Mock Offseason and Draft
Free Agency :
Switch to a 4-3 defense
Cuts : -Bart Scott: CAN’T WAIT till he’s gone…
-Calvin Pace: shouldn’t even be in the league
- Eric Smith: will be great roughing punters and not catching up to tight ends in Buffalo
-Sione Pou’ha: he will be missed but it’s time to let Kenrick Ellis start
- Bryan Thomas: it’s over for him
-Vlad Ducasse: he had his chance
-Caleb Schlauderaff: Tannenbaum is gone now
-Ellis Lankster: he stinks
Trades: -Tim Tebow to Chicago for their 6th round pick (#178): their new head coach is a fan and Matt
Cavanaugh is their new QB coach
-David Harris to Minnesota for their 3rd round pick (#83): Minnesota needs an ILB and we will
eat $6 million of his contract
rounder (#106): the Saints had the 2nd worst pass defense in the league and are deep enough
at running back that they can trade the underused Ingram
Let Walk: -Matt Slauson
-LaRon Landry: we can’t afford him
-Jeff Cumberland: borderline useless
-Lex Hilliard: the fullback that can’t catch, pick up short yardage, run block, or pass block
-Shonn Greene: isn’t a feature back, gives next to nothing in the passing game and can’t
pick up the blitz
-Konrad Reuland: Stanford tight ends are supposed to be GOOD
-Mike DeVito: will be missed but he is a luxury the jets can’t afford
Re-signings: -Brandon Moore (2 years, $6 million)
-Austin Howard (2 years, $ 3 million):
- Darrelle Revis ( 6 years, $90 million): trading our best player won’t help us rebuild
-Braylon Edwards (1 year, $950000): cheap and effective
-Yeremiah Bell (1 year, $1.5 million)
-Isaiah Trufant (2 years, $1.4 million)
-Tanner Purdum (1 year, $750000)
-Josh Mauga (1 year, $800000)
-Clyde Gates: shouldn’t start but can be developed into a competent player
- Ricky Sapp: keep him at least till training camp
Signings: -Matt Moore (1 year, $2 million): good stopgap solution, can replace Sanchez
-Manny Lawson (3 years, $ 12 million): solves half of our OLB problem
-1st round pick (9th overall): TRADE to NY Giants for their 1st (#19), 2nd (#49), 4th (#113), 5th (#145) and 6th (#177): the Giants were a SuperBowl team last year so they don’t have many holes but one problem they do have is at linebacker. Jerry Reese loves passers and is willing to give a king’s ransom for Ziggy Ansah.
-1st round pick (19th overall):TRADE to Seattle for their 1st (#25), 3rd (#87), 4th (#120) and 5th (#151): Dion Jordan falls because of a torn labrum and the Seahawks jump at the chance to bolster their pass rush. They aren’t afraid to shell out picks because they traded Matt Flynn to Arizona for a king’s ransom.
-1st round pick (25th overall): Alex Okafor, DE, Texas: Since we moved to a 4-3, we can use another fast DE and move Wilkerson to the inside with Ellis.
-2nd round pick (39th overall): Larry Warford, G, Kentucky: One of the heavier guards of the class, Warford certainly is not the typical immobile big man. As put on display in the Senior Bowl, Warford is deceptively quick, with a much better ability to get to the second level than the eye would tell upon initial impression. He has shown to be effective as a puller, as well, as he has an uncanny ability to maintain his feet and balance when blocking defenders in space.
-2nd round pick (49th overall): Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina: One of the best run blockers in the draft that falls this far because of injury concerns.
-3rd round pick (72nd overall): Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers: A special teams ace, he can line up across from Lawson on passing downs where he can either blitz or drop back in coverage (he is a former safety).
-3rd round pick (75th overall): Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International: Cyprien proved he could run with backs and tight ends and his decisiveness and fundamental tackling against the run also stands out.
-3rd round pick (83rd overall): Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana: Rex loves corners and we have to replace Antonio Cromartie. Alford has a head for the game, showed quick feet, good transitions and nice recovery speed and doesn’t shy away from physical press coverage against bigger receivers. He’ll also provide upside as a returner.
-3rd round pick (87th overall): Levine Toililo, TE, Stanford: An elite inline blocker, he also has the size to create matchup nightmares.
-4th round pick (103rd overall): Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU: A steal based on pure talent, he can transition to FS in the NFL. Rex Ryan usually does a good job keeping players with off-field issues in check and he can give the secondary the rangy centerfielder it lacked since Kerry Rhodes left.
-4th round pick (106th overall): Matt Scott, QB, Arizona: With the recent success of teams with mobile QB’s the jets should jump on the bandwagon. Scott is a vastly underrated prospect with a good arm who can develop into a top 10 QB.
-4th round pick (113th overall): Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois: With any hope, he’ll be starting by midseason so we can trade Brandon Moore to a needy team (Arizona, St Louis, Chicago…)
-4th round pick (120th overall): Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati: the best all-around TE in the draft, both in blocking and in pass catching
-5th round pick (134th overall): Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State: A first-rounder based on pure talent that makes it this far because of his lack of experience: he only played lineman for one year. Can take over from Austin Howard in 2014.
-5th round pick (145th overall): Connor Vernon, WR, Duke: Vernon is a very interesting option that displays reliable hands, crisp route running, and the versatility to play multiple receiver positions in the NFL. The ACC’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards lacks ideal speed to thrive consistently on the outside in the NFL, but makes up for it with his precise route running and shiftiness in traffic, as well as his ability to find space in the defense.
-5th round pick (151st overall): Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida: An accurate (24-28) kicker with a big leg, we no longer have to cringe when special teams take the field.
-6th round pick (166th overall): Chris Harper, WR/QB, Kansas State: A big-bodied, Anquan Boldin like receiver that lacks quickness at the line of scrimmage but has deceptive buildup speed that allows him to get behind DB’s. Used to be a QB so he can run the Wildcat.
-6th round pick (177th overall): Montori Hughes, DT, Tennesee-Martin: A huge player that can step right in at DT.
-6th round pick (178th overall): Brandon Kaufmann, WR, Eastern Washington: Projected as a Day 3 selection, Kaufman boasts consistent and precise route running as well as reliable hands. While he lacks elite speed, he is deceptively fast considering his build, and has no problems lowering his shoulder into an oncoming defender.His consistency on the field is what has most scouts impressed, despite playing against a lower level of competition at Eastern Washington
-7th round pick (199th overall): Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State: an all-ACC first team selection, he has solid pass rush skills and plays very well against the run
-Jordan Kovacs, SS, Michigan: physical safety that lacks elite measurable but can be an immediate special teams contributor
-Kemal Ishmael, S, Central Florida: He has been a sure tackler his entire career by logging 244 tackles, defending 12 passes and forcing three fumbles from 2009 through 2011.This past season, though, he completed the defensive puzzle with 124 tackles, seven defended passes (three picks) and three forced fumbles. Ishmael was a turnover-generator and created opportunities because of sure tackles and keen field awareness.Ishmael also has solid size for the position, as it allows him to roll down for run support or blanket a slot receiver man-to-man. When sinking back in a Cover 1 or 3, his instincts and dependable reactionary skills prove to make plays when needed.
-Cameron Lawrence, OLB, Mississippi State: Between 2011 and 2012, Lawrence compiled 243 tackles, six sacks, defended 13 passes and forced four fumbles. He plays all over the field, and has to, because Lawrence isn't the biggest or fastest. His instincts, pre-snap anticipations and wherewithal of every developing play factors into his recent consistency. He's quick, a reliable tackler and has drastically improved against the pass and deciphering plays. And because of great athleticism, Lawrence's development will allow him to contribute as an outside linebacker—or if he loses 10-12 pounds—a safety.
-Luke Marquardt, OT, Asuza State: A NAIA school prospect, he is one of the most athletic big men in the draft, and looks the part of giant starting offensive tackle (6”9, 322 pounds).Marquardt is very athletic and is solid at the point of attack until he faces speedy pass-rushers.