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Variety Pack: Jets and Draft Thoughts

Saturday, October 5th, 2013
In an up and down season, one bright spot is rookie Sheldon Richardson (Photo: US Presswire)

In an up and down season, one bright spot is rookie Sheldon Richardson (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

Fall brings things we might not all cherish like colder weather or school work but also something we all love. Football. Most people love the games and get caught up in the current season, as do I. If you’re reading this you either like to focus on your beloved Jets or you love the to scout and preview the new crop of NFL prospects on their way to the league. (more…)


2014 All-Potential First Team Offense

Friday, September 27th, 2013
Lache Seastrunk could fly his way past defenders and also into the first round (Photo: US Presswire)

Lache Seastrunk could fly his way past defenders and also into the first round (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

QB Braxton Miller, Ohio St.
6’2 215

It’s a reasonably tough argument to make given the guy is “listed” at 6’2, is currently dealing with injuries, and has never had a completion percentage better than 58% for a season. But again, this is about potential. The leap from talented college athlete to successful pro is in a lot of cases a big one. In a lot of cases its never made. Guys like JaMarcus Russell, Akili Smith and Vince Young would have made this list in some capacity but as NFL quarterbacks they were or are major disappointments. (more…)


2014 All-Potential Second Team Offense

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Brandon Coleman has a rare combination of size and athleticism similar to Plaxico Burress (Photo: US Presswire)

Brandon Coleman has a rare combination of size and athleticism similar to Plaxico Burress (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

Potential can be a like an oasis. An illusion that mystifies and intrigues but often leaves us with nothing. But its too fun not to speculate about what could be. That’s why the All Potential Team was created.

Here is your Second Team Offense:

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2014 All Potential Team: Offense, Honorable Mention

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Duke Johnson, likely to make this list in a year, was stellar but Stephen Morris flashed some major potential vs Florida (Photo: US Presswire)

Duke Johnson, likely to make this list in a year, was stellar but Stephen Morris flashed some major potential vs Florida (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

2013 was devoid of star power at quarterback. That’s not the case this year as you’ll see. These players all have enough upside worthy of recognition.

QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
6’3 220

You may be surprised to see the consensus #1 QB on the Honorable Mention list and not First Team. If you were to rank all the 2014 eligible quarterbacks based on overall ability and likeliness to succeed at the next level, Bridgewater would no doubt top the list. But this exercise is a bit more abstract, more imaginative than grounded. (more…)


2014 NFL Draft: Potential First-Round Picks for the New York Jets

Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Marquise Lee

Could Marquise Lee be Santonio Holmes’ replacement? (Photo: US Presswire)

By Ryan Alfieri, Editor

It’s never too early to start looking forward to the future—especially in times like these for Jets fans.

The season has yet to start and the Jets could certainly surprise a lot of people if their rookies make a big impact early on, but there is a very good chance that the Jets will be picking high in the 2014 draft.

While this does call for another season of losing, it does give the Jets a chance to add a dynamic player on either side of the ball that can help bring them back into contention. Here are some possible first-round picks heading into the second week of college football.

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