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Per Costello, these were some of the talent Jets "eyed" at Senior Bowl


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ATLANTA — The NFL draft can be a stressful time in a football player’s life, but it probably won’t faze Washington tackle Kaleb McGary.

McGary has been through more adversity than the NFL can throw at him. He has dealt with a heart condition that required three procedures to fix, his family lost its farm after falling on hard times and then their new home was damaged last January in a fire.

Through it all, McGary has learned how to handle each challenge life threw at him.

“Life experiences translate into everything,” McGary said last week at the Senior Bowl. “Life is life, everything’s a piece of it. It’s built resiliency and toughness in me. I’ve taken those lessons and applied them to a lot of things over my life outside of just those difficult situations. Even though they were bad days, they’ve ended up teaching me a lot.”

McGary impressed NFL teams last week in Mobile, Ala. One of those teams was the Jets, who are looking at offensive tackles in this year’s draft. McGary was one of a number of prospects at the Senior Bowl squarely on the Jets’ radar.

For McGary, the Senior Bowl was a chance to show he can play left tackle as well as right, which is where he played at Washington. He felt his ability to play on the left side was the biggest question the NFL teams had about him.

“Hopefully, I answered that question,” McGary said. “I understand that’s a new position to me, but hopefully I’ve demonstrated in practice I can be every bit as good on the left as the right.”

Here are some other prospects whom the Jets were eyeing at the Senior Bowl:

Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Ximines caught the eye of NFL teams with 12.5 sacks in 2018. The Jets desperately need an edge rusher and will likely draft one with the No. 3 overall pick, but if they go in a different direction, Ximienes could be targeted later.

Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

 

Isabella is small at 5-8, but speedy. He could be the ideal slot receiver for Adam Gase’s offense. Isabella had a strong week in Mobile, capped off with seven catches for 74 yards and touchdown in Saturday’s game to earn MVP honors for the North team.

Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky

Johnson had an impressive week of practice and then showed he did not lack confidence with some comments to NFL.com after posting four tackles in the game.

“I feel like I’m the best corner in the draft,” Johnson said. “That’s what it is. I can tackle, I can cover, and some guys at my position don’t even want to tackle,” Johnson said. “I stood out. I’m 6-3, I’m 210 pounds, and I’m going to run 4.4 at the combine, so y’all can take it from there.”

Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State

A former high school tight end, Bradbury won the Rimington Award given to the nation’s top center. The Jets have spent two years searching for a replacement for Nick Mangold and have not found one. Bradbury could be the guy.

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ATLANTA — The NFL draft can be a stressful time in a football player’s life, but it probably won’t faze Washington tackle Kaleb McGary.

McGary has been through more adversity than the NFL can throw at him. He has dealt with a heart condition that required three procedures to fix, his family lost its farm after falling on hard times and then their new home was damaged last January in a fire.

Through it all, McGary has learned how to handle each challenge life threw at him.

“Life experiences translate into everything,” McGary said last week at the Senior Bowl. “Life is life, everything’s a piece of it. It’s built resiliency and toughness in me. I’ve taken those lessons and applied them to a lot of things over my life outside of just those difficult situations. Even though they were bad days, they’ve ended up teaching me a lot.”

McGary impressed NFL teams last week in Mobile, Ala. One of those teams was the Jets, who are looking at offensive tackles in this year’s draft. McGary was one of a number of prospects at the Senior Bowl squarely on the Jets’ radar.

For McGary, the Senior Bowl was a chance to show he can play left tackle as well as right, which is where he played at Washington. He felt his ability to play on the left side was the biggest question the NFL teams had about him.

“Hopefully, I answered that question,” McGary said. “I understand that’s a new position to me, but hopefully I’ve demonstrated in practice I can be every bit as good on the left as the right.”

Here are some other prospects whom the Jets were eyeing at the Senior Bowl:

Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Ximines caught the eye of NFL teams with 12.5 sacks in 2018. The Jets desperately need an edge rusher and will likely draft one with the No. 3 overall pick, but if they go in a different direction, Ximienes could be targeted later.

Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

 

Isabella is small at 5-8, but speedy. He could be the ideal slot receiver for Adam Gase’s offense. Isabella had a strong week in Mobile, capped off with seven catches for 74 yards and touchdown in Saturday’s game to earn MVP honors for the North team.

Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky

Johnson had an impressive week of practice and then showed he did not lack confidence with some comments to NFL.com after posting four tackles in the game.

“I feel like I’m the best corner in the draft,” Johnson said. “That’s what it is. I can tackle, I can cover, and some guys at my position don’t even want to tackle,” Johnson said. “I stood out. I’m 6-3, I’m 210 pounds, and I’m going to run 4.4 at the combine, so y’all can take it from there.”

Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State

A former high school tight end, Bradbury won the Rimington Award given to the nation’s top center. The Jets have spent two years searching for a replacement for Nick Mangold and have not found one. Bradbury could be the guy.

FILED UNDER KALEB MCGARY  NEW YORK JETS  NFL DRAFT  

Ah, this years Dylan Donahue. Good work, boys.

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Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Ximines caught the eye of NFL teams with 12.5 sacks in 2018. The Jets desperately need an edge rusher and will likely draft one with the No. 3 overall pick, but if they go in a different direction, Ximienes could be targeted later.

 

Gotta get this guy for ER#2

He will be the first player ever in the NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL to have a last name starting with "X"

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many of these teams "seen eyeing" players in public are trading scouting reports with NFC teams 

i used to go to the senior bowl every spring, 7 years in a row and if you compare the lists of who teams were seen talking to and who gets drafted I don't think I found one name match in those 7 years

not to say Senior Bowl isn't huge, it is... there is often a correlation between staffs who get to coach the teams (for example Oakland) loading up on players they got to know real well. and those teams do get better from the practice 

just don't put any faith into these observations of a Jets scout interviewing a particular player. Even the Jets aren't that dumb to do it in public and actually be interested 

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