Ep 8 – Chris Burke, Dueling Mocks

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”

NFL Draft 2017 – Top Ten Picks, Version 1.0

Joe Caporoso mocks the top ten picks in the 2017 NFL Draft

One man’s guess at the top ten picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. Here is my previous New York Jets centric mock draft…

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Perfect New York Jets Draft: From the Head and Heart

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”

2017 NFL Draft – Poor Man’s Versions of Top Prospects

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”

New York Jets Options At Six: Mitchell Trubisky Scouting Report

David Aitken with a scouting report on UNC Quarterback Mitch Trubisky – Should the New York Jets consider him with the 6th overall pick?

In this series we’ll break down popularly linked names to the Jets at pick six. Next is North Carolina QB Mitch(ell) Trubisky – the top quarterback by some analysts and a name the Jets are reportedly intrigued by. 

ICYMI OJ HOWARD SCOUTING REPORT 

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Ep 7 – Ryan Switzer, Third Round Targets, Prospects Of The Week

Dalbin Osorio and Jeff Lloyd interview UNC wide receiver Ryan Switzer, talk third round targets for the Jets, go over their prospects of the week and give away three NFL Draft guides…

Dalbin Osorio and Jeff Lloyd interview UNC WR Ryan Switzer, discuss what third round prospects the New York Jets should target, give away three draft guides and talk their top prospects of the week…
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Ep 6 – Overhyped Prospects & Why Jets Won’t Take A QB…

Episode 6 of Draft SZN: Dalbin Osorio and Jeff Lloyd give prospects of the week, overhyped prospects and break down why the New York Jets will not draft a QB…

Dalbin Osorio and Jeff Lloyd give their prospects of the week, name their most overhyped prospects and break down why the New York Jets will not draft a quarterback..
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New York Jets Draft Day Memories – Part 1, 1983-1994

Scott Mason goes through all time New York Jets draft memories, good and bad…

The 2017 NFL draft is now less than three weeks away, and the suspense is building to what is sure to be an incredible crescendo.  As the draft gets closer and closer, we sit with baited breath and wait for the answers to questions like: Who will be the first quarterback chosen?  Is it actually possible that three running back will go in the first round for the first time since 2012?  Will there be any major draft day trades?  Will Mel Kiper’s hair still shine on like a crazy diamond?

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New York Jets Options At Six: OJ Howard Scouting Report

David Aitken with the scouting report on Alabama tight end OJ Howard, a potential target for the New York Jets with the 6th pick in the NFL Draft…

In this series we’ll break down popularly linked names to the Jets at pick six. First up, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard – a prospect being hyped up as one of the most complete in the past ten years.

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MockOut Presents – TOJ Draft SZN Round One Mock Draft

A first round mock draft carried out by the TOJ writers on the Draft SZN podcast…

The Draft SZN podcast, in collaboration with MockOut, held a live first round mock draft. Divisions were assigned to Turn On The Jets writers. The General Managers were, as follows:

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