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New York Jets 2014 NFL Draft Profiles: Cornerbacks

April 23rd, 2014 at 1:55 PM
By Peter Schifani

Now that the 2014 NFL Draft is less than three weeks the New York Jets front office, lead by general manager John Idzik is finalizing there draft strategy. We here at Jets101 will be looking into several key positional needs between now and then. We lead off with a look into corner backs who may fit the Jets system best.

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Cornerbacks

1st Round

Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech): Six foot tall, weight: 190 pounds

Fuller possesses a solid physical demeanor, plays very tough and with good energy. He can read receiver routes well and react to there quickness. His cover instincts and anticipation are above average and very studious with regards to his competition. Also has good physical play in run support and gets off blocks well. On the flipside he can play overaggressive at times, and is undisciplined when making tackles in the open field.

2nd Round

Marcus Roberson (Florida): Six foot tall, weight: 191 pounds

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New York Jets: All 12 2014 NFL Draft Choices

April 21st, 2014 at 8:08 PM
By Peter Schifani

As we are slated to begin a short series of player profiles for the 2014 NFL Draft in less than three weeks we will list out all of the New York Jets draft choices. The Jets will have 12 draft choices due to gaining one in the fourth round via Tampa Bay from the Darrelle Revis trade and four compensatory picks awarded due to players lost versus gained in free agency last season.

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Draft Choices:

1st Round: number 18 overall: this pick will set the tone for the rest of the Jets draft, will they go offense, say wide receiver, even though the draft is deep there, or possibly a corner back or offensive lineman due to needs to bolster both positions.

2nd Round: number 49 overall (17th in round)

3rd Round: number 80 overall (16th in round)

4th Round: number 104 overall (4th in round/from Tampa Bay)

4th Round: number 115 overall (15th in round)

4th Round: number 137 overall (37th in round/compensatory)

5th Round: number 154 overall (14th in round)

6th Round: number 195 overall (19th in round)

6th Round: number 209 overall (33rd in round/compensatory)

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New York Jets: Sign Free Agent Running Back Chris Johnson

April 16th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
By Peter Schifani

On Tuesday free agent running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets facility in Florham Park, New Jersey. Today he signed a two year deal with the team worth eight million dollars with another one million in incentives.

The New York Jets have added running back Chris Johnson (formerly of the Titans) with a two year deal as reported by Rich Cimini at the Jets Blog on ESPNNewYork.com. This addition will give the Jets offense several added dimensions including Johnson's penchant for long breakaway runs at times. Adding Johnson to Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will give many defensive coordinators fits trying to figure out whom to try to stop and when. The Jets used several triple set backfields late in 2013 season and adding Johnson to mix should allow for Geno Smith or Michael Vick to open up the offense on many levels, not just in the run game.

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New York Jets Flight Crew Holds Final Auditions

April 11th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
By Mario Scipioni

“I am very excited for this group.” Those are the words of New York Jets Flight Crew director Denis Garvey on the 2014 cheerleading squad.  Final auditions were held on Thursday in the Chase Club at MetLife Stadium, and the 40-member team was selected.

63 participants were present for the auditions and had two opportunities to show their best to the judges. The first part of the event was the solo performances, where the hopefuls presented routines that they created themselves. This portion brought a lot of variety as several different types of dances and music were seen. From rock to country to hip-hop to Broadway, many different styles were presented. To add a little more spice to it, some of the participants did their performances in fun costumes such as a circus ring leader, Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, and Little Red Riding Hood. 

Garvey, who always enjoys seeing the different variety of performances at auditions, feels the solos hold a great importance in deciding who will join the Flight Crew. “What the solo presentations do for me is to separate the girls who are dancers from the girls that are true entertainers,” said the Flight Crew director. “We are looking for entertainers on the sidelines. There are plenty of girls that can dance and there are plenty of girls that are pretty, but we need girls that not only have the look but are entertaining to watch on the sidelines.”

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New York Jets: Sign Jacoby Ford and Dimitri Patterson

April 1st, 2014 at 8:08 PM
By Peter Schifani

On Tuesday the New York Jets made another small splash into the free agent market by signing wide receiver Jacoby Ford (Oakland) and corner back Dimitri Patterson (Miami) to add depth to the roster. These signings came on the heels of one other player visit on Monday as well.

On Monday the New York Jets hosted several free agents, including guard Rich Ohrnberger (San Diego) which was reported by Rich Cimini at the ESPNNewYork.com Jets blog here. Of the three men hosted, two of them were signed by the team, wide receiver Jacoby Ford and corner back Dimitri Patterson. Ford is a speedster who can stretch the field and may become the primary kick-off return threat for the club. Patterson certainly can be considered a journey-man, as the Jets will be his seventh NFL team since being signed in 2005 as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins. He has also had some injury issues being limited to only six games last season for the Dolphins.

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