Tag:Damien Woody
Posted on: April 20, 2008 7:49 am
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My Six...

With the NFL draft less than a week away and my New York Jets drafting at #6, I've decided to do my wishlist of the top six players I would want the Jets to draft in Round #1!!!

My 6th ranked prospect is Vernon Gholsten...
Vernon is a workout warrior and can provide the speed that NFL teams look for in a sack master...Players who come into the NFL at the hybrid position, DE/OLB, usually can make an immediate impact...The one thing that scares me is that in college he disappeared for many of the big games and against some of the more talented teams in college football...I know he had the only sack given up by Jake Long, but stuff like that is gonna happen!! Another reason that I almost left him off my charts is the fact that the Jets already have Bryan Thomas and newly signed Calvin Pace manning his position...If the Jets are gonna take a player to sit and learn for a season, then it should be QB, not the hybrid...

My 5th ranked prospect is Jake Long...
Jake is without a doubt the best offensive lineman in this draft and it would only be wishful thinking to think he makes it past the Dolphins, Rams, FalconsRaiders or Chiefs...If Jake were to be selected by the Jets it would allow them to move D'Brickashaw Ferguson to the right side, where he might fit better...Say they want to keep D'Brick at left tackle, then Jake would be able to play right tackle and then move Damien Woody to right guard and bench Brandon Moore...A guy like Jake Long is way too tough to pass on, and as I mentioned before he only gave up one sack his senior year of college...

My 4th ranked prospect is Sedrick Ellis...
This guy proves that combine numbers shouldn't be the deciding factor for NFL teams...He had a monster, and I mean monster, Senior Bowl week...He stole the show and completely dominated everything on the field..If he didn't have to change positions from college to the Jets, I would have him ranked much higher than four...He plays with a certain swagger to him and not many in this year's draft can match his talent...Selecting Ellis would allow the Jets to shop there own Ellis, Shaun Ellis...Shaun's production is down and Sedrick is a player than can produce right away in this league..I'm very high on this guy!!!

My 3rd ranked prospect is Matt Ryan...
Lets all be honest here!! The only reason Chad Pennington is on the Jets is because Eric Mangini and company don't have complete faith in Kellen Clemens..There is no way a team keeps an 8 million dollar back-up unless they feel he is gonna start or they are gonna need him at some point in the season!! In my lifetime, which is 27 years, the Jets have never had a QB who puts fear into a team's defense..Guess what they still don't!! Matt Ryan would be able to sit for a year, learn the NFL and then 2009 would be his time...The Jets have set up a nice core of players so that they can compete for many years to come...Matt Ryan can be that missing piece on offense that the Jets have had in over 30 years!!! We need stability at QB, as does any team in the NFL...

My 2nd ranked prospect is Darren McFadden...
There is not one player on the Jets offense that scares any team defense...Proof has been the 10 yard dink and dunk passes for the better part of my life...Thomas Jones is a starter in this league and a proven 1000 yard back, but he does not produce the breakaway speed...He is a north/south runner, just like Curtis Martin, but will never get you to the house...The Jets need playmakers and McFad is the biggest play maker in this draft...He is not Adrian Peterson, but he can give the Jets the same spark that Adrian gave the Vikings..If McFadden becomes a Jet, I will be able to look at there backfield as the Patriots Super Bowl team...Thomas Jones is Corey Dillon, Darren McFadden is Laurence Maroney and Leon Washington is Kevin Faulk...Thats one nasty backfield and possibly 2200 yards rushing for the team with Tony Richardson leading the way...

My 1st ranked prospect is Chris Long...
This kid has it all...The heart, the work ethic, the blood lines and the passion and respect for the sport...He has been around the NFL his whole life and knows the game..4-3 or 3-4 he will excel in the game and no one in this draft is better!!! He will be in Pro-Bowl after Pro-Bowl and no one will deny that...He, just like Sedrick Ellis, would allow the Jets to shop Shaun and pick up extra draft picks..Since day one, he was my main target and if he becomes a Jet I will be the happiest fan alive..

Now there is always a possibility of a trade and if the Jets move down from 9-15 it would be to draft a CB and my top CB on my board is Leodis McKelvin...He has the size and speed to form an amazing duo with Darrelle Revis...Revis would lock down teams top receivers while McKelvin would reap from all the benefits...The Jets could possibly have one of the best secondaries with the addition of McKelvin...

 
 
 
 
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