2013 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Jets
Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Dee Milliner appears to be the best at his position in this year's upcoming 2013 NFL Draft. The tall, rangy junior has really come into his own this season both in coverage and run support.
Milliner plays with a chip on his shoulder, does not shy away from contact, and plays with a focused intensity to ensure his man does not come down with the ball. He is not a ball-hawk who goes for a lot of interceptions, but he does have long arms and a knack for breaking up the passes. His play recognition and ability to anticipate the route is very good and seems to come naturally with him. There is very little wasted motion in his feet as he can close quickly.
When in press coverage, he holds his own and is further along than most college corners. He has room on his frame to grow and has adequate speed. Milliner is aggressive and willing against the run. He seals the edge and looks to make contact.
Milliner's strong combine reaffirmed his highly-regarded draft stock. He projects as as a Top 10 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
University of Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is a first round prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft that should excel as both a run stopper and bull rusher in a 4-3 defense.
Richardson's biggest asset is his straight line quickness. He can really explode and drive blockers back into the pocket when getting a good jump off the line. While a touch undersized when compared to other defensive tackles, Richardson can be very disruptive and commanding. Sometimes he will play out of his assignment and lose gap responsibility when he becomes too focused on beating his man. He really excels when he can focus on one responsibility, such as slanting or taking a guy one-on-one.
This redshirt-junior is not a pure pass-rusher, but he has enough burst to power his way into the backfield. He does well to keep his outside arm free to make a play on the ball-carrier. Really gets after it in pursuit and doesn't give up on many plays. Motor is up far more often than down and seems to play with a chip on his shoulder. Inconsistent with his feet, but many of his technical flaws can be ironed out at the next level.
In an extremely deep DT class, Richardson figures to be a Top 20 pick in t... [Read More
Recently emerging on some draft boards as the top quarterback prospect in this 2013 NFL Draft class, Geno Smith out of West Virginia has the size, arm strength, and athleticism that the NFL now wants from their quarterbacks. The 6-3, 220 lb star plays in a shotgun spread offense with the Mountaineers. There will be a slight learning curve when transitioning to a pro-style NFL offense. Even with his above-average athleticism, Smith has been a pocket passer throughout his career.
A very confident player, Smith is not afraid of big plays and tough throws. He should grow into a natural leader, but that said, he already shows poise and a determination when on the field.
One area of concern is his accuracy; the former Miami native needs to learn how to put some touch on his throws on occasion. He has a tendency to always rifle the football, which can lead to a lack of precision on short throws. He delivers a great deep ball with consistent accuracy when given time to set his feet. When moving to his left or right, Smith will have to learn to not rely solely on arm strength and use his whole body to make throws. Arm strength is not a question.
Looking ahead to the 2013 NFL Draft,... [Read More
Kent State Golden Flashes offensive lineman Brian Winters is a very stout prospect who may slide inside to guard from offensive tackle. A great "to the whistle" player, Winters plays with intensity and power.
Winters played three positions in his collegiate career. NFL-ready size. Only nine reps at the bench press at the Combine, but the tape shows better strength, particularly in his lower half. Can better use leverage and needs to maintain a lower pad level. Really strong first punch and uses hands well to separate. Very wide base and can anchor down. Average ability to get out and pull. Below-average body control to weave his way through crowded traffic.
Highly aggressive and will really get after defenders. Will lunge and grasp at players too often though. Must maintain discipline to avoid over-extending himself or losing balance. Average awareness when moving up to the second level. Stays active if a play breaks down and looks to put a hat on a hat at all times. Struggles with vision with stunts and twists.
Winters projects as a third round prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
University of Virginia offensive tackle Oday Aboushi is a long, athletic player with very good pass blocking skills. Once he adds a little more strength, Aboushi has terrific potential as a left tackle at the next level.
A team captain with length and above-average hand use. Good get-off at the snap. Footwork is inconsistent at times, typically against pass rushers who can use speed and power effectively. A solid zone blocker with good movement. Not an overpowering player, but is strong when keeping his feet active. Adequate strength, could afford to add more muscle. Lacks attitude and can play lackadaisical at times. Needs to have more of a killer instinct to dominate his opponent. Not a great athlete and shows some breakdowns in technique late in games.
Plays a bit too upright at times. Aboushi can identify the blitz off the edge well. Finds the extra blitzer really well. Moves better to his left than right. Technique needs polishing almost across the board.
Aboushi earns a second round projection in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle William Campbell performed well at his Pro Day which likely pushed him into consideration in the 2013 NFL Draft. Played most of his career at defensive tackle, but also has limited experience at offensive guard. Stout against the run with his 3-4 DE frame. Limited push, no pass rush skill at this time. Very strong upper body. May also get a look along the offensive line. Swing player with decent athleticism. Developmental depth prospect. Situational run stopper.... [Read More
Wake Forest Demon Deacons fullback Tommy Bohanon should challenge for a roster spot and provide depth for short-yardage situations. Should compete for a special teams role. Will need to unseat another fullback to secure a spot on a 53-man roster. Good hands. Caught 23 passes for 208 yards and five TDs in his senior year. Do-it-all H-back role with Wake Forest. Would be a nice fit in a west coast offense. Very good in pass protection. Excellent upper body strength and overall athleticism. Explosive lower half. Can really punish defenders as a lead blocker.... [Read More