why is nobody talking about him being a great pick for the jets? i understand at 16 he may be a bit of a reach but ill change your mind on him after reading this
Ive only made 2 posts on GGN and they both have involved Hightower and yes, he is my favorite player in the draft.
Dont'a is 6'2 and 1/4 and weighs 265. so you must be thinking ..wow what an idiot we already have two 6'2 250+ middle linebackers who are slow as hell no way not donta not in round 1... Well Dont'a ran a 4.68 40 at the combine and definitely is not afraid to lay the wood. Imagine pairing him and harris in the middle for the next 4 years. I watch every jets game and know that pass rush and ditching eric smith are the only things keeping us from becoming a monster defense. But after reading all the posts about second and third round pass rushers that are available in this draft i think we could afford to wait for the second round to address pass rush. Watch any Alabama game and you tell me who stands out more to you Courtney Upshaw, Barron, or Hightower? This guy is also a great blitzer, we all know Rex loves versatility on D and this guy actually shifted outside on passing downs and rushed the passer. He was the true leader on that Alabama D that was one of the best college defenses ever. ok enough of me gushing about him let me put this into draft terms
Lets say we trade back to pick number 21 with the Bengals so they can pick Kirkpatrick and Decastro or Glenn and pick up their 3rd rounder i would love our draft to look like
1) Dont'a Hightower
2) Bruce Irvin or Shea McClellin
3) Markelle Martin or Iloka or Greg Childs
Let me know what you think