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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Episode 391 – Chronicles of Nania: Top 11 Jets Picks of the Century (Pt 2)

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the latest installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at the top 11 Jets draft picks of the century (part 2!)

Episode 391 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the latest installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at the top 11 Jets draft picks of the century (part 2!)

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 begin our countdown with #7 – #5.  

Who landed in this part of the list and why? 

Listen and find out!

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Episode 385 – Chronicles of Nania: Top 11 Jets Picks of the Century (Pt 1)

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the latest installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at the top 11 Jets draft picks of the century (part 1!)

Episode 385 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the latest installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating look at the top 11 Jets draft picks of the century (part 1!)

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 begin our countdown with #11 – #8.  

Who landed in this part of the list and why? 

Listen and find out!

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Episode 383 – X & O Quick Hits: Edoga/Wesco/Cashman w/Joe Blewett

Scott Mason talks to TOJ Film Room’s Joe Blewett  for an in-depth film review of the Jets’ selections in the 3rd round (USC OL Chuma Edoga), 4th round (WVU TE Trevon Wesco), and 5th round (Minnesota LB Blake Cashman) of the 2019 NFL Draft!

Plus, as an added bonus, we discuss Wake Forrest UDFA WR Greg Dortch!

Episode 383 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to TOJ Film Room’s Joe Blewett  for an in-depth film review of the Jets’ selections in the 3rd round (USC OL Chuma Edoga), 4th round (WVU TE Trevon Wesco), and 5th round (Minnesota LB Blake Cashman) of the 2019 NFL Draft!

Plus, as an added bonus, we discuss Wake Forrest UDFA WR Greg Dortch!

Topics include:

  1. Each player’s positives and negatives 
  2. Respective ceilings and floors
  3. How the prospects will fit in the Williams defense or Gase offense
  4. Predictions on how these players will perform in their rookie seasons and what their presence will mean for the rest of the Jets’ team in 2019

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Episode 364 – Chronicles of Nania: How Not to Draft (Macc vs Idzik)

Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the latest installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating draft record comparison of former New York Jets General Managers Mike Maccagnan and John Idzik!

Episode 364 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Michael Nania for the latest installment of “Chronicles of Nania” with a fascinating draft record comparison of former New York Jets General Managers Mike Maccagnan and John Idzik!

Michael goes inside the numbers like only he can to talk about the formula he put together to calculate Maccagnan and Idzik’s draft records compared to the rest of the NFL during their respective tenures.  How did Maccagnan and Idzik do compared to the rest of the league?  And how did they compare against each other?

Listen and find out!

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