Draft Pick 1.16
HB Joe Mixon-6'1" 228lbs Oklahoma (81 ovr)
Veteran HB Gio Bernard found a new home in Cincy so priority number one was to get a half back. After Fournette, Mixon was second on our board. One word says it all about Mixon....SPEED! Mixon was the fastest HB coming out of the draft. He may be the fastest HB in the PFL. Along with his speed (98 spd) and acceleration (93 acc), he also can be a threat in the passing game, (77 cth). Mixon may be the most versatile back coming out of this draft. With Bryce Brown getting closer to regression, Mixon will be the #1 back soon and the beast of the AFC East.
Draft Pick 2.16
WR Curtis Samuel-5'11" 196lbs Ohio State (75 ovr)
Last season we drafted in the first round WR Malcom Mitchell (77 ovr) and all he did last season was set rookie Jet records for Yards (1,136), TDs (8), YAC (243) and longest catch (83). Samuel is a clone of Mitchell in height, weight and skills. In fact, he has slightly better speed (93 spd) and better acceleration (91 acc). We hope he can equal or better what Mitchell did last season. With Mitchell on one side and Samuel on the other, QB Dynamite throwing to them, the Jets will be flying high.
Draft Pick 3.16
MLB Duke Riley-6'1" 232lbs LSU (74 ovr)
Riley may not be as fast or as big as we like our middle line backers to be but Riley showed at the combines that he is one of the stronger linebackers (83 str) and has great knowledge of the position (76 awr). Training camp will help him improve and we feel he will learn a lot starting next to veteran MLB Alonso.
Draft Pick 4.16
TE Gerald Everett-6'3" 239lbs Alabama (71 ovr)
Everett will be our 3rd string TE. He has raw talent that in a few season after some training camp and PFL Europe, can get him to number 2 TE.
Draft Pick 5.16
SS Tedric Thompson-6'0" 204lbs Colorado (72 ovr)
Thompson will be backing up all pro Keanu Neal. Thompson has the height and size to be a physical SS but lacks great speed (85 spd). At this stage of the draft, we were looking for a solid back up.