2017 NFL Draft – Fact or Fiction

Joe Malfa with six fact or fiction takes for the 2017 NFL Draft…

In the week leading up to the NFL Draft, there is a lot of buzz about potential last minute risers and fallers. Not all of the chatter is always true, but what is and what isn’t? Joe Malfa takes a look at what is fact and what is fiction:

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PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – 2017 NFL Draft Week Edition

Joe Caporoso with a PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of thoughts and predictions heading into this weekend’s NFL Draft…

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Pick Six – 2017 NFL Draft First Round Trade Edition

Joe Malfa on six prospective trades in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft

The inherent flaw in creating mock drafts is the fact that they don’t account for trades. Joe Malfa takes a look at a few trades that may ultimately shake up the entire draft:

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Ep 9 – Kevin King, Prospects Of Week, Draft Boards…

Draft SZN Podcast: An interview with Washington CB Kevin King, prospects of the week, draft board review and more…

Dalbin Osorio and Jeff Lloyd interview ​University of Washington Cornerback Kevin King, present their prospects of the week, discuss how the two publicized draft boards differ, talk about Rich Cimini’s schedule prediction and preparation for Sam Darnold.

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New York Jets Options at Six: Leonard Fournette Scouting Report

David Aitken with a scouting report on LSU running back Leonard Fournette

In this series we’ll break down popularly linked names to the Jets at pick six. Next is LSU running back Leonard Fournette – a running back receiving best offensive player in the draft type hype

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NFL Draft 2017 – Top Ten Picks, Version 1.0

Joe Caporoso mocks the top ten picks in the 2017 NFL Draft

One man’s guess at the top ten picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. Here is my previous New York Jets centric mock draft…

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TOJ Podcast – New York Jets Draft Narratives Edition

TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio discuss the accuracy of common NFL Draft narratives around the New York Jets and if fans are overrating some of the team’s current projected starters…

Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio break down common NFL Draft narratives around the New York Jets and if they are accurate. They also discuss fans overrating their team’s own talent…

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Perfect New York Jets Draft: From the Head and Heart

Ryan Marcone gives the perfect New York Jets 2017 draft from the head…and from the heart

In the world of the NFL there are always two combating forces at work: the passion of the players who every day muster the emotion it takes to throw oneself into the most brutal sport in the world, and the business side of the game that falls on front offices to handle behind the scenes. There is a clear, almost stark contrast between images like Ray Lewis storming out of the tunnel and dancing like a modern gladiator ready for battle, and the execs in suits at press conferences who can quantify every single player’s worth with a price tag and assure us that the NFL “is also a business”.

And whether we realize it or not, we approach fandom the same way, with both the head and the heart. Our hearts make us cling to certain players and identify them as fan favorites for one reason or another, and that devotion makes us defend those players tooth and nail, long after their play has declined. Our heads often make us realize that while the game day experience at the stadium is unique, we can often get a more enjoyable (and always cheaper) version from our living room couch.

So what if we approached the draft the same way? There would be an ideal set of picks from either standpoint, to be sure. But which one is better for the team? The head or the heart? The Id or the Ego? The screaming, face painted die-hard or the calculating suited up exec? You decide. Here are my versions of the perfect 2017 NFL Draft for the New York Jets from the perspective of the head, and the perspective of the heart. Continue reading “Perfect New York Jets Draft: From the Head and Heart”

2017 NFL Draft – Mock Draft 4.0

Joe Malfa with his 4th mock for the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft…

With the NFL Draft just 10 days away,  Joe Malfa put together his fourth mock draft of the season. Stay tuned for his fifth and final mock the day before the draft.

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2017 NFL Draft – Poor Man’s Versions of Top Prospects

Ryan Marcone on mid round targets for the New York Jets who have skill sets that approximate prospects commonly linked to the team in the first round…

Every year, in every draft there are a handful of blue chip prospects projected to be top picks that teams and fans view as almost “can’t miss”. The only problem is even when you have a high pick in the draft, you more than likely only have one of them and so a decision must be made. You have to choose just one of those top players.

But good front offices with savvy scouting departments know that while you find your stars in the first two rounds, you build your team in the latter five. The best teams turn second and third day selections into Pro Bowl caliber players because they were able to identify traits that made those prospects valuable NFL players. So while the Jets will get to pick one top prospect with their 6th overall pick, here are some players who should be available in the middle-to-late rounds that exemplify similar skills to some of these top players. This is not to say that they are as good as the top prospects, but they show similar talents that could make them diamonds in the rough for the green and white. Continue reading “2017 NFL Draft – Poor Man’s Versions of Top Prospects”