Calvin Pryor or the "louisville slugger" is a explosive player that can change the momentum of a game immediately. In 2013 Calvin had 75 tackles and 3 interceptions which will desperately help the Jets secondary. He excels in speed, tackling and reading routes. However the downside is his physicality which can get him in trouble with the head to head collision policy in the NFL. On the bright side the Jets have taken a player perfect for Rex's D and could be a name known by everyone someday.
The receiving core for the Jets in 2013 was probably the worst in the NFL. Jace Amaro who led the nations in receiving yards and completions for a tight end will defiantly help Geno become more successful. Jace is a athletic and can help strech the field with his play making ability. His upside is that he is very athletic and tall which help him separate from defenders to catch the ball. His downside is that he has had some off the field issues and his run blocking is very poor. However with Jace as another weapon to the offense the Jets are another step forward to the playoffs.
After two great picks and lots of players still on the board the Jets had many options. McDougle who played at Maryland for four years was predicted to go into the sixth or seventh round because of an injury putting him out most of his last season. However, when I checked out his tape I noticed that he was a perfect fit for this defense. He is a very speedy and acute corner that excels mostly in man coverage. His downside is that he is slightly shorter and has had injury history. With his man coverage skills I would not be surprised if McDougle is a starting corner for the Jets in 2014.
Jalen Saunders is one of the most allusive players in the 2014 draft. He is deadly in the return game and is very fast to run past defenders. In the 2013 Sugar Bowl against Alabama his allusiveness showed up when he scored two easy touchdowns in the unbelievable win against one of the nations best teams Alabama. His negatives however is that he is 5'9" and 165 pounds which makes him a fragile in the NFL. I think that he can be a punt returner for the Jets but If he wants to get a starting job he will have to go against good competition in training camp. I like the pick and think it is smart for the future.
Evans, who is 6'1" and ran a surprising 4.4 at the combine, is a wide receiver that deepens the Jets corps. He is a playmaker that made the UCLA offense very dynamic in 2013. But he lacks ideal speed for the NFL level. However his size and knack for always coming down with the ball brings a lot to the table and makes the competition for starting jobs that much harder.
Furman isn't a team that most football fans will watch on a saturday. However, Dakota Dozier rose up and played outstanding playing against great teams like LSU. He is athletic, strong and can handle big bodies at the next level. Many analysts say that Dakota was a second round talent that dropped to the fourth because of the school he went to. This may be a downside but Idzik thinks that Dozier was a steal. I predict that he will be a starting guard playing over Colon and Winters.
Jeremiah George was considered to be the only tool the Iowa State defense had. He is a very strong and fast moving line backer that can make great tackles in the open field. He is small however but manages to use his athletic ability to make plays. He is most likely going to play special teams in 2014.
Brandon Dixon helped lead his team to a division two championship in 2013. Brandon is a typical modern day cornerback, tall, fast and has great cover skills. At Missouri State Brandon played mostly man coverage and picked off many quarterbacks. Someday he may be a very good corner or safety in Rex's defense. I predict he will play special teams in 2014.
Quincy Enunwa was the third and final wide receiver drafted by the Jets in 2014. Quincy is similar to another Jets wideout, Stephen Hill. He is fast, tall, and can make big plays. In my opinion he was very underrated and will showcase his talent very well at the next level.
Jets came into the draft with no worries on the D-line. Ik who is another fast and athletic defensive end, is a project that can develop into a good lineman. He was a player who was the star of his defense and proved it in big moments. In the sixth round he was the best pass rusher available and Idzik drafted another player for the future.
Tajh Boyd coming into his senior year at Clemson was predicted to be a second to third round pick. After an up and down season he eventually lead team to a Orange Bowl win. Tajh is a dual threat that can run and can throw the deep ball (accurately). He also holds many ACC records such as combined yards and touchdowns for a QB. Jets also got the inside scoop because Rex's son was a wide receiver for Clemson. Reports have said that Tajh was nothing short of a great captain and a leader. For the Jets to get him at pick number 213 is a steal. I think he will develop to be a very good backup QB.
An underrated position that the Jets needed help on was outside linebacker. Reilly who is 26 is one of the older players to come out of the draft. His age is a factor that made him fall into the seventh round. Reilly is a very fast player that can get to the quarterback quickly. I think that he will fill in for the aging Calvin Pace this year and have a starting job in 2014. When you draft potential starters in the seventh round you know that this was a steal.
This year John Idzik came in with 12 draft picks and many needs to fill. I never thought that the Jets would use all the picks but they managed to load up the roster. The offense has upgraded with three wide receiver picks and a versatile tight end. Granted not every wide receiver will make the team but it will create great competition in training camp. The defense also got a major upgrade grabbing Pryor in the first, McDougle in the third, and Dixon in the sixth. These three players create a loaded secondary that can be really good in the years to come. Overall the Jets have made a huge step towards a shot at the playoffs.