Apr 13, 2014

Draft Scenario 4.0 Realistic - New York Jets All 12 Selection

The New York Jets have 12 selections this year in the 2014 NFL Draft... These picks include their seven original draft selections, one fourth round selection via the trade to Tampa Bay of one Darrelle Revis and four compensatory picks for free agents they lost last off season... In this mock draft there will be a prospect they hope to fall into their lap plus a realistic selection by needs of the team heading into the next season... So let us begin with the 18th pick in the first round:

First Round (No. 18)
Hope: Justin Gilbert Oklahoma St. or Darqueze Dennard Michigan St.
Realistic: Bradley Roby Ohio St.
The Jets would love to have either Justin Gilbert or Darqueze Dennard fall into their laps at 18, but more than likely the next corner on the list is Bradley Roby who was fully scouted by our own general manager John Idzik...

Second Round (No. 49)
Hope: Brandin Cooks Oregon St. or Allen Robinson Penn St.
Realistic: Jarvis Landry Louisiana St.
Like the first pick the Jets would like a play making receiver to fall into their laps at the 49th pick in the second round... Jarvis Landry is slated/ranked to be drafted 55th to 65th in the second round, so with the 49th pick it isn't really a stretch to take a familiar face for our new special team coach Thomas McGaughey... Landry is a dual threat both as a receiver but is very useful as a returner and a gunner in special teams...
Third Round (No. 80)
Hope: Terence Brooks FSU or Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington
Realistic: C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa
During the scouting process these past few months the Jets have people taking notice of their interest in a few prospects and possible upgrades both in the secondary and on the offensive side of the ball... A prospect like safety Brooks from Florida St. might have a few scratching their heads on why they feel they need to upgrade Antonio Allen's position, we all know there is a gaping hole at the tight end position but Jenkins probably won't fall that far out of the second round... Fiedorowicz to this point seems like a waste of a pick, but he proved in college he is probably the best all around tight end in this draft...

Fourth Round (No. 104)
Hope: Telvin Smith FSU or Pierre Desir Lindenwood
Realistic:  Victor Hampton South Carolina
The Jets could do well by continuing to address the defensive back position here, they would hop that Florida State's outside linebacker would fall in their lap but it is unlikely... Another prospect that is more of a Hope is Pierre Desir from Lindenwood whose stock continues to rise... If the Jets had to make a decision, Victor Hampton from the Gamecocks is not a bad way to go, will bolster depth at the position giving the team additional security for a few years...
Fourth Round (No. 115)
Hope: Marcus Smith Louisville or Christian Kirksey Iowa
Realistic: Arthur Lynch Georgia

One, two that got away... Taking Hampton with the 104th pick solidified the secondary, hoping that one of their two outside linebackers would fall to the 115th pick but failed to do so... So the Jets look to secure another outstanding blocking end Arthur Lynch which gives the tight end position stability for years...
Fourth Round (No. 137 - Compensatory)
Hope: Laurent Duvernay Tardif Canada or JuWuan James Tennessee
Realistic: Brandon Thomas Clemson
The Canada prospect has a few heads turning and this would be an investment pick at best... JuWuan James from Tennessee has played almost all the positions on the offensive line and would give some stability in depth... Realistically if we are using this first compensatory pick for an investment why not use it on Brandon Thomas from Clemson who tore his ACL during a visit to the New Orleans Saints a few weeks back... We draft him, we sign him and then we place him on IR...
Fifth Round (No. 154)
Hope: Ed Stinson Alabama or Kevin Pierre-Louis Boston Colleg
Realistic: De'Anthony Thomas Oregon
Again trying to bolster the defensive front seven with either versatile lineman Ed Stinson or linebacker Pierre-Louis, this pick slips away but in the end we keep getting luckier by being able to acquire an offensive weapon in De'Anthony "Black Mamba" Thomas from Oregon... A running back, returner, slot receiver, a virtual super fast athletic runner...
Sixth Round (No. 195)
Hope: Ryan Grant Tulane or Mike Davis Texas
Realistic: Chaz Sutton South Carolina
Looking to gather another prospect at receiver, the Jets strike out hoping to grab either Tulane's Ryan Grant or Texas' Mike Davis... Something that has eluded them to this point is depth on the front seven but they might have found a diamond in the rough in Chaz Sutton from South Carolina, who has rushed as a defensive end, moved inside at tackle and has played as outside linebacker and would convert nicely to Ryan's defense...
Sixth Round (No. 209 - Compensatory)
Realistic: Dezmen Southward Wisconsin
The New York Jets defensive back coach McDonald worked out personally Southward at Wisconsin's Pro Day and is said to come away from that workout very satisfied... Dezmen's high character praise from his team mates an ex coaching staff makes him a worthy pick for the Jets first compensatory pick in the 6th round...
Sixth Round (No. 210 - Compensatory)
Realistic: James Stone Tennessee
The Jets are looking to continue the competition throughout the roster, and why not bring competition for the current backup center Caleb Schlauderaff... James Stone can also lineup as guard as well as center could offer some more depth the offensive line, at worst they can sign him to the practice squad...
Sixth Round (No. 213 - Compensatory)
Realistic:  Beau Allen Wisconsin
Wisconsin got a good season out of Allen as he was a tough run-defender at the point of attack... Allen had 20 tackles with two tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks... He could be a nose tackle in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense in the NFL.. What a value pick this late in the draft...
Seventh Round (No. 233)
Realistic:  James Morris Iowa
Idzik needs to get creative with the last two picks and grabbing another prospect at linebacker might do well for depth in the front seven... With only three middle linebackers being able to grab another one this late that has shown ability to be productive could be a steal of a pick... Morris of Iowa Hawkeyes shown that he is able to do the dirty work, either special teamer or role player...