2013 NFL Draft - New York Jets

Posted Apr 28, 2013

New York Jets - AFC East, 2013 Draft Selections & Prospects

New York Jets

2013 NFL Draft Team Analysis - AFC
EAST Buffalo | Miami | New England | NY Jets
WEST Denver | Kansas City |  Oakland | San Diego
NORTH Baltimore | Cincinnati  Cleveland | Pittsburgh
SOUTH Houston | Indy | Jacksonville | Tennessee

2013 NFL Draft Team Analysis - NFC
EAST Dallas | NY Giants | Philadelphia | Washington
WEST Arizona | San Francisco | Seattle | St. Louis
NORTH Chicago | Detroit | Green Bay | Minnesota
SOUTH Atlanta | Carolina | New Orleans | Tampa Bay    
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CB Dee Milliner, Alabama
(Jr.) 6-0, 201
Overall Pick No. 9 CFN Position Rank: 1
CFN Analysis: NOW we have a player. Everyone projected and guessed early in the first round, and then the Jets filled in its Revis-sized hole with a big, fast corner who's destined to be worthy of the top ten overall selection. He's a perfect fit for a team that needed to get younger with more overall talent, and while losing Revis isn't a plus, Milliner can take over and be rock-solid right away.

With great size and 4.38 speed, he has the right look and the right abilities to be a lockdown No. 1 corner with starting ability from the day he steps on the field. Not only is he a blazer, he can handle the bigger targets sticking to Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert in the BCS championship. Physical, he'll hit and support against the run and won't shy away from contact, coming up with the big pop and jam when needed. While he lived up to the prep hype from Day One and didn't disappoint in any way, he was just okay when the ball was in the air and didn't make as many big plays as an elite college corner should had. Not just an athletic talent, he has the drive and want-to to be better; he'll work to become great. Almost no bust potential, he's a sure-thing starter who can instantly be a team's No. 1 corner.
CFN Projection: First Round

DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
(Jr.) 6-2, 294
Overall Pick No. 13 CFN Position Rank: 4

CFN Analysis: It makes sense for the Rex Ryan defense. He's a little flaky, he needs to have the switch flipped on all the time, and he needs to show he can really and truly be a pure three-technique tackle at the next level, but his talent and athleticism are undeniable. If Ryan can be Ryan and coach him up, this might be the proverbial right player with the right team taken at the right time. However, if Geno Smith becomes a superstar, Jet fans will always be grouchy with this pick.

When he's on and when the switch is flipped, he can be the most impressive defensive tackle prospect in the draft. However, the light is off way too often. There's no questioning his quickness off the ball or his pass rushing potential with terrific technique and explosion off the snap, and his athleticism is outstanding as a 3-4 end or a 4-3 tackle, but the motor is a problem. He disappears way too often and isn't big enough to occupy two blockers on a regular basis. If a blocking scheme wants to erase him, he's invisible. When the good SEC lines wanted to take him out, he was gone. There's a world of upside with Pro Bowl potential on sack stats, but he could be the type who'll have one or two big games here and there and then disappear for stretches. The attitude is there because he has the talent to be a star – just ask him – but the motor has to be going 100% all the time.
CFN Projection: First Round


QB Geno Smith, West Virginia 6-2, 218
Overall Pick No. 7 CFN Position Rank: 3
Here's the problem: he's a Texas Tech-like quarterback who's only good for the right system, and he needs a ton of work to become a pro-style pocket passer who can take a deep drop and fire. He has to be in a rhythm and has to be able to make plays in a groove, and while he's not a runner in any way – despite his excellent speed - he throws well on the move and is good at improvising under a heavy rush. Great at keeping his eyes and head down the field, he doesn't give up on a play and will buy himself just enough time to get off the throw. More than anything else, when he's on, he's absolutely deadly at getting the ball to his guys on the move in places where they can do something with it. The arm strength isn't a question and he can make all the throws with excellent accuracy and touch, but he's not huge at just over 6-2, has smallish hands and fumbles WAY too often. More of an ultra-productive college quarterback than a franchise-making pro star, there isn't a current NFL quarterback who necessarily translates to his style.

Don't expect Andrew Luck, RG3 or Russell Wilson; he's going to need breaking down and building back up again to get the mechanics right and into more of a pro set. The fear is Tim Couch; he's going to start taking more of a beating than he did in college, and while he's tough, he's going to have to get used to hanging in the pocket and getting blasted. Smith worked behind a mediocre O line at West Virginia, but the style of offense didn't get him popped on a regular basis. Worst of all, when things didn't work out, he wasn't able to crank the offense up a few notches. Yes, he was phenomenal against Baylor's miserable defense, but once he had to deal with Ds that could play, the passing game bogged down.
CFN Projection: First Round


OG Brian Winters, Kent State 6-4, 320
Overall Pick No. 72 CFN Position Rank: 4
An absolute mauler for the ground game, he's very tough, very quick and very tough with the ability to get on the move and make something happen. Great off the ball, he gets into his block in a hurry and doesn't give up. While he had to work really, really hard to get up to his current weight, he could have a hard time maintaining it. Getting stronger is a must and he might be a little bit of a tweener; not quick enough to play tackle like he did in college, and needing to learn on the fly to become a guard. He's going to need plenty of technique work and he's going to need to adjust his style and ability; it's going to take a little while before he figures it out. It'll happen and he'll be more than fine with a little bit of time.
CFN Projection: Second Round


OT Oday Aboushi, Virginia 6-5, 308
Overall Pick No. 141 CFN Position Rank: 7
A big blocker with good size, he's a blaster if a run blocker who can be used almost anywhere on the line. While he's destined to sit at right tackle, he can see time on the left side if needed or could even kick inside at guard in the right system. A great technician, he doesn't make a slew of big mistakes and grew into the job on the left side over the course of his career, but he doesn't have the quickness or athleticism to hold up against NFL speed rushers on a blindside. While he'll hit, he's not going to destroy his man – he's more functional than a killer. Even so, he's a fighter who'll hold down a job for ten years.
CFN Projection: Third Round


OG/DT William Campbell, Michigan 6-5, 322
Overall Pick No. 178 CFN Position Rank: Not Ranked


FB Tommy Bohanon, Wake Forest 6-1, 246
Overall Pick No. 215 CFN Position Rank: 2
All the tools are there to be special. He might not be fast, but he has decent size, offensive tackle strength with a phenomenal 36 reps on the bench at the Combine, and great all-around athleticism. He's a smart, tough runner who can be used around the goal line and with decent enough hands to become a nice receiver. He's not going to be a dangerous pass catcher and he has to be steadier blocker, but he can do a little of everything and can be used in a variety of ways for any offense.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round