NFL NFL Draft: News, Rumors, and Reactions

Follow along as the Jets make their picks!

Jets sign Tristen Hoge, OG from BYU. Hoge will continue to block for his college teammate Zach Wilson in the NFL. Hoge transferred from Notre Dame to BYU after one season. His last two seasons for the Cougars, Hoge battled injuries and health issues. When on the field, Hoge was solid for BYU. The 6’4″ 306-pound guard displayed impressive strength at his pro day with 29 reps of 225 lbs on the bench. Hoge will try to stick as IOL depth for the Jets. – Dan Essien

Jets sign Teton Saltes, OT from New Mexico State. The 3-year starter, had an impressive pro day that perhaps got the attention of the New York Jets. At 6’6″ and 300 lbs he ran a 4.94 40-yard-dash, and a 30.5 inch vertical jump. Saltes adds even more imposing size and sneaky athleticism to an evolving Jets’ offensive line. We’ll see if he can stick as depth behind George Fant at right tackle. – Dan Essien

Jets sign Kenny Yeboah, TE, Ole Miss. Yeboah measures in at  6’4″ 250 lbs and had a 34-inch vertical and a 9’8″ broad jump. Unfortunately, he injured his hamstring so we couldn’t get his speed properly tested. His on-field performances show that he has great upside as a receiving tight end, though. He transferred from Temple to Ole Miss for his final college season and had 524 yards on 27 catches and 6 touchdowns. Best scenario, Yeboah might be able to challenge for TE2 in the Jets offense behind Chris Herndon. – Dan Essien

UDFA season is now upon us. Former Oregon State edge rusher, Hamilcar Rashed Jr., is the first to sign with New York. Rashed Jr. broke the Oregon State sack record in 2019, with 14. Many had him among their best available players entering round 7. The Jets, who likely didn’t expect him to go undrafted, were quick to offer him a contract at the conclusion of the draft. Rashed Jr. will join a young, crowded edge room and fight to make the roster. – Matt Gianesses

Joe Douglas & co. wrapped up their 2021 draft with defensive tackle Jonathan Marshall of Arkansas. Marshall scored a 9.99/10 on the Relative Athletic Score (RAS) athletic test, ranking him 2nd out of 1,309 defensive tackles graded from 1987-2021. Marshall ran a 4.88 40 yard dash at 310 lbs. An athletic freak. The Jets threw plenty of late round fliers around on the defensive side of the ball today, hoping some of them will stick. Marshall, who commonly played out of position for the sake of team in college, believes the Jets got a good one. -Matt Gianesses

With their third 6th rounder of the night the Jets added CB Brandon Echols out of Kentucky.  Echols is an excellent athlete who the Jets will look to to provide competition in their slot corner room and on special teams.  Robert Saleh has gotten a lot out of smaller athletic corners before hears hoping Echols is another one.  -Michael Meegan

With the 186th pick, the Jets selected Hamsah Nasirildeen out of Florida State. Hamsah is a versatile safety who can be deployed in the box or either a two high or single high role. He comes downhill like a heat seeking missile in the run game and is one of the most exciting players you’ll see on film. He can also be utilized as a weakside linebacker, and I wouldn’t be shocked if that’s where he eventually found a more permanent home. -Joe Belic

Apparently, you can never have enough Michael Carters on one team, and with the 154th pick, the Jets selected Michael Carter II, a defensive back from Duke. Carter spent most of his collegiate career playing in the slot but has experience at safety. Considering the Jets decided to move on from Brian Poole—at least for now—Carter will have a chance to compete for the starting nickel role. At the very least, with a 4.32 40-yard dash and willingness to lay the wood as a tackler, he’ll make for a solid special teams contributor. -Joe Belic

Jets kept the offense train rolling with the selection of WR Elijah Moore out of Ole Miss.  Many expected a trade out of 34 but Joe Douglas stood pat and landed one of the most dynamic playmakers in the draft. Joe Douglas is doing everything he can to surround his rookie QB with talent and Elijah Moore is going to be a godsend for Zach Wilson in this offense.  Lets score some points.  – Michael Meegan (10:14 am).

The board broke nicely for the Jets through the first 13 but they clearly had a player in mind when the Vikings pick came up at 14. With a run on offensive lineman likely approaching based on team needs, the Jets traded picks 23, 66, and 86 for the 14th overall pick. The price was fairly high for the Jets but they still had 7 picks left after 14 and opportunities to maneuver their positions later. – Dan Essien (10:08 am)

With the 14th pick the Jets selected Alijah Vera-Tucker, the ultimate plug-and-play prospect. Coming in to man his natural position (LG), he will undoubtedly hit the ground running and secure the left side of the line with fellow bulldozer Mekhi Becton.

Vera-Tucker is like a brick wall on the interior. A scheme versatile offensive lineman with good athleticism, his ability to mirror, steer, and control in pass protection is unmatched in this class. His use of hands-both timing and placement-is elite. In addition, you can’t help but respect his relentless drive to finish opponents on every play. The Jets got a good one; Alijah Vera-Tucker is an A+ pick. -Joe Belic

To the surprise of none, the Jets used the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft on BYU quarterback Zach Wilson.  Wilson is familiar/comfortable with schemes similar to what new Offensive Coordinator, Mike LaFleur, is expected to run in New York. Wilson has tremendous upside, and Jets Nation certainly hopes this time around is different than last. – Matt Gianesses (9:45 am)

TOJ Pod – Day 1 Reaction to Wilson and AVT!

Will Parkinson recaps Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft!

On this episode of the Turn on the Jets Podcast, Will Parkinson reacts to day 1 of the draft and the Jets’ selections. He previews day 2 as well and how the AFC East performed.

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DA’s Final New York Jets Mock Draft

The day is finally here, Jets fans: it is Draft Day! *turns up Drake’s underrated single that shouted out Johnny Manziel*

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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.

Joe Belic’s Final Mock Draft

Joe Belic offers his final mock draft before the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Mock drafts have emerged as the lifeblood of the draft season craze. Various scenarios can, in a heartbeat, not only make one feel uplifted but also discouraged. With that said, I hope this particular piece evokes the former and leaves you with an optimistic view of what’s to come. Happy draft day, everybody!

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Michael Meegan’s First Round Mock

The Most accurate mock you will read  barring a material change out of my control.  So lets get going!

Pick 1 Jacksonville JaguarsTrevor Lawrence, QB Clemson

Urban Left the Fox Desk for one reason to coach this Long Haired Gazelle galloping football alien.

Pick 2 New York Jets -Zach Wilson QB BYU

The Apple of Joe Douglas eye since January.  The 2nd best QB in the AFC East as we live and breathe.  As the Great Julius Randle says “New York We Here”.

Pick 3 San Francisco 49ersTrey Lance QB NDSU

Mac Jones is a social experiment I refuse to acknowledge.  Lance is 20 years old  with elite  running ability and an absolute cannon.  He is a ball of clay that Kyle Shannhan can make into this generations Steve McNair and that should terrify everyone in the NFL.

Pick 4 Atlanta FalconsJustin Fields QB  Ohio State

The Georgia kid comes home and he is coming home with a chip on his shoulder.  The most accurate QB in CFB will continue to be accurate and dominate the NFL

Pick 5 Cincinnati Burrow’s Ja”Marr Chase WR LSU

This franchise will do whatever it takes to make sure Joe Burrow does not end up like Carson Palmer and take his favorite target in college.

Pick 6 Miami DolphinsKyle Pitts TE Florida

As a Jets fan fuck this pick.

Pick 7  Detroit Lions – Penei Sewell OT Oregon

Best OT in the draft as the Lions continue to make competent moves.

Pick 8 Carolina Panthers Mac Jones QB Alabama

If Mac Jones had Sam Darnold’s  body he would likely be a franchise QB. If Sam Darnold had Mac Jones mind he would likely be a franchise QB.  So lets get wacky!

Pick 9 Denver BroncosRashawn Slater OT Northwestern

The Broncos continue to build a great infrastructure for a QB and Drew Lock will continue to be bad.

Pick 10 Dallas Cowboys – Patrick Surtain Jr. CB Alabama

Safe player at a premium position of need and Dallas continues its run of great drafting.

Pick 11 New York GiantsMicah Parsons LB Penn State

Gettleman just can’t help himself.

Pick 12 Philadelphia EaglesJaycee Horn CB South Carolina

Eagles reach on another player in the first and water is still wet.

Pick 13 LA Chargers – Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama

Justin Herbert is good and deserves nice things!!!!

Pick 14 Minnesota VikingsJaelen Phillips Edge Miami

Phillips and Danielle Hunter  good luck blocking that.

Pick 15 New England PatriotsZaven Collins LB Tulsa

Baby Dante Hightower goes to play with the original and I cry deeply inside.

Pick 16 Arizona Cardinals Devonta Smith WR Alabama

DHOP, Devonta, Kyler if Kliff can’t make the playoffs with that trio he is going to be looking for a new job.

Pick 17 Las Vegas RaidersTeven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State

Trent Brown out Jenkins in and they do not skip a beat.

Pick 18 Miami Dolphins – Jamin Davis LB Kentucky

Grier gonna Grier.

Pick 19 Washington Football TeamChristian Darrisaw OT VA Tech

Washington will have the perfect team in place when they trade for Matt Ryan next season.

Pick 20 Chicago Bears Alijah Vera-Tucker OG USC

If your going all in AD14 go all in on AD14.

Pick 21 Indianapolis ColtsGreg Newsome CB Northwestern

Ballard in the best in the game and he continues to prove it.

Pick 22 Tennessee TitansElijah Moore WR Ole Miss

AJ Brown Elijah Moore ForEVERRR>>>>>>>>

Pick 23 New York JetsKwity Paye Edge Michigan

Jets won’t be good in 2021 but they will be fun to watch and that is a step in the right direction.

Pick 24 Pittsburgh SteelersCreed Humphrey OC Oklahoma

Smart and practical The Steelers Way for the past 50 years.

Pick 25 Jacksonville JaguarsTrevon Moehrig S TCU

Massive need fantastic player Jags will be good sooner then most think.

Pick 26 Cleveland BrownsChristian Barmore DT Alabama

Andrew Berry continues his ascent to an elite GM.

Pick 27 Baltimore RavensTerrace Marshall WR LSU

Lamar Jackson was Throwing to DEZ FLIPPING BRYANT IN A PLAYOFF GAME IN 2020?????? Enough Decosta–get the man some weapons!

Pick 28 New Orleans Saints – Caleb Farley CB VA Tech

Life, Death, Taxes, Mickey Loomis going all in. Marshon Lattimore CB2 in NOLA from this point on.

Pick 29 Green Bay PackersRashod Bateman WR  Minnesota

Rashod Batemen and Devantae Adams running routes on the same team? Football porn baby!

Pick 30 Buffalo Bills – Travis Etienne RB Clemson

Team foolishly thinks  a RB will fix their rushing woes while they continue to have below average guards on the roster, Rinse, Repeat.

Pick 31 Baltimore RavensJoe Tryon Edge Washington

Ravens getting 5 years productive years out of Tryon let him walk as a team overpays him him in FA and they get a 3rd round comp pick is Destiny.

Pick 32 Tampa Bay BuccaneersJayson Oweh Edge Penn State

Freak athlete that  Todd Bowles is going to turn into an absolute menace.