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green24


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^

Getting Stephen Hill like prospects in the 6th round is great. In the second round, not so much. I'll take players like Enunwa in the 6th round every year.


Where would we have room for a RB? We already have 3 RBs basically guaranteed roster spots plus Goodson and Green. I doubt we carry more than 3 this season.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

green24 wrote:
^^

Getting Stephen Hill like prospects in the 6th round is great. In the second round, not so much. I'll take players like Enunwa in the 6th round every year.


Where would we have room for a RB? We already have 3 RBs basically guaranteed roster spots plus Goodson and Green. I doubt we carry more than 3 this season.


There is little chance Quincy Enunwa will make the team with a plethora of WRs already competing. He will most likely be a practice squad player. Which is fine for a 6th round pick. I just think there is more value in getting a RB with Mike Goodson most likely getting cut and Bilal Powell being a free agent after next season. The Jets are still going to be a running team. I see the Jets keeping 4 or 5 RBs reducing the amount of WRs they are going to keep. Getting Quincy Enunwa is a wasted pick.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

famousj wrote:
green24 wrote:
^^

Getting Stephen Hill like prospects in the 6th round is great. In the second round, not so much. I'll take players like Enunwa in the 6th round every year.


Where would we have room for a RB? We already have 3 RBs basically guaranteed roster spots plus Goodson and Green. I doubt we carry more than 3 this season.


There is little chance Quincy Enunwa will make the team with a plethora of WRs already competing. He will most likely be a practice squad player. Which is fine for a 6th round pick. I just think there is more value in getting a RB with Mike Goodson most likely getting cut and Bilal Powell being a free agent after next season. The Jets are still going to be a running team. I see the Jets keeping 4 or 5 RBs reducing the amount of WRs they are going to keep. Getting Quincy Enunwa is a wasted pick.

I don't see the point to keeping 4-5 RBs. Our #3 RB rarely ever saw the field last year.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1(1Cool. Calvin Pryor // S // Louisville
(A) Thought he was the best safety in the draft and we're going to be happy he's on our side. Devastating hitter with more range than given credit for. Our centerfielder for a long time. Beware of crossing over the middle.

2(49). Jace Amaro // TE // Texas Tech
(A) Said it in his thread, he's a 3 down TE. Much stronger than I expected and with some technique will be a good blocker. He'll be Geno's favorite target moving forward.

3(80). Dexter McDougle // CB // Maryland
(B) Filled a need but didn't watch tape on him until we drafted him. Very good speed and hips. Seems like a willing tackler as well. At this spot in the draft I must say he's got starter potential. Impressed by his ball skills and ability to turn his head when the ball is in the air.

4(104). Jalen Saunders // WR // Oklahoma
(B) Plays bigger and tougher than size. I think he beats out Ford and becomes our PR/KR guy and 4th WR. His ability for a big play will be worth having him on the roster as a slot guy/gadget player.

4(115). Shaquelle Evans // WR // UCLA
(C) I wanted Bryant at this spot but Evans looks like he could be a good WR (possession type guy but hey teams need these guys). If he moves the chains and improves those concentration drops I'll be happy. Bryant had huge potential though and that would have been tough to pass for me. Evans hopefully earns that other WR spot and proves me wrong.

4(137). Dakota Dozier // OG // Furman
(A) Big time value in a big man. I see a starting RG here. Wouldn't shock me one bit if he beats out Colon.

5(154). Jeremiah George // ILB // Iowa State
(B) Undersized but could be a nice special teamer and backup ILB. Moves pretty well in space and is very strong and just seems to know how to make plays. Has starter potential since he has the athletic ability but can he overcome his size? Will be a solid backup and core special teamer for a long time at the very least I feel. Fills a huge need as well as depth at ILB.

6(195). Brandon Dixon // CB // Northwest Missouri State
(B) Guy is built like a rock and plays physical. How can you not like that out of a cornerback. Quick and shifty for how strong he is. Will take time to develop but can take over for Wilson in the slot or be a good 4th/5th CB and special teams contributor. Impressive physical attributes found late in the draft.

6(209). Quincy Enunwa // WR // Nebraska
(C) Nice developmental guy with good size. Could be a decent WR who makes a few plays down field. Coul challenge for a the final WR spot.

6(210). IK Enemkpali // OLB // Louisiana Tech
(D) Developmental guy with limited upside. Has good strength to hold up against the run but probably won't be much of a pass rusher. Not sure where I would have gone here. Maybe top punter, FB or RB could have been a better use of the pick. Hopefully I'm wrong.

6(213). Tajh Boyd // QB // Clemson
(B) Why not? Has a good arm and moves well in the pocket. Hopefully shows something and we can trade him for a mid rounder later on or becomes a great backup to Geno once Vick is gone.

7(233). Trevor Reilly // OLB // Utah
(B) At this point in the draft he's a good selection. Backup OLB that can contribute on special teams. One of those good team players to have around as well. Overall what can you expect in the 7th but I doubt he does much outside of special teams at best

Favorite picks
Pryor, Dozier, Dixon

Solid picks
Amaro, McDougle, Saunders, Evans, George, Reilly

Meh picks
Enemkpali, Boyd, Enunwa
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grades are pretty much irrelevant at this point, but the reason why I loved this draft so much is that the Jets finally established an identity. Every player they drafted seemed to have common adjectives used to describe their games: "tough", "competitive", "violent", "physical", "high effort" - these are the type of players the Jets want to represent their football team. They are looking to build a tough, physical brand of football. Even if all these players don't all make the team, their presence alone help establish what this team is setting their sights out for.



1. Calvin Pryor: 90. Weight = .30
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I'll be honest here, I've grown to love what he can bring in hindsight (and I think many Jet fans have as well), but I still think the Jets really could've used a playmaker like Cooks. I have said that Bucannon is a safety prospect I prefer earlier in the offseason process, but I think it's evident that Calvin Pryor is a true Rex Ryan safety. Although a lot of us would love a pure center fielder that intercepts 10 passes a year, that is not what they envision for their safeties - they want guys who are interchangeable and can reek havoc near the line of scrimmage. Pryor embodies that, but also provides the range and instincts in the deep half that we have yet to see in the Rex Ryan era. He won't be an elite single high safety, but he'll be plenty good enough. This pick reminds me of the Richardson pick a lot in that the Jets drafted a low risk, high reward defender who could potentially be a rookie of the year candidate in this defense. This grade is fluid because he may very well be an A+ player when it's all said and done.


2. Jace Amaro: 84. Weight: .18
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Again, I had higher grades on the receivers - Adams, Latimer, and Robinson all were drafted after the Amaro selection - but Amaro is a talented pass catcher who the Jets will have to create a role for. I expect Amaro to be used in the Kellen Winslow role this year, and I think he'll catch anywhere from 30-50 balls this year.


3. Dex McDougle: 86. Weight: .12
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I get that we picked him earlier than people thought he would go, but this player is legit. The main reason this grade isn't higher is because what was left on the table... Josh Huff, Phillip Gaines, and John Brown were all guys I really liked a lot.


4. Jalen Saunders: 87. Weight: .07
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My opinion on this pick has changed dramatically since it initally happened. He wasn't a player I watched much of, but once I got an extended look I was very impressed. Looks and plays much bigger than his size, is very fast, and at the very least should provide us some special teams juice. Understandably he may be limited to a slot/movement receiver role for us, but I'd rather him than D'Anthony Thomas. Love this guys toughness as well. Good Hawkins comparison by green


4. Shaq Evans: 92. Weight: .07
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Possibly my favorite pick of the draft. I've liked Evans for a while now and somewhat felt like he'd find his way into the 4th. Strong, tough, prototypical NFL size, good hands, deceptive speed, and does a good job of finding soft spots in zones. Jerricho seems to be the popular comparison, but I think Shaq runs more vertical routes and is more athletic. I'm still trying to figure out a good comparison, but I'm thinking something along the lines of Hakeem Nicks-like qualities blended with Jerricho Cotchery. Stevie Johnson? ... I think this kid has a future.


4. Dakota Dozer: 92. Weight: .07
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If Evans was my favorite pick, Dozer was right there 2nd. I think Dozer is every bit as talented as Brian Winters, but fell further in a deep draft. Fully expect him as one of our starting Gs in the near future.


5. Jeremiah George: 79. Weight: .05
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Although I gave this pick a C+, it wasn't necessarily because I didn't like the player, rather didn't like who we picked him over. Chris Smith, Lamin Barlrow, Jordan Tripp, Aaron Murray, and Ronald Powell are guys who I liked better and felt there was more upside there. However, Jeremiah seems to have special teams chops, and I think that was the priority in this selection. I think there's an outside chance he can develop into a starting caliber LB, but I really liked some of the guys that were left on the board.


6. Brandon Dixon: 89. Weight: .03
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What have I been saying all offseason? TRUST THIS TEAM DRAFTING CORNERS! I can't justify giving the Jets an A because I haven't seen Dixon play, but this is a player that the media seemed to have "missed" in their rankings. He was invited to the combine, had impressive speed, impressive build. Best case: starter. Worst case: gunner.


6. Quincy Enunwa: 91. Weight: .03
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After doing some research I am impressed. He has flaws, but this kid is built like Dez Bryant. You can't teach his size. I really wonder if this guy flew under the radar because of the team he played for (Nebraska runs a option offense I believe). 21 years old, 6'2" 225, 32 5/8 inch arms, 4.45 speed? Looks explosive on tape. He's a project, no doubt, but it's not like taking a Stephen Hill project in round 2; this is round 6 we're talking. Has much to learn, but this player could really be something. Possible he's nothing, but worth the shot this late in the draft.


6. IK Enemkpali: 72. Weight: .03
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Enemkpali appears to be another high effort/high motor player but I can't imagine he'll make much of an impact. Love the fact that people say he's a try-hard player, but I can't envision him developing into much of a player due to the lack of athleticism. A buddy of mine was quick to point out that James Harrison ran a 5.2 when he came out, so there is hope.


6. Tajh Boyd: 85. Weight: .03
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Boyd was a fine late round flier. I don't expect him to develop into anything more than a backup, but as long as you have the picks I think it's smart to draft at least 1 QB in every draft until you find one.


7. Trevor Reilly: 79. Weight: .02
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At best, I think Reilly will be the Garrett McIntyre replacement. Reilly was a good college player, but he's already 26 years old due to a 2-year mission and has limited athleticism. I love the mentality, but not much expected out of this round. Should make an impact on special teams if he makes the team
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OVERALL: 87 = B+
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bucky Brooks wrote:
NEW YORK JETS: If coach Rex Ryan had his druthers, he would only select defensive players at the top of the draft. His affinity for disruptive defenders might explain why the Jets made safety Calvin Pryor the 18th overall pick. The Louisville product is an old-school safety with an enforcer's mentality and a hard-nosed game. He will discourage opponents from throwing down the middle while also helping to shut down running lanes as an extra defender in the box. Tight end Jace Amaro (second-round pick) and receivers Jalen Saunders and Shaq Evans (both fourth-rounders) should add an explosive dimension to the Jets' passing attack. Each is capable of doing damage between the hashes, while Sanders adds a big-play element as a catch-and-run specialist. Quarterback Tajh Boyd could be a sleeper pick in the sixth round, based on his arm talent, athleticism and leadership skills. He was an ultra-productive passer at Clemson, a noteworthy fact considering Gang Green's struggles to throw the ball in recent years. GRADE: B+
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overall, I liked the draft.
I believe we addressed need areas sufficiently.
Obviously everyone wanted that top-talent WR, but that's not how the board fell.

The main problem I had is that we actually used all 12 selections.
I feel that instead of grabbing 12 guys, grabbing 7 or 8 that we really liked would have been more productive.

At the time, I would've preferred Dennard over Pryor, but adding a S of his caliber could be incredibly beneficial.
Amaro was the right selection at that point in the draft.
However, this is the round that I wish we used some of our ammunition and moved up, preferably for Jor. Matthews.
CB had to be addressed and although I liked Desir more, McDougle is a pick that looks better and better the more I watch.
WR was addressed in the fourth and despite my thinking that it should have been addressed earlier, I like what we did.
All of them have their strengths, but my favorite among the WRs is Evans as he well-rounded and has size.

Overall, I'd give the draft a B.
We got faster and more athletic while filling needs.
Again, I wish we used some of our later round picks to move up and cherry pick fallers, but I am excited to see these guys in Green&White.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kyu wrote:
Overall, I liked the draft.
I believe we addressed need areas sufficiently.
Obviously everyone wanted that top-talent WR, but that's not how the board fell.

The main problem I had is that we actually used all 12 selections.
I feel that instead of grabbing 12 guys, grabbing 7 or 8 that we really liked would have been more productive.

At the time, I would've preferred Dennard over Pryor, but adding a S of his caliber could be incredibly beneficial.
Amaro was the right selection at that point in the draft.
However, this is the round that I wish we used some of our ammunition and moved up, preferably for Jor. Matthews.
CB had to be addressed and although I liked Desir more, McDougle is a pick that looks better and better the more I watch.
WR was addressed in the fourth and despite my thinking that it should have been addressed earlier, I like what we did.
All of them have their strengths, but my favorite among the WRs is Evans as he well-rounded and has size.

Overall, I'd give the draft a B.
We got faster and more athletic while filling needs.
Again, I wish we used some of our later round picks to move up and cherry pick fallers, but I am excited to see these guys in Green&White.


I nted us to trade up a bit too, but I am fine with taking all 12. After years of Idzik trading away draft picks it really started to show last year in our ST play. Getting this much young talent should help that immensely and give us a better chance that a few of them turn into starters/contributors. Scouting is a very inexact thing so the more chances to get it right the better imo.
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Jarvis Landry - WR - Dolphins
The Miami Herald believes second-round pick Jarvis Landry will have to show special teams value to be active on game days in 2014.
In other words, the Herald doesn't consider Landry one of the Dolphins' top three wide receivers, and is penciling in Brandon Gibson as a Week 1 contributor despite his 2013 patellar tendon tear. We're a little more optimist about Landry's outlook, and more skeptical about Gibson's. It would not be surprising if Landry overtook Gibson as the Fins' top slot receiver during his rookie year.


Wow i gotta say i would be pretty mad if our 2nd rounder wasn't even expected to dress on sundays. I like Landry and think he should at very least be their #3 to start with.
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1(18). Calvin Pryor // S // Louisville = B
2(49). Jace Amaro // TE // Texas Tech = B+
3(80). Dexter McDougle // CB // Maryland = C
4(104). Jalen Saunders // WR // Oklahoma = C-
4(115). Shaquelle Evans // WR // UCLA = B-
4(137). Dakota Dozier // OG // Furman = A
5(154). Jeremiah George // ILB // Iowa State =C
6(195). Brandon Dixon // CB // Northwest Missouri State = B
6(209). Quincy Enunwa // WR // Nebraska = C+
6(210). IK Enemkpali // OLB // Louisiana Tech = C-
6(213). Tajh Boyd // QB // Clemson = B-
7(233). Trevor Reilly // OLB // Utah = B

Overall: B-
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