With the 72nd pick in the NFL Draft the New York Jets selected Kent State Guard Brian Winters. In his offensive line rankings, staff writer Mike Nolan had this to say about Winters
“Winters may be the nastiest lineman in the draft. The former tackle is not great in space and will probably be asked to move to guard. He shows solid technique and violently finishes blocks. He reminds me of Richie Incognito of the Dolphins. Look for Winters to go in the third round.”
The Jets also signed veteran guard Stephen Peterman today, so all of a sudden the position is looking much stronger than it did an hour ago. Winters and Peterman will likely compete for the other starting Guard spot alongside Willie Colon…and we won’t have to deal with Vlad Ducasse starting.
The Jets decision to pass on some of the available running backs, most notably Jonathan Franklin, could mean the Chris Ivory trade is still in play. There is also still a good amount of talent at wide receiver on the board for the Jets four selections tomorrow (one in each round 4-7).