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Old 26.04.2019, 12:49 AM
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We got the best player in the Draft, but I still feel flat. Really think it should have been Allen...
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Old 26.04.2019, 04:59 PM
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Jets first round pick-Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

2018-19 highlights

Draft Projection

Round 1, top 5 pick

NFL Comparison

Jonathan Allen

Overview

Williams' hands, feet and overall movement are extremely efficient and he combines those features with short-area burst to create instant wins at the point of attack to propel him to the football. His play strength is good, but his lack of mass and length will show up at times against NFL competition. Despite having just a single season of headline production, his instincts, quickness and athleticism are projectable play traits that should allow for continued production against both the run and pass on the next level. Williams is an instant starter with Pro Bowl potential.

Strengths

Low-man winner who plays from consistent position of leverage
Sets up shop on blockers with quick, accurate hands
Adjusts hands and body positioning according to blocking scheme
Able to brace and use down blocker's momentum against them in his re-direct
Varies engagement approaches against blockers
Adequate strength and body control as two-gapper
Gets eyes around blocker and spies on ball carrier
Diagnoses like he knew the play call
Efficient, purposeful and fluid in his flow
Pursuit quickness extends radius as playmaker
Inside-out feet combined with punishing slap softens edge for B-gap rush
Knees bent and pads low on inside counter rush
Accelerates through redirect blocks to harass quarterback
Heat-seeking missile with big closing burst once he's locked in

Weaknesses

Physical traits don't stand out
Could take a concerted effort to keep his weight up
Lacks desired mass to withstand pressure from double teams
Overall lack of thickness in chest and broadness through shoulders
Must win with leverage as play strength is average by NFL standards
Not as effective against downhill running attacks
Gets wired to blocks against longer, stronger interior types
Lack of length makes controlling NFL guards more difficult
Could have issues generating a bull-rush
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Old 27.04.2019, 09:19 AM
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Jets’ third round pick-Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida State

2018 highlights

Draft Projection

Day 3 (Rounds 4-7)

NFL Comparison

Damontre Moore

Overview

Just one year of big-time production, but he's an instinctive rusher with natural feel for attacking the pocket. Polite's frightening speed to the edge on tape was missing in his pre-draft workouts as he showed up much heavier and with purported hamstring issues during all of his testing. The game tape shows an ability to rush the pocket with a fluid, diverse attack, but he might not have the grit necessary to play the run as a 3-4 outside linebacker on early downs. His troubling post-season that included bad combine interviews, bad workouts and additional weight around the midsection has substantially clouded his draft standing into the boom-or-bust category.

Strengths

Pass-rush attack is instinctive and diverse
Blazing get-off sets the table for success
Fluid movement with loose hips and fast feet
Bendy and flexible to flip his hips and trim the edge
Able to stack rush moves on top of each other to build momentum
Explosive burst to finish the quarterback
Deft transition from speed rush into long-arm stab counter
Spin move is lurking as unstoppable weapon with work
Intimidating closing burst in pursuit of the ball
Athletic ability to sink and shift directions to as tackler
Pursuit speed is impressive
Really fast when chasing the rock
Ability to slip blocks and access edge in run game
No fear in mixing it up at point of attack

Weaknesses

Dropped weight for added quickness but lost some strength
Needs to hit the weights and the steaks for NFL mass
Might need to begin career as designated rusher only
Ducks head into initial contact
Not a thumper when plugging pulling guards
Swallowed by tacklers with strong grips
Below-average strength to shed and tackle
Needs to add more pop in his hands
Drag-down tackler
Hands lack power to chop/swipe and deaden the edge
Struggles to fight through redirection at the turn
Scouts are concerned about maturity and character
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Old 27.04.2019, 09:23 AM
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Jets’ third round pick (2)-Chuma Edoga, OT, USC

Draft Projection

Round 3

NFL Comparison

Kelvin Beachum

Overview

Edoga is a smooth, athletic run-blocker and an uneven, unrefined pass protector, which creates a challenge in projecting him. His ability to get to blocks in a variety of positions from his initial stance is something that cannot be taught. While some of his flaws in pass pro can be coached up, there are physical deficiencies that could plague him throughout his career. To become a successful NFL starter, he needs to check the strength, maturity, and durability boxes as early as possible in his career.

Strengths

Naturally gifted athlete with premium foot quickness
Long arms provide enough ammunition to stay at tackle despite his height
Very smart and understands his responsibilities on the field
Can fire out of stance and set out on top of rushers before they even get started
Has necessary footwork to redirect and mirror against rush counters
Out-racing him to the edge will be challenging for NFL edge rushers
Has flexibility and athletic tools to recover with improved positioning
Able to cross-face most 3-techniques and wall them off
Fluid and rhythmic in workup blocks
Top flight second-level talent with movement skills like a basketball player
Able to bend and adjust in space to land on moving targets
Top flight potential when asked to pull or handle play-side zone blocks

Weaknesses

Unusual build with long legs, thin calves and shorter torso
Core power misses the mark
Lacks fundamentals and control in his pass sets
Weight distribution for pass slides drifts outside and back
Must eliminate windup in his punch
Speed-to-power can walk him into pocket
Inconsistent base width with footwork that isn't repeatable from snap to snap
Falls forward into contact in effort to manufacture anchor
Slow to find work after his rusher voids
Narrow drive base allows opponents to escape from his power zone
Nonchalant as block finisher, allowing a win to turn into a loss
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Old 27.04.2019, 09:24 AM
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Think Polite’s well worth a shot at that pick, disappointed to take a project like Edoga when there were better choices available.
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Old 27.04.2019, 06:05 PM
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Jets 4th round pick-Trevon Wesco, TE, West Virginia

2018 highlights

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Overview

Wesco has the play strength and toughness of an NFL tight end, but he's still very raw in the passing game, which could take some time to shore up. He has a terrific demeanor as a run-blocker and the footwork to become much more consistent in sustaining blocks once he gets his hand placement corrected. Teams might view him as an early developmental prospect on the practice squad with a chance to compete for a move tight end spot in the future.

Strengths

Burly upper body with a broad chest and thick arms
Nasty with an offensive lineman's demeanor as a block-finisher
Impressive play strength at point of attack
Gets early arm extension and peppers his opponent with stiff jabs
Has size and aggression to kick out linebackers and open a run lane
Trusted to handle pass-protection duties for star quarterback
Capable staying in front of edge rushers and blitzers
Began to come on late in the season as a pass-catcher
Will lay the lumber as a blocker on kick-return unit.

Weaknesses

Can be frenetic and wild in the initial phase as run-blocker
Too much lunging and needs to bring his feet with him
Slows feet into move blocks, allowing opponent to wiggle away
Hands regularly slide out of position when run-blocking
Pounds the grass as a route-runner and lacks instincts in space
Uncovering against man coverage is a challenge
Slow to open and make himself available as a target
Awkward hand positioning as pass-catcher
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Old 27.04.2019, 07:04 PM
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Jets 5th round pick-Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

2018 highlights

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Overview

Limited WILL linebacker who isn't big and isn't fast, but plays with determination and a nose for the ball. Former walk-ons usually have chips on their shoulders that are permanent fixtures and Cashman is no different. He's made the most out of every opportunity he's created for himself, but his lack of athletic traits and length create a small margin for error in his play. If he can improve in taking on blocks and play more instinctively, he could have a chance as a back-end backup and core special-teamer.

Strengths

From former walk-on to team captain
Tough guy who lives for football
Impressive 62 solo tackles with 15 tackles for loss in 2018
Flows with proper restraint and pace against stretch plays
Will fill into his fits to spill runs wide when possible
Tenacious demeanor wills him past certain blocks
Sees it and squares it as wrap-up finisher in space
Can line up over slot against tight ends
Very good recognition and readiness from short zone
Could be core special teamer on next level

Weaknesses

Had surgery on both shoulders last season
Needs quicker recognition of blocking scheme
Struggled getting off blocks and making reads against Illinois
Crashed over-the-top for much of his TFL production
Feels small when challenging climbing linemen
Ducks head into contact and loses sight of the ball
Unable to step into his gap and constrict it against run
Plays quickly but lacks true sideline-to-sideline range
Hands have to become a priority for next level
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Old 27.04.2019, 08:56 PM
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Jets 6th round pick-Blessuan Austin, CB, Rutgers

Draft Projection

Round 6

Overview

Tall cornerback with good length who possesses good change of direction talent and short-area quickness to stay within striking distance of ball production. Austin's is a little inconsistent mirroring the release from press and he may lack upper body strength to re-route bigger cornerbacks in the league. While teams can figure which coverage is best suited to his talent, his draft value may end up being tied directly to concerns over durability which have already impacted my own grade.

Strengths

Tall, long and athletic
Experience in a variety of coverages
Effective use of above-average arm length
Twitchy burst to disrupt the catch
Good vision and balance in Cover-3 bail
Above-average short-area footwork
Shows talent to stop and shadow comebacks and outs
Early accelerator to reach top-end speed quickly
Ball skills to make tough plays on deep ball

Weaknesses

Durability flags are beet red
Has played in just five games over last two years
Had season-ending surgery on same knee in back-to-back years
Thin frame sits on skinny legs
Needs play strength to compete for catch space against NFL size
Gives up inside position to hard outside sets
Base widens in press slowing ability to open and run
Allows early separation window
Sticks on blocks for too long

Sources Tell Us

"The medicals are going to be everything for him, to be honest. He's long and can cover, but he's a skinny kid who might not be able to stay healthy in a very physical game. That's the reality here." -- NFC Executive
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Old 15.05.2019, 04:40 PM
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Mike Maccagnan and VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger have been fired. Somewhat bizarre timing, although not unprecedented in the NFL, but there’s been talk of a power struggle between Gase and Mac basically since day 1, so maybe not a huge surprise...
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Old 16.05.2019, 01:27 PM
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Mike Maccagnan and VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger have been fired. Somewhat bizarre timing, although not unprecedented in the NFL, but there’s been talk of a power struggle between Gase and Mac basically since day 1, so maybe not a huge surprise...
Dumb timing.

Lee for a 6th?

Gase also didn’t approve or like FA pick ups???

What a mess.....

Typical Jets
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