The College All Star games are under way which means it is officially draft season.
1st) Shane Ray DE/OLB from Mizzou
QB and WR are the bigger needs for the Jets but Cooper and the top 2 QBs are already gone by the time the Jets get up to draft. Instead of reaching on another WR or QB, they go with the best talent available in Shane Ray. Ray is an exceptional athlete with an explosive first step and does not give up on a play. He was highly productive in the SEC and would help Todd Bowles make his defense unit that much better. He is a bit undersized though to play end but he can be very productive as a standing outside linebacker.
2nd) Bryce Petty QB from Baylor
The front office that drafted Geno Smith is gone and new HC and front office will more than likely want their own guy. Petty is an intriguing prospect as he has all the physical tools to be a good QB. The big question mark is his ability to play in an NFL offense and make NFL reads. At Baylor the offense was designed to get guys open and for the most part he was locked on to his first read or his target was wide open. There is questions about his accuracy as there were times he was erratic. With Chan Gailey most likely becoming OC and his spread offense, Petty would be a good fit.
3rd) Rashad Greene WR from FSU
WR is a position the Jets need talent in. They have Decker and Kerley and that is about it. Rashad Greene was highly productive in college (leading receiver all 4 years) and has very good hands and is a great route runner. However there is questions about his speed and he is undersized ( 5’11 180). These questions and the fact there are many more talented WR prospects causes him to drop in the draft. The Jets would have a reliable receiving option who could come in right away and make a big impact.
4th) Cedric Ogbuehi OT from Texas A&M
Cedric was considered a potential 1st round pick but a knee injury in the bowl game causes him to drop in the draft as he might not even be ready before next year. He is extremely talented able to play both tackle spots and this is a good spot where the Jets could draft their RT or LT when Ferguson starts to reach the end of the line.
5th) Justin Coleman CB from Tennessee
The Jets secondary was horrible last year and while part of it was due to injuries, another major concern was lack of talent. Coleman isn’t huge (5’10 190) but he is aggressive and not afraid to make a big hit. He had a great Shrine game which has caused his draft stock to rise dramatically. He more than likely will be a nickel CB in the NFL and the Jets would gladly take one.
7th) Matt Jones RB from Florida
Chris Johnson is a goner and the Jets look to be a run heavy team again next year. Jones isn’t a great running back as he has been fairly pedestrian in college. He might be a good change of pace back in the NFL and would be a good reserve back in case of injury.