2014 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Jets
The heavy-hitting Pryor is just what defenses need over the middle, whether in coverage or dropping into the box as a fourth linebacker. Pryor is a touch undersized, but makes up for it with impressive physicality and an on-field presence which he looks to impose on opponents.
Must learn to harness instincts and play more controlled. Adequate speed. Plays faster than timed speed. Surprisingly strong and stout tackler. Good clean tackler. Excellent feel for the game and it comes naturally to him. Not a natural in man coverage. Fine and precise technique is not a strong suit. Better in zone, where he can hang back and collapse on the play.
Will make opponents hear footsteps. Not a great playmaker on the ball. Good hands, doesn't make enough pass deflection or INTs. Fast enough to find the edge on a stretch run. Better against the run right now and will need time to refine his coverage skills.
Pryor projects as a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Amaro was the Jimmy Graham of college football in 2013, statistically speaking. He was far and away the nation's leader at his position in just about every relevant category. Blessed with good size and some tenacity after the catch, Amaro will be a nightmare matchup for teams looking for a TE who can line up out wide.
Long way to go as an in-line blocker. Athletic enough to pick up blocking techniques with no issue. Will be used primarily in the slot. Very aggressive after the catch. Ball security when fighting for yards will need improvement in the NFL since defenders will look to strip it.
Above-average hands. Catches ball away from frame. Good bulk and length. Could afford to add more upper body strength. Set the NCAA all-time record for receiving yards in a season by a TE (1,352). Lacks ideal intensity as a blocker.
A specialized fit for teams looking for a hybrid TE/WR and already have an established blocking TE. Should be a popular option among the talking heads to go to the Patriots to take over where Aaron Hernandez left off.
Amaro is a projected early second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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Boyd was a consistent winner with the Clemson Tigers, turning in a 21-6 record as a starter. Although he improved throughout his collegiate career, Boyd never quite led Clemson to their full potential. An all-around solid prospect with a few obvious strengths and a couple glaring problems.
Good arm strength with above-average velocity. Not as fast as you would expect, but possesses enough straight-line speed and agility to evade defenders in the pocket and extend plays. Like most QBs who can scramble a bit, Boyd will often hold the ball too long. Keeps his eyes downfield. Footwork erodes when under pressure. Will hang in the pocket and eat a big hit to make a throw downfield.
Accuracy is a major concern. Will miss easy throws too often. Can make difficult throws when on the move. Adjusts release point with no problem. Excellent playmakers the last two season may have masked flaws in Boyd's game. Seems to make a couple really bad throws per game while making bad decisions. Ideally needs a year minimum to adjust to the NFL style of play (playing under center, understanding coverages, etc.)
Boyd projects as a seventh round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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