UDFA Spotlight: Hamilcar Rashed

Dan Essien profiles UDFA EDGE Hamilcar Rashed Jr. from Oregon State.

The Jets signed EDGE Hamilcar Rashed in undrafted free agency following the 2021 NFL Draft. Rashed joins a completely revamped position group under new head coach Robert Saleh, as the Jets attempt to revive a long-time weak spot with their pass rush.

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Zantz’s Final Mock Draft (7 Rounds/No Trades)

Stephen Zantz Gives his Last Mock Draft of 2021!

It is officially draft week and this upcoming weekend can shape the future of the New York Jets for the next decade. The Jets are loaded with draft capital and Joe Douglas has repeatedly stated he plans to build through the draft. Let’s hope he can back up his promise with a strong second draft class. The following mock draft was generated through the PFF simulator with the settings geared heavier towards positional value. This also includes zero trades although I believe JD will be active on day 2 and 3 in the trade market.

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Meegan’s Top 10 WR Big Board

Chris Hogan started games for the Jets at wide receiver  in 2020.  Yes the same Chris Hogan who recently declared his candidacy for  the Premier Lacrosse League Draft.  Outside of Denzel Mims this position group needs a massive overhaul and the Jets should be aggressive in free agency as well as the draft.  After “Grinding” the film here are my top 10 WR’s for the 2021 draft.

#1: Devonta Smith – WR, Alabama | Age 22 | Pro Comparison: Marvin Harrison

Smith is 6″1 175 lbs. He is not a burner with 4.3 speed but he all he does is get open.  Smith has the best hands in the class can play both in the slot and outside and he can run every route.  When the famous Alabama Four all played together in 2019 Smith outproduced Jeudy and Ruggs with 1256 yards and 14 TD’s went back to school and finished with 1856 yards 23 TD’s in 2020.  I do not think Smith has the highest ceiling of the top WR’s in this class but I am confident 15 years from now when his career is over he is just going to be a guy who racks up 10,000 plus career yards and 50+ TDs.

#2: Ja’Marr Chase – WR, LSU | Age 21 | Pro Comparison: AJ Brown

Chase dominated college football in 2019 during LSU’s going for 1780 yards and 20 TD’s.  He is so physical as a WR constantly bullying opposing corners and dominating at the catch point.  He is great after the catch and constantly breaks tackles like a power RB would.  Chase is a bona fide WR1 at the next level and is going to be really good for a really long time.

#3: Jaylen Waddle – WR, Alabama | Age 22 | Pro Comparison: Santanna Moss

Waddle is a dynamic WR.  He has real 4.2 speed and his shiftiness and ability to change direction made him impossible to cover in college.   He is the most dangerous WR in this class with the ball in his hands consistently eliminating angles on defenders and leaving them in the dust.  If Waddle can put together a full route tree there is no one with a higher ceiling in this class.

 

#4: Rashod Bateman WR, Minnesota | Age 21 | Pro Comparison: Allen Robinson

Bateman has the most extensive route tree and the best releases off the line of any WR in this class.  He has got ideal size at 6’2 210 lbs. and can consistently win on the outside as well as in the slot.   Bateman has more juice after the catch then he gets credit for.  Bateman is going to be a high level X WR at the next level and should hit the ground running from day 1.

 

#5: Elijah Moore – WR, Ole Miss | Age 21 | Pro Comparison: Brandin Cooks

Moore exploded this year with Lane Kiffins arrival in Oxford going for 1193 yards and 8 TDs in just 8 games.  Moore can consistently win at all 3 levels, is amazing after the catch, and is really good at contested catch situations especially for a smaller WR at 5″9 185.  I love Moore  and will be tweeting non stop for the Jets to take him on Day 2 as he is perfect for this offense and would pair excellently with Denzel Mims.

#6: Rondale Moore – WR, Purdue | Age 20 | Pro Comparison: Steve Smith

Moore might be the biggest wildcard in this whole class.  He exploded as a true freshmen in 2018 going for 1471 yards from scrimmage and 14 TDs but soft tissue injuries limited him to only 7 games the following 2 years.  Moore is a freak athlete with 4.3 speed and incredible play strength inside a 5″9 185 pound body.   He was used in a mostly gadget role at Purdue with a majority of his targets coming within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage.  He is dynamic after the catch with tremendous burst and agility making him a threat to score every time he touches the ball.  The injuries are concerning and Moore needs to diversify his route tree a little more but he can a really exciting skill player at the next level for any team.

 

#7: Dyami Brown – WR, UNC | Age 21 | Pro Comparison: Michael Gallup

Brown is a pure vertical threat in every sense of the world.  He ran an almost exclusive vertical route tree at UNC averaging 20 yards a catch and going for over 1000 yards in 2019 and 2020.  Brown does not have the typical top end speed deep threats have but he does a fantastic job tracking the ball and winning at the catch point for a smaller WR at 6 FT 185 lbs.  I think Brown was unfairly put in a box at UNC as he is a really willing blocker in the run game and showed some real juice after the catch when given the opportunity.  At the next level his ability to win vertically is always going to be a threat and I think that is going to make it easier for him to snap off intermediate routes and Brown will be a really good WR who can win at all 3 levels.

 

#8: Terrace Marshall Jr – WR, LSU | Age 21 | Pro Comparison: DJ Chark

Terrance Marshall is your carbon copy height, weight, speed WR.  At 6″3 200 lbs. Marshall can fly and really blossomed as a number one option in 2020 after being a secondary player on the 2019 LSU championship team.  Marshall is a real position less  WR as he can play X, Z, or in the slot at the next level.  Marshall has a real nose for the end zone as he reeled in 23 TDs the past 2 seasons where 24 percent of his total receptions were TDs.   Marshall is just a rock solid WR prospect whose versatility is going to be very attractive to a lot of NFL teams.

#9: Kadarius Toney – WR, Florida | Age 22 | Pro Comparison: Santonio Holmes

Toney finally broke out as a senior at Florida going for 1145 yards from scrimmage.  Toney is a human joystick his acceleration and shiftiness make him an absolute nightmare to deal with when he has got the ball in his hands.    Toney was used in a gadget role at Florida and he is going to have to expand his route tree to be impactful at the next level.  Toney needs some polish to his game but if he straighten that out he is going to be a fun one to watch for a long time.

 

#10: Tylan Wallace – WR, Oklahoma State | Age 21 | Pro Comparison: Jarvis Landry

Wallace rebounded nicely from his 2019 knee injury and showed everyone that he had not lost anything in 2020.  Wallace is explosive off the line of scrimmage creating separation early and often.  He is really good at contested catches especially being only 5’11 190 lbs. which just exemplifies the toughens he plays with at every snap.  Wallace needs to be more dynamic with the ball in his hands in his hands  as he is going to be a guy who works primarily in the short/ intermediate game but if he can improve on that he is going to be a really nice WR2-WR3 at the next level.

Diversifying The Pass Rush

Dan Essien with a quick follow-up on an old take about how to assemble a great pass rush.

Two years ago I wrote about the importance of variety along the defensive line particularly when it comes to establishing a consistent and effectiveness pass rush. Several teams have exemplified the value of this approach since then. I’m bringing it back partly to explore new examples for further emphasis. I’m also revisiting this topic because Robert Saleh and the new regime will value edge pressure more than the previous one did. FINALLY.

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Stop Being Scared Of Being Good

Greg Armstrong With A Much Needed Rant As We Approach Free Agency…

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Justin’s Field Day – Lessons From Fields’ Elite Sugar Bowl Performance

Travis Anselmo recaps Justin Fields’ elite Sugar Bowl performance.

Trevor Lawrence, for about two full collegiate seasons, has been crowned the unquestioned first overall pick of this year’s upcoming draft. Right behind him, was Ohio State QB Justin Fields, but after two subpar games against Indiana and Northwestern, draft analysts started to overthink Fields and his entire body of work over two seasons at Ohio State. Some went as far as to rank BYU QB Zach Wilson ahead of him on their big boards, and even projected Wilson to be selected before Fields in their mock drafts. Well, I think it’s fair to say that Justin Fields heard everything the doubters had to say about him heading into the College Football Playoff Semifinals. In what was the most significant game of his Ohio State career, Fields had the biggest game of his career. He took on Clemson and fellow QB Trevor Lawrence and absolutely stole the show, posting a stat-line of 22-28 for 385 yards and six touchdowns. However, what we needed to see from Justin Fields went well beyond a stat sheet.

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Draft SZN: The Justin Fields Victory Parade

James Kuntz, Joe Belic, and Dalbin Osorio bask in Justin Fields’ dominant performance against Clemson and discuss other NFL Draft topics.

James Kuntz, Joe Belic and Dalbin Osorio host our new show, Draft SZN, which will solely focus on topics around the 2021 NFL Draft. In this week’s episode, they cover the following:

– Marrying a HC candidate with a 2021 QB prospect

– A nuanced, best-player available strategy

– What hiring a “CEO HC” means

– The OL Class and the Jets OL needs

– Basking in Justin Fields’ elite performance

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A Look At Some of the Jets Head Coaching Options

Matt Marciano provides his thoughts on Jets HC candidates.

The New York Jets’ ownership this Sunday night, following the Jets 28-14 loss to the Patriots, finally did something right. They fired head coach Adam Gase after an abysmal 9-23 record in two years leading the Jets. The biggest decision of the tenure of GM Joe Douglas now looms large and that is finding a head coach that can change the culture of the Jets and to make the Jets a more competitive team moving forward. Here is a list I compiled of some of the candidates that the Jets should pursue (and not pursue). Some of these candidates the Jets have already received permission to speak to as part of their head coaching search.

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Ranking The NFL Head Coaching Openings

Dylan Price provides an overview of the 2021 NFL HC openings.

Today is a day synonymous with restarts for Multiple NFL franchises every year. This year, the Falcons, Lions, Texans, Chargers, Jaguars and Jets are all in the market for a new head coach. So, with 6 franchises now looking for head coaches, how do they fall in order of attractiveness for perspective candidates and where do the Jets rank on the list?

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New York Jets Dream Offseason -Wink Martindale Edition

Dalbin Osorio lays out his dream offseason for the New York Jets in 2021, if they hire Wink Martindale as HC

The New York Jets FINALLY ended the Adam Gase era 20 minutes after they returned to New Jersey following a loss to the New England Patriots in Foxborough. General Manager Joe Douglas now enters his first (and what will, hopefully, be his last) coaching search as he tries to end the longest playoff drought in the NFL.

The Jets have already requested interviews with Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus (fresh off coaching a Colts defense that finished top 10 in points allowed and yards allowed) and Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy (fresh off coaching a Chiefs offense that finished first in yards and sixth in points scored). They have recently requested to interview Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll. They are also expected to request permission to interview Titans Offensive Coordinator Arthur Smith in what promises to be an extensive and lengthy search. In this breakdown, I give you version one of my dream offseason (this will be my preferred offseason, unless Matt Campbell really does interview for the job). I will give you free agency signings, draft picks, trades, and all that jazz (using Fanspeak’s excellent simulator). Let’s turn on the jets…
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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.