New York Jets Take Geno Smith

The New York Jets selected West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick

There is a never dull day. The New York Jets selected West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Smith, who surprisingly fell out of the first round, was available for the taking and the Jets did not hesitate to grab their next starting quarterback.

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A Closer Look at Sheldon Richardson and the Jets Defense

Mike Nolan takes a deeper look at New York Jets draft pick Sheldon Richardson to see where he fits in Rex Ryan’s defense

The Jets’ second first round pick last night left a lot of people scratching their heads.  The concern wasn’t focused on Sheldon Richardson’s talent, but focused on the fact that they selected a defensive lineman in the first round for the third straight year despite more urgent needs at other positions. No matter what you think about the selection, it’s important to take a look at what Richardson could bring to the Jets defense before completely passing judgment. Continue reading “A Closer Look at Sheldon Richardson and the Jets Defense”

NFL Draft Big Board – Final Edition

Chris Gross with the final edition of the Turn On The Jets big board for the 2013 NFL Draft.

With the 2013 NFL Draft just hours away, we bring you our final Big Board here at Turn On The Jets. You already know everything you need to about this year’s draft class, so for this edition, we will list our top 32 prospects. Enjoy the draft, everyone!

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2013 NFL Draft – Positional Rankings: Offensive Line

Mike Nolan ranks the top ten offensive line prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft.

During the ramp up to the 2013 NFL Draft, our draft team has been doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we continue with a look at our top 10 offensive linemen prospects. Be sure to check our previous installments of our top 10 defensive tackle prospects, top 10 outside linebacker prospects, top 10 inside linebacker prospects, top 10 quarterback prospects and top 10 defensive end prospects

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NFL Draft 2013 – New York Jets 1st and 2nd Round Watch Guide

Complete list of players to watch with the New York Jets early round selections.

With the NFL Draft a little over a day away, here is your complete list of players to watch with the New York Jets early round selections. Along with a ranking on a scale on 1-5 Tebows (SEO! SEO!) on how likely the Jets are to draft them in one man’s humble opinion. 

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New York Jets Draft – The Case For Tavon Austin

The case for the New York jets drafting West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin

One of the most intriguing options for the New York Jets in the upcoming NFL Draft is West Virginia  wide receiver Tavon Austin. Surprisingly there seems to be many Jets fans hesitant about using the 9th or 13th pick on him, despite him providing strong value at either location. Among the complaints I consistently hear about Austin are his lack of size, durability issues, a lack of need for him because of Jeremy Kerley being the team’s slot receiver and him not having the capability to be a lead playmaker on offense. These excuses to avoid Austin are misguided. The Jets offense is in desperate need for a player like Austin, who is a truly a “wow” player, something the Jets have lacked seemingly forever.

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New York Jets Perfect World Draft

Mike Donnelly gives the New York Jets best case scenario for the 9th and 13th pick

It’s nearly impossible–no it IS impossible–to accurately predict what every team in the draft is going to do when Roger Goodell takes the podium (BOOO!!!) on Thursday night. But that can’t stop us from hoping certain things are going to happen before John Idzik hands in his first card as General Manager of the New York Jets, right? As we know, the Jets hold the 9th and 13th picks in this year’s first round, and if things break right, the 2013 draft could go a long way towards turning this team around. Let’s break down the things we WANT to see happen before the Jets are on the clock, so that the team is left with the best possible options.

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2013 NFL Draft – Positional Rankings: Inside Linebacker

Chris Gross ranks the top 10 inside linebacker prospects in this year’s NFL Draft.

As we get closer to draft night next week, our draft team will be doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we continue with a look at our top 10 inside linebacker prospects. Be sure to check our previous installments of our top 10 defensive tackle prospects, top 10 outside linebacker prospects, and top 10 defensive end prospects, and make sure to check back, as we will continue our rankings series right through the start of round one in just under a month from now. 

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New York Jets – Critical Decisions Approaching For New Regime

The next two weeks will be filled with critical decisions for New York Jets GM John Idzik

There is no reason not to be optimistic about how New York Jets GM John Idzik has started his career here. However, the next couple of weeks are going to present him with numerous critical decisions that will shape both the 2013 roster and the team’s future beyond the upcoming season. Let’s take a position by position look and make a few predictions on what could be on the way.

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2013 NFL Draft – Positional Rankings: Defensive End

Chris Gross ranks the top 10 defensive ends in this year’s NFL Draft.

As we get closer to draft night next week, our draft team will be doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we continue with a look at our top 10 defensive end prospects. Be sure to check our previous installments of our top 10 defensive tackle prospects, and top 10 outside linebacker prospects, and make sure to check back, as we will continue our rankings series right through the start of round one in just under a month from now. 

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