Making The Case For Drafting Darqueze Dennard W/ 18th and Additional Mock Offseason

Darqueze Dennard, CB Michigan State

5-11 HT, 197 WT

-3 Year Starter

-Jim Thorpe Award Winner

-Total Collegiate Career Stats: 167 Total Tackles, 10 Tackles for Loss, 1 Sack, 10 Interceptions, 1 Touchdown, 26 Pass Defended, 3 Forced Fumbles

Why we should draft him in the 1st round:

Darqueze Dennard has elite talent and by the 18th pick he may be the only cornerback worth drafting I know we have holes at the wide receiver position but this year wide receiver draft is very deep and we can afford to draft defense once again in the first round. Jet fans expect nothing but very high play at the cornerback position and last year our secondary showed us how much it hurts not having an top tier cornerback starting Cromartie was hurt and could not play to his full potential. With Dee Milliner showing potential at the end of last year season and experts are saying he is poised for a breakout year a Dennard-Milliner Tandem would put our secondary back on the map and as for our offense I wouldn't panic there is plenty of talent in the second round for example Allen Robinson (we would have to trade up), Jordan Matthew, Donte Moncrief and a lot more. Its a possibility we could even go Tight End in the second round with Austin Seferian Jenkins but I wouldn't neglect our wide receiver corp by waiting til the 3rd round when almost all of the guys with great upside are gone. Darqueze Dennard will provide us with a instant starter which we desperately need. John Idzik is looking for guys to help us in the long run and Dennard can help us in the long run. Although he doesn't have the size his play speaks for it self.


Mike Goodson RB- He was having a very nice 2013 season before his injury, I just think we wont have a need for him after signing Chris Johnson


Chris Johnson RB- 2 year 10 million

ROUND 1: Darqueze Dennard, CB Michigan State

(see explanation above)

ROUND 2: Jets trade 49th and 115th for Minnesota's 40th

Jets select Allen Robinson, WR Penn State

-He has great hands and size, he might not be all that fast but he does make plays by fighting for the ball and getting yards after the catch. Hes projected to go low 1st round, high 2nd round with our struggling offense him, Eric Decker, and Jeremy Kerley will certainly revive it whoever is throwing the ball to them Vick, or Geno. To me he is like Anquan Boldin because he is reliable and his stats even show that he rarely drops with a Big Ten best 97 catches 1,432 yards in 2013. He could be a steal being taken in the 2nd round.

Round 3: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB Georgia Tech

-Hes an animal, he gives opposing offense trouble when hes on the field, hes very fast what more could you want. Hes a presense always by selecting Jeremiah In the third round he gives them a talent that can come in and start for our defensive front and with Calvin Pace still on the team he can learn from him Rex Ryan is gonna love working with this kid he makes our defensive front very young if he starts with the oldest player being 30 year David Harris.

Round 4: Shayne Skov, ILB Stanford

-Very talented kid and leader of the Cardinals defense he can make big plays for his team in college he thrived in big games by having very good perfomances. To me having him sit a year behind David Harris will be good so he can work on his weaknesses and he will be ready for David Harris departing next year so him and Demario Davis can takeover.

Round 4: Craig Loston, SS LSU

- Very built and has good size, his weakness is that sometimes he to aggressive which will lead to harming himself, hes a fearless hitter and a playmaker to me he could instantly start over Dawan Landry and we could keep him to teach Loston a few things before he leaves, Loston could not only start for us but be a leader and have very good production.

Round 5: Jon Halapio, OG Florida

-Possesses size and great strength, and very tough he played 2013 with 80 percent tear in his pectorial muscle hes experienced with 43 starts in a very high level of competition in SEC and he was an outstanding performer in the Senior Bowl, He can come in and take the starting job from Brian Winters easily.

Round 6: Antone Exum, CB Virginia Tech

-He's a sleeper in this year draft he has some medical problems which is a concern to some team, he is also not afraid to hit. He is also not afraid to hit and plays his recievers tight, he will be mostly a depth move as that we need cornerbacks because we are so thin at the position but he will be a reliable backup for us.

Round 6: Richard Rodgers, TE California

-Another sleeper in this draft he has the atheliticism to be a exceptional pass catching Tight End I say we bring him in for a chance to compete for the NO.2 TE position, He's not a very good blocker though. 5 catches 125 yards VS Stanford

Round 6: De'anthony Thomas, RB Oregon

-Very explosive guy hes more polished then Dri Archer, one of the most electric players in the draft he can be used in MM's offense for sure and he will be a great KR/PR for us he will give us that playmaking ability that we need.

Round 7: Colt Lyerla, TE Oregon

-Colt is a very talented player but his off the field issues hold him back this would be a low risk high reward kind of pick if Lyerla wants puts In the hardwork and dedication most experts say he could be a pro bowl tight end he could compete for the NO.2 job this year against Rodgers and eventually maybe be our NO.1 TE if he leaves his off the field issue in the past.

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