Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links April 4, 2013
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- Rewind: A look back at the 215th pick
The Jets own seven selections in the upcoming draft. Here’s a look back at the recent history with each slot, starting at the bottom.
Round 1 — 9th overall
Round 2 — 39th overall
Round 3 — 72nd overall
Round 4 — 106th overall
Round 5 — 141st overall
Round 6 — 178th overall
Round 7 — 215th overall
The last three drafts, 215th overall:
2012: Keeston Randall, DT, Dolphins (Texas)
2011: D’Aundra Reed, DE, Vikings (Arizona)
2010: Jeremy Ware, DB, Raiders (Michigan State)
Analysis: The bottom of the draft is where the scouts really earn their money, trying to uncover hidden gems.
- TOJ Bag – April 4th 2013
The TOJ staff answers your weekly questions on the New York Jets, NFL and things slightly related to both
- Are NFL Prospects 40 Yard Dash Times Overvalued
In the weeks leading up the 2013 NFL Draft much has been made about certain NFL prospects 40-yard dash times. It’s understood that the 40-yard dash is a good measure of overall speed and ability to maintain a speed throughout a lengthy run. It is also used because the average football play is between 4-5 [...]
- 2013 NFL Draft – Positional Rankings: Outside Linebacker
As we get closer to draft night on the 25th of this month, Turn On The Jets lead NFL Draft Editor, Chris Gross, will be doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we continue with a look at our top 10 outside linebacker prospects. …
- Kiper on Jets: Can’t be picky
Beggars can’t be choosers.
Essentially, that was the message Wednesday from ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, who said the Jets have too many needs to force a “need” pick with the ninth overall choice in the draft.
“They have as many needs as any team in the National Football League,” Kiper said on a media conference call. “There are so many question marks, so many areas they could go.”
Kiper said upgrading the pass rush is “necessary” for a defensive-minded coach like Rex Ryan, and he tabbed Barkevious Mingo, an undersized speed rusher from LSU, for the Jets at No.