New York Jets
2010 NFL Draft Analysis
Round (17-32) |
2nd Round |
| 5th Round
| Top Free Agents
Kyle Wilson, CB Boise State 5-10, 194
Overall Pick No. 29 CFN Overall Ranking: 26
He might have a few problems with the deep ball and he might be a little small, but he also has the strength and the talent to be a killer of a No. 2 corner. If only the Jets had a No. 1 … oh yeah, that Derrelle Revis guy is pretty good. The defense is going to send the other nine guys after the quarterback on every play.
Extremely strong for his size, coming up with 25 reps on the bench at the Combine, he’s tough, fast, and very productive. He’s not quite the all-around athlete of some of the other corners, but he moves well and spent the last few years erasing opposing No. 1 receivers. He needs to be more of a pick-off artist and he gets blocked too easily, but he has outstanding skills and should be a good corner on an island as long as he doesn’t have to be the star of a secondary.
CFN Projection: Second Round
Vladimir Ducasse, OG Massachusetts 6-5, 332 (OT)
Overall Pick No. 61 CFN Overall Ranking: 74
This is about right. Ducasse can’t step in and produce right away, but if he’s given a little bit of time he could be a phenomenal get. The Jets have to be patient, but he might be tried out on the inside early on to see if he can flatten anyone.
Is he a tackle or a guard? A tremendous raw prospect, he has the prototype size and the quickness to become a star at tackle in time, he played his entire college career on the outside, but he’s not even close technique-wise. At the moment, he’s not an NFL tackle by any stretch. The raw tools are there and with the right coach he could be a perennial Pro Bowler, but with his girth and his power, he’s a guard right now. He’ll likely be drafted within the first 50 picks and could start tomorrow inside or in a few years outside.
CFN Projection: Second Round
Fourth Round (from Carolina)
Joe McKnight, RB USC 5-11, 198 (Jr.)
Overall Pick 112 CFN Overall Ranking: 95
The Jets fans are going to expect more than McKnight will give. There will be one or two games in the Rex Ryan running game that the underwhelming talent from USC will shine in and he’ll raise expectations, and then he’ll disappear for long stretches. But in this attack, he’ll get his chance to raise his game to another level he didn’t achieve in college.
While he ran well and worked out strong at the Combine, it wasn’t enough to make up for the disappointing career. He was tagged with being the next Reggie Bush, but instead he was just a guy who had some decent moments. The quickness and speed are there to make a difference at the next level, but he’s not strong, has no power whatsoever, and doesn’t block. He’ll have to be a specialist who finds a niche early on, and while he might have a good game or two here and there, he’s going to be along for the ride.
CFN Projection: Third Round
Fifth Round (from Seattle)
John Conner, FB Kentucky 5-11, 246
Overall Pick 139 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent
Along with saving humanity from the machines, Conner (nicknamed “Terminator”) is a nasty run blocker who could fit in perfectly for the New York Jets power game. He’ll be a safety valve of a blocker and a receiver for Mark Sanchez and will be a key special teamer.
A pure fullback who needs to find the right team and the right offense, he’s not a runner and he isn’t going to catch too many passes, but he’s a hard worker who’ll blast away for the running game. He’ll make a team as a special teamer and work ethic, but he’ll be the last guy to make the roster.
CFN Projection: Free Agent