Jets Select Kyle Wilson In First Round

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Jets Select Kyle Wilson In First Round

The first prospect The Jets Blog covered as the off-season started was Kyle Wilson. On March 1st, when we did a mock draft for Fanball I selected Kyle Wilson. In the end, even after trading for Antonio Cromartie the Jets ended up with Wilson, the cornerback from Boise State. After an active off-season the Jets were afforded the luxury of taking the best player available at #29 and that is exactly what they did. Wilson was expected to go anywhere from 15-23 but managed to slide to the Jets when New England decided to go with Devin McCourty at #27.

PhotobucketOne thing other Jets writers and I wrote about over the past week is how not to discount the Jets taking a corner in round one. Rex Ryan loves corners and in the Jets system the nickel back plays over 50 percent of the snaps and is a crucial part of the defense. There was no way the Jets could be comfortable with Dwight Lowery as their nickel and being one injury away from being a full time starter, along with Drew Coleman being one injury away from being the nickel back.

Wilson is an excellent value pick at #29. Yes it would have been nice to get Jared Odrick but the Dolphins snapped him up one pick before the Jets. You could make an argument for Jerry Hughes or Sergio Kindle but it is hard to be disappointed with getting a player as talented as Wilson.

Beyond Wilson’s value on defense, he was also an electric punt returner in college. The Jets no longer have to worry about having full time starters deep on punts like Jerricho Cotchery and Jim Leonhard because they can put Wilson back there. Beyond that, he is talented and athletic enough to play on all the Jets special teams coverage units. Between being a nickel back, punt returner, and special teams coverage guy Wilson will be a valuable addition to the Jets roster.

Wilson’s career stats -

  • 11 Interceptions
  • 27 Passes Broken Up
  • 2 Sacks
  • 10 TFL’s
  • 160 Tackles
  • 3 Punt Return Touchdowns

Other thoughts on the draft

- Dez Bryant is going to be rookie of the year hands down. He is going to be a repeat performance of Randy Moss in his rookie year. I hate the Cowboys but he is going to be a beast for them.

- I love how New England thinks they are still good enough to keep trading down and not take a player at their original pick. Thank you for not taking Dez Bryant Pats. I guess you did need Devin McCourty though considering we have Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards, and Jerricho Cotchery.

- Tebow to Denver? Interesting. I am sure they have already crafted an entire package of plays for him. You have to think Cleveland will be targeting Jimmy Clausen in round two. I am still surprised he fell out of the first round. C.J. Spilleer was a good pick for Buffalo. He will be a playmaker for them but they still lack a quarterback.

- Congratulations New York Giants, you just drafted the biggest bust of the 2010 draft.

Kyle Wilson Highlights

  • Man Listen

    I swore we wouldn’t go the corner route but in the end you were right. I guess this ain’t ya grandfathers NFL it really is a passing league. How many time you think Rex has watched that afc championship game since seasons end? I like the Wilson pick by the way young boy is a balla

    2nd round predictions: sapp, mt Cody, Nate Allen, Brian price, cam Thomas or OL. (would say kindle but I see major bust potential there)

    holla at me Joe

  • Man Listen

    I swore we wouldn’t go the corner route but in the end you were right. I guess this ain’t ya grandfathers NFL it really is a passing league. How many time you think Rex has watched that afc championship game since seasons end? I like the Wilson pick by the way young boy is a balla

    2nd round predictions: sapp, mt Cody, Nate Allen, Brian price, cam Thomas or OL. (would say kindle but I see major bust potential there)

    holla at me Joe

  • Joe Caporoso

    I would happy with Sapp, Cody, Allen, or Price…I also wouldn’t be shocked if they moved up to make a run at hughes or kindle…if we got nate allen our secondary would be even more insane than it currently is…but my gut expects OLB/DE

  • Joe Caporoso

    whoops my bad on hughes…the colts took him…long night haha

  • dooooowa

    Great pick for the Jets! I never thought he would fall that far, so I’m just happy. :)

    BUT I have to admit that the rest of the afc east did pretty well in this draft. I won’t understimate NE massive package of 2nd rounders.

  • Joe Cutri

    i absolutely love this pick and everyone that is saying they shoulda taken Mays is off their rocker…wilson is great in coverage and hits hard…much better than Mays

    as far as Clausen goes….im almost positive he is gonna go to Minnesota with the second pick in the second round…they saw he was available at 30 but figured they could trade down & still have him in the beginning of the second round since all the teams picking before them are pretty much set at QB…this is smart because they got an extra late round pick out of Detroit & because they dont have to pay him first round money

    as far as the Browns’ pick goes….i think they will go with Colt McCoy

    I would really love to see the Jets somehow trade into the second round & snag either an O-lineman or a pass rusher…preferrably not in the mold of Vernon Gholston lol

  • Jimbo

    The only real hit on this guy is that he gives up the deep ball…but as a #3 corner, he won’t really be covering guys who are particular deep threats…I read he’s probably the best COVER corner in the draft. I am having visions of Rex sending eight 6 or 7 times a game…ahhh I can’t wait!!

  • bixby

    now we have an answer for wes welker

  • Joe Cutri

    my mistake on my previous post…i said the Jets needed to trade INTO the 2nd round but they already own the 61st pick….its the 3rd round that they do not have a pick in…YET

  • Joe Caporoso

    he should fit in nicely as the #3 corner and a big time special teams player…and yes I think the Jets have to go OLB/DE in the 2nd…fortunately there is a a ton of talent left on the board after round 1