This is a very slow time in the world of football. If you are a football junkie like me, you are starved for something Jets related to come out. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there will be anything significant happening between now and the 26th. This forces me to make my own entertainment. I hope all of you will be entertained as well. Please join me after the jump to see my 2 round mock draft, along with all 10 Jets picks.
**UPDATE** The 2012 schedule will be released probably sometime this coming week. I've seen the 17th as a possibility.Round 1
1. Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2. Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3. Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4. Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
5. Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
6. Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
7. Jaguars: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
8. Dolphin: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
9. Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
10. Bills: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
11. Chiefs: David DeCastro, G, Stanford
12. Seahawks: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
13. Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
14. Cowboys: Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
15. Eagles: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
16. Jets: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
17. Bengals: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
18.Chargers: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
19. Bears: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
20. Titans: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
21. Bengals: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
22. Browns: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
23. Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
24. Steelers: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
25. Broncos: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
26. Texans: Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
27. Patriots: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
28. Packers: Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State
29. Ravens: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
30. 49ers: Cordy Glenn, OT/G, Georgia
31. Patriots: Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut
32. Giants: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
33. Rams: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
34. Colts: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
35. Vikings: Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame
36. Buccaneers: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
37. Browns: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
38. Jaguars: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
39. Rams: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
40. Panthers: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
41. Bills: Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall
42. Dolphins: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
43. Seahawks: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
44. Chiefs: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
45. Cowboys: Ronnell Lewis, OLB/DE, Oklahoma
46. Eagles: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
47. Jets: Bobbie Massie, OT, Ole Miss
48. Patriots: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
49. Chargers: Kelechi Osemele, G/T, Iowa State
50. Bears: Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin
51. Eagles: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
52. Titans: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
53. Bengals: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
54. Lions: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
55. Falcons: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
56. Steelers: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
57. Broncos: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
58. Texans: Markelle Martin, SS, Oklahoma State
59. Packers: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
60. Ravens: Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
61. 49ers: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
62. Patriots: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
63. Giants: Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern State
Round 1: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina - This pick makes way too much sense not to make it. I believe that even if we have to trade up, Ingram will be ours. The Jets love him, I love him, and you all should love him too. The guy is as versatile as they come. He can rush the passer for the DE, DT, OR OLBer position. He can even play a little ILber if called upon. I have to believe the sky is the limit with Dunbar and Rex dreaming of all the ways they can use him. He might not be the double digit sack master we desire just yet, but give him time. He is a special kind of play-maker that can't be ignored. Teams will not only have to account for just Revis anymore. Our front 7 will have its own stud to lookout for.
Round 2: Bobbie Massie, OT, Ole Miss - All this chatter about Hunter being our starting RT is just that to me, a bunch of chatter. I have to think they are as set to go into 2012 with Hunter starting as they were with Stanton being the backup. Massie has been brought in today for a visit, and word on the street is that the Jets like him. If he falls to us in the 2nd, and the Jets love him as much as I am hearing, Hunter will be reduced to backup, and gone by next year. Vlad will eventually be moved to guard, but that's a story for another day.
Round 3: Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa - The Jets may have missed the Iowa pro day, but that doesn't mean they don't have any interest in McNutt. We have been reportedly interested in him as of late. McNutt is one of my favorite receivers in the draft this year. His size and athletic ability allow him to do everything we could desire of him. he can be a Red Zone monster, he can go up for balls down field, he can run block with the best of them, and his rout running skills are very underrated. Marvin can step in right away and be our #2 WR, and pave the way for our running game.
Round 5: Cordarro Law, DE/OLB, Southern Miss - I firmly believe neither Bryan Thomas nor Calvin Pace will not be on the Jets next year. This means the only pass rushers we would have on the team are Ingram and Maybin. This is a position I think we have to double dip in. Cordarro Law has been a consistent force of nature for Southern Mississippi. He possesses the strength and speed to make it big at the next level. His motor is to die for, and is deadly when mixed with his physicality. He would be a steal here in the 5th. I think he is more of a 3rd rounder by his game tape and measurables, but his small school status could drop him.
Round 6: Brandon Bolden, RB, Ole Miss - People were really down on Joe McKnight after his rough rookie start, but at least he showed something at the end. After last year, people are looking at him as someone who can really breakout. Bilal Powell on the other hand has shown nothing. He is unworthy of the 3rd RB position. He is still young, and could improve, but I would like the Jets to bring someone in to compete with Powell. Bolden is a big back that can spell Greene, and help punish defenders.
Round 6: Desmond Wynn, G, Rutgers - We hit gold in the 6th round 3 years ago with Matt Slauson. Maybe we can hit gold again with another guard in the 6th. Next year, both Slauson and Moore will be free agents. I think Slauson will be back, but I'm not too sure about Moore. I think we bring the Wynn in to be depth this year, and then compete for the starting job next year.
Round 6: Justin Bethel, CB, Presbyterian College - Right now our depth at CB isn't all that great. We lost two quality guys in free agency, and need some bodies behind Trufant. We know Rex loves drafting corners, and grabbing some developmental talent late in the 6th could help out a lot. Bethel is a small school guy who has some skills, but he needs coaching to put it all together.
Round 7: Brian Stahovich, P, San Diego State - I know most people look down on Special Teams guys, but there is no denying their value. When we are backed up against our own end zone, and we need a big punt to give our defense a chance, who do we call? Well last year it was Conley we were calling. I hope Rex and Westy lost his number, and we will be calling someone else in 2012. Brian Stahovich has been linked to visiting us lately. I'll give him a shot.
Round 7: Korey Williams, ILB, Southern Miss - If the Jets pick Korey Williams, I will be a very happy man. If Williams didn't go down with a knee injury for the year, there isn't a doubt in my mind that he would have gone somwhere between the 2nd and 4th rounds. Korey is a special kind of talent that shouldn't be overlooked just because he missed most of his senior season, and goes to a small school. He only played in 4 games in 2011, but was on track to end the year with 113 tackles. With Bart Scott most likely not coming back next year, a replacement needs to be groomed. If he doesn't work out, next year's ILBer draft class should be really good.
Round 7: Chad Faulcon, S, Montclaire St - I believe that any significant moves at the safety position will be made after the draft. It might be signing Leonhard or Atogwe. We could also draft Rambo in the Supplemental Draft if he chooses to come out. Faulcon could be brought in to be a camp body, and compete to make the team as a special teamer. The Jets have been interested in this hometown guy for a little bit now. Who knows, he might be a late round gem.