NFL Draft 2013: What to expect from the Jets as the draft moves to Day 2
By Conor Orr/The Star-Ledger
on April 25, 2013 at 11:46 PM, updated April 26, 2013 at 12:43 AM
UPDATE: Some of these guys will be listed below, too, but here are a few names that will be interesting to look out for tomorrow.
In Friday's Ledger, we wrote about how the Jets went defense-first in this Draft, which wasn't a departure from previous years (Kyle Wilson in 2010, Muhammad Wilkerson in 2011, Quinton Coples in 2012). That's five straight first-round picks spent on one side of the ball.
But John Idzik said the draft was deep offensively too. At first glance, without seeing how the rest of the first round would play out, it was hard to get a grasp on that. But in looking at the remaining prospects on the board, Friday could be an interesting day for the offense.
Some available players include...
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
Keenan Allen, WR, California
Robert Woods, WR, USC
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
Brian Winters, G, Kent State
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
Terron Armstead, OT/G, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist
Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi
Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State
Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut
What to watch during the next two days of the NFL Draft
The Jets didnít have the guard they liked fall to them in the first round and still have a hole there. A possibility is Kent Stateís Brian Winters, who they visited on campus. The team also could use some depth across the board, with a tentative situation at right tackle.
Tavon Austin got snatched up before the Jetsí first-round pick, leaving them without a standout playmaker to take. That being said, general manager John Idzik feels the class is deep and that there is some value on offense in the second and third rounds. The Jets could take a look at Tennesseeís Justin Hunter, among others.
The Jets could still use a speed presence on the outside after focusing a third straight draft on their interior rush. Granted, if things work out according to plan, teams will have a lot more to worry about blocking inside, leaving the Jetsí outside rushers with a cleaner trip into the backfield.