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With the 2018 NFL Supplemental draft approaching fast, Mike Maccagnan and the Jets have an opportunity to add a another cornerback, hoping to provide more depth and security in the secondary. The question members of the Jet community are wondering is, what would the Jets have to give up?

When it comes to who the Jets might be interested in should the opt to make a move, it’s likely that Maccagnan and Head Coach Todd Bowles will look at the secondary. The three targets the Jets would be most likely focus on include cornerbacks Sam Beal and Adonis Alexander and safety Brandon Bryant.

Before we dive into which players are worth watching in the Supplemental Draft, it is important to understand even what this draft is.

For the most part, those players in the supplemental draft are not in it for good reasons. In simple terms, it means that there is no way a player will be eligible to play college football next season due to disciplinary issues or because of academic ineligibility.  NFL teams can go ahead and select them before training camp starts as opposed to waiting until next year’s draft.  Now, on to the players.

CB Sam Beal, Western Michigan: Beal is considered by many to have the most upside out of this group. The Western Michigan cornerback has been ruled academically ineligible for this upcoming season.  Beal has already been creating some buzz and is considered one of the most talented players to ever enter in the supplemental draft. Its been reported by SNY that multiple teams may be willing to give up a day two pick to have him on their roster.

In the end, the chances of the Jets actually landing Beal is slim not just because of draft cost, but his size.  Beal checks it at 178 pounds, and has a 72 3/4” wingspan. With those numbers, talent aside, the Jets may be unwilling to give up a day two pick for a player who may not be a good scheme fit.

CB Adonis Alexander, Virginia Tech: With Alexander, completely flip his skill set with Beal. Where Beal is undersized, Alexander is big, and where Beal is athletic, Alexander is lacking as evidenced by his 4.61 40 time at his pro day. The Virginia Tech Corner has great height and weight standing at 6 feet, 3 inches, weighing 207 pounds. His strengths are in press coverage, tracking the ball in the air, and great feet. Even still, he lacks physicality, which he will need plenty of if he wants to make an NFL roster. If Maccagnan can spend a 5th round pick for Alexander, it would be worth it.

S Brandon Bryant, Mississippi St:  Bryant is academically ineligible, and received a DUI January 2017.  On the field, he’s a good athlete who stays low in his pedal, is strong against the run and reacts to the ball well with good hands. On the other hand,  He does lack suddenness, and his character issues seem to be a cause for concern. Bryant’s athleticism and big hits are enough to get a receiver’s attention coming across the middle, but having taken Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye last season, it’s highly unlikely the Jets make a bid for Bryant.

The Jets haven’t drafted a player in the supplemental draft since choosing Syracuse wide receiver Rob Moore back in 1990.  Whether or not they throw their hat in the ring again in 2018 will be revealed in just a couple of days.

 

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2 hours ago, JetNation said:

Beal has already been creating some buzz and is considered one of the most talented players to ever enter in the supplemental draft. Its been reported by SNY that multiple teams may be willing to give up a day two pick to have him on their roster.

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If that is true, how is he only being considered for a day 2 pick?  Josh Gordon, Cris Carter, Bernie Kosar, Rob Moore, Dave Brown, Bosworth, Bobby Humphery, Ahmad Brooks.  There is a pretty long list of talented guys rolling through the supplemental draft.  There has never a shortage of failed drug tests, suspensions, academically ineligibles. 

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40 minutes ago, JetFaninMI said:

Brandon Bryant sounds like a Macc-Bowles guy. He's a Safety! He's academically ineligible, and already has his FIRST DUI! Draft this BEAST.

if we pick a db.. it will probably be Sam Beal / Western Michigan   😎

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Tony Pauline‏ @TonyPauline 

Edit- the Giants had the third pick of the supplemental draft...the NY Jets had the second pick...apologies.

Sources tell me the New York Giants have selected Sam Beal/CB/Western Michigan in the third round of the supplemental draft. The Giants had the second pick in the supplemental draft.

Adam Schefter‏ @AdamSchefter

Giants had the third pick in the third round of the supplemental draft and used it on Western Michigan CB Sam Beal.

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Brandon Bryant, SS, Mississippi State: There are always spots in the NFL for talented athletes with exceptional physical traits. That's why scouts were paying close attention to Bryant as a prospect after he earned recognition as one of the most explosive college football players in 2016 and '17. Despite failing to perform up to lofty expectations during his pro day, Bryant posted respectable numbers for his position (checking in at 5-foot-11 and 207 pounds with 4.45/4.52 40 times, a 34-inch vertical and a 10-3 broad jump) in front of representatives from 14 teams.

On tape, Bryant flashes decent movement skills, range and toughness, but he isn't a playmaker in the back end. Although he tallied five career interceptions as a Bulldog, he snagged three of those picks in 2015 and didn't make much of an impact after his initial success. With questions surrounding his work ethic, discipline and attention to detail after his on-field (blown coverages) and academic struggles, Bryant is likely to be a seventh round/priority free agent prospect on most boards around the league.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000939581/article/2018-nfl-supplemental-draft-offers-value-keenan-allens-secret

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Brandon Bryant, S, Mississippi State: Bryant’s off-field issues are considered more serious than those of Alexander and Beal, and he’s not seen as being as good a player as either. His measureables are good—he came in at 5' 11", 207 and ran high 4.4s/low 4.5s in the 40—but he doesn’t play to them, per scouts. “By the time you get through all the [off-field] stuff, you’re just kind of like, ‘Eh’,” said an AFC exec. Our AFC college director added, “He’s a nightmare [football-discipline]-wise. Very unreliable, plays outside the scheme, not reliable in coverage, his eyes are all over the place. Just can’t trust him. He’s physical and quick and fast. Should he be draftable? Sure. But with all the other stuff …”

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/07/02/atlanta-falcons-dan-quinn-military-chip-kelly-ucla-eagles-blake-bortles-supplemental-draft

meh..Maybe a PS candidate if he makes it to Sept

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Do we scout any other positions other than safety?

Do we sign any other position other than safety?

Does anyone remember we needed to upgrade safety position three years ago and we did?

Why don’t we give Bowles 22 starting safeties and he can play them all on offense and defense as it appears the only position he cares about.

Dont get me wrong thank god it didn’t cost a draft pick.

But...

Enough safeties already. I think we’re set now, Don’t you?

It’s really getting comical.

Can we get an OL please football gods.

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8 minutes ago, GREENLANTERN said:

Do we scout any other positions other than safety?

Do we sign any other position other than safety?

Does anyone remember we needed to upgrade safety position three years ago and we did?

Why don’t we give Bowles 22 starting safeties and he can play them all on offense and defense as it appears the only position he cares about.

Dont get me wrong thank god it didn’t cost a draft pick.

But...

Enough safeties already. I think we’re set now, Don’t you?

It’s really getting comical.

Can we get an OL please football gods.

from where?  There weren't any available today.

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17 minutes ago, Skeptable said:

Gholston had a better 40, vertical, broad jump, and bench then Joey Bosa... 

Gholston went #6 overall, those guys are usually pretty athletic. 

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On 7/9/2018 at 10:34 AM, JetFaninMI said:

Brandon Bryant sounds like a Macc-Bowles guy. He's a Safety! He's academically ineligible, and already has his FIRST DUI! Draft this BEAST.

Told ya. Obviously they didn't draft him but they did sign him. Unbelievable.

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57 minutes ago, dbatesman said:

Bosa was 11 lbs. heavier and still destroyed Gholston in the three cone and short shuttle.

Point was combine numbers mean very little. throwing out junk numbers is dumb

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