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According to one "expert" there are 6 Gold Jacket type prospects in 2019

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Grain of salt - It's Bucky Brooks.  But an interesting piece nonetheless...

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001025471/article/2019-nfl-drafts-gold-jacket-prospects-the-josh-jacobs-debate

(Note: I only copy/pasted the content related to his list of 6.  Full version at the link above.)

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2019 NFL Draft's 'gold jacket' prospects

  • By Bucky Brooks
  • NFL.com Analyst
  • Published: April 5, 2019 at 01:08 p.m.

Going back to my days as a scout with the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers, I had an opportunity to watch a handful of "gold jacket" prospects become longtime difference-makers in this league. Guys like Walter Jones, Steve Hutchinson, Julius Peppers and Steve Smith blossomed into Hall of Fame-caliber players by combining blue-chip talent with a blue-collar mentality.

With those guys in mind, I believe there are a number of players in this year's prospect pool with the potential to emerge as transcendent stars at their respective positions. There might be flashier names with sexier games in the 2019 draft class, but here are the six players I would draft as my "gold jacket" guys:

Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State: The most polished player in the draft, offering an array of skills that could make him a dominant player in the league from Day 1. Bosa is a refined pass rusher with a unique combination of speed, quickness and power that overwhelms blockers at the point of attack. Moreover, he displays a variety of hand-to-hand combat maneuvers that look like they were pulled directly from a clinic tape. Considering how well he has taken the tips and drills from his predecessors in the family business, Bosa could take the league by storm as an energetic rusher off the edge.

Devin White, LB, LSU: It is hard to find a prospect with a better combination of intangibles and skills as an impact player on the second level. White is an exceptional traffic cop with outstanding speed, quickness and diagnostic ability. The LSU standout not only thumps runners at every turn, but he shows outstanding cover skills and blitz potential as a Mike 'backer.

T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa: The latest product from "Tight End U" is as complete as they come at the position. Hockenson is a throwback player with exceptional blocking skills and receiving ability. He can seal the edge on outside runs, as well as move defenders off the ball on downhill rushes between the tackles. Additionally, Hockenson is a post-up specialist between the hashes, and he boasts impressive catch-and-run skills with the ball in his hands. As a Jason Witten-like weapon at the "Y" position, it is easy to envision Hockenson being a longtime difference-maker as the centerpiece of a passing game.

Garrett Bradbury, C, N.C. State: The blue-collar worker in the pivot is a rare find -- an athletic center with exceptional movement skills and explosive power. Bradbury consistently owns nose tackles at the point of attack, while also displaying the ability to climb and latch onto linebackers on zone-based runs. With Bradbury showcasing outstanding communication skills and a high football IQ, the N.C. State standout could look like a 10-year veteran when he steps onto the NFL gridiron as a rookie in September.

Taylor Rapp, S, Washington: Don't let Rapp's pedestrian time in the 40-yard dash (measured in the 4.7s at Washington's pro day) mask a spectacular game built on instincts, awareness and toughness. The former Husky is a natural ballhawk with an enforcer's mentality between the hashes. Rapp is a unique playmaker with a game that combines the best traits of Harrison Smith (toughness, tackling and aggressive instincts) and Eric Weddle(ball skills, awareness and range).

Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State: It's hard to find a one-year starter with a pro-ready game at the quarterback position, but Haskins is a special player with rare ability. The precise pocket passer with A+ arm talent can make every throw in the book while relying on touch, timing and anticipation. He's a classic dropback QB with a high IQ and the poise of a veteran. Considering how pocket passers have generally dominated the league for the past 30 years, Haskins could be a Tom Brady-like performer for a franchise for the next decade.

 

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10 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

And yes, Brooks compared Dwayne Haskins to Tom Brady.

I like Haskins more than most, but even that's an insane comparison

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11 minutes ago, Joe W. Namath said:

It will be ashame if we pass on hockenson.  

I watched a bunch of his plays and highlights for the mock and he can fucking play. That’s who I was going to draft for the Bills but he didn’t make it to 9. I’d be happy if the Jets get him. His blocking is as good as his hands. 

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15 minutes ago, Joe W. Namath said:

It will be ashame if we pass on hockenson.  

I actually find myself gravitating  towards Fant more than Hockensen

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If the Jets traded all the way down to the teens and got a 2nd and 3rd this year and a 1st, 2nd next year I wouldn't mind seeing Bradbury be the pick.  We could come back with an Edge guy in Round 2 and would have an extra 1st next year to get a premiere LT to replace Beachum.

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Let's hope that most of the QB needy teams feel the same way about Haskins as this guy. 

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All I have to say is I really hope Gase did not have a big influence on the Dolphins draft strategy the last 3 years outside of Tunsil falling in their laps it is riddled with Safties, Non premium LB’s, and TE’s.

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27 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

I really can't see too many scenarios where the Jets take a TE in Round 1, regardless of how good he is, and especially with high expectations on Herndon and our other needs at Edge, Center, Tackle, CB, WR, etc.

I don’t think anyone can but as talented as he is and with the way TEs are playing now I wouldn’t mind if they traded back and got him. 

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If there's a HoF safety available, count me in. 

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He'll have a different list next week because that's what they do. Stay tuned to the NFL Network for Bucky Brooks newest mock v.24.

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So because Iowa 20 years ago produced Dallas Clark and now George Kittle, they're the "Tight End U"?  lmfao

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This is what it looks like when you have to create three months of draft content when the top three players are meh defensive linemen 

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1 hour ago, Sarge4Tide said:

Drugs are bad

No necessarily. I watched the Jets uniform unveal show under the influence and had a blast. I was reading this blog like what the hell are y’all complaining about this show is great.

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2 hours ago, jetstream23 said:

If the Jets traded all the way down to the teens and got a 2nd and 3rd this year and a 1st, 2nd next year I wouldn't mind seeing Bradbury be the pick.  We could come back with an Edge guy in Round 2 and would have an extra 1st next year to get a premiere LT to replace Beachum.

This. 

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So because Iowa 20 years ago produced Dallas Clark and now George Kittle, they're the "Tight End U"?  lmfao


I was thinking the same thing. When did the title get transferred from Miami because I never heard about it?


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55 minutes ago, batman10023 said:

We should be getting a big haul for our third pick if a gold jacket qb is available. 

I think Gold Jackets are being thrown around quite a bit these days. lol

I can buy the argument that someone thinks Haskins will be a good starter.  That is certainly possible.  The idea that he ends up in Canton is seemingly ridiculous given the debate right now as to whether he even warrants being taken in the Top 10.

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Whoever gets Hockenson is getting a really good player who can be an offensive force paired with the right QB.  If the Jets didn't have so many needs he'd be a big consideration.  But pass rusher is the more immediate need and Josh Allen may be the guy for that reason.

I'm surprised he didn't mention Quinnen Williams.  He seems to be a consensus multiple pro bowl guy.

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1 hour ago, JiF said:

So because Iowa 20 years ago produced Dallas Clark and now George Kittle, they're the "Tight End U"?  lmfao

Miami has a way better claim to being TE U. 

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7 hours ago, RobR said:

He'll have a different list next week because that's what they do. Stay tuned to the NFL Network for Bucky Brooks newest mock v.24.

And i will click on it. Every. Single. Time.

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I rather they take Hockensen they have only 1 game changing weapon for offense Bell. First off a TE with Hockensens talent fixes a ton of holes on offense it helps with run blocking, adds a redzone target, if he is like Gronk adds another downfield weapon. Your plugging 3 holes with the offense. Will Mac do it no he wont Mac will do the safe thing and draft William's because he cant think outside the box.

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10 hours ago, New York Mick said:

I watched a bunch of his plays and highlights for the mock and he can ******* play. That’s who I was going to draft for the Bills but he didn’t make it to 9. I’d be happy if the Jets get him. His blocking is as good as his hands. 

Trade back prospect, but is it crazy to take him at 3? Him & Herndon could be fixtures here & do what the Pats do by keeping less expensive WRs. 

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1 hour ago, nyjets1969 said:

I rather they take Hockensen they have only 1 game changing weapon for offense Bell. First off a TE with Hockensens talent fixes a ton of holes on offense it helps with run blocking, adds a redzone target, if he is like Gronk adds another downfield weapon. Your plugging 3 holes with the offense. Will Mac do it no he wont Mac will do the safe thing and draft William's because he cant think outside the box.

Tight end is not a need in the first round. And the TE won't make the run blocking better when they don't have a starting caliber Center. You know what would help? A Center

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9 hours ago, JetFreak89 said:

 


I was thinking the same thing. When did the title get transferred from Miami because I never heard about it?


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Right after Kellen Winslow Jr started jerking off in Walmart parking lots and banging 70 year old women. 

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1 hour ago, choon328 said:

Tight end is not a need in the first round. And the TE won't make the run blocking better when they don't have a starting caliber Center. You know what would help? A Center

Harrison may not be Mangold / Mawae, but when he played last year he didn't let the team down. He was better than the guy he replaced - I know that doesn't say much, given it was Long - but he is good enough to be an OK starter.

Can we do better? Absolutely. Could we do a lot worse? Yes, as we saw last year.

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1 hour ago, choon328 said:

Tight end is not a need in the first round. And the TE won't make the run blocking better when they don't have a starting caliber Center. You know what would help? A Center

I know Edge is a huge need and the two guys at the top could be great but my deepest desire is to build a stout OLine. Anything we can do to be in a position to draft Bradbury I am on board with. Looks like he’s not getting past the very top of round 2.

I want that 10 year, smart tough athletic Center.  

Adding a TE now, even as good as he is, would be a luxury given what we seem to have found in Herndon. 

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