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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:34 pm    Post subject: Looking ahead to '08 Reply with quote

The draft is over and we obviously made a nice splash trading up twice to acquire two integral parts to our defense. Free agency was able to bring us the likes of Kenyon Coleman, David Bowens, Andre Wadsworth, Michael Haynes and more importantly, the trade for Thomas Jones. We still have a few weaknesses, as well as guys on the block, but nothing that can hurt us that much this season. Here is what the depth chart looks like(according to ESPN):

QB: Chad Pennington, Kellen Clemens, Marcus Tuiasosopo
RB: Thomas Jones, Leon Washington, Cedric Houston
FB: Darian Barnes, Stacey Tutt
WR: Laveranues Coles, Tim Dwight, Brad Smith, Frisman Jackson
WR: Jerricho Cotchery, Justin McCareins, Chansi Stuckey
TE: Chris Baker, Sean Ryan, Jason Pocsiak, Joe Kowalewski
LT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Ed Blanton
LG: Pete Kendall, Wade Smith
C: Nick Mangold
RG: Brandon Moore, Adrien Clarke
RT: Anthony Clement, Adrian Jones, Na'Shan Goddard

LDE: Shaun Ellis, Bobby Hamilton, Michael Haynes
NT: Dewayne Robertson, Sione Pouha, Keyonta Marshall
RDE: Kenyon Coleman, Kimo von Oelhoffen, C.J. Mosley
LOLB: Victor Hobson, Matt Chatham, Andre Wadsworth
LILB: Jonathan Vilma, Brad Kassell, Anthony Schlegel
RILB: Eric Barton, David Harris, Cody Spencer
ROLB: Bryan Thomas, David Bowens, Darrell Adams
CB: Andre Dyson, David Barrett, Drew Coleman, Alphonso Hodge
CB: Darrelle Revis, Hank Poteat, Justin Miller
SS: Kerry Rhodes, Rashad Washington, Raymond Ventrone
FS: Erik Coleman, Eric Smith

K: Mike Nugent
P: Ben Graham
KR: Justin Miller
PR: Tim Dwight

Expiring Contracts
Erik Coleman- 2007
Victor Hobson- 2007
Adrian Jones- 2007
Brad Kassell- 2007
Rashad Washington- 2007
*Eric Barton- 2008
*Justin Miller- 2008
*Mike Nugent- 2008
*Kerry Rhodes- 2008
*Jonathan Vilma- 2008

That is 7 starters that will expire in 1 or 2 years. I expect Jones, Kassel and Washington to walk, and Barton to get traded/walk. Erik Coleman and Victor Hobson will have their chance to prove themselves this year or they walk, the blows not so bad. Pro bowl talent Justin Miller, Kerry Rhodes and Jonathan Vilma expire in '08. I can definetly see Rhodes and Nugent getting extended, with Vilma and Miller proving themselves this year(Vilma shouldn't have to prove anything). We could be going into next season with S and OLB as glaring needs, along with RT, and possibly DE. Vilma and Rhodes should receive extensions the beginning of the season then the rest will let their playing get them an extension.

Trade Block Rumors
Justin McCareins
David Barrett
Eric Barton
Pete Kendall

Quarterbacks- We go as Chad goes, he is the man. Only an injury will take him out of the starting lineup. Kellen Clemens is being groomed for the future and Tui is insurance. This position is looking good for the next few years.
Running Backs- We now have a workhorse in Thomas Jones. Adding a threat in the backfield will definetly help Chad out this year and take some pressure off of him. Leon Washington is an excellent change of pace back, and needs to be utilized as much as possible in the receiving game. He can be deadly on screens. Houston has shown flashes and can be a good #3 back, possible goal line situations. Mangini is still going with the back that will provide us with the best chance of winning, but that will be Jones most of the time.
Wide Receivers: Jerricho Cotchery is fresh off a breakout year and Laveranues Coles was his usual self. Adding a running game will help free them up for even more production. I expect both to eclipse the century mark and shoot for 6 TDs like last season. Justin McCareins has been thrown around on the block, Tim Dwight is supposedly retiring after the season, Brad Smith is a former QB still developing and learning the position, and new draftee Chansi Stuckey looks to make a name for himself. I think he fits well into the offense with his ability after the catch and was used in trick plays.
Tight Ends: Since Chad has been on board the TE position has been under utilized. I think Chris Baker has the ability, while some disagree. We don't have anything special at the positon, it's time for Baker to step up.
Left Tackle: D'Brickashaw Ferguson has this spot locked down. Hopefully he will learn from his rookie mistakes and continue to improve. One thing we will have to look out for is his weight. I have all the confidence in the world that he will play up to the level we expect.
Left Guard: The veteran Pete Kendall has been a significant help to both D'Brick and Mangold. He is up there in age but doesn't show it. Wade Smith is a versatile lineman but just provides depth.
Center: Future Pro-Bowler Nick Mangold mans the position and is becoming the leader of this line. Could we see future captain status?
Right Guard: Brandon Moore was the most consistent lineman in '05, but that wasn't the case in '06. One play he'd look great, next play he would false start. Adrien Clarke was signed to a future contract, could be a practice squad guy.
Right Tackle: IMO, the weakest position on our team. Anthony Clement is solid, but more then often he plays below average. He would be great as depth. We could really use a young, mauling RT.
Defensive Ends: Captain Shaun Ellis holds down one side of the line while Kimo and Kenyon Coleman will battle for the other. Coleman has great size, but doesn't have much experience, and Kimo is just awful. We brought in Michael Haynes but he could be a camp cut. That position remains a question mark and aside from RT, could end up being the achilles heal. That position caused all our problems last year.
Nose Tackle: Dewayne Robertson really turned it on the second half of the season. If he keeps improving on his technique he can be an effective Nose Tackle. He has a good, compact frame for the position, but the skillset of a 3 technique DT. Another important player who could make or break the defense.
Outside Linebackers: Bryan Thomas had his breakout season and was rewarded with a contract. Victor Hobson is coming off a career year but is he out of position? With the talented and athletic undersized DEs coming out of college every year, his job could be in jeopardy if he doesn't step up. Bowens and Wadsworth should just provide depth.
Inside Linebackers: IMO, the strongest position on our team. Pro Bowler Jonathan Vilma, underrated veteran Eric Barton and now an up and coming rookie David Harris. I think Barton will eventually give way to Harris this year. I would love to see Schlegel get some action but he may have indeed been a waste.
Cornerbacks: 1st round pick Darrelle Revis and Andre Dyson are the favorites to start. Some, like myself, are expecting Justin Miller to break out this season. Drew Coleman could be one of Mangini's projects, but he's a nickle or dime. David Barrett is the wildcard. Could be traded, cut, or get some playing time.
Safeties: Kerry Rhodes and Erik Coleman look to be the starters while second year guy Eric Smith is trying to crack the lineup. Does Mangini have a plan for him, or was he just a 3rd round reach?

I don't want to get into the schedule in depth, that's a different topic. Here's the schedule:
Sep 9 New England 1:00pm
Sep 16 @Baltimore 4:15pm
Sep 23 Miami 1:00pm
Sep 30 @Buffalo 1:00pm
Oct 7 @N.Y. Giants 1:00pm
Oct 14 Philadelphia 1:00pm
Oct 21 @Cincinnati 4:05pm
Oct 28 Buffalo 4:05pm
Nov 4 Washington 1:00pm
Week 10 BYE
Nov 18 Pittsburgh 1:00pm
Nov 22 @Dallas 4:15pm
Dec 2 @Miami 1:00pm
Dec 9 Cleveland 4:15pm
Dec 16 @New England 1:00pm
Dec 23 @Tennessee 4:15pm
Dec 30 Kansas City 8:15pm

I see 10 or 11 wins. New England and Buffalo will split with us, Ravens will beat us then we go 2-2 between Cincy, Pitt, Eagles, Dallas.
We need to see this more often.

And a lot more of this.



THE 2008 NFL DRAFT
Needs and Potential Needs:(no particular order)
OLB: Victor Hobson is in his contract year. He isn't the pass rusher a 3-4 defense needs, but he is still a good player.
RT: Anthony Clement is a stop gap while we search for one. We could really use a mauler to help push the line.
NT: Dewayne Robertson has his chance to prove himself. If he can anchor the line then a potentially big need becomes no need at all.
TE: Chris Baker has never had a chance to shine, but he is ready to step up. If he isn't utilized like last year, then we shouldn't bother going TE early. If he doesn't perform, we can look early and look hard.
S: Erik Coleman is in his contract year and needs to show he belongs in this defense and not a Cover 2. I don't see Eric Smith becoming a starter yet.
DE: Kenyon Coleman will be starting for the first time in his career.
OG: Pete Kendall is old and on the block. Brandon Moore needs to play more consistantly.

Luckily the '08 draft looks to be rich in RT, OLB, NT and TE. RB has the potential to be phenominal. Here is a list of prospects that I think fit the team, and some of my favorite college players. If I left any big names out I either A) Don't know enough about them B) Don't like them or C) Don't think they are a need or fit the team

Prospects:
Quarterbacks: Chad is still leading the team and Kellen Clemens is being groomed for the future. I'm not going to get into too much depth here.
Brian Brohm, Louisville 6'4 224

Brian Brohm has similar size to Brady Quinn. He's got a heck of an arm(was drafted by an MLB team), he's just as good as throwing the long ball as he is throwing a short touch pass. He is very poised in the pocket and can make plays with his feet when needed. Brohm's two problems are his injury history and his lack of TD passes.
Andre Woodson, Kentucky 6'5 232

Now that JaMarcus Russell and Chris Leak are gone, Andre Woodson is arguably the top QB in the SEC. He led the Wildcats to their first bowl win since 1984. He's got great size and put up good numbers against tough SEC defenses. He seems to show up during big games. He is a bit inconsistent, sometimes wowing people with his throws and sometimes leaving people shaking their heads.
Colt Brennan, Hawaii 6'3 200

Colt has a very quick release, and has a strong, accurate arm. He is athletic enough to move around in the pocket and seems to be able to read opposing coverages. He's in the Hawaii offense that produces great college QBs that don't transition well to the pros. He is also very light, under 200 pounds.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EtaRtC1z7XI

Running Backs: The RB position is loaded with youthful talent. There are a ton of juniors that easily have 1st round talent. The Jets have their workhouse in Thomas Jones and a dynamic 3rd down/change of pace back in Leon Washington. Unfortunately it looks like RB won't be a need.
Darren McFadden, Arkansas 6'2 215

Heisman front-runner and my favorite offensive prospects. Is he the next LaDainian Tomlinson? He can run, catch and pass, and he put up gaudy numbers against tough SEC defenses who would stack the box due to lack of a passing game, and he also shared with a 1,000 yard back. He is big and he is fast. He is shifty and strong, rarely going down upon first contact. He can be a workhorse for the NFL team that drafts him. He is actually pretty good at pass protecting. He can line up at WR like Reggie Bush has, and he can also line up under center and throw a few TD passes. The one knock is he runs tall.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=APEFj8Glx7Q
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1FCfZoPGEFA
Felix Jones, Arkansas 6'0 200

Felix Jones and Darren McFadden combine to form one of, if not the most, formidable backfields in the nation. Managed to ecplipse 1,100 yards while McFadden ran for around 1,400. He also has great skills as a returner.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_8OLufobMc
James Davis, Clemson 5'11 205

James Davis had a nose for the end zone scoring 17 TDs and eclipsed 1000 yards while splitting with explosive freshman, C.J. Spiller. James and Spiller are a classic thunder and lightning combo, with James being the thunder. Doesn't possess break away speed, has minor injury concerns.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=yPY-ZlUadg8
Jonathan Stewart, Oregon 5'11 232

Jonathan Stewart possess a terrific blend of size, strength and speed. He was timed at 4.34 seconds, a great time for any back, not just for a back his size. Ran for less than 1,000 yards, but was able to find the endzone 10 times. The more carries Stewart receives, the better he plays. When getting less than 15 carries, he would average anywhere from 1.4 YPC to 4.0 YPC. When getting over 15 carries, he would average anywhere from 5.5 YPC to 11.2 YPC. Another great "thunder" back. Similar to Michael Turner with the size and speed. Should be a full time back in the NFL, and a workhorse. A great kick returner as well. Puts the ball on the ground more than he should and is a question mark as a receiver.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nwSKFOfc04Q
Ian Johnson, Boise State 5'11 194

Ian Johnson ran for a whopping 1,714 yards and led the nation with 25 TDs last year as a sophmore. His crocheting hobby has been a big hit with the fans, buying Boise State beanies to wear for the games. Johnson is fast, strong and can also block and catch. He plays against average competition and has a lot of wear and tear on him from all the carries he gets.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rIIWwg8iOl8
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z83mdHBRqFY

Wide Receivers: The Jets are looking good at WR with Coles and Cotchery leading the way, Justin McCareins as a great backup, and the young Brad Smith and Chansi Stuckey developing.
DeSean Jackson, California 6'0 166

DeSean Jackson can score from anywhere on the field, whether it's on a screen pass or a punt return. He's a solid route runner and despite his size he can make the tough grabs over the middle. He is a hard worker and has a lot of potential. His size may hold him back in the NFL. It may be hard for him to get off the line.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TGbGz9CWsRg&mode=related&search=
Marcus Monk, Arkansas 6'6 217

Marcus Monk has great size and a great blend of speed and quickness. He has shown the ability to take over a game and this guy can make all the cathches. He can come into the NFL and be a great #2 right away. He plays for an offense that runs all the time, so may have to get used to pro style offenses.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=OvGi3NSJUuE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TWugld7QR8s
Mario Manningham, Michigan 6'0 185

Mario Manningham has good size, speed and quickness. Probably the best route runner in the nation. He is outstanding with the double moves and can easily beat corners deep. Had a major knee injury last season. He isn't great on the short to intermediate routes. He isn't elusive, can get knocked around and not very effective when run blocking. He had 9 TDs in 6 games until he was injured, look for another big season.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TgvJHEjhcBI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WeForZxahL4&mode=related&search=
Limas Sweed, Texas 6'5 219

Limas Sweed isn't the fastest guy out there but he has great size and leaping ability. He arguably has the best hands and is very strong. He can be a great possession WR in the NFL. He is polished and a hard worker, but he does have some lapses. He will go over the middle but seems to shy from contact.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=C0Fln9FU4C0

Tight Ends: Chris Baker will have his chance to break out this season. If not, the TE class is looking strong and the Jets can find his replacement.
Fred Davis, USC 6'4 245

Fred Davis is a good blocker and an effective downfield receiver. He's a former wide receiver with great size, speed, hands, agility and toughness.
Travis Beckum, Wisconsin 6'4 220

Travis Beckum has great speed, hands, and strength for his size. He is willing to put his body on the line to make plays. He is very skinny and really needs to bulk up.
Martin Rucker, Missouri 6'6 255

Martin Rucker presents matchup problems for D-Coordinators. He's got speed and power. He can run with Safeties and overpower Linebacker's.
Chase Coffman, Missouri 6'6 245

He is a little small for a TE but he managed to outperform teammate Martin Rucker. He has good hands, is a great receiver and a pretty good blocker.
Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M 6'7 248

Bennett is a huge target and a great run blocker. He is an excellent threat in the passing game and can stretch the field.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6itb4LFItPY
John Carlson, Notre Dame 6'6 259

John Carlson was easily Brady Quinn's favorite target. He is a reliable target who can make things happen underneath. Needs to improve on blocking.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WaglRSQDnFE

Offensive Tackles: D'Brickashaw Ferguson was the #4 overall in '06 and Anthony Clement is a stop gap RT. RT could be the Jets biggest need, luckily there is plenty of talent.
Jake Long, Michigan 6'7 313

Long is an outstanding run blocker and pretty quick for his size. He is very solid at pass blocking and can play both RT and LT. He has a mean streak, and is a high character guy who is team captain. He had an injury problem and needs to work on pass blocking, especially the speed DEs.
Kirk Barton, Ohio State 6'6 310

Kirk Barton is a tremendous run blocker and is mean and nasty. He is a great RT for OSU, but he seemed to struggle with small, speed rushers.
Alex Boone, Ohio State 6'8 325

Alex Boone can play multiple positions on the line. He is athletic enough for LT and big and strong enough for RT. He's a nasty player. He had trouble against Florida, he needs to work on strength and footwork.
Barry Richardson, Clemson 6'7 330

Barry Richardson is a mauler who can play RT. He helped pave the way for the dynamic duo of James Davis and C.J. Spiller. He is huge and is pretty quick for his size. Needs to become more of a complete player.
Sam Baker, Southern California 6'5 305

Sam Baker has potential to be a franchise Tackle. He can run block he can pass block and plays to the whistle, finishing his man off. Recently had an injury problem.
Gosder Cherilus, Boston College 6'7 318

Cherilus played RT all throughout college. Will be the next BC lineman to play in the NFL. He has great size, athleticism and technique.
Jared Gaither, Maryland 6'9 350

Huge, freak, athletic all come to mind. Jared Gaither is a monster. Can play either Tackle spot and hasn't given up a sack in 2 years playing. He needs a little more experience and needs to polish his technique.
Ryan Clady, Boise State 6'6 319

Ryan Clady has great size and athleticism. He helped clear paths for Ian Johnson. He may project more as a LT.
King Dunlap, Auburn 6'8 313

King Dunlap is a mauler. He is very powerful in the running game. Another Auburn offensive lineman. He could be better than McNeill and not have the injury concerns. Needs to get better at pass blocking.

Offensive Guard: Pete Kendall is unhappy with his contract and hasn't been in involuntary camp. Brandon Moore was inconsistent last year, and Wade Smith is best as a back up. Jacob Bender will try out at both Guard spots, but nobody knows how he will be yet. If the Jets get Joe Andruzzi it's not much help either. OG could be another need along the offensive line next year.
Jordan Grimes, Purdue 6'3 325

Jordan Grimes is a mauler at OG. He is one of the best run blockers in the nation. He improved his pass protection last year.
Will Arnold, LSU 6'4 320

Will Arnold is very disciplined. He rarely surrenders a sack or is penalized. He is nasty at the LOS and is tough and will play through inuries.
Herman Johnson, LSU 6'7 371

Herman Johnson is the definetion of a phsyical specimen. A little smaller than Jared Gaither. He's played both Tackle and both Guard spots. He is a mauler and a force. He will overpower DTs.
Andrew Bain, Miami 6'3 317

Andrew Bain is another big Guard who controls the LOS and helps out big time in the running game.
Kirk Elder, Texas A&M 6'5 298

Elder is a great all around Guard but he's light. May be better for the ZBS.

Center: Nick Mangold is going to be a fixture on the Jets line for a very long time. He has Pro Bowl written all over him. I figured I'd still do a few Centers.
Antoine Caldwell, Alabama 6'3 296

Caldwell is leader of the Alabama offensive line and a team captain. He is very smart and could have been the 1st center had he came out.
John Sullivan, Notre Dame 6'4 290

John Sullivan is a natural leader. He can play anywhere inside on the line. He has been a big part of ND's offense.

Nose Tackle: Dewayne Robertson slowly improved over the year, and it showed as the defense got better as well. He has good, compact size, he just needs to work on technique. If he doesn't cut it this year, the Jets should be able to find a bigger body to take his place.
Frank Okam, Texas 6'5 320

Frank Okam is sort of in the Shaun Rogers mold. He has tremendous size and is a perfect NT candidate. He is great at taking on multiple blockers, but takes plays off.
Joseph "Red" Bryant, Texas A&M 6'5 324

Red Bryant is the leader of the Aggie defense. Voted permanent team captain last year. He struggled with a knee injury and missed his bowl game. He is huge and he is strong. Seems to be a boom or bust guy depending on his injuries.
Sedrick Ellis, Southern California 6'1 305

If Sedrick Ellis gets a little bigger he'll be a prime NT candidate. He may be more of a UT with his pass rushing moves, but he can take on blockers. Didn't play up to potential last year.
Terrance Taylor, Michigan 6'0 310

Terrance Taylor will step up to be Michigan's dominant run defender. He has a great compact frame for NT and is incredibly strong.
B.J. Raji, Boston College 6'1 337

B.J. Raji has quintessential NT size. He isn't as athletic or quick as Branch, but he can domiante the LOS and stuff the run. Like most NTs, consistency and taking plays off may be an issue.
Marcus Harrison, Arkansas 6'3 310

Harrison has great potential, but has been slowed by injuries. He is the leader of the Arkansas defense. He has a great motor and is tough, plays through injuries. He runs a sub 5.0 40 time.

Defensive End: Defensive End was a huge need until Michael Haynes and Kenyon Coleman were signed. The Jets have solid depth, but they may not have a starter opposite Shaun Ellis. Kenyon Coleman is coming from Dallas' 3-4, and was recommended by Parcells. Michael Haynes is a former 1st round pick who may be best suited for the 3-4. The Jets could use a younger DE to groom.
Calais Campbell, Miami 6'8 282

Calais Campbell has tremendous size. He is a terrific pass rusher and has a motor that runs all game long. He holds well against the run. He easily overpowers linemen. Can play 4-3 or 3-4 end. He isn't explosive off the snap and can be limited by fatigue. He needs to work on pass rush moves, he usually uses just the bull rush.
Chris Long, Virginia 6'4 284

Chris Long is perfect for 3-4 DE and the Jets. He is coming from Al Groh's 3-4 system. He has an excellent motor, not stopping until the whistle. He's the leader of his defense and one of the best run stuffing DEs in the nation. Not much of a speed rusher, but he's a force.
Tyson Jackson, LSU 6'5 281

Tyson Jackson is in the mold of Adam Carriker, but faster and the better athlete. He can play in the 4-3 at DE or DT and in the 3-4 as DE.
Louis Holmes, Arizona 6'6 270

Louis Holmes has great quickness for his size. He is solid at stopping the run and getting after the QB. He needs to work on his pass rushing moves.
Keilen Dykes, West Virginia 6'4 295

Dykes is versatile, he can play DT and DE. He is good at getting after the QB and has the size to stop the run.

Defensive End/Outside Linebacker: Victor Hobson is in a contract year and he isn't really a pass rushing threat. He's coming off of a career year, but there's no telling what his future is with the team. He may be best suited at ILB. If none of the Free Agents work out and Hobson can't improve on his pass rushing, DE/OLB could be a big need.
Vernon Gholston, Ohio State 6'4 260

Vernon Gholston came to OSU as a LB but switched to DE. He has experience at both positions, and is able to play both well. He can cover the TE and he can sack the QB. He is a very intelligent player and is extremely strong. Sometimes he gets pushed around and overpursues.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9Lzbj1xdBSw
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0AyWLtterFA
Quentin Groves, Auburn 6'3 254

Quentin Groves is a pure, get after the QB kind of DE. He needs to work on the run. He is a terror coming off the edge and has great pass rush moves.
Shawn Crable, Michigan 6'5 257

Shawn Crable has great speed, and is an excellent blitzer with great pass rushing ability. He is versatile seeing time all over the Defensive Line and Linebacker positions. He is a little raw and will need to work on technique. He reminds me of Adalius Thomas playing all over the field.
Brian Cushing, Southern California 6'4 235

Brian Cushing is versatile, playing both DE and LB at USC, and he can play all 3 LB spots. Had a huge game in the Rose Bowl. He has great size and speed, and he's growing in coverage.
Derrick Harvey, Florida 6'4 245

Derrick Harvey made a name for himself in the NCAA Championship. He is a tremendous pass rusher, but not much of a force against the run. Needs to develop more moves, he projects to be a force at 3-4 OLB in the Pros.
Tommy Blake, TCU 6'3 250

Tommy Blake is a great athlete. He came to TCU as a RB and is now a DE. He has the size, speed, power, strength and athleticism you look for in a player, he just needs to translate it into production.

Outside Linebacker: These are guys that play OLB in the 4-3. They will most likely play ILB in the 3-4. We are set there but I'll enlighten you on a few guys I like.
Dan Connor, Penn State 6'3 225

Dan Connor can play all the LB spots. Some say he's better than former teammate Paul Poz. He has great measureables, intangibles and is the team leader and captain. He got bigger this offseason and doesn't really have a weakness.
Keith Rivers, Southern California 6'3 220

Rivers has the athleticism, explosiveness and speed to make plays from sideline to sideline. He chases down running backs, clogs holes at the point of attack and blitzes effectively, and he is adept in man-to-man and zone coverage.
Spencer Larson, Arizona 6'2 235

Spencer Larson is a Mangini guy. A blue-collar player who is a very hard worker and team captain of the Wildcat defense. Team first attitude, great on special teams, he does everything solid.(Thanks JROD)

Inside Linebackers: The Jets are stacked at ILB, but every year there are plenty of great ILBs in college.
Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina 6'2 262

Brinkley has great speed and agility, and is great at blitzing. He has size to line up as a DE. He's a big, strong LB and he just keeps on producing. Underrated and won't get as much attention as guys like Laurenitis(sp), Connor and Hall.
Vince Hall, Virginia Tech 6'0 244

Vince Hall has great size and a thick frame. He is a team leader and is very movitated to play hard and win. He can makes big plays, but he isn't the most athletic guy.
Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt 6'4 240

Goff is one of the top defenders in the SEC. He is the leader of the Vandy defense. He is very smart and very talented.

Cornerbacks: The Jets spent a 1st round pick on Darrelle Revis in '07, signed Andre Dyson as a FA in '06, drafted Drew Coleman in '06 and are still waiting for 2nd round pick in '05 Justin Miller to break out. Good depth and talent.
Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State 6'1 202

Jenkins has great size but is a little raw, and isn't as fast as some guys. He had trouble with speed WRs. He has potential to be a top CB, just needs to refine his technique and get stronger mentally.
Antoine Cason, Arizona 6'0 182

Antoine Cason is a great athlete at CB. He has shutdown potential, he can run with the WRs and help support the run, has a complete game. He may need to bulk up a little and he gets over agressive.
Jack Ikegwuonu, Wisconsin 6'1 200

Jack has great size and speed for a CB. He can run with WRs and he can help with the run. He is a ballhawk and has shutdown potential. He is good when getting up on you and pressing, as opposed to zone. He was arrested for stealing an XBOX.

Safety: The Jets could need a safety come next draft. Erik Coleman is in a contract year and could be gone, and I don't know if Eric Smith can be a full time starter yet.
Kenny Phillips, Miami 6'2 200

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vqZwh4uoOKo
According to scouts, Kenny Phillips has "the body of Sean Taylor and the knowledge and speed of Ed Reed." He can run with anyone, cover WRs and TEs, he's a ballhawk and he's big and strong enough to support the run. He is a team leader and quick learner. Broke his hand early in his career.
Michael Hamlin, Clemson 6'3 195

Michael Hamlin is great against the run but needs to work on coverage. He's becoming the leader of the Clemson defense. He has good measureables to go along with his ability.
Kelin Johnson, Georgia 6'1 194

Johnson is developing into a fine safety. He combines his talent with high character on and off the field. He is becoming the leader of the secondary, and will have to step up with Paul Oliver going to the Supplemental Draft.

I really want to see Vernon Gholston, Shawn Crable and King Dunlap in Jets uniforms. Gholston and Crable could be elite OLBs in our system and King Dunlap is a mauler at RT that I am really high on.

I hope you all enjoy this. I don't know a lot about these guys, I extracted as much info as I could come up with. This took A LOT of time so I hope you guys enjoy.
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i voted for nose tackle just because we need a bigger body in the middle of that 3-4 i mean i love d-rob but hes more for a 4-3 defense....but i would be happy with any possible addition to this team as long as it improves us....idc who comes in as long as they are productive and worth the pick we selected them at....like i mean an awesome d-end would be nice with speed and sack ability....but i have to wait to see how kenyon coleman does or a safety along side kerry rhodes like kenny phillips i just think we have to see how this season plays out to see what our need is like last year we realized we needed a good corner boom we got revis....so once the season progresses we will see what our need is
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really a great post jetsfan4life51.

I personally would love to see Jared Gaither in a Jet uniform.

Once again, great work.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I personally would love to see Jared Gaither in a Jet uniform.



amazing post ..... yea and with Gaither's size i would not mind having him play for us
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice job, it was well worth the wait. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice info, im just mad you didnt have steve slaton up there for rb's, maybe you did just seniors??
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaEviLGeNiUs225 wrote:
nice info, im just mad you didnt have steve slaton up there for rb's, maybe you did just seniors??


I did my favorite players, players that I know, and leaned towards Jets needs. Like I did more RTs than QBs, stuff like that. I'm not a big Slaton fan.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow great post. Applause

I voted for NT with OLB and RT being close behind. I just don't think D-Rob can be that dominant NT we need, his games not suited for it even though he has adequate size. I don't see him ever being that space eater type NT.

If he can prove me wrong than a big time pass rusher moves to the top of my list.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great post except...

Chad Henne > Andre Woodson
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spiel612 wrote:
Great post except...

Chad Henne > Andre Woodson


I didn't do any rankings. I just wrote up stuff on my favorite players, players I know and players that fit the Jets needs and system.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jetsfan4life51 wrote:
Spiel612 wrote:
Great post except...

Chad Henne > Andre Woodson


I didn't do any rankings. I just wrote up stuff on my favorite players, players I know and players that fit the Jets needs and system.


Fair enough Very Happy

Although Woodson is a beast...I just like Henne better. Watching him after three years he has definitely got the ability to be a great QB in the NFL. For him it's all going to be about the coaching.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome post!!!! Applause

This has already gotten me excited for next year's draft lol. You spent a lot of work on it jetsfan4life51, nicely done.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent job Jetsfan4life51. I went with RT. Anyone else amazed at the size of these guys?
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Oh, and I think our biggest need will be NT. I forgot to put that in there.
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So did any of these guys catch your eyes?
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