Here we are ladies and gents. The only thing New York Jets fans have to look forward to every season…..the NFL Draft. This draft might lack many next level superstars but it does seem to be very deep with very serviceable players. This blog will be about 5 players that I think will be awesome in the pro game. Though it is impossible, I would probably give up a few toes if it meant that we could get all of these players. Here we go.
Christian McCaffrey – Prediction: Panthers at 8
Tom Brady, Greg Olsen, Julian Edelman, Luke Kuechly, Eric Decker, Danny Amendola. What do all of these players have in common? They’re good looking white dudes. In step McCaffrey. Dude is a stud. Like the gentlemen listed above, Christian isn’t just a face. He is a 5’11” 205 pound running back that doesn’t care if he runs you over or burns by you with his 4.48 40 time. During his career at Stanford (nerd) he rushed for almost 4,000 yards, 6.2 ypc, 21 TDs, and caught 99 passes for over 1,200 yards and 10 TDs. That’s over 5,000 yards of offense and doesn’t even include how great he is in the return game. The fact that he went to Stanford and is just as smart off the field as he is on it is the cherry on top. His dad was an NFL wide receiver, his mom was a Stanford track star, his grandpa was an Olympic athlete, and both of his younger brothers are stud college recruits. It must be good to be a McCaffrey.
Jamal Adams – Prediction: Bears at 3
This is the player that I want the Jets to get the most but I don;t think he’ll last past Chicago at 3. Jamal is a straight up alpha male. He’s like Calvin Pryor in the sense that he will smack you in the mouth at the line of scrimmage but he differs because he can play center field from sideline to sideline and is a natural leader. He’s a 6’0″ 215 pound enforcer. Over recent years, the LSU defensive backfield has been straight up mean. producing players like Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathiue will give you that type of reputation. Thank god Jamal can’t end up in Arizona (barring any trades). Like Christian, he also has a father that was in the NFL. Marcus Gilchrest has been has been an extremely average safety at best so this savage would be a major upgrade.
Corey Davis – Prediction: Redskins at 17
I honestly think that if Corey Davis went to a big time program he would be a guaranteed top 7 pick; he still might be but it’s not a lock. It’s crazy to believe that this guy has so much natural, raw talent and he ended up at Western Michigan. He was only a two star recruit! He had such a tough upbringing and has made the most of a shitty situation. Halfway through high school he moved into his football coach’s house (now his legal guardian) because of how bad things got at home. My guy is the all-time leader in major college football in receiving yards 5,285 yards. This past season he was an All-American and ranked in the top 10 in the three major receiving categories — 97 catches (eighth), 1,500 yards (seventh), 19 touchdowns (tied-first). He didn’t run the 40 yard dash but he is a 6’3″ 210 pound mongoloid. Reminds me a lot of a younger Dez Bryant. I would love him to replace Brandon Marshall on the men in green but we won’t take him at 6 and i don’t see him getting too much further than the top 15. I think it needs to be said here that the only other WR from the MAC that was drafted in the first round was Randy Moss back in 1998.
Haason Reddick – Prediction: Bengals at 9
Don’t sleep on Temple football players. They’ve actually produced some solid NFL talent, most noticeably Muhammad Wilkerson. Haason is one of those freak athletes that looks like he was created in a lab. He’s 6’1″ 237 and runs a 4.52 which is unreal. During his senior year he finished third in the nation with 22.5 tackles for loss and lead Temple with 10.5 sacks. The craziest thing about Haason’s rise is that his high school career was so injury plagued that he had to walk on at Temple. My man went from a walk on to a certain first round pick. His only downside is that he’s a bit short for your standard NFL linebacker but today’s league doesn’t necessarily call for that. His speed will allow him to stick tight ends and that will be vital to his success in the NFL. Because the Jets went Lee in the first and Jenkins in the third last year I couldn’t imagine Haason being on their board.
Charles Harris – Ravens at 16
Missouri has been producing some pretty awesome NFL players, specifically on the defensive side of the ball. Sheldon Richardson, Kony Ealy, Kentrell Brothers, EJ Gaines, Markus Golden, Ziggy Hood, and Shane Ray are all relatively young players that have made an impact on the defensive side of the ball at the next level. This year looks like the trend won’t stop with Charles Harris waiting to see where he plays next fall. In the past two seasons he has had 16 sacks and 30.5 tackles for loss in a conference in which you’re playing against NFL caliper players every Saturday. The craziest part about Charles is that he didn’t even play football until his junior year of high school because of how good he was at basketball. Because he is so big, athletic, and raw I think that he has a lot of room to grow before he reaches his talent. No way the Jets reach for this guy at 6 but if they trade back into the mid-late teens, don’t count Charles out.
Again, these aren’t the five players that i believe will be picked in the top five of this draft but these are guys that I believe, in the right system, could be real problems at the next level. They all have proven production, high motors, and all of the intangibles to be special. I can’t wait for tomorrow night and, as always, #PrayForTheJets