Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links April 25, 2013
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- NFL Draft Big Board – Final Edition
Chris Gross with the final edition of the Turn On The Jets big board for the 2013 NFL Draft.
- NFL Draft 2013 – Joe Caporoso’s First (And Last) Mock Draft
Joe Caporoso submits his only mock draft for the 2013 NFL Draft
- Revis would’ve crushed the salary cap
We interrupt your draft-day anticipation to bring you this random thought:
If the Jets had acquiesced to Darrelle Revis and signed him to the same contract he received from the Bucs (six years, $96 million) — he said he would’ve accepted the same deal — they would’ve used almost all of their remaining salary-cap room.
Right now, the Jets have $7.25 million in cap room, according to the NFLPA figures. Revis is counting $13 million. If they had given him a $10 million raise in 2013 compensation, which is what the Bucs did, his cap number would’ve ballooned to $19 million.
- Jets Draft Party Reminders
As the process of reshaping the Jets roster continues; the biggest day of the year has arrived. The Jets now own two selections in the 1st round (9 and 13) and Jet Nation is on pins and needles. Will they go all in to fix the offense? Will they get a pass rusher and some [...]
- Jets: On their radar at 9, 13
Draft day. Finally.
This is the most unpredictable draft in recent memory. By now, the first few picks usually are locked in, but we don’t even know the No. 1 overall, as the Chiefs have done a nice job of hiding their intentions. The Jets, selecting ninth and 13th, could go in several different directions. One of those directions is trading down; I could easily see them moving down from 13.
To make it easier, we’ll break down the possible picks into categories:
TOP TALENTS WHO COULD TUMBLE TO NINE
Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon: One personnel executive told me Jordan is one of the top three or four players in the draft, but there’s an outside chance he could slip.
- 2013 NFL Draft – Positional Rankings: Offensive Line
Mike Nolan ranks the top ten offensive line prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft.
- Honey Badger wants Revis’ old job
Troubled former LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu — aka Honey Badger — believes he’s the right man to replace Darrelle Revis.
“I feel like I’m the guy to do it,” he told reporters Wednesday night at a pre-draft function in Manhattan.
Nice of him to volunteer.
Mathieu has talent, but he was booted off the LSU team last season because of well-chronicled drug problems. He has spent the last several months trying to rehabilitate his image and draft stock. He said the Jets have expressed “no interest at all,” but that hasn’t dampened his confidence.
- Kiper’s final mock: Mingo, Austin
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper revealed his final mock draft on Wednesday, predicting LSU OLB Barkevious Mingo and West Virginia WR Tavon Austin for the Jets with the ninth and 13th picks, respectively.
The common denominator with Mingo and Austin: Speed. Both are considered very fast for their positions, and that has been a big topic of discussion this offseason at One Jets Drive. The Jets want to improve their speed on both sides of the ball. Mingo and Austin also are undersized, so it would be a give-and-take with size and speed at those positions.
- Jets cuckoo for KeKe?
The New York Jets haven’t drafted a rush linebacker since — brace yourselves — Vernon Gholston in 2008.
It’s time to get back on the horse.
If they don’t find a way to harass the quarterback, the Revis-less secondary will get cut to pieces by the likes of Tom Brady and the non-AFC East quarterbacks on the schedule — Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Joe Flacco, et al.
The answer to the Jets’ problem could be a guy named KeKe — aka Barkevious Mingo, LSU’s undersized speed rusher.
- ESPN New York’s NFL Draft preview
- Round One Focus Should be on Offense
Should the Jets go offense or defense in round one?
Before the Revis trade this was a simpler question, they only had one pick therefore they could only go with offense or defense, but now they have two of the first 13 picks and could focus on one side or the other or take one of [...]
- EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Joe Namath
JetNation had an opportunity to interview New York Jets Hall of Fame Super Bowl III MVP quarterback Joe Namath as a co-host on The Green Zone radio show hosted by Julian Carter. (Click here to listen to the entire episode). Namath answered questions regarding his early days at the University of Alabama, his Super Bowl [...]
- Notes: ‘Lightning in a bottle’
You know a player is undersized when he’s looking up at the people asking the questions. That was the case Wednesday with West Virginia WR Tavon Austin (5-foot-8), who met the media at an NFL function in Manhattan. But he’s the most exciting player in the draft, and the Jets sure could use some excitement on offense.
“He’s lightning in a bottle,” QB Geno Smith said of his former college teammate. “On the field, that kid is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.
- Dee wants to create Milliner Island
Alabama’s Dee Milliner said he won’t flinch if he’s drafted by the Jets, ostensibly as a replacement for Darrelle Revis. The way he sees it, they need him more than ever.
“They’re probably more interested in me now that Revis is gone,” the top cornerback in the draft said Wednesday at an NFL function in Manhattan.
There’s an outside chance Milliner could slip to the Jets, who own the ninth and 13th picks in Thursday’s first round. He met with team officials recently in a visit to Florham Park.