Now that the 2014 NFL Draft starts on Thursday with round one in prime time, we sum up our draft previews for the New York Jets with our only mock draft for all 12 selections. There are some additional players previewed here due to the Jets having the largest amount of choices for them in some time.
Odell Beckham, Jr. (LSU) wide receiver or Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech) corner back
Beckham has been sliding up a lot of draft boards so may not even be available when 18 comes up, so Brandin Cooks could wind up being the best receiver choice here. If they Jets go defense (again) then Fuller will likely be the best corner option still around at this spot.
Jace Amaro (Texas Tech) tight end or Jeremiah Attaochu (Georgia Tech) outside linebacker
Since Eric Ebron is sliding at tight end he may move towards the end of the first round, but Amaro makes sense for the Jets with the 49th pick. If somehow Amaro moves up then Attaochu is a solid choice that offers the Jets a possible replacement to Calvin Pace, plus another option at pass rusher.
Keith McGill (Utah) corner back
104th overall (Tampa)
Daniel McCullers (Tennessee): Six foot, seven inches tall, weight: 352 pounds >defensive tackle<
McCullers is a disruptive player in the middle of the line, making him a focus of many opponent's blocking schemes. He becomes a load to move while playing in the run game, and has good leverage skills against opponents. On the downside though he becomes a missing man in pass rushing and has below average lateral agility and is somewhat slow footed.
Cyril Richardson (Baylor) left guard
137th overall (comp)
Ed Reynolds (Stanford): free safety or Arthur Lynch (Georgia) tight end
Wesley Johnson (Vanderbilt): Six foot, five inches tall, weight: 297 pounds >center<
Johnson is an intelligent, heady player and learns quickly, adapting to the current situation on the field. he is very much a smooth athlete with good footwork and overall body control and fluidity plus can get to the second level well. Also does a nice job on combination blocks plus blocking while on the move. On the downside, does not have the proper amount of bulk/size and narrower shoulders than many. Also he needs to improve his technique with his hands keeping them in tighter and needs to play less off his heels to have a proper stance when blocking.
Josh Mauro (Standford): Six foot, six inches tall, weight: 271 pounds >defensive end<
Mauro is versatile lineman who plays well in either 4-3, or 3-4 schemes alike with powerful arms and strong hands. He is also a physical, country-type strong, tackler who wraps up securely and reliably. Also plays with a lot of hustle to get down field when needed. On the flipside does not possess top notch speed or plays stiff when turning a corner and trying to close on an opponent.
209th overall (comp)
LaDarius Perkins (Mississippi State): Five foot, seven inches tall, weight: 195 pounds >running back<
Perkins possesses the broadness of shoulders, quickness of feet and good acceleration to burst through small creases. He also has good stop and start ability plus solid vision and an explosiveness to get going in the open field quickly. On the downside however, can lose speed after that initial burst in the open field, plus not great in pass protection due to his overall size.
210th overall (comp)
Avery Williamson (Kentucky): Six foot, one inch tall, weight: 246 pounds >inside linebacker<
Williamson has the speed to slide past would-be blockers that uses his arms very well to wrap up defenders. He is also an active defender with good eye movement to follow the ball plus agile in coverage. On the flipside he is not overly physical for a linebacker, and only average in his straight ahead speed.
213th overall (comp)
Jeff Janis (Saginaw Valley) wide receiver
Daniel Sorensen (BYU) strong side safety
The New York Jets front office lead by general manager John Idzik, coaching staff lead by head coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson plus the team want to have a tremendous 2014 season and those players added starting Thursday will be a big part of that effort. The Jets fans will also be interested in seeing whom they select to round out the best team they can put forth during the 2014 season.Tags: Calvin Pace, Football, John Idzik, New York, New York Jets, NFL, Rex Ryan, Woody Johnson