Day Three: The List

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

What to expect on Day three of the 2014 NFL Draft.

In the Jets' first three picks of the 2014 NFL draft, the Jets selected three players they had met with prior to the draft.   In 2013, five of the Jets' seven selections were players the Jets had met with prior to the draft.  That makes 8 of 10 players selected in the Idzik era that were players the Jets met with prior to the draft.  It is beginning to become apparent that Idzik strongly prefers meeting with the players he ends up drafting.

Here is a list of all the players still available with whom the Jets have met.  If history is any guide, most of the remaining Jets selections will come from this list:



Player

School

Position

Projected

Draft

Round

Tom Savage

Pittsburgh

QB

2

Zach Mettenberger

LSU

QB

3-4

Logan Thomas

Virginia Tech

QB

5-6

Tajh Boyd

Clemson

QB

7-UDFA

Jeff Matthews

Cornell

QB

UDFA

.

LaDarius Perkins

Mississippi State

RB

6-7

Carlton Koonce

Fordham

RB

UDFA

.

Martavis Bryant

Clemson

WR

2

Matt Hazel

Coastal Carolina

WR

6

Walter Powell

Murray State

WR

UDFA

Allen Hurns

Miami

WR

UDFA

.

Ted Bolser

Indiana

TE

UDFA

.

Matt Feiler

Bloomsburg

OT

UDFA

.

Dakota Dozier

Furman

OG

2-3

Ryan Groy

Wisconsin

OG

7-UDFA

.

Gabe Ikard

Oklahoma

OC

4-5

James Stone

Tennessee

OC

7-UDFA

.

Keith McGill

Utah

CB

2

Pierre Desir

Lindenwood

CB

2-3

Rashaad Reynolds

Oregon State

CB

3-4

Bene Benwikere

San Jose State

CB

7-UDFA

Carrington Byndom

Texas

CB

7-UDFA

.

A.J Marshall

Wake Forest

S

UDFA

.

Michael Sam

Missouri

OLB

5

Kevin Pierre-Louis

Boston College

OLB

5-6

Prince Shembo

Notre Dame

OLB

6

Tyler Starr

South Dakota

OLB

7-UDFA

.

Steele Divitto

Boston College

ILB

7-UDFA

Carlo Calabrese

Notre Dame

ILB

UDFA

Quandon Christian

Clemson

ILB

UDFA

.

Larry Webster

Bloomsburg

DE

5

Terrence Fede

Marist

DE

UDFA

Marcus Thompson

Rutgers

DE

UDFA

.

Beau Allen

Wisconsin

DT

UDFA

Dillon Quinn

Fordham

DT

UDFA



Given the above list, the remaining rounds might shape up something like this:

Round 4 (pick 3):  Tom Savage, Zach Mettenberger, Martavis Bryant, Dakota Dozier, Gabe Ikard, Keith McGill, Pierre Desir, Rashaad Reynolds.  If we assume the Jets won't be doubling up in Round 4, then it looks like the picks may include 3 of the following four positions: quarterback, wide receiver, offensive line and cornerback.

Round 5 (pick 1):  Logan Thomas, Gabe Ikard, Michael Sam, Kevin Pierre-Louis, Larry Webster.  It looks like the most likely pick here is a defensive end/outside linebacker.

Round 6 (pick 4):  Logan Thomas, Ladarius Perkins, Matt Hazel, Kevin Pierre-Louis, Prince Shembo.  It looks like a good bet the Jets will be doubling up on pass rushers during rounds 5 and 6.

Round 7 (pick 1):  Tajh Boyd, Ladarius Perkins, Ryan Groy, James Stone, Bene Benwikere, Carrington Byndom, Tyler Starr, Steele Devitto.

Of course all the above rounds are extremely fluid, as in the later rounds teams become widely divergent in how they value prospects.  Nonetheless, a few general ideas can be gleaned here.  First, the chances of selecting one or more linebackers, particularly in rounds 5 and/or 6, appear to be pretty strong.  Second, a quarterback and a cornerback are pretty likely sometime during day three.  Third, an offensive lineman is likely, and there is a pretty good chance of landing a guard and a center.  Fourth, if the Jets don't take Martavis Bryant in the fourth round, it appears their only other likely choice at wide reciever is Matt Hazel.  Those who wanted significant upgrades at the wide receiver position in the deepest wide receiver crop in memory appear headed for disappointment.

What do you think the Jets will do in Day three?

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