Daniel Jeremiah talks draft needs for Jets, ‘continuing to get more firepower’3 min read
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By: Billy Riccette
NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah recently held a conference call in preparation for next week’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Naturally, Jeremiah touched on a lot of topics but he was asked about his pick of Georgia offensive tackle Broderick Jones to the Jets in his latest mock draft and some other draft needs for the Jets.
Jeremiah is a big fan of Jones and says his best football is still ahead of him. He believes Jones can be a really good fit for the Jets because he can play both left and right tackle.
When you look at Broderick Jones, I think his best football is still ahead of him. He is incredibly strong. He is incredibly athletic. What he can do in the second level stuff and the run game as well as in the screen game is outstanding.He sets a little bit of a unique set where he sets a little bit flat so there are times where guys can get upfield on him, but then he shows you the ability to recover and hang in there.So, you know, maybe a little top–heavy at times. He gets a little over–aggressive. He is a pretty physical player, but I think there’s a lot to really like about him. I think he could play either side. I think he could play right tackle. He could play left tackle. That would be — that’s why I had him going there. I think it would be a really good fit.
In terms of other needs, you know, still continuing to get more firepower. I know they signed all those tight ends last year, but I still don’t think they have a real dynamic difference–making tight end. I think they’ve got some good players, but that would be — that would be something I would be trying to find as well as we’ll see what they’re going to do with the center position going forward.I wouldn’t mind seeing them get one of those young centers in this draft. It’s a pretty good group of interior offensive linemen.
Originally posted on Jets Wire