Category: Draft

New York Jets Draft Review

2008 Selections With Grades By Matthew Bitonti Round 1 Pick 6: DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio State: At the time of the pick, Gholston was the only true blue chipper left, as evidenced by both New England and Baltimore trading down shortly after 6. Gholston believes he should have gone higher and might come in with [...]

7th Round: Nate Garner

The NY Jets completed their 2008 draft by selecting Arkansas Offensive Tackle Nate Garner.  If you can't get Darren McFadden, go get one of the guys that blocked for him. Garner is known as a better run blocker than pass blocker but with his size (6' 6", 325lbs) he has upside (literally). Discuss this selection [...]

6th Round: WR Marcus Henry

The Jets drafted WR Marcus Henry from Kansas in the 6th round.  Henry is a big target (6' 4") and that is something that the Jets need.  He emerged his senior year and started every game.  He caught 54 passes and surpassed 1,000 yards receiving in 13 games. Join us in our forums to discuss [...]

5th Round: Jets Draft QB Erik Ainge

In the 5th round of the NFL Draft the Jets selected QB Erik Ainge from Tennessee.  The 6' 5" Ainge completed 325 passes as a Senior (525 attempts) and threw for over 3,500 yards with 35 touchdown (and 10 interceptions).  He has had some injury problems in the past and initially he will be brought [...]

Jets Trade Down And Draft Dwight Lowery

The Jets opened up the 2nd day of the draft by selecting San Jose State CB Dwight Lowery.  Lowery was a Junior College transfer (5'11 1/2", 201 pounds) and it will be interesting to see if the Jets project him as a safety or a cornerback. The Jets did not have a third round selection [...]

Jets Trade Up And Select TE Dustin Keller

The Jets regime has proven that they are not afraid to pull the trigger on a trade when they see a player that they want.  In the 2007 draft the Jets moved up to get Darrelle Revis and David Harris. This year the Jets made a move to move up to the first round (from [...]

Jets Draft Vernon Gholston

After months of discussion, the question has been answered. With Darren McFadden off the board, the Jets selected Ohio State DE Vernon Gholston in the 1st round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He will be expected to help improve a pass rush that was among the worst in the league this past season. Vernon will [...]

Combine Analysis \ Free Agency Preview

By Matt Greene Okay, here I’m going to provide a list of all the players the Jets have interviewed (that I know of) at the combine, their test results, and their measurements. I will also give my approximation as to when each of these players will come off the board. Players Interviewed: James Hardy – [...]