List of Draft Prospects That Have Visited Jets
By Rich Cimini
Here is a partial list of draft prospects that have visited the Jets. Does this mean the Jets will use their first-round pick (29th overall) on one of these players? Not necessarily.
A year ago, the Jets didn't bring in QB Mark Sanchez for a visit. They spent a lot of time with him out in California about a month before the draft, but they did reconnect with him until draft day. I remember interviewing Sanchez about 10 days before the draft, at a promotional appearance in Manhattan, and he remarked that he hadn't heard from the Jets in what seemed like ages.
In 2007 and 2008, the Jets did visit with their eventual first-round picks, CB Darrelle Revis and LB Vernon Gholston, at their facility. GM Mike Tannenbaum likes to tell the story about how, by chance, he met the limo driver that transported Revis to the facility, and how the driver praised Revis for being polite and friendly. Considering how that pick worked out, I'd say Tannenbaum needs to talk to more limo drivers.
Anyway, here's the list of visitors, accumulated through various sources (in no particular order):
TE Mickey Shuler, Jr., Penn State
CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State
CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers
DT Terrance Cody, Alabama
DT Corey Peters, Kentucky
OLB Ricky Sapp, Clemson
DE Jared Odrick, Penn State
C Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
S Major Wright, Florida
RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee.
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The Jets have been doing their due diligence by bringing in serious draft prospects to Florham Park for a visit. (NFL teams can bring in as many as 30 non-local prospects).