Category: Draft

Jets add Pair of O-Linemen Following Tryout

By Glenn Naughton   The Jets apparently liked what they saw in a couple of offensive lineman who were invited to try out during this week's rookie mini-camp as the pair were signed and added to the current roster. Offensive linemen Benjamin Braden and Chris Bordelon both inked deals with the Jets as long snapper [...]

Breaking Down the Jets 2017 Draft Class

By Glenn Naughton The New York Jets entered the 2017 draft with a total of seven choices to make.  Following a slew of trades, GM Mike Maccagnan added a pair of extra picks to leave the weekend with nine new players, five on defense, four on offense.  JetNation.com takes a look at each player and [...]

Derrick Jones CB; 6th Round (204 Overall)

With the 204th overall pick in the 6th round the NY Jets have selected cornerback Derrick Jones from Mississippi. At first glance Jones seems to be a strong special teams candidate who needs to improve his strength. Here is his draft report from NFL.com. This is the last pick for the Jets in the 2017 [...]

Jeremy Clark CB: Round 6 (197 Overall)

The NY Jets selected CB Jeremy Clark from Michigan in the 6th round. Clark is an interesting pick, reports all say he would have gone earlier but he is recovering from a torn ACL. He has excellent size for a cornerback (6'3") and it is a position of need for the Jets. Free agent acquisition [...]

Elijah McGuire RB; Round 6 (188 Overall)

In the 6th round the Jets have selected running back Elijah Mitchell from Louisville. Mitchell will compete for carries in the Jets backfield with Bilal Powell and Matt Forte. From his NFL.com scouting report: Compact frame with good thickness in legs. Runs with good ball security. Very athletic with plus acceleration. Runs with forward lean [...]

Dylan Donahue; Round 5 (181 overall)

The NY Jets selected Dylan Donahue out of West Georgia (DII). Donahue is listed as a pass rushing defensive lineman. Mike Mayock said he knew nothing about this kid but once he watched his tape he watched three more of his games. He says, "he plays like his hair is on fire" and expects him [...]

Jordan Leggett TE; 5th Round (150th Overall)

The Jets concentrated on defense early in the draft, since then it has been offense. The first four picks were two safeties and two wide receivers. With the 150th overall pick (5th round) the New York Jets selected tight end Jordan Leggett from Clemson. From his NFL.com draft report: Outstanding size for the position. Has [...]