Potential Targets for Every 2016 Jets Draft Pick (Pre-Combine)

Tis' the season of free agents and the draft for all teams and fans of teams that aren't the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos . For the Jets organization and their fans alike we have been in full off-season mode for a full month now, and with contract negotiations starting progress throughout the league and with all college football bowls and "all-star" games in our rear-view I thought I would post my first big board for the Jets 2016 NFL draft. Even the most passionate Jets fan may look at the sheer volume of names below and be overwhelmed or claim I am just copying names over. Please keep in mind this is the first iteration, and as combines, pro days, interviews and such all come and go many names will be eliminated ( or upgraded, downgraded, etc.). So to start I err on the side of too many prospects and too many options and then peel away the layers from there.

After the 2015 draft, I am confident in Macc's approach to the draft and believe several things will play out similarly in the 2016 draft as they did in 2015. I believe that he will again employ Casserly's approach to QBs and take another QB in this year's draft. I believe Macc loves to find edge rushers and employs the same strategy with EDGE guys as he does with QBs so I expect another one of the six Jets draft picks to be an EDGE guy. I believe the Jets will largely stay away from the CB position in the draft and maintain Dee/Dex and restructure Cro. Lastly I believe the Jets will take an OG (or OT to be potentially be converted to OG) in the middle rounds again, I believe Macc is on the record in the past about stock piling EDGE players and mid-round linemen (and in the mid-rounds there's more value left at OG than OT). However I did not apply any of these beliefs and bias into my listings below and again instead opted for a comprehensive list as opposed to a specific biased take on what Macc and the Jets will do.

Round 1 (20th overall):

QB: Carson Wentz (North Dakota St), Paxton Lynch (Memphis)
WR: Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss)
RB: Ezekiel Elliot (Ohio St)
TE: Hunter Henry (Arkansas) - he's a reach here but is the top TE who is most likely gone by the 51st pick
OL: Taylor Decker OT (Ohio St), Jack Conklin OT (Michigan St), Cody Whitehair OG (Kansas St), Landon Turner OG (UNC)
DL: A'Shawn Robinson DT (Alabama), Jarran Reed DT (Alabama), Sheldon Rankins DT (Louisville), Jonathon Bullard DE (Florida)
LB: Reggie Ragland ILB (Alabama), Noah Spence OLB (Eastern Kentucky), Jaylon Smith LB (Notre Dame)
CB: Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)
S: Su'a Cravens SS/LB (USC)
P/K: N/A

Round 2 (51st overall):

QB: Connor Cook (Michigan St)
WR: Michael Thomas (Ohio St), Will Fuller (Notre Dame), Josh Doctson (TCU)
RB: Derrick Henry (Alabama), Alex Collins (Arkansas), Kenneth Dixon (Louisiana Tech)
TE: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)
OL: Nick Martin OG (Notre Dame), Vadal Alexander OG (LSU), Joshua Garnett OG (Stanford), Jason Spriggs OT (Indiana), Shon Coleman OT (Auburn)
DL: Vernon Butler DT (Louisiana Tech), Adolphus Washington DT (Ohio St), Sheldon Day DE/DT (Notre Dame), Kevin Dodd DE/DT (Clemson), Carl Nassib DE (Penn St)
LB: Scooby Wright III ILB (Arizona), Leonard Floyd OLB (Georgia), Joshua Perry OLB (Ohio St)
CB: William Jackson III (Houston), Artie Burns (Miami)
S: Darian Thompson FS (Boise St)

Round 3 (83rd overall):

WR: Tyler Boyd (Pitt), Sterling Shepard (Oklahoma), Braxton Miller (Ohio St), Leonte Carroo (Rutgers)
RB: Jordan Howard (Indiana), Aaron Greene (TCU)
TE: Nick Vannett (Ohio St)
OL: Spencer Drango OG/OT (Baylor), Jerald Hawkins OT (LSU), John Theus OT (Georgia), Christian Westerman OG (Arizona St)
DL: Javon Hargrave (South Carolina St), Austin Johnson DT (Penn St),
LB: Kentrell Brothers ILB (Missouri), Tyler Matakevich ILB (Temple), Eric Striker OLB (Oklahoma), Jordan Jenkins OLB (Georgia), Kamalei Correa OLB (Boise St)
CB: Eli Apple (Ohio St), Deiondre Hall (Northern Iowa), Maurice Canady (Virginia)

Round 4:

QB: Dak Prescott (Mississippi St)
WR: Pharoh Cooper (South Carolina), Rashard Higgins (Colorado St), De'Runnya Wilson (Mississippi St)
RB: Kenyan Drake (Alabama), Jonathon Williams (Arkansas)
TE: Jerell Adams (South Carolina)
OL: Joe Haeg OT (North Dakota St), Willie Beavers OT (Western Michigan), Joe Thuney (NC St), Joe Dahl OT/OG (Washington St)
DL: Bronson Kaufusi DE (BYU),
LB: Jatavis Brown OLB (Akron), Dominique Alexander ILB (Oklahoma)
CB: Harlan Miller (Southeast Louisiana)
P/K: Roberto Aguayo K (Florida St)

Round 5:

QB: Kevin Hogan (Stanford)
WR: Cayleb Jones (Arizona), Paul McRoberts (Southeast Missouri St), Keyarris Garret (Tulsa)
RB: CJ Prosise (Notre Dame), Josh Ferguson (Illinois)
TE: Tyler Higbee (Western Kentucky)
OL: Graham Glasgow OG (Michigan), Denver Kirkland OG (Arkansas), Kyle Murphy OT (Stanford)
DL: DJ Reader DT (Clemson),
LB: Victor Ochi OLB (Stony Brook), Dadi Nicolas OLB (Virginia Tech), Blake Martinez ILB (Stanford)
CB: Cre'von Leblanc (Florida Atlantic)
P/K: Ka'imi Fairbarn K (UCLA)

Round 7:

QB: Jeff Driskel (Louisiana Tech)
WR: Matt Tralli (Marist), Roger Lewis (Bowling Green), Geronimo Allison (Illinois), Demarcus Ayers (Houston)
RB: Tyler Ervin (San Jose St), Marshaun Coprich (Illinois St), Keenan Reynolds (Navy)
TE: David Morgan II (UTSA), Sean Price (USF)
OL: Tyler Marz OT (Wisconsin)
DL: Jihad Ward DE (Illinois), Anthony Zettel DT (Penn St), Hassan Ridgeway DT (Texas)
LB: Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland), Ian Seau OLB (Nevada), Nick Vigil ILB (Utah St)
CB James Bradberry (Samford):
P/K: Tom Hackett P (Utah), Drew Kaser P (Texas A&M)

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