2012 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Jets
CCoples saw playing time since stepping onto campus as a freshman in 2008. The Tar Heels used him at both defensive end and defensive tackle (junior in 2010), but Coples returned to DE as a senior and that will be his position in the NFL. The Kinston, NC native had 6.5 tackles for loss and five sacks as a sophomore then erupted as a junior with 10 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. He was somewhat inconsistent during his senior campaign as part of a star-studded North Carolina defense, recording 55 total tackles (29 solo) in 13 games. However, Coples led the team in tackles for loss (15), sacks (7.5), and quarterback hurries (seven). He also forced three fumbles while recovering one.
With outstanding size at 6'6'' and 285 pounds, Coples projects to be a star end in a 4-3 scheme at the next level. He has speed in the 4.7 range in the 40-yard dash and has been clocked as fast as 4.67 from that distance. Even though he is a versatile defender who can play both end and tackle, Coples needs to improve against the run. Coples would also do well to develop a signature move that he can use to get past offensive tackles since he does not have the speed to consistently blow by them (althoug... [Read More
Hill did not see a ton of action at wide receiver in his three years at Georgia Tech (since he was playing in a triple-option offense), but he certainly made the most of his opportunities. He averaged 22.8 yards per reception as a freshman, 19.4 as a sophomore, and (with a much larger sample size because he had 28 catches) a ridiculous 29.3 as a junior. Hill caught 820 yards worth of balls and scored five touchdowns. He also had a few carries out of the backfield every year due to his speed and he found the endzone once during his freshman campaign. Although many experts felt Hill should have gone back to school, he is taking his talents to the next level in 2012.
The Lithonia, GA native has outstanding size at 6'5'' and 206 pounds--without question his greatest asset heading into the NFL. At least it was until the NFL combine. Hill was expected to run around a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash or maybe in the 4.4s. Instead, he turned in a blistering 4.36 and his combination of size and speed will not be ignored. He is extremely dangerous with the ball in the open field and he is prone to the spectacular catch. He had some drops with the Yellow Jackets, but he more than made up for those ... [Read More
Demario Davis will attract lots of attention once scouts pop in his game tape. Small school talent is sometimes more difficult to evaluate, yet there's no denying Davis' all-around game.
Davis was a Combine top performer at his position in the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump and 60 yard shuttle. When watching Davis, he plays with great explosion and seems to be gravitating toward the ball at all times. Great first step, takes great angles and wraps up with authority. The big concerns are his fundamentals in pass coverage. He looks great playing downhill, but needs to play with better patience and slower feet. What that means is that he's playing at such a fast, attacking speed, it is hard for him to gear down and it shows in his steps.
He uses his hands well to shed blocks. Love his arm violence; runs hard with his arms to get his body moving. Good instincts, plays the shoulder well.
Davis has a ton of upside and honestly, he's the type of player that Vontaze Burfict wishes he could become. Look for him to potentially move up draft boards, but for now he's a third to fourth round selection.... [Read More
Ganaway had some special moments with the Baylor Bears and deservedly so. Coming from a difficult background, Ganaway overcame adversity and now looks forward to becoming a middle round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Ganaway isn't particularly athletic, but he is very tough and could handle a ton of carries as a workhorse back. For his size and weight, he has close to average speed and quickness. He knows when to use his agility but more often than not, he understands when to take what the defense gives him. He remains patient with his blockers and possesses good vision to find the open field.
Sometimes shies away from contact. He must learn to embrace a more physical running style and lower his pad level. Limited experience as a receiver. Below average pass protector. Due to Baylor's spread offense, if he was on the field, he was either running the ball or running a route into the flats. Will need to learn more than other rookies about blitz pickup. For a back his size, he could afford to show more brute strength and a willingness to run people over as a runner.... [Read More
Allen, finally ready to take his talents to the next level, was one of the more experienced players in college football. The strong safety played one year at Fork Union Military Academy before transferring to South Carolina and sitting out one year in 2008. He was mostly a full-time starter at safety the rest of the way throughout his sophomore, junior, and senior campaigns. Despite missing two games with a hamstring injury in 2010, Allen finished second on the team with 70 tackles (10.5 for loss). He played in 12 of 13 games as a senior and led the Gamecocks with 88 total tackles. Allen was third in tackles for loss (9.5) and and second in solo tackles (55). He also had three interceptions, one sack, three fumble recoveries, and an incredible four forced fumbles.
The Ocala, FL native has great size at 6'1'' and 202 pounds. He has consistent 4.5 speed and has been clocked as fast as 4.48 from that distance. Allen does not have elite speed, so he sometimes struggles in pass coverage and can get beat because he is sometimes over-aggressive. When he gets the ball in his hands, though, he is extremely dangerous. In 2011 he returned both a fumble and an interception for a touchdown, ... [Read More
Jordan White's collegiate career did not start out too well. During his first three years at Western Michigan, White missed two of them due to injury. However, when he did play in 2007, White showed plenty of promise and caught 19 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately for White, he missed the entire 2008 season, but he was ready to pick up where he left off in 2009.
White missed a few games in 2009, but he still earned Third-Team All-MAC accolades and ranked second on the team with 53 receptions for 681 yards and four touchdowns. White also started returning punts and proved to be a relatively dangerous return man. Finally completely healthy in 2010, White had a career year. In a program that has had some great wide receivers, White set a school record with 1,378 receiving yards and seven 100-yard games. The following year, he outdid himself once again when he caught 140 passes for 1,911 yards with 17 TDs.
White is moving up draft boards after his superb senior season. The fact that he has remained healthy for the better part of two seasons is making his injury concerns less of an issue. At 6-0 and 211 pounds, White has pretty good size and he can take some hits... [Read More