NFL just as the Jets are looking to make decisions on free agent Mike DeVito and see what the future holds for Sione Po'uha, who struggled through an injury-riddled 2012. A good nose tackle controls the two nearest gaps and creates a mess in the backfield. Lotulelei has the potential to do that on any play.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

Chance Warmack, G, Alabama

Measurements: 6-3, 320

2012 Stats: 3,484 total team rushing yards on 570 attempts.

Skinny: There's nothing skinny about Warmack, who also has tremendous speed up field and when he's pulling outside. That first step, as you can see in the opening play of this cut-up video below, is incredible. The Jets have a lot of grand ambitions for their offense in 2013 but none of that can happen without a talented offensive line. Brandon Moore, one of the best guards in football, is a free agent undecided about his future. Matt Slauson's contract is also up. That leaves a slot wide open for someone like Warmack to come in and make an impact right away.

Note: Depending on who you listen to, Warmack could be long gone by No. 9.

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Star should be long gone by 9. At 9 he's the BAP and that's an easy pick

jarvis jones would be an easy pick for a team that has historically not had problems passing medical exams where others have failed. he also should be gone

Kenny Vaccaro has been flying up boards. saying they can't afford Landry and then using a top 10 pick on a safety doesn't really make sense, even in this new CBA world. They could just sign Landry (hopefully) and use the pick elsewhere.

barkevious definately could be the pick but if he runs 4.45 he also could be gone.

Chance i think goes at least 10 draft slots later than 9 overall, just cause he's a guard. really like this player but don't see how he improves this team in a drastic way. other teams like SD, STL, DAL and CHI have garbage OL and that pick makes more sense. THe Jets already have 2 perennial pro bowlers they don't really need to use a top 10 pick on OL.

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Did not see this thread when I started mine. Mods feel free to merge.

It's apparent we are looking at LBs, and RBs.

per walter.com:

jetsb_logo.gifNew York Jets:

Anthony Amos, WR, Middle Tennessee (EW)

Josh Boyd, DL, Mississippi State (EW)

Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan (EW)

Zac Dysert, QB, Miami OH (SR)

Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State (EW)

Wes Horton, DL, USC (EW)

D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers (EW)

Leon McFadden, DB, San Diego State (SR)

Brandon McGee, CB, Miami (EW)

Christine Michael*, RB, Texas A&M (EW)

Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut (EW)

Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame (EW)

Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina (SR)

Quinn Sharp, PK, Oklahoma State (SR)

Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford (SR)

Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida (EW)

Duke Williams, S, Nevada (EW)

Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State (EW)

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