Draft SZN, Episode 10: An interview with Connor Rogers of Bleacher Report, a review of Chad Reuter’s mock draft, prospects of the week and more…
Dalbin Osorio and Jeff Lloyd interview Connor Rogers of Bleacher Report, review Chad Reuter’s mock draft on #MockDraftMondays, discuss Jabril Peppers and Caleb Brantley’s red flags, and give their prospects of the week.
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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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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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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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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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Draft SZN Podcast: An interview with Chris Burke of SI and dueling mock drafts…
Dalbin Osorio and Jeff Lloyd interview Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated and deliver dueling mock drafts based off two trade back scenarios for the New York Jets… Continue reading “Ep 8 – Chris Burke, Dueling Mocks”
Joe Caporoso mocks the top ten picks in the 2017 NFL Draft
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”
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”