Monday, March 18, 2013


Round 1

Pick 9:

1st Choice: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah – He has dropped in many mocks to mid first round because of health issues. If he rocks it at his pro day, you can't pass on this beast. He was consistently double and sometimes triple teamed and still produced great numbers. I would be surprised if he is still on the board at 9.

2nd Choice: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia – Rumor has it Lombardi will take him with the 6th pick for the Browns. If they don't, he may drop to 9 with Arizona and Buffalo taking quarterbacks. I doubt it. This guy is a stud! Jones will be a huge upgrade from now released Calvin Pace.

3rd Choice: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Brigham Young – Werner doesn't fit the 3-4 defense. I'm not sold on Dion Jordan. Jordan needs to put on weight and may turn out to be a glorified Aaron Maybin. Ansah is a freak. He may be raw, but he has an NFL body and is learning REALLY fast! If Star and Jones are already gone, Ansah should be there.

Pick 13 from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Revis:

If we get one of the 3 choices indicated for the 9th pick, the other 2 are the first choices. If all 3 are gone, here is my other choice.

3rd Choice: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee – Firstly, I believe we can get 2 of the 3 choices indicated for pick 9 at 13. If we don't, Patterson would be an excellent choice. The combination of Hill, Holmes, Kerley and Patterson would be huge. Marty Mornhinweg will be showing 4 wide often.

Round 2

Pick 39:

1st Choice: Alec Ogletree, OLB, Georgia – Chances are he won't be available. Late 1st early 2nd. But if he is, grab him! Former safety now OLB. Love these hybrid players. I may even consider him with the 13th pick if all other choices are gone.

2nd Choice: Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky – Games are won and lost on the O & D lines. Larry Warford will be a perennial pro bowler. The Jets just signed OG Colon and still have Ducasse, but I'm not sold on Ducasse and Colon is injury prone. Brandon Moore is gone and Slauson probably won't return.

3rd Choice: Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist: He'll probably be gone. I have Hunt mocked to the Vikings in the 1st round. Hunt is a freak athlete. This guy could play on both sides of the ball. I can see him playing TE in Marty's offense! Hunt was and still is my sleeper in this draft. HUGE upside going with his HUGE 6'8” frame!

Round 3

Pick 72:

1st Choice: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee – If Bray lasts to Pick 72, it's an outright STEAL! This is the only time in the Jets 2013 draft that I think they will take a QB. He's 6'6” with a rocket arm. Joe Flacco anyone? I have Glennon mocked to the Cardinals in the 1st round. Why? Because the buzz is too big created by his agent and won't stop. Bray is another one of my sleepers. If the Jets get him and Patterson with the 13th pick from the Bucs, Marty will have a permanent smile! A minute after this pick, the Jets will cut McElroy & Garrard. Sanchez stays to hold the stat sheet.

2nd Choice: Kiko Alonzo, ILB, Oregon – The Jets released Bart Scott and 2nd year man Demario Davis will replace him. David Harris is getting a bit slow in pass defense. Nick Bellore is under contract and I like him on special teams but not as a 3rd down option or full time back up for Harris. Alonzo is another sleeper who may go higher. He has great height for an ILB at 6'3”, allowing him to better cover TE's. He's also got excellent speed for the position. Grab him if he's available.

Round 4

Pick 103

1st Choice: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina – If he's still on the board, this is a no brainer. Take a flyer on clearly the most talented RB in the draft. If he comes back from injury like Adrian Peterson did, the Jets have there starter.

2nd Choice: Jordan Reed, TE, Florida: As I stated earlier, I love hybrid players. Reed is an HB/TE. The Jets have Cumberland, Hayden, Rueland and Epps under contract. Hayden has great height and a nice upside. Cumberland, Epps and Rueland are decent backups at best. Although Rueland looked good at times. I'd let go of Epps or put him on the practice squad. Reed would add an interesting dimension to Marty's offense by lining him up as an HB and putting him in motion. I like this pick if he's available.

Round 5

Pick 135

1st Choice: John Lotulelei, OLB, UNLV – Yes. Another Lotulelei! This guy is a tackling machine! Put him on special teams and watch him get better and better. The Jets need quality for there 2nd and third string.

2nd Choice: Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU – You can never have enough pass rushers. This guy was overshadowed by Mingo and Montgomery. He had 4.5 sacks in 6 games where Montgomery had 7 for 12 games. This guy is a sleeper. He also played nose tackle for LSU.

Round 6

Pick 167

1st Choice: Tharold Simon, CB, LSU: Simon has great size at 6'2” and is fearless. He's a project, but worth taking a flyer on him if he drops to the 6th round. He will probably go in the 5th. I hope not!

2nd Choice: Denard Robinson, WR/QB, Michigan – One word. Weapon. And the Jets need weapons.

3rd Choice: Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan State - Good speed and coverage skills. Take a flyer and put him on special teams.

Round 7

Pick 199

1st Choice: Cooper Taylor, SS, Richmond – OK. This guy is a 6'4” safety! Hit's like a hammer and runs a 4.57 40 yard dash. But here's the thing. He has or had a medical condition. Here is the write up on him from Dane Brugler. I'm taking a flyer on him if he's still on the board!

After leading Marist School to the Georgia state championship game, Taylor chose Georgia Tech over Mississippi State, Virginia and Duke, among others. It was a natural choice considering his father, Jim Bob Taylor, played for Georgia Tech and then for the Baltimore Colts in 1983.
Cooper Taylor was named second-team All-ACC by as a freshman and appeared on his way to becoming a star. However, after starting the first three games of the following season, he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome after being diagnosed with an extremely high heartbeat against Miami on Sept. 17 and sat out the remainder of the season.
Taylor underwent a corrective procedure to correct the condition that can cause the electrical charges between the heart's chamber to become out of sync, and was given a clean bill of health. He was given a medical redshirt.
He made five tackles in four games in 2010, but saw limited action after an "injury." Taylor played in the season opener against South Carolina state, but didn't come out of the locker room after halftime with what head coach Paul Johnson called heat-related symptoms. Taylor said the heat-related illness wasn't caused by his heart condition, but played sparingly the rest of the season.
Taylor chose to transfer to Richmond for his final two years of eligibility.
Taylor started all eight games he appeared in during the 2011 season, recording 63 tackles. He emerged as a first-team All-FCS player as a senior, starting 10 games and finishing with 78 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, four interceptions, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and nine pass breakups.
He even saw time in the team's Wildcat package on offense before having that role curtailed by a broken hand.
A former FBS standout with excellent athleticism, Taylor started to create a little bit of buzz among the scouts and NFL representatives at the Shrine Game and is poised to be a rising prospect heading into the draft.”

2nd Choice: Graham Pocic, C, Illinois: Start grooming for down the road. This guy is a good player and may go higher.

If I were Idzik:

  • Not only trade Revis, but trade Cromartie too while he has value. He's coming off a pro bowl year and he can garner at least a 3rd round pick from a contender. If Tampa trades for Revis, then Atlanta should take him or vice versa. If you are in rebuilding mode, BE IN rebuilding mode.
  • Trade Sanchez for a 6 round pick and eat salary if you have too. This is Tanny's blunder, not yours. It's over for Sanchez in New York. He needs a change of scenery to try and salvage his career. San Diego should grab him. He grew up there and went to USC. The fan base has had enough of Phillip Rivers. Do this John. Sanchez may even take a cut in salary to get out of Dodge!!!

 NY Jets 7 round mock draft 2.0 at the end of March.

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