Turn On The Jets lead NFL Draft Editor Chris Gross with an in-depth look at 2013 NFL Draft prospect, LSU DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo.
As we inch closer to this year’s NFL Draft next month, our draft team here at Turn On The Jets will be running a series of individual prospect evaluations. These scouting reports are intended to provide an in-depth breakdown of individual prospects in this year’s draft class highlighting players’ overall strengths, weaknesses, potential upside, red flags, and what their best schematic fit will be at the next level. Today, we begin our series with LSU Defensive End/Outside Linebacker Barkevious Mingo.
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Staff Writer Frank Giasone highlights some potential 2013 NFL Draft scenarios for the New York Jets in rounds 1-4.
This is where things really get interesting. With April 25th quickly approaching, the excitement surrounding the 2013 NFL Draft gets amped up. For the New York Jets, this draft is one of the most important in recent memory, as the chances to rebuild (or reload, if you’re an optimist) a roster in desperate need of talent will hinge on a solid three days at Radio City Music Hall.
Along with a heightened anticipation comes a hoard of mock drafts from draft analysts everywhere. With countless scenarios capable of playing out, mocks don’t offer much more than educated guesswork. But while we all know it’s an inexact science, the truth is, they’re fun to read.
So it’s with those factors in mind that I decided to put together a four-round mock draft solely from the Jets perspective including multiple draft selections for each round, bracing for the likelihood that the most highly sought after player will be off the board when the Jets pick.
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Chris Gross with the Turn On The Jets post combine 2013 NFL Mock Draft.
With the 2013 NFL Combine officially in the books, we are beginning to get a better idea of where prospects rank throughout the entire draft pool, as well as at their respective positions. The Franchise Tag deadline came and went on Monday, and with that, it is becoming slightly more feasible to identify team needs throughout the NFL. While these needs are subject to major change once the free agency period begins at the start of the new league year next week, let’s take a look at how the first round of this year’s draft could shake out, if it were to take place today. Continue reading “Turn On The Jets NFL Mock Draft 2.0”
Chris Gross with the latest Turn On The Jets 2013 NFL Big Board.
With one of the most crucial events of the pre draft process officially in the books, we bring you the latest edition to the Turn On The Jets 2013 NFL Draft Big Board. Certain players haven’t been helped or hurt by the combine, but as you’ll notice, some alarming results, both good and bad, have altered where certain players rank.
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Frank Giasone recaps day 4 of the NFL Scouting Combine. Who should New York Jets fans keep their eyes on?
After a hectic four days at Lucas Oil Stadium, the 2013 NFL Combine culminated on Tuesday with the defensive backs getting on the field for a chance to showcase their athletic ability to on looking NFL teams. Just like every other day at the combine, a few prospective pro’s took advantage of the opportunity by dominating the day of drills, while others did just the opposite and are left waiting for another chance at their pro day.
It’s very easy to get caught up in the hype of the combine. After all, watching a group of elite athletes run 4.3 40’s and bench 225 lbs. two-dozed times with ease is pretty darn impressive. But it’s important to remember that while the results of these workouts are helpful when grading prospects, the combine is just another very small piece of an extraordinarily complicated puzzle.
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Chris Gross with a recap of day 3 of the NFL Combine. Results and analysis from Monday’s tests in Indianapolis.
As the 2013 NFL Combine concludes at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis today, what have we learned so far? The quarterbacks, running backs, offensive lineman, and tight ends were impressive over the weekend. Many displayed impressive talents and skills, while some underwhelmed. Overall, it was a successful weekend for a good amount of prospects.
On Monday, we finally got to see some of the more physically gifted prospects test, the defensive line and linebacker groups. Some prospects greatly boosted their stocks. Others hurt themselves. Some leveled off and tested as many had expected. So who were the biggest winners and losers from Monday’s testing? Let’s take a look.
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The TOJ NFL Draft team takes a look at some potential cornerback targets for the New York Jets in this year’s draft.
In continuation with our positional breakdowns of potential NFL Draft prospects for the New York Jets, we turn our attention to a position seemingly in limbo. Today, our draft team provides a breakdown of the top five potential cornerbacks that could be selected by the Jets in April’s draft. These initial rankings are certainly subject to change as we progress through the entire pre-draft process, but as it stands now, these players are who we feel would be the best options for New York’s secondary. Be sure to give our draft team a follow on Twitter, and to check out our previous breakdowns of potential quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, defensive tackles, defensive end/outside linebacker, and safety.
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Chris Gross recaps of Days 1 and 2 at the 2013 NFL Combine.
Saturday was officially the first say of the 2013 NFL Combine. Players grouped by position took to the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to showcase their physical skills in front of countless NFL coaches, scouts, and front office personnel. Through Sunday night, Tight Ends, Quarterbacks, Running backs, and Wide Receivers have all completed their respective testing, and will now begin to train for their pro days and individual workouts as the next step of the draft process.
While we anticipate the remaining defensive players scheduled to test Monday and Tuesday to conclude the 2013 Combine, let’s take a look at what we learned over the weekend, while peeking ahead to Monday’s testing of defensive line and linebackers.
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The TOJ Draft team looks at some potential Safety prospects for the New York Jets in this year’s NFL Draft.
In continuation with our positional breakdowns of potential NFL Draft prospects for the New York Jets, we turn our attention to a position in need of a substantial upgrade in terms of both starters and overall depth. Today, our draft team provides a breakdown of the top five potential safeties that could be selected by the Jets in April’s draft. These initial rankings are certainly subject to change as we progress through the entire pre-draft process, but as it stands now, these players are who we feel would be the best options for New York’s secondary. Be sure to give our draft team a follow on Twitter, and to check out our previous breakdowns of potential quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, defensive tackles, and defensive end/outside linebacker.
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Chris Gross sits down with former Denver Broncos’ General Manager Ted Sundquist for part 2 of their NFL Draft discussion.
Welcome back to part 2 of our 2013 NFL Draft discussion with former NFL General Manager Ted Sundquist. If you missed part 1, be sure to check that out here, while learning more about the work Mr. Sundquist has done throughout him time in the league.
Today, we talk impending contract situations, “boom or bust” prospects, drafting value over need & vice versa, draft planning, and General Manager/Head Coach dynamic in relation to the NFL Draft.
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