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Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links April 27, 2013

Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links April 27, 2013
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  • Oday Aboushi: 5th Round Selection
    The NY Jets went back to an area in need of depth in the 5th round of the NFL draft, offensive line.   They selected Virginia left tackle Oday Aboushi.  The Jets have another Virginia left tackle on their roster in D’Brickashaw Fergsuon.  Although the expectations will be much lower for Aboushi and he projects to [...]
  • Fifth round: OT Oday Aboushi
    PICK: Fifth round (141st overall)

    PLAYER: Oday Aboushi

    SCHOOL: Virginia

    POSITION: Offensive tackle

    HEIGHT: 6-foot-5

    WEIGHT: 308

    What it means: Despite pressing needs at tight end, safety and wide receiver, the Jets picked another offensive lineman who likely who won’t play as a rookie. (See: G Brian Winters, third round.) Aboushi was a three-year starter at Virginia, the first year at right tackle and the latter two at left tackle. He graded out at 90 percent last season, according to the Virginia coaches.

  • 4/27 Marty Mornhinweg News Conference
    Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg discusses the first 2 days of the 2013 Draft, as well as the acquisition of Chris Ivory
  • 4/27 Geno Smith News Conference
    QB Geno Smith addresses the media for the first time as a New York Jet
  • Rex 2.0 is Here to Stay
    Mike Donnelly on the perception that Rex Ryan has one foot on the door
  • W2W4: Day 3 of draft
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets have only three remaining picks — fifth round (141 overall), sixth round (178) and seventh round (215). Barring something crazy, the storylines on the final day of the draft won’t focus on the actual selections. See:

    1. Heeeere’s Geno: Second-round pick Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez’s potential successor, will be introduced at a 1 p.m. news conference at the team’s facility in Florham Park — nearly four years to the day Sanchez was introduced.

  • Jets Trade Fourth Round Pick For RB Chris Ivory
    In round two the Jets drafted their quarterback, in round three they got a big beefy guard to plug and play on the starting unit and with their fourth round draft pick being shipped to New Orleans the Jets got their starting running back in Chris Ivory.
    “He’s a very physical, violent runner. He’s got size, [...]
  • Jets Beef Up O-line with Third Round Pick Brian Winters
    After surprising most of us by ignoring the offense in round one, the Jets put all of their day two focus on the offense. First they got their quarterback when Geno Smith fell into their lap in the second round, next up was some protection help for the young quarterback as they selected offensive lineman [...]
  • May need more chairs in QB room
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets have so many quarterbacks on the roster that it’s easy to lose track. On Friday night, GM John Idzik joked he may add one or two more. The fanbase isn’t laughing.

    As a public service, we’re here to provide a refresher. So let’s run down the depth chart, including the contract situation for each:

    Mark Sanchez — He’s due a fully guaranteed base salary of $8.25 million, plus a $500,000 workout bonus. The bonus is pro-rated daily, meaning he makes approximately $12,500 every day he shows up for a workout.

  • My Thoughts on the Jets Drafting QB Geno Smith
    Geno Smith is a New York Jet! So what do I think? Check it out…

    For more stories on the New York Jets and Social Media, visit Jets Twit! J-E-T-S TWIT TWIT TWIT!!

  • Jets’ Draft Report Card
  • Draft Room Phone Call to Brian Winters
    GM John Idzik excited to welcome Brian Winters on the phone in the Jets Draft Room
  • Idzik Surprised QB Smith Was Available
    Exclusive 1-on-1: Jets GM Reflects on Day 2, Including a Trade for Violent Runner Chris Ivory
  • OL Winters has something to prove
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Brian Winters has always lived by the motto, “I still have something to prove.”

    “Where I’m from, we weren’t spoon-fed, we fed ourselves,” said Winters, a versatile offensive lineman out of Kent State who was selected by the New York Jets in the third round (No. 72 overall) of the 2013 NFL draft. “So I guess I do have a chip on my shoulder.”

    Winters, who grew up in the small town of Hudson, Ohio, played tackle in college, but is expected to move over to guard, where he’ll push Vladimir Ducasse for the starting spot on the right side.

  • Geno Smith Interview Transcript
    On if he knew the Jets were going to pick him today… I had a feeling, I didn’t know anything for sure but once I received the call, I was just extremely elated. On what it was like not getting picked in the first round… I think it was a test of patience, a test [...]
  • Smith will need to improve rushing skills
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets GM John Idzik said that one of the reasons he drafted Geno Smith in the second round was the West Virginia quarterback’s ability to run read-option plays.

    “Certainly when you have someone with his athleticism, his elusiveness, that is certainly a fine trait for a quarterback, so that comes into play, yes,” Idzik said Friday night.

    The numbers, however, show that Smith is going to need a lot of improvement in that area.

  • 2013 Draft: Day 2 Recap News Conference
    John Idzik, Rex Ryan, Terry Bradway, and Jeff Bauer recap the Jets second day selections of the 2013 NFL Draft
  • Draft Room Phone Call to Geno Smith
    Head Coach Rex Ryan excited to welcome Geno Smith on the phone in the Jets Draft Room
  • Milliner: ‘This is Going to be My Home’
    Jets Corner Plays a Physical Brand of Football
  • New York Jets Trade For Chris Ivory
    The New York Jets traded a 4th round pick for RB Chris Ivory
  • Jets Acquire RB Chris Ivory
    The New York Jets have traded their 4th round draft pick to the New Orleans Saints for RB Chris Ivory.  He paid a visit to the Jets on April 12th and then the trade rumors began.  Ivory was a restricted free agent who received a 2nd round tender offer.  Signing him as an RFA would [...]
  • New suit, new beginning for Smith
    No, Geno Smith did not bring two suits to New York. So after what might have been the longest night in his life, his mother Tracy Sellers woke up, went out the morning after her own birthday and bought her quarterback son another outfit nice enough to wear to Round 2 at Radio City Music Hall.

    “Obviously it’s tough to sit in the green room and deal with all those emotions,” Smith said. “But we were able to clear our minds and kind of regroup and get back here today and just enjoy the moment.

  • Third round: G Brian Winters
    PICK: Third round (10th in round, 72nd overall)

    PLAYER: Brian Winters

    SCHOOL: Kent State

    POSITION: Guard/tackle

    HEIGHT: 6-foot-4

    WEIGHT: 320 pounds

    What it means: The Jets needed offensive line help — desperately. They like his versatility. Winter started 14 games last season at left tackle, but he probably will be moved inside to guard. We’re not talking about Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper here, but he’s regarded as a safe pick with decent upside — assuming he can make the transition to guard.

  • 2013 Draft: G Brian Winters Highlights
    Highlights of G Brian Winters from Kent State.
  • Round 3 – Brian Winters
    In the 3rd round the New York Jets selected Brian Winters.  The 6’4″ 320lb offensive lineman played his college football at Kent State. From CBS Though 33 of his 49 career starts have come at left tackle, Winters’ NFL future may lie at right tackle or perhaps even inside at guard. He has the [...]
  • New York Jets Select Offensive Guard Brian Winters
    The New York Jets selected Brian Winters in the third round of the NFL Draft
  • Geno: ‘We’re going to the playoffs’
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — From Broadway Joe to Broadway Geno.

    Shortly after being selected by the New York Jets with the 39th pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft on Friday night, West Virginia’s Geno Smith confidently told NFL Network, “We’re going to the playoffs next year.”

    Asked by reporters at the team’s practice facility if he was sticking by that comment via conference call, Smith replied, “I am. I mean, even if I wasn’t on the team, I think they have a really good team, and the fact that speaking with Rex [Ryan] and Mr.

  • New York Jets Take Geno Smith
    The New York Jets selected West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick
  • Second round: QB Geno Smith
    PICK: Second round (seventh in round, 39th overall)

    PLAYER: Geno Smith

    SCHOOL: West Virginia

    POSITION: Quarterback

    HEIGHT: 6-foot-2⅜

    WEIGHT: 218 pounds

    What it means: There’s a new quarterback in town, casting immediate doubt on Mark Sanchez’s future. This is a game-changer, with GM John Idzik putting his stamp on the organization. When a team picks a quarterback at the top of the second round, the expectation is that he will start. In the Jets’ case, it’s probably sooner than later.

  • NFLN: Geno Reacts at Radio City
    Melissa Stark catches up with West Virginia QB Geno Smith on how it feels to be drafted by the New York Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall.
  • Jets Select QB Geno Smith (2nd Round – 39th Overall)
    The New York Jets quarterback situation just took a pretty interesting turn.  The Mark Sanchez era took another giant step towards being over.  With their first pick in the 2nd round (39th overall) the Jets selected QB Geno Smith from West Virginia.  The 6’2″ 218lb QB from West Virginia was expected to be a 1st [...]
  • Jets draft Geno Smith No. 39
    The New York Jets draft West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • 2013 Draft: QB Geno Smith WV Highlights
    Highlights of Geno Smith’s career at West Virginia
  • Richardson ‘You’re Getting a Hell of a Ballplayer’
    1-on-1 with the Jets’ 13th Overall Selection
  • First Round Failure?
    There seems to be a lot of disagreement about how the Jets first round of the draft went last night. It seems that most people believed that the Jets would use either the ninth or thirteenth pick of the first round on an offensive player with most thinking that Tavon Austin (WR), Chance Warmack (OG), [...]
  • NFLN: Milliner & Richardson on Joining the Jets
    Kimberly Jones catches up with New York Jets first-round draft picks Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson on what they think about being a part of ‘Gang Green.’
  • D’Brick Restructures Contract
    For the second time in two years, Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson has restructured his contract, as reported by Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports. New on Shutdown Corner: Jets clear $5.128 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of D’Brickashaw Ferguson… — Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) April 26, 2013 Ferguson was due to make [...]
  • The Jets Welcome their First Round Drafts Picks
    DB Dee Milliner and DT Trent Richardson arrive at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center for the first time after being drafted 9th and 13th overall, respectively, in the 2013 NFL Draft by the New York Jets
  • A Closer Look at Sheldon Richardson and the Jets Defense
    Mike Nolan takes a deeper look at New York Jets draft pick Sheldon Richardson to see where he fits in Rex Ryan’s defense
  • 4/26 Milliner and Richardson News Conference
    DB Dee Milliner and DT Sheldon Richardson address the media for the first time as New York Jets
  • New York Jets Draft Sheldon Richardson, Predictions For Rounds 2-3
    With the 13th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected Missouri Defensive Tackle Sheldon Richardson. While this move seemed to have many fans, analysts, and spectators confused considering the overall depth on the defensive line, along with the immense amount of holes throughout the roster, Jets General Manager John Idzik was …

    Read “New York Jets Draft Sheldon Richardson, Predictions For Rounds 2-3″

  • Rex Ryan, “Nobody Replaces Revis”
    When the Jets selected Dee Milliner in the 1st round of the 2013 NFL draft, many began to speculate that Dee would feel pressure to replace Darrelle Revis.  Rex Ryan addressed that thought pretty clearly by stating, “Nobody replaces Revis”.  Rex was also asked if it would technically be Antonio Cromartie that had to replace [...]
  • John Idzik: “You’re Going To Stick To What You Believe In”
    The Jets doubled down on defense in the 1st round of the 2013 NFL draft.  John Idzik spoke to the media and shed some light on the thought process behind ignoring offense with the 9th and 13th picks. On whether they were tempted to draft an offensive player… Idzik: You’re tempted, but you’re not going [...]
  • New York Jets Draft – Dee Milliner Thoughts, Predictions For Tonight
    A few more thoughts on the New York Jets selection of Dee MIlliner and predictions for who they could target tonight
  • Initial Reaction – New York Jets First Round Selections – DEFENSE!
    Initial reaction to the New York Jets selecting Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson in the first round
  • Sheldon Richardson Talks About Being A Jet
    Most Jets fans were surprised that the Jets went defense with both selections in the first round of the draft.  Sheldon Richardson spoke after being drafted by the Jets and here is what he had to say. On if he was surprised the Jets selected him… I met with them at the combine and it [...]
  • Jets Select Sheldon Richardson With 13th Overall Pick
    With the 13th overall pick on the 2013 draft, the Jets selected defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson from Missouri. The addition of Richardson will raise a lot of questions about how the Jets plan to utilize their defensive front this season. How will last year’s first round pick Quinton Coples, 2011 first rounder Muhammed Wilkerson  and [...]
  • Quick Reaction: Sheldon Richardson
    The Jets 2nd first round pick is in: Sheldon Richardson.

    For more stories on the New York Jets and Social Media, visit Jets Twit! J-E-T-S TWIT TWIT TWIT!!

  • Jets Select Dee Milliner With The Ninth Pick
    With the #9 overall pick in the 2013 draft, the Jets have selected defensive back DeMarcus “Dee” Milliner from Alabama. Milliner was a consensus All-American in 2012 and is considered to be one of the best defensive players in this year’s draft. Several evaluators have even called Milliner the “next” Darrelle Revis and the comparison will most [...]

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