The last Mock Draft of the season for SafetyBlitz ~ Jets only
It's all smoke and mirrors we'll hear for the next couple of weeks, so here's my last projection for the J E T S.
Round 1: Jerry Hughes DE/OLB Texas Christian
Round 2: Tyson Alualu DE Cal
Trade our 4th and 5th rounders for a late third.
Round 3: Toby Gerhart RB Stanford
Round 6: John Conner FB Kentucky
Round 7: LeRoy Vann, KR/PR, Florida A&M - 11 special teams touchdowns in 2 years! Just pure KR vision.
~ I picked players that I think are values for their pick, fit this team (i.e. Rex) and are at positions we need to, or will soon need to address.
I really like the motor/intensity of Hughes and Alualu, not to mention Hughes speed. Alualu played in a 3-4 as a DE, and plays his heart out every play, might have one of the best motors in the draft... sounds perfect for Rex.
Gerhart is a personal favorite. I heard we worked him out, and now I'm convinced the Jets feel the same way. He fits the style of running we need and Leon, IMO, is still a huge question mark. I traded up for him, because I've read recently that teams think he's a 3rd or 4th round player, so I think we'll need to move up from our 4th rounder to pick him up. Shouldn't be too difficult, the mid rounds are ripe with teams looking to trade.
John Conner I've researched since the combine and there happens to be a great deal of tape on him on the internet and he straight lays people out, great blocker. Richardson has got 1 year left and when he goes, we'll miss him. Might as well take his replacement and have Richardson mentor him for a year.
We need a kick returner and LeRoy Vann is a beast. I don't care if he doesn't have a position other than KR... he's scored 11 times on special teams in 2 seasons! Give this pick to Westhoff!