It’s Like Christmas Came Thrice…1st Round Of The NFL Draft

I would like to give extend my condolences to fans of the Saints, the Buccaneers and the Panthers. You will all be sorely missed. The Falcons traded up to get Julio Jones. Which means, you will have Julio Jones and Roddy White catching balls from Matt Ryan. AKA…prepare for 5,000 yards Mr Ryan. And Michael Turner at running back? Damn. Good luck contending with that Cam. I can now guarantee at least 2 losses by the Panthers this year, and probably one to the Buccaneers. The Saints will eek one out…but maybe not.

Rob Ryan is clearly taking a backseat to Romo’s shoulder. No corner in the first round? Weak. But now Tony has no excuses. Look for defense to dominate in ensuing rounds, they need it. Hell, this guy put a beat down on Tom Brady, with the BROWNS.

Why the hell is Washington not taking Nick Fairley? Laughter from Eagles fans ensues, Redskin fans hang the long rope.

Party boy Mallett beat out by Christian Ponder? WOW. People really don’t like weed in the NFL…Santonio.

SWEET JESUS, Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh? Looks like the Lions will have a shot this year. Healthy Stafford? maybe…Calvin Johnson…that pass rush will make Jay Cutler wish he didn’t have to go under center.

KEEP NOTE THE JETS DO NOT PLAY EITHER THE FALCONS OR THE LIONS THIS YEAR.

The Dolphins will regret not taking Mark Ingram, especially when you play the Jets and the Patriots. Please god do not let the Patriots take Ingram. Yes. Nate Solder. He’ll probably make the Pro Bowl in two years. But he’s not Mark Ingram.

The Giants will have a legit corner. Probably gonna cost them a few plays though. Look at some of those pass interference plays. But they too will regret not taking Mark Ingram. Sorry, everyone is going to get the “you are going to regret not taking Mark Ingram” speech from here on out.

The Buccaneers will have a great D line again. and a good quarterback, let’s see if they nab a running back and a wide receiver in the next few rounds. The Browns will have a good combo with Phil Taylor and Shaun Rogers.

Still no Mark Ingram…kind of thinking the Jets might grab him…no…someone will do it before 30…although only 5 more picks…4 more picks…

I swear to god those 943,968 mock drafts could only be like 35% correct at this point. Any of them.

Let the Jets take Mark Ingram. Somebody take Andy Dalton……4 more picks…..ah the Ravens

Weird trades…..deadlines……strange orders.

Now perhaps the Saints have a chance……….MARK INGRAM

Oh lord, Mel Kiper just said the Jets may have just had the best pick in the draft, what kind of sick cosmic torture will we succumb to this year?

Muhammad Wilkerson, welcome home.

New York Jets: Killing Two Birds With One Stone

Joe has already done a great job recapping last night but I want to give my thoughts as well.  The Jets picked up a scotch double by selecting a versatile player who is able to play the end and nose in the 3-4, which are two obvious needs for the Jets as we have gone over.  I really like Wilkerson, and we should expect to see him in the starting line up when the Jets open up against the Cowboys.  This could be a potentially bitter sweet pick as fan favorite Shaun Ellis’ future with the Jets is very much up in the air now.

Everyone is talking about how Wilkerson can be Haloti Ngata 2.0, and I agree, I am excited to see what Rex has in store for Wilkerson.  Muhammad is very athletic and is able to shed blocks and get to the QB, he will instantly improve our pass rush and now the Jets can look on to what they are going to do today.

The Jets were able to wait and get their guy in the first round but I am not so sure they will be able to do that again.  Look for the Jets to trade into the 2nd round and pick up a player like Akeem Ayers, Brooks Reed, Aaron Williams, Rahim Moore, Brandon Harris, or maybe even Marvin Austin or Stephen Paea.

Two miscellaneous thoughts about the draft: Da’Quan Bowers knee must be SCREWED UP.  I mean there is so much talent there, he was in serious contention for the number one pick; he might be the unhappiest man in America after not cracking the first round.  Can you imagine how much money he just lost? Also, the Patriots trading out of the first round was maybe the most unsurprising thing that has ever happened.  I mean I saw that from a mile away, and I really hope they don’t take Brooks Reed with the first pick of the second round like  idiot Mel Kiper has them doing.

What Should Jets Do On Day Two?

Now that the Jets have found a defensive end of the future in Muhammad Wilkerson, what should they look to do on day two of the NFL Draft? The Jets have no second round selection and pick at the back end of round three tonight (94th pick overall).

There are many players on the board the Jets were rumored to be targeting with the 30th overall pick, including Akeem Ayers, Brooks Reed, Jabaal Sheard, and Justin Houston. It might be very tempting for Mike Tannenbaumto attempt to move into the middle or end of round two if one of them begins sliding.

However, they may not have the ammunition to move up considering there are no player trades and the Jets only have one pick each in rounds 3-7. It may require dipping into next year’s collection of picks, if the Jets really want to make a bold move tonight.

Personally, I think Houston is going to be a bust. He has too many questions about his desire and consistency. However, if Sheard, Ayers, or Reed is still available in the bottom half of round two. I do think it could be worth it making a big leap to acquire one of them. The Jets could walk away tonight having addressed their two biggest needs and then look to add on to their secondary or receiver position with whatever picks they have left on day three.

We know Mike Tannenbaum won’t ever hesitate to be bold, let’s see what he has up his sleeve tonight.

All About Muhammad Wilkerson

Let’s get to know everybody’s new favorite player —

Background – For the second year in a row the Jets went with a Jersey boy, as Wilkerson grew up in Linden where he was one of the top players in the state. Wilkerson went on to spend one year at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia, before moving on to three years at Temple.

College – In 2008 as a freshman, he had 13 tackles with one sack. He followed up with 58 tackles, six sacks, and one forced fumble in his sophomore campaign. In his final year with Temple he finished with 68 tackles, 10 sacks, and a forced fumble earning 1st team All-Mac honors and the team defensive MVP Award before leaving school a year early to declare for the draft.

Vitals – 6 foot 4, 315 pounds, and a 85 1/4 inch wingspan (widest of any defensive tackle in the draft).

Position – For the Jets, he will be a defensive end in their three man fronts but has the ability to slide inside when they move to a four man line, which they frequently do.

NFL Comparison – Both Mike Mayock and Rex Ryan have compared him to Trevor Pryce, who still could return to the Jets next year in a reserve role.

Quotable –

“I want to show teams the type of person I am, my character, being humble,” Wilkerson said, “but that at the end of the day, I can help the team in any way possible. Whatever is asked of me will be done.”

“That’s a tremendous defense they’ve [Jets] got,” Wilkerson said. “I’m glad to be a part of it, and I think I can come in and help the defense be more destructive than it is.”

Quotes courtesy of Jenny Vrentas of New Jersey Star-Ledger.

Where He Fits – In the likely scenario that Shaun Ellis doesn’t return, Wilkerson will become the starting defensive end alongside Sione Pouha and Mike DeVito in the Jets 3-4. It wouldn’t hurt for the Jets to bring back Ellis or maybe Trevor Pryce on a cheap deal to help mentor Wilkerson and allow him to start off more as a rotational player. Regardless, Wilkerson will see plenty of reps in both the Jets 3-4 and 4-3 looks, where he can slide inside to defensive tackle.

Best Case Scenario – Wilkerson becomes a capable starter in his rookie year, providing 5-6 sacks while being stout against the run, and thus showing immense promise for the future.

Worst Case Scenario – He can’t handle a starting role and struggles to stay in the defensive line rotation behind the likes of Marcus Dixon and Ropati Pitoitua.

New York Jets Draft Muhammad Wilkerson

The New York Jets got excellent value with their 30th selection in the first round by selecting Temple defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson. Most people didn’t expect him to fall this far in round one and Mel Kiper Jr promptly called it “arguably the best pick of the first round.”

Wilkerson is 6’4, 315 pounds and has the versatility to move back and forth between tackle and end on the Jets defensive line. Rex Ryan must be thrilled for the opportunity to mold Wilkerson into the Jets version of Haloti Ngata. They badly needed to improve their depth on their defensive line and get younger at the position. There is a very good chance Wilkerson will move right into the starting line-up, especially if Shaun Ellis doesn’t come back next year. He could slide over to defensive end or the Jets could move Sione Pouha out to end. Wilkerson will likely see time at both positions, regardless.

TOJ Running Draft Commentary

TOJ’s first ever running NFL Draft commentary, follow for instant feedback on each pick —

1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, Quarterback, Alabama – The only logical choice for the Panthers, who weren’t going anywhere with Jimmy Clausen under center. Look at the other quarterbacks in this division, they had to make this pick.

2. Denver Broncos: Von Miller, Linebacker, Texas A&M – Denver desperately needed help on defense. Miller arguably provides the most instant impact on defense of anybody on the board. It looks like Tim Tebow will get a shot to be the guy for the Broncos.

3. Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus, Defensive Tackle, Alabama – Buffalo decides to go defense instead of addressing their quarterback position. I still wouldn’t be surprised to see them trade up into late in the first round to attempt to add a quarterback. How long can the Ryan Fitzpatrick era go on? I’d be more worried about the Dareus pick if we didn’t have that Nick Mangold guy.

4. Cincinnati Bengals: AJ Green, Wide Receiver, Georgia – All the talent without all the drama of Chad Ochocinco or Terrell Owens. I wonder if this will help convince Carson Palmer to stick around?

5. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson, Corner, LSU – Some help for selfish Kerry Rhodes in the secondary. Peterson should be a star…probably not an Island…but a star.

6. TRADE – Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones, Wide Receiver, Alabama – The Falcons offered up a ton to grab some support for Matt Ryan and Roddy White. Their offense is going to be a handful for a long time with White and Jones on the outside. Cleveland got a nice haul in this deal, gaining a 1st and 4th rounder next year.

7. San Francisco 49ers: Aldon Smith, Defensive End, Missouri – No quarterback for the 49ers. I think Jim Harbaugh is hoping for 3-13 so he can draft Andrew Luck next season. Smith will provide an instant boost to a 49ers defense that is pretty good already.

8. Tennessee Titans: Jake Locker, Quarterback, Washington – A bit of a surprise here. Clearly the Titans got tired of Vince Young’s antics, Kerry Collins’ age and Rusty Smith’s awfulness.

9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, Offensive Tackle, USC – A smart pick for the Cowboys who need to improve their protection so Tony Romo can make it through a whole season.

10. TRADE – Jacksonville Jaguars: Blaine Gabbert, Quarterback, Missouri – A bold move by the Jaguars who finally realized they were never going to get where they wanted in the AFC South with the inconsistent David Garrard under center.

11. Houston Texans: JJ Watt, Defensive End, Wisconsin – Houston probably should have thought about improving their secondary because the last time I checked things like this were happening:

12. Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder, Quarterback, Florida State – Very surprised to see Ponder go this high but the Vikings clearly knew they weren’t going anywhere with Tavaris Jackson under center. The bottom line is that Ponder was a reach and they could have traded back for him. You never want to hear comparisons to Chad Pennington on draft day and I loved that guy.

13. Detroit Lions: Nick Fairley, Defensive Tackle, Auburn – The Lions are building something serious on defense right now, with Ndamukong Suh up front along with Fairley, who shouldn’t have fell this far.

14. St. Louis Rams: Robert Quinn, Defensive End, North Carolina – A good pick for an improving St. Louis defense, who are disappointed they couldn’t get their hands on one of the big time receivers.

15. Miami Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, Center, Florida – The Dolphins improve their offensive line instead of looking to add Mark Ingram. Not a bad move by the ‘Fins who are hoping to get their version of Nick Mangold…without the hair.

16. Washington Redskins: Ryan Kerrigan, Defensive End, Purdue – A solid, safe pick for the Redskins who will improve a defense that has some quality pieces on it.

17. New England Patriots: Nate Solder, Offensive Tackle, Colorado – Clearly New England got tired of seeing things like this —

18. San Diego Chargers: Corey Liuget, Defensive Tackle, Illinois – Wouldn’t have minded seeing the Jets get Liuget, regardless he is a good, versatile player who will improve the Chargers front seven.

19. New York Giants: Prince Amukamara, Corner, Nebraska – Clearly the Giants have some Revis Island envy…can’t say I blame them. A good value pick who will improve their defense.

20. Tampa Bay Bucs: Adrian Clayborn, Defensive End, Iowa – Good value for the Bucs here, who needed to boost their defensive line. Happy to see that Muhammad WIlkerson is still on the board.

21. TRADE Cleveland Browns: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor – Arguably the most popular player linked with the Jets during the months of mock drafts goes to the Browns. Surprised he went before Wilkerson, who becomes the favorite for the Jets along with Akeem Ayers.

22. Indiannapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, Offensive Tackle, Boston College – Peyton Manning is thrilled Castonzo fell this far to the Colts who get a steal with the 22nd pick.

23. Philadelphia Eagles: Danny Watkins, Guard, Baylor – Might have been a bit of a reach here with some of the talent still on the board but the Eagles are never shy about improving their offensive or defensive front. The guy is already 26 years old though.

24. New Orleans Saints: Cameron Jordan, Defensive End, California – Fell a little further than expected but the Saints certainly needed the help up front after their pathetic display against the Seahawks in the playoffs last year.

25. Seattle Seahawks: James Carpenter, Offensive Guard, Alabama – Um…who? Surprised they didn’t opt for Andy Dalton. How can they be that confident in Matt Hasselbeck or Charlie Whitehurst?

26. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Baldwin, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh – Anybody who watched the Chiefs playoff game last year knows how bad they needed help at wide receiver, Baldwin might have been a slight reach but he addressed a major need and has a great combination of size and athleticism.

27. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, Corner, Colorado – Not a surprise pick. Smith has character issues but is a top ten talent who will be a great fit on the Ravens defense.

28. TRADE – New Orleans Saints: Mark Ingram, Running Back, Alabama – Ingram is a hard downhill runner who Sean Payton will get the most out of. There is plenty of uncertainty surrounding both Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas so a good move for New Orleans.

29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi, Offensive Tackle, Wisconsin – I think we can all agree the Bears badly needed to improve their offensive line.

30. New York Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson, Defensive Tackle, Temple – Much more to come…

31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cameron Heyward, Defensive End, Ohio State – Another defensive lineman. Heyward is a polished player who should contribute right away.

32. Green Bay Packers: Derek Sherrod, Offensive Tackle, Mississippi State – Can’t argue with the champs.

No, Da’Quan Bowers in round one? Wow.

One Last Dump Of Mock Drafts & Other Pre-Draft Hype

One last dump of mock drafts and a few other video clips and notes to get you prepared for tonight —

Mike Mayock

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

Rick Gosselin

Derek Sherod, OT, Mississippi State

Wes Bunting

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

Mocking The Draft

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

Football’s Future

Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona

ESPN (Kiper)

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

ESPN (McShay)

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

SB Nation

Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

NY Daily News (Mehta)

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

ESPN NY (Cimini)

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

Turn On The Jets (Malvisi)

Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

Turn On The Jets (Myself)

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

SB Nation NY (Celletti)

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

The Jet Report (Rosenthal)

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

The Green Lantern (Capellini)

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

It is about that time

A few final notes/predictions…

  • Cam Newton is going number one.
  • Blaine Gabbert is going number three to Buffalo.
  • Miami is taking a quarterback in the first round.
  • New England will trade up for Cameron Jordan.
  • The Giants will take Gabe Carimi.

TOJ’s draft preview for Gunaxin

Final Thoughts Heading Into NFL Draft

The amount of speculation and rumors has reached such a high level right now that it has me counting the seconds until 8 PM so we can see what actually happens. Actually, the draft has been one-upped by the decision of the NFL to follow the legal rulings against them (their record in court in starting to resemble the Panthers record on the field last season) and open the doors to all team facilities tomorrow…so let’s hope it is hopping in Florham Park, as the Jets look to get over the hump of the AFC Championship Game, where their season has ended the past two years. There is also talk free agency and trades could be open by Monday morning…which means the amount of NFL news coming out in the next few days could make all of our computers explode.

When it comes to the Jets, they have consistently been linked with two players over the past few months, Phil Taylor and Akeem Ayers. Personally, I don’t think Taylor will end up being the guy. As a matter of fact, here are my thoughts on what will happen with that 30th pick tonight:

Jets Stay Put at #30 (70%) – If Muhammad Wilkerson happens to fall this far, I think the Jets jump on him and hope Rex Ryan turns him into his next Haloti Ngata. However, in the likely case that Wilkerson is gone, I think it is between Akeem Ayers and Brooks Reed, with Cameron Heyward being an option if both are off the board.

Jets Trade Back (30%) – The Jets trade back into the second round with one of the quarterback hungry teams who are looking to move to #30. In this spot, the Jets could look at Stephen Paea or Jabaal Sheard. Perhaps, they will catch a break and still be able to snag Ayers, Reed, or Heyward if they don’t move back too far.

Final Prediction – In the end, I think the Jets end up with Ayers who didn’t blow anybody away with his combine numbers but produced on the field at a major program, which is more important than any workout.

TOJ’s Final Mock Draft

AJ’s final mock draft before the festivities kick off this extended weekend…

1. Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton

Everyone has Newton going with this pick, and I can’t argue.

2. Denver Broncos- Marcell Dareus

Denver had a thrilling competition with the Texans last year for the league’s worst defense, I was really tempted to put Patrick Peterson in this spot as that is what I would do but it seems the Broncos like Dareus more.  Denver might also look to trade out of this spot, if the price is right.

3. Buffalo Bills- Blaine Gabbert

Buffalo looks to land their franchise QB.  Chan Gailey will let Gabbert sit at least the first half of the season behind Ryan Fitzpatick before giving him a shot.

4. Cincinnati Bengals – AJ Green

The best WR in the draft, doesn’t get out of the top five. It will be interesting to see how the circus in Cincinnati plays out this year.

5. Arizona Cardinals- Von Miller

Miller experiences a bit of a slip, but should feel a lot better going to Arizona than Buffalo or Cincinnati.  The Cardinals get a very nice consolation prize with the top two QB’s off the board, and new defensive coordinator Ray Horton gets a new toy to play with.

6. Cleveland Browns – Julio Jones

The Browns have a tough choice between Jones or Robert Quinn, I’m going to go with Jones here, Mike Holmgren will want to improve the offense ASAP, and Jones is a physical receiver who will be able to get open over the middle for Colt McCoy.

7. San Francisco 49ers – Patrick Peterson

I wouldn’t be able to sleep if I dropped Patrick Peterson any lower; he is the best player in this draft and is prime for a long and prosperous career.

8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley

Once a contender for the #1 pick, the buzz on Fairley has cooled off a bit, but that does not mean the kid can’t play.  While the Titans could look in different directions, I don’t think they will be able to pass up on him, even if he does have football character issues, which are the worst variety in my opinion.

9. Dallas Cowboys- Tyron Smith

The Cowboys are a bit handcuffed into drafting an OL and the best one will still be on the board with the #9 pick.

10. Washington Redskins- J.J. Watt

The Redskins pick up a very talented player here who is versatile enough to move back and forth between the 5 and 3 techniques.  However, look for the Redskins to perhaps trade out of this pick, they apparently really like Jake Locker, so if they think they could move back, pick up some extra picks, and get Locker I think that’s what they will do.  They could also potentially trade back into the 1st round with the Jets if Locker is available at 30.

11. Houston Texans-Robert Quinn

The Texans war room is ecstatic that Quinn, a definite top ten talent, drops to them at 11.  Quinn on the other hand is not happy at all and will use this as motivation for an explosive season and an even more successful career.

12. Minnesota Vikings – Anthony Costanzo

The Vikings pass on a couple of high quality defensive prospects to fill a pressing need at Tackle.  Costanzo is the top rated tackle at this point and the BC Offensive Line reputation speaks for itself.

13. Detroit Lions- Prince Amukamara

The Lions find themselves in unfamiliar waters this year as they pick outside of the top ten.  But fear not, they still are able to land a very highly touted CB.

14. St. Louis Rams – Aldon Smith

The cat is out of the bag that the Rams would love to have Julio Jones playing for them next year, but with him off the board St. Louis drafts a player who is able to get to the QB.

15. Miami Dolphins – Mike Pouncey

In my first mock I had Ingram at this spot to help the Dolphins running game, but Pouncey has the opportunity to improve their running game just as much if not more than Ingram.  Pouncey comes in and starts day one for the Phins and replaces my least favorite player in the AFC east not named Tom Brady, Richie Incognito.

16. Jacksonville Jaguars- Ryan Kerrigan

The Jaguars try to bounce back from one of the most perplexing picks since Darius Heyward-Bey in Tyson Alula.  Like the Jets, the Jags have an aging defensive line and will need to infuse some youth (and talent) sooner or later.

17. New England Patriots – Cameron Jordan

Jordan is the best available DE at this point in the draft and will fit well in a Belichick defense (who doesn’t).  The Patriots continue to reload on the defensive side of the ball and put more pressure on the Jets to sure up their offensive line.

18. San Diego Chargers – Corey Liuget

The Chargers are fortunate to get Liuget at this point in the draft who has tremendous upside and will be able to make an impact in 2011.  Liuget plays both the run and pass very well.

19. New York Giants- Gabe Carimi

The boring team in New York misses their guy in Pouncey but is still able to find a quality lineman in Gabe Carimi.  It seems that offensive line is the pick here for the Giants and they will take the best available linemen whether he plays guard or tackle.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Da’Quan Bowers

Da’Quan Bowers’ draft stock has been like a game of shoots and ladders.  Lately, he’s been riding the biggest shoot on the board but finally lands in Tampa Bay, and for the second year in a row the Bucs get a very talented defensive line prospect.

21. Kansas City Chiefs – Derrick Sherrod

Sherrod should be able to step into the right tackle role that the Chiefs so desperately need.  If nothing else, Sherrod has experience on his side playing 50 games and only missing three to injury.

22. Indianapolis Colts- Nate Solder

Solder is a monster at 6’8’’ 319 pounds and should be able to help the Indianapolis running game that struggled all of last year.  While the trendy thought is that the Colts will pick up a QB with this pick, I don’t think they pull that trigger yet and instead address a more pressing need.

23. Philadelphia Eagles- Brooks Reed

The Eagles are pretty much set on the offensive side of the ball and while they need a tackle, with Sherrod and Solder off the board, a OL would be a reach at this point.

24. New Orleans Saints- Adrian Clayborn

Defensive end is a big need for the Saints and Clayborn is a great value pick at 24.  Clayborn’s battle with Erb’s Palsy, which leaves him temporarily paralyzed in the upper arm, has been well documented in the last couple of months which is why he drops this far, but he is a top 15 talent that has overcome a lot in his life and will continue to defy odds as a Saint.

25. Seattle Seahawks- Jake Locker

While I think Mallet is probably the third best QB prospect in this draft, he seems to be doing everything wrong and might even slip into the third round.  Locker is an extremely athletic player that Pete Carroll will love to have on his team.  Accuracy is a concern which is why he goes this late in the 1st round.

26. Baltimore Ravens- Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith is an exceptional talent that has been hurt by “character issues,” meaning he got drunk in college. (OMG!) He is an absolute steal at this pick as he can go toe for toe with Prince Amukamara.

27. Atlanta Falcons- Justin Houston

The Falcons take a bit of a gamble with Houston, as the biggest concern with him is his motor.

28. New England Patriots- Mark Ingram

Ingram is a tough back who will compliment everyone’s favorite story Danny Woodhead in New England’s offense.  Ingram has been dropping like a ton of bricks lately but he finds a home with New England.

29. Chicago Bears- Danny Watkins

There is no getting around it in Chicago, Jay Cutler has gotten ROUGHED UP during his time in the Windy City and the Bears need to do something about it immediately.

30. New York Jets- Muhammad Wilkerson

Why not? This would be a huge steal for the Jets at this point as teams seem to really like Wilkerson’s skill set.  He is exactly what the Jets need and offers a lot more hope than Phil Taylor who is practically already drafted by the Jets if you look around different mock drafts.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Phil Taylor

Taylor doesn’t slide after the Jets pass on him as the Steelers defense looks to avoid the curse of Super Bowl losers and get back to the playoffs.

32. Green Bay Packers – Cameron Heyward

Cameron Heyward got out of Ohio State at just the right time and his luck continues as the defending Super Bowl champions draft him with the last pick in the first round.  Dom Capers will coach the heck out of Heyward and he should fit well in his defense.