THE REST OF THE NY JETS 2011 DRAFT
3 WAY SCENARIO
SCENARIO 1.... We stay with our current picks.
Cam Heyward, DE OSU
You know the story.
J. Brown. CB, Colorado. (6'1, 206)
Jalil Brown did well to improve his draft stock, running a 4.46 at his Pro Day.... Brown is a very underrated corner, but I'm a fan of his and he's had a breakout season for Colorado.... he earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches. He led the Buffaloes with three interceptions and tied for the team high with five passes broken up; he often drew the top receiver on the opponent since they tended to shy away from Jimmy Smith. He racked up 46 tackles (28 solo, two for losses), with six third down stops, two fumble recoveries, and a touchdowns save4th rnd:Jalil Brown is what college football is all about. The cornerback was not highly recruited out of high school and worked hard to get where he is now. He redshirted in 2006, paid his dues on special teams in 2007 and moved up to the starting nickel back as a sophomore. As a part-time starter in 2008, he tallied 52 tackles and recorded one interception. The following season he started the last ten games of the year and his production continued to increase. He ranked sixth on the team with 66 tackles and added a couple interceptions and fumble recoveries. For his efforts he was named All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention by multiple sources.
The Colorado secondary is often put in bad situations due to the lack of pressure from the front four, but Brown continues to put up decent numbers in 2010. Brown is not the quickest defensive back in this class, but he is among the strongest. That strength makes him difficult to beat off the line of scrimmage and also makes him a decent free safety, which he has occasionally played throughout his collegiate career.
2/10 Update: Brown was often matched up with the opponents' top receiver in 2010, which is usually a daunting task in the Big 12. That was due to opposing teams wanting to avoid fellow corner Jimmy Smith. Brown was not perfect, but he did a fine job against some of the best receivers in the nation. On the year he picked off three passes and broke up five passes. With some decent workouts, Brown could sneak into the third or fourth round.
Cheta Ozougwu, OLB/DE Rice. (6'2, 250)
Despite additional focus due to the loss of preseason All-CUSA pick Scott Solomon, Ozougwu finished the year with 54 tackles, and ranked among the league leaders with three forced fumbles. He totaled three sacks on the season, but lost two others when fumbles he forced while stripping the ball from the quarterback were recovered without a loss of yardage. He was also credited with 11 quarterback hurries.I think Rex could work on his negatives. Can't coach the positives. lot of that's inherent.Positives: Quick off the snap. Active with his hands, able to shed blockers when he maintains distance. Effective bull rusher, penetrates the line of scrimmage using strength when inside. Uses lower pad level to keep leverage on the outside. Very strong wrap up and arm tackler due to his upper-body strength. Moves quickly down the line when the play is away from him. Plays with high intensity and will fight hard until the whistle blows. Keeps his head up while fighting off blocks and has good awareness of backfield action. Good awareness when dropping into coverage. Nominated for AFCA All-Good Works Team in 2010.
Negatives: Only marginal athleticism for his position. Stands straight up after the snap. Does not change directions well, struggles to recover once his momentum takes him in the wrong direction. Lack of size keeps him from playing with a strong base, allowing linemen to knock him off balance and carry him away from the play. Limited repertoire of pass-rush moves; spin move is ineffective and fails to test inside lane. Can be fooled and is slow to react to misdirection. Does not own closing speed to chase down plays from behind.
R. Johnson. WR/KR, USC (5'11, 200)
Rnd 62010: Johnson, a threat as both a receiver and kick returner, was a second team All-Pac-10 selection as a punt returner and honorable mention selection as a wide receiver in 2010. He was second on the team with 64 catches for 692 yards and eight touchdowns. For his career, Johnson is tied for tenth in school history with 138 receptions and is fifth all-time with 1,351 kickoff return yards. In four years he totaled 1,750 receiving yards and 21 total touchdowns for the Trojans
Steven Friday, OLB/DE VT (6'4, 250)
As a senior, Friday was finally given the starting nod. He made the most of his opportunity and started all 13 games with the Orange Bowl against Stanford yet to come. Friday totaled 64 tackles, 15.0 tackles-for-loss, 8.5 sacks, 18 quarterback hurries and forced two fumbles. For his efforts he was named to the All-ACC second-team.
Friday has the strength and speed to play at the next level. He usually uses his speed to get around defenders, but that will not work as well in the NFL. Friday needs to develop some more moves and continue to add weight and strength if he hopes to get drafted before the middle rounds.rnd 7:Friday is a little bit of a sleeper. He has a terrific burst off the edge and nice speed, and shows the ability to dip and rip. He can drop in coverage and shows good range. Friday has 21 tackles, 7.5 TFL, four sacks and two forced fumbles on the year.
Brian Lainhart, FS Kent State (6'0, 211)
Brian Lainhart has made a career out of forcing turnovers. With one game left in his collegiate career at Kent State, Lainhart has picked off an amazing 17 passes and forced eight fumbles. For the last four years when the Golden Flashes needed a big play, it was Lainhart who was there to make it. The 6-1 free safety does more than just make big plays though.
...Kent State's bowl hopes were dashed after a loss to Western Michigan, but Lainhart's career could continue at the next level. He is an interesting prospect at the next level. He could be a fine free safety because of his superb instincts and big play ability. However, his lack of strength should keep him waiting to hear his name called well into the late rounds.Bonus: We get our blue chip player and 3 who could contribute hopefully right away. 2 of them are OLB so hopefully 1 pans out.2009: Lainhart’s 15 career interceptions rank third in school history (four shy of Lou Harris’ record) and are the most among active BCS players…Garnered first-team All-MAC honors after leading the conference with seven interceptions (tied for third in school history and fourth nationally in 2009) and ranking second with four forced fumbles…became the first Golden Flash defensive back to earn first team honors since Jamie Howell in 1988
Negs: No Oline depth, TE, or NT.