At 5'8, 185, with 4.6 speed, Jamison Crowder is not your typical receiver. However, when I look at him making an impact for the Jets as a rookie I see it as a return man. This past season at Duke, Crowder returned two punts for touchdowns on 22 attempts. Currently the Jets don't really have a dangerous punt-returner on their roster. Jeremy Kerley is probably the front-runner to return punts this upcoming season, but he is not explosive. Crowder is dangerous in the open field and can make people miss. Eventually, Crowder could develop into a contributor in the slot on offense. The Jets failed in their attempt to get this type of player last year with Jalen Saunders, but Crowder is more NFL-ready.
Projected Round- 4th
2) Austin Shepard, OT, Alabama
It is not a bad thing to have 27 career starts in the SEC at Alabama under your belt heading into the NFL draft. That is exactly what Shepard has. At 6'4, 315, Shepard has an NFL-frame. He is a smart kid with good hand placement. Shepard has the potential to play either inside or outside at the next level. He does not have great length or down field blocking skills yet. The Jets are getting older on the offensive line with D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Breno Giacomini starting at the tackle spots. Shepard could be groomed into a possible replacement.
Projected Round- 4th or 5th
3) Cody Fajardo, QB, Nevada
In my mind the Jets should not be in the market for a quarterback early in this draft. I have faith in Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick for this upcoming season. The Jets have to many other areas they need to add players to. Fajardo is an impressive athlete, running a 4.63 at the combine. He is only 6'1 and has to work on mechanics and ball security, but has a nice arm and can make a lot of plays with his legs. There is potential here especially in Chan Gailey's scheme.
Projected Round- 6th or 7th