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Scouting The 2015 Draft: Combo Mock 3.0

We are only a few days away from what I think is the most exciting time of the offseason. Sure, free agency was big for us, but the draft is where we build for the future. Drew (@DrewFromJersey) and I fell in love with this mock. We hope you do as well.

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Round 1
Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, Florida
6'3" - 261 LBS - 4.60 40
Mock 1.0 - Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, Florida
Mock 2.0 - Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

This pick was a very hard choice for us. There is a very good chance Fowler is gone long before we even get a whiff of him. Right now, the 5 spots ahead of us can best be described as chaos. Winston and Mariota going 1 and 2 are likely, but there are no sure things. Fowler could very well be there at 6. We believe this would work out perfectly for Mike Maccagnan and the Jets. Todd Bowles gets his dominant edge guy, to compliment our fearsome secondary/D-line. Fowler can line up in a number of positions, and rush from all of them. His versatility is only matched by his tenacity. Quinton Coples should be used more on the line, which leaves the outside to our favorite geriatrics Jason Babin and Calvin Pace. An infusion of youth and talent is much needed on the edge.

Year Sacks QB Hurries TFL Tackles
2014 8.5 17 15 60

Round 2
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri
6'5" - 237 LBS - 4.49 40
Mock 1.0 - Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
Mock 2.0 - Lorenzo Mauldin, Edge, Louisville

A lot of teams may have removed DGB from their boards, but we don't believe the Jets have. The only thing keeping DGB out of the 1st round, are his off the field concerns. If it wasn't for that, we could be talking about him at 6. His talent is too much to pass up here in the 2nd. I am having a hard time thinking of many defenses that can have an answer to Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Dorial Green-Beckham, Jeremy Kerley, Jace Amaro and *Duke Johnson* coming out of the backfield. I did a little foreshadowing there for our next pick. I would have no problem taking a chance on Dorial here.

Year Receptions Yards AVG TD
2013 59 883 14.97 12

Round 3
Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
5'9" - 207 LBS - 4.54 40
Mock 1.0 - Daryl Williams, OT, Oklahoma
Mock 2.0 - Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise St.

With our 3rd pick, we selected another offensive weapon for Chan Gailey to play with. Duke Johnson adds a little bit of shiftiness to play alongside Ivory's thunder. We can line him up wherever we want and have him run it or go out as a dangerous pass catcher. He's the kind of guy you want to just give him the ball and set him loose. Every time he touches the ball, he is a threat to make a huge play. His size will limit him to being a complimentary back, but it is exactly what we need. We can look for a future power back once Chris Ivory leaves, if he leaves. Defenses will already have a hard enough time with our receivers. Johnson will make there job that much harder. Every QB needs a good check down option, especially the mediocre ones. Duke can thrive in this role, and do so much more.

Year Rush Yards Rush AVG TD Receptions Rec Yards TD
2014 1652 6.83 10 38 421 3

Round 4
Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State
6'0" - 218 LBS - 4.56 40
Mock 1.0 - Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (Ohio)
Mock 2.0 - Stephone Anthony, ILBer, Clemson

Our secondary has been transformed, seemingly overnight. We have gone from having one of the worst secondaries to having one of the best, or at least on paper. I still look at this secondary and see some holes. I feel we are still missing a rangy free safety to sit back, and roam the deep end. I know we brought in Marcus Gilchrist to be our free safety, but I feel like he makes his living near the line of scrimmage. Amos can come in and fill this need. Adrian has speed, smooth hips and the range to roam the deep end of our secondary for a while.

Year INT Passes Defended Tackles TFL
2014 3 7 30 2.5

Round 7
Zach Vigil, ILB, Utah State
6'2" - 240 LBS - 4.67 40
Mock 1.0 - Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State
Mock 2.0 - Brandon Bridge, QB, South Alabama

With our first 7th round pick, we decided to go with one of my favorite sleeper LBers. Vigil is the kind of guy you want on your team. He fights tooth and nail on the field, and his tape backs it up. Vigil was one of the most productive LBers in college football this year. His games against Air Force and Hawaii were a privilege to watch. Zach was clearly the best player on the field in both contests. I like our depth right now at ILBer, but Vigil is too good to pass on. He can very well work his way onto this team as a special teamer, and maybe something bigger next year.

Year Tackles TFL Sacks QB Hurries Passes Defended INT FF
2014 154 19.5 9 6 4 1 1

Round 7
Chaz Green, O-line, Florida
6'5" - 314 LBS - 5.16 40
Mock 1.0 - No Pick
Mock 2.0 - No Pick

We feel like this pick puts a nice little bow on our draft. Other than QB, I think our biggest weakness on offense is our O-line. They are getting very old, and loosing their effectiveness. With the exception of Nick Mangold, I don't trust anyone else on our line to be able to hold up to the d-lines of the AFC East. Chaz Green offers a lot of versatility along the line. He has the functional strength to play all 5 positions along the line. He needs to get stronger at the next level, but overall, plays with good footwork and pass blocking technique.