NFL Draft 2020 – Is Combine Testing Overrated?

James Kuntz with a closer look at how predicative of success the NFL Scouting Combine is…

Every year, prospects who performed well in athletic testing at the NFL Combine will soar up draft boards in the two months leading up to the Draft. The most noticeable, daily reminder of this phenomenon for me is my Twitter timeline, where it’s impossible to escape GIFs of Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool running a blazing 4.42 or Anthony McFarland running a 4.45. As I sat on my couch watching these incredible feats of athleticism, a question came to mind: to what extent is Combine performance correlated with NFL success?

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Badlands, Episode 4 – Its The Draft, Stupid F/ Matt Miller

Episode 4 of Badlands: Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers go through every Jets draft class since 2011 to get their answers and are joined by Matt Miller of Bleacher Report for an extensive discussion filled with behind the scenes stories and a preview of their potential approach to 2020 under Joe Douglas

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The NFL Draft is how you build a sustainable winner. The New York Jets have not gotten the memo, as they have strung a prolonged stretch of incompetence across three different General Managers, which has included an over emphasis on defense and particularly interior defensive linemen along with historic head scratchers like taking Christian Hackenberg in the 2nd round. Why haven’t the Jets been able to break through draft weekend and how do they fix it in the future? Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers go through every Jets draft class since 2011 to get their answers and are joined by Matt Miller of Bleacher Report for an extensive discussion filled with behind the scenes stories and a preview of their potential approach to 2020 under Joe Douglas…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

New York Jets NFL Draft – Day Two/Three Wide Receiver Targets

Michael Meegan on day two targets for the New York Jets in the NFL Draft

Wide receivers the New York Jets can target on day two or three of the 2020 NFL Draft…

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Episode 560 – Off the Edge w/Jamaal Westerman: Jamaal’s Journey from the Combine to the NFL

Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a look at his personal journey from the Scouting Combine to the NFL and the New York Jets!

Episode 560 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to former New York Jets pass rusher Jamaal Westerman of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a look at his personal journey from the Scouting Combine to the NFL and the New York Jets! 

First, we discuss what to expect in this weekend’s AFC and NFC championship games. Then, as we approach this year’s Senior Bowl, Jamaal takes us back in time through his personal journey to the NFL including:

-What kept him from being invited to the postseason All-Star games 

-What it was like working out at the combine

– Teams he had private visits with an what occurred during them

-An unexpected turn of events during a visit with the Jets

-What coaches look for from players throughout the process

-The best way for players to prepare

-What fans should watch for during the Senior Bowl

-The level of importance postseason games have in terms of a player’s draft stock

and more!

This is a rare opportunity to get a first-hand, moment by moment account of what a potential NFL player goes through during the draft process, so be sure to check it out!

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Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 7

Clayton Smarslok’s CFB Week 7 Cheat Sheet…

This is it, the Saturday of all Saturdays in the college football regular season. We are officially about halfway through the year and we are granted an abundance of amazing matchups all day long. There are four top-25 games and another one that barely misses that description. At all times of the day you will have good football to watch which is all anybody wants on a Saturday. When you get games like these, you also get players that put their names out there on a national stage as scouts want to see production against top competition. The only thing you have to do now is to read the rest of the cheat sheet, kick back, relax and hope that these games don’t disappoint.

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Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 5

Clayton Smarslok with his week 5 college football cheat sheet

After a week hiatus due to life going on, we are back. No worries though, there will be updates from the last two weeks as well as an outlook for the slate of games this weekend and an updated ranking at the wide receiver position. We are approaching the heart of the in-conference games, meaning we get more rivalry games. When this part of the season comes around, you start to get a better idea of most of the prospects that are eligible for the upcoming draft. Just like the NFL, the rust has definitely worn off by now and should be getting 100% from every player on the field from here on out, it’s just a matter of who can do it consistently. I’m here to do just that for you, enjoy!

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2020 First Quarter Mock Draft

Clayton Smarslok with his first quarter of the NFL season 2020 mock draft…

Alas! Mock draft season is upon us! Sure, some may say it is a waste to do a mock draft this early because of everything that can change but people who say that hate fun. This is supposed to be fun for me and you, but also informative for us all to know who is out there and who could be added to your favorite team as the next building block in their hopeful run at a Super Bowl.

As mentioned above, things will change. So do not take this mock draft in early October and rub it in my face when something (or everything) is completely off by the time late April comes around. 

Disclaimer: The draft order is based off the order given on Tankathon.com, using the current record and strength of schedule of every team. 

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Clay’s 2020 NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 2

Clayton Smarslok with his week 2 CFB Cheat Sheet…

Guess who’s back! Last year’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet was a big success and a lot of fun, so we are officially back for year number two. We are starting a week late because Hurricane Dorian gave a little bit of a scare and was originally supposed to hit us last Saturday, but the storm is in the past and we move on! (Side note: All of my thoughts and prayers go out to those in the Bahamas and anyone else affected by the storm).

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Episode 397 – Chronicles of Nania: Top 11 Jets Picks of the Century (Pt 3)

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the final installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at the top 11 Jets draft picks of the century (part 3!)

Episode 397 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the final installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at the top 11 Jets draft picks of the century (part 3!)

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to talk about the formula he put together to calculate what makes a draft pick valuable.  Then we conclude out countdown with #4 – #1.  

Who landed in this part of the list and why? 

Listen and find out!

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