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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Draft Analysis #2

Today’s responses to our questions are from Colin Lindsay from the Great Blue North Draft Report.

1) The Jets pick 20th. If they go with the best athlete available theory, give us three players that may be available and in order who do you like best?

 Houston CB Will Jackson and Baylor WR Corey Coleman could be the best pure athletes available when the Jets pick at #20. The other guy who would would be really interesting in this discussion could be Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche who has uncommon top ten athletic ability but a checkered character.

2) The Jets will be rebuilding their offensive line. Give us 3 offensive linemen you like that may be available at 20?

OTs Taylor Decker of Ohio State and Indiana's Jason Spriggs along with rising Alabama C Ryan Kelly figure to be the top three offensive linemen available at #20. In fact, they are probably the only three OL who are likely going to be worth the pick at that point.

3) The other needs for the Jets are an edge pass rusher and tight end. Who do you like at 20 for each position?

Nobody is going to be taking a TE anywhere in the first round, but Hunter Henry might be good value in the second. Meanwhile, the Jets have to be hoping that Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd makes it to twenty. If he doesn't then a couple of names to watch are DE Noah Spence of Eastern Kentucky or rising Boise State OL Kamalei Correa.

4) Unless they worked it out, the Fitzpatrick situation is not yet resolved. If the Jets go the QB route, and you are the GM who should they take and in what round?

Fact is, the Jets are unlikely to find a QB with any upside outside the second round.

 5) Knowing what the Jets need, give us their first four rounds in a Jets mock draft and who they should take at each round?

These kind of things are always fun to do, but the likelihood of any of these guys is actually the pick. That said, how about:
 Boise State OLB Kamalei Corre in the first;
Arkansas TE Hunter Henry in the second;
 LSU OT Jerald Hawkins in the third
and Temple LB Tyler Matakevich in the 4th.

6) Give us 5 sleepers in this draft and are there any punters worth looking at?

Maybe they aren't quite true sleepers but how about one offensive lineman in Caleb Benenoch of UCLA, arguably the quickest OT in this year's draft, along with a quartet of edge rushing OLbs in Elandron Roberts of Houston, Stephen Weatherly of Vanderbilt, Tyler Holmes of Montana and Antwione Williams of Georgia Southern.

 You can follow Colin Lindsay and his great draft web site at

Thanks Colin!

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