Category: Draft

New York Jets Draft Recap

By Glenn Naughton New York Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan oversaw his first NFL draft and he should be thrilled with the way things unfolded as he came away with arguably the best player in the draft and filled multiple holes on the Jets roster by the time things wrapped up.  Here's a recap of [...]

Jets Spend Final Pick on D-Lineman Deon Simon

By Glenn Naughton   The Jets draft started and ended their draft on the defensive line.  After selecting Leonard Williams with the sixth overall selection, choice number 223 in the 7th round was used on Northwestern St. (La) nose tackle Deon Simon At 6' 4'', 321 lbs, Simon played nose tackle in college and earned [...]

O-Lineman Jarvis Harrison to Jets in 5th Round

By Glenn Naughton Even with fifteen offensive lineman currently on their roster, the New York Jets didn't shy away from choosing another in the fifth round when they selected Jarvis Harrison of Texas A&M. Harrison has good size at 6' 4'', 330 pounds and scouts rave about his physical attributes but dedication is a concern. [...]

Jets Grab Baylor Quarterback Bryce Petty

By Glenn Naughton   New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan can cross one more item off his shopping list as the Jets selected Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty with their fourth round selection (103 overall). Viewed as a developmental prospect after a productive college career that saw him throw 62 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing [...]

Jets Choose Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin in Third Round

By Glenn Naughton   The New York Jets continued addressing their most pressing needs with their third-round pick (82nd overall) in choosing Louisville outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin. At 6' 4'', 259 lbs Mauldin spent three seasons at Lousiville where he amassed 20.5 sacks and 31 tackles for loss at defensive end early in his career before moving [...]

Williams Could Make Jets Defense Special

By Glenn Naughton   It's important to remember that it's only May 1st, and it's all just on paper, meaning none of the Jets' off-season moves mean much of anything until things play out on the field.  However, with the addition of top-rated defensive lineman Leonard Williams from the University of Southern California, the Jets have put [...]

Leonard Williams Press Conference

In the 1st round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the NY Jets selected Leonard Williams from USC. Williams spoke to the media and answered some questions, the full transcript appears below. On his reaction being drafted by the Jets… It was a big surprise to me you know. Knowing that when I got to the [...]