2012 NFL Combine: 30 Prospects the Jets Should Target

February 18th, 2012

NYJD Staff Writer: Matt Deem

After the jump, we give you thirty prospects the Jets should target at the 2012 NFL Combine.

Click on names for complete player profiles.

  1. Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama — Top notch pass rusher, has a big lower base, carries his weight well. Needs to work in pass coverage, reminds me of Lamarr Woodley
  2. Riley Reiff, OL, Iowa—An ideal LT who is really well rounded in all the necessary skills an O-lineman needs, natural talent
  3. Mike Adams, OL, Ohio State—Monster of a man, at 6’8 325lbs he has a big frame that can still fill out more, good feet, but tends to lean forward in pass blocking
  4. Jonathan Martin, OL, Stanford –– A real road grader in the run game, big, athletic, ideal left tackle
  5. David DeCastro, G, Stanford – a mean, nasty Guard who has all the skills needed to excel in the NFL
  6. Nick Perry, DE, USC – A pure pass rusher, who is raw but has sky high potential
  7. Devon Still, DT, Penn St—Great run stopper, really strong, and takes on double teams with ease
  8. Fletcher Cox, DL, Miss St — Very versatile, can play multiple D line positions, strong, beats defenders on athleticism more than technique
  9.   Lamar Miller, RB, Miami – Explosive runner with great acceleration, can run between the tackles as well
  10.  Mark Barron, S, Alabama — Great instincts, athletic, good against the run
  11.  Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan – Really talented DL, who has supreme strength, lacks motivation at times
  12.  Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska – Coming off a season lost due to a torn pec muscle, very strong interior lineman
  13.  Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson – Big, quick defender who has good hand to hand combat skills in the trenches.
  14.  Vontaze Burfict, OLB, Ariz St – Aggressive LB who is really physical in the run game and a good pass rusher, doesn’t take great angles, needs work on coverage skills
  15.  Dwight Jones, WR, UNC – Great size at 6’4, big NFL type body, not a deep threat more of a possession WR
  16.  Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia – Uses his hands well, doesn’t have a great first step, wins with techinque
  17.  Bruce Irvin, DE, WVU – Pure pass rusher, good speed, a tweener in the NFL
  18.  George Iloka, S, Boise State – 6’3 good size, is very physical, and has the speed to play man to man.
  19. Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia – Very athletic and explosive, has played offense and defense as well as returning kicks. Could be a great addition in the 3rd round.
  20. Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame – A very smart and dependable player, who is really good at coming up and stopping the run, really experienced.
  21.  Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois – At 6’4 265lbs he has great size and is really explosive, pure pass rusher who is coming off a big year
  22. Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple – Great vision, and great ability to make cuts in traffic, not great speed but should be a very consistent RB in the NFL
  23.  Mike Martin, DT, Michigan – High motor guy, very strong, and plays just as hard in the 4th quarter as he did in the 1st
  24.  Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt – A true ball hawk, seems to always get his hand on the ball. He is very physical sometimes too physical but has the speed to stick with NFL wide receivers.
  25.  Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma – Great speed, but lacks size. Good wrap up tackler who is always around the ball
  26.  Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State – Very accurate, throws a nice ball, at 28 he has the experience and presence needed to come in and start day 1
  27.  Juron Criner, WR, Arizona – A nice deep threat wide receiver with good size, has problems with drops at times but has high potential
  28.  Marcus Forston, DT, Miami – Was a star recruit coming out of high school being compared to Warren Sapp, injuries have set him back but he is a big strong DT who has great potential
  29. Kelechi Osemele, OT/OG, Iowa State – Good size at 6’5 333lbs, over powered defenders in college, has played tackle and guard, looks like a RT in the NFL to me.
  30. Matt Reynolds, OT/OG, BYU—Great size at 6’6, excellent run blocker, has trouble with speedy pass rushers.

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Fletcher Cox, Nick Perry

One Response to “2012 NFL Combine: 30 Prospects the Jets Should Target”

  1. Pratish says:

    dude the Jets r gonna wait another year on Mark Sanchez. I also don’t think Weeden is that good, bad idea…

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