Combine Watch: New York Jets Targets
The annual scouting combine is just two days away and for these young players, it is an opportunity for all 32 teams to see what these young players can really do on the field before they draft them. For the New York Jets they need a lot of help on both sides of the field, most importantly on the offensive line and cornerback. The Jets just released former all stars Nick Mangold and Darrelle Revis. Here’s a look a some players that I think the Jets should get in the upcoming draft.
Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio state- The Jets have the 6th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft and this guy is projected to be a top 10 pick. GM Mike Maccagnan always says that he will take the best player avaiable to his team and he should fall to them. Now that Revis is gone, the Jets need a player with his capability that fits in Bowles system and this kid can.
Roderick Johnson OL Florida State- I said from the beginning that the Jets need to focus on offensive line this year and I hope they draft one in the first round like a Cam Robinson. But they could also steal Johnson in the second or third round. He has been a high-profile tackle since his freshman season.
T.J. Watt OLB Wisconsin- This year the linebacker class is very stacked with guys like Reuben Foster, Zach Cunningham, and Tim Williams, there will always be a linebacker available for the Jets in the later rounds if they don’t get one of those three in the first round, Watt is one of them. He is the younger brother of all star defensive end J.J Watt and during his years at Wisconsin he played like his brother… Dominance. He had a breakout junior season at Wisconsin, following in his brother J.J.'s footsteps. As an outside linebacker in an excellent defense, Watt wreaked havoc on opposing backfields, with 11 ½ sacks plus a pick-six.
D’onta Foreman RB Texas- This player has been flying under the radar before he got into college and now he is under the most pressure. The running back class is very good this year, so he will most likely be drafted in the later rounds. I loved his style of play a north and south back who is not afraid to drop his shoulder, definitely a perfect fit for the Jets. Unfortunately his stock will decrease because of his lack of involvement in the passing game. Foreman had an absurdly productive 2016 season with 2,028 yards and 15 TDs in 11 games. The 249-pounder has impressive athleticism for his size.
When it comes to the draft, especially with a high draft class there is always that diamond in the rough that will probably occur in the later rounds, it’s just a matter of if you’re willing to take a chance on that player.