PFF Draft Board: New York Jets

Zoltán Buday takes a pick-by-pick look at the 2016 draft prospects that best fit the Jets' needs.

| 8 months ago
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PFF Draft Board: New York Jets


PFF is putting together team-specific draft boards for all 32 teams, using our draft rankings and our evaluation of how each player fits in specific schemes.

Included are three ideal targets for each team with their first-, second- and third-round picks, along with the complete team-specific draft board including every player in PFF’s draft rankings.

Here is the entry for the New York Jets:

Round 1 (20th overall)

Shilique Calhoun, OLB, Michigan State

While the Broncos showed in January that the position can be vital to beating the Patriots, the Jets lack quality edge rushers. Do not mistake Calhoun for Von Miller, but he did finish with the second-highest pass rushing grade in the nation among edge rushers behind only Joey Bosa.

Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

The inside linebacker position has become relatively thin in New York with the departure of Demario Davis. While Ragland is still a work in progress in coverage he could immediately provide an upgrade over Davis in run defense. The former Alabama player has good discipline in the running game and can make plays when rushing the passer as well.

Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

While cornerback is not the most pressing need for the Jets, Alexander could be a solid pick if the board falls in a certain way. He would fit perfectly into the Jets’ system since his style is very similar to Darrelle Revis’ as he is at his best as a press-man cornerback and can match up even to more physical wide receivers.

Round 2 (51st overall)

Kyler Fackrell, DE/OLB, Utah State

Fackrell can be a solid Day-2 option if the Jets do not address the need at edge defender in the first round. While he is not as good a pass rusher as Calhoun is, the former Aggie is more versatile and can drop into coverage as well, like he did 192 times at Utah State in 2015. Fackrell is one of only ten edge defenders in this year’s class who graded out above +1.0 in run defense, pass rush and coverage as well.

Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA

Although the Jets signed Matt Forte after the departure of Chris Ivory, he is more of a temporary solution than a long-term answer. They can immediately upgrade the position by grabbing the most elusive player in this year’s class in Round 2. Perkins forced 73 missed tackles on 236 carries, which is just three shy of what Derrick Henry achieved on 396 attempts.

Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina

With the departure of Jeff Cumberland and the lack of production from Jace Amaro in his first two years in the NFL, the Jets could be looking for a tight end on Day-2 already. Although, Adams had a couple frustrating drops, he flashed ability as a receiver and demonstrated that he is one of the better blocking tight ends in this year’s class.

Round 3 (83rd overall)

Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn

Although, the Jets traded for Ryan Clady, they should still be looking for help at the offensive tackle position. Coleman would not be asked to start immediately for the Jets, which would give him time to improve as a pass protector. However, his run blocking could help him get on the field if either of the Jets’ tackles struggle.

Christian Westerman, G, Arizona State

Another option along the offensive line, Westerman’s strengths are the opposite of Coleman’s. While the former Arizona State player has a tendency to whiff on blocks in the running game, he is the best pass protector guard in this year’s class. Westerman allowed one sack, five hits and nine pressures on 629 pass block snaps in 2015.

Steven Daniels, LB, Boston College

Daniels may not be as versatile and complete as Ragland, but the Jets could grab the best linebacker against the run in Round 3 with this pick. The Boston College alum received the highest grade against the run in this year’s class and offers some value as a pass rusher too. However, his lack of athleticism to play in coverage limits him to a 2-down role.

PlayerPositionSchoolPFF Draft BoardNew York Jets Draft Board
Joey BosaEDGEOhio State11
Jared GoffQBCal42
Jalen RamseyCBFlorida State33
Laremy TunsilOTOle Miss54
Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State75
Myles JackLBUCLA66
DeForest BucknerDIOregon27
Corey ColemanWRBaylor98
Cody WhitehairGKansas State179
Leonard FloydEDGEGeorgia1910
Josh DoctsonWRTCU1011
William Jackson IIICBHouston1512
Shaq LawsonEDGEClemson1113
Sheldon RankinsDILouisville814
Jack ConklinOTMichigan State1315
Mackenzie AlexanderCBClemson2116
Shilique CalhounEDGEMichigan State2917
Carson WentzQBNorth Dakota State1418
Reggie RaglandLBAlabama2618
Ronnie StanleyOTNotre Dame1618
Chris JonesDIMississippi State1221
Noah SpenceEDGEEastern Kentucky3622
Jaylon SmithLBNotre Dame2523
Jarran ReedDIAlabama2024
Karl JosephSWest Virginia3025
Andrew BillingsDIBaylor2226
Hunter HenryTEArkansas3327
Leonte CarrooWRRutgers3528
Jerell AdamsTESouth Carolina5929
Sterling ShepardWROklahoma2330
Eli AppleCBOhio State3131
Rashard HigginsWRColorado State4031
Michael Thomas (OSU)WROhio State2433
Vernon ButlerDILouisiana Tech3234
Kyler FackrellEDGEUtah State6534
Bronson KaufusiEDGEBYU6636
Jason SpriggsOTIndiana4636
Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss2838
Ryan KellyCAlabama4239
Joe ThuneyOTNC State5140
Paul PerkinsRBUCLA4940
Scooby Wright IIILBArizona7142
Nick MartinCNotre Dame4542
Taylor DeckerOTOhio State5244
Joshua GarnettGStanford5045
A'Shawn RobinsonDIAlabama4146
Kamalei CorreaEDGEBoise State7847
Paxton LynchQBMemphis5548
Michael Thomas (SM)WRSouthern Miss3849
Kalan ReedCBSouthern Miss5450
Christian WestermanGArizona State8551
Shon ColemanOTAuburn9152
Kevin DoddEDGEClemson7052
Isaac SeumaloGOregon State6354
Kevin ByardSMiddle Tennessee State7355
Kenneth DixonRBLouisiana Tech4756
Adolphus WashingtonDIOhio State4357
Connor CookQBMichigan State7558
Nick KwiatkowskiLBWest Virginia7658
Steven DanielsLBBoston College10160
Will FullerWRNotre Dame6061
Jordan HowardRBIndiana5662
Su'a CravensLBUSC4863
Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan6264
Jonathan BullardDIFlorida2765
Vernon HargreavesCBFlorida1866
Xavien HowardCBBaylor8067
Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia6768
Hassan RidgewayDITexas5769
Kenny ClarkDIUCLA5869
Kevin PetersonCBOklahoma State9471
Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh8271
Joe SchobertEDGEWisconsin7473
Austin JohnsonDIPenn State3974
Dean LowryDINorthwestern9775
Emmanuel OgbahEDGEOklahoma State3775
Joe DahlOTWashington State11275
Jeremy CashSDuke5378
De'Vante HarrisCBTexas A&M6979
Spencer DrangoGBaylor10780
Brandon DoughtyQBWestern Kentucky10980
Le'Raven ClarkOTTexas Tech11982
Darron LeeLBOhio State8183
Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina9684
Devin LucienWRArizona State9284
Braxton MillerWROhio State9884
Alex CollinsRBArkansas8787
Thomas DuarteTEUCLA8987
Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa6489
Joshua PerryLBOhio State8690
Austin HooperTEStanford12591
Matt SkuraCDuke12892
Cre'Von LeBlancCBFlorida Atlantic9393
Darian ThompsonSBoise State8393
Vonn BellSOhio State9095
Sheldon DayDINotre Dame3496
Carl NassibEDGEPenn State6897
Kentrell BrothersLBMissouri10898
Jake McGeeTEFlorida12399
Darius LathamDIIndiana84100
Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State138101
Tavon YoungCBTemple115102
Cyrus JonesCBAlabama77103
Sebastian TretolaGArkansas126104
Germain IfediOTTexas A&M182105
Demarcus AyersWRHouston150105
Willie HenryDIMichigan99107
Jordan PaytonWRUCLA118108
Nick VanHooseCBNorthwestern88109
David MorganTEUTSA153110
Ronald BlairEDGEAppalachian State102110
Maliek CollinsDINebraska61112
Anthony ZettelDIPenn State114112
Austin BlytheCIowa203114
Darrell GreeneGSan Diego State157115
Javon HargraveDISouth Carolina State79116
Devon CajusteTEStanford174117
Nelson SpruceWRColorado145117
Will AnthonyEDGENavy132117
Tajae SharpeWRUmass180120
Jakeem GrantWRTexas Tech173120
Robert NkemdicheDIOle Miss44122
Matt IoannidisDITemple124122
Kyle MurphyOTStanford72124
Henry Krieger-CobleTEIowa230125
Jordan JenkinsEDGEGeorgia127125
Devontae BookerRBUtah103125
C.J. ProsiseRBNotre Dame105125
Cardale JonesQBOhio State222129
Cody KesslerQBUSC106129
Yannick NgakoueEDGEMaryland134131
Jack AllenCMichigan State122132
Derrick HenryRBAlabama95133
Will RedmondCBMississippi State116134
Artie BurnsCBMiami144135
Dadi Lhomme NicholasEDGEVirginia Tech161135
Aaron WallaceEDGEUCLA166135
Daniel LascoRBCal141138
Terrell ChestnutCBWest Virginia129139
Tyler GrayLBBoise State160140
Brandon AllenQBArkansas104140
Alex McCalisterEDGEFlorida169142
Matt JohnsonQBBowling Green110143
Vernon Adams, JRQBOregon111143
Max TuerkCUSC113143
Joe HaegOTNorth Dakota State117146
Will ParksSArizona100147
Tyrone HolmesEDGEMontana130148
Demarcus RobinsonWRFlorida140149
Bryson AlbrightEDGEMiami (OH)195150
Travis FeeneyEDGEWashington196150
Jatavis BrownLBAkron131152
Charles TapperEDGEOklahoma136153
Kenyan DrakeRBAlabama135153
Jonathan WilliamsRBArkansas137153
Jihad WardDIIllinois159156
D.J. ReaderDIClemson162156
Terrell LathanDITCU167156
Trevone BoykinQBTCU142159
Jayron KearseSClemson120160
Byron MarshallWROregon121160
D.J. PettwayEDGEAlabama211162
Jacoby BrissettQBNC State151163
Kevin HoganQBStanford143163
Jeff DriskelQBLouisiana Tech149163
Nile Lawrence-StampleDIFlorida State148166
Kyle RoseDIWest Virginia168166
Sterling BaileyDIGeorgia170166
Delvon SimmonsDIUSC175166
Brennan ScarlettDIStanford178166
Eric MurrayCBMinnesota154171
Eric StrikerEDGEOklahoma165172
Graham GlasgowGMichigan158173
Keanu NealSFlorida176174
Ian SeauEDGENevada219175
Matt JudonEDGEGrand Valley State220175
D.J. WhiteCBGeorgia Tech155177
Praise Martin-OguikeEDGETemple208178
Jhurell PressleyRBNew Mexico179179
Landon TurnerGNorth Carolina133180
Miles KillebrewSSouther Utah187181
Rashard RobinsonCBLSU200182
KeiVarae RussellCBNotre Dame171183
Corey TindalCBMarshall172183
Justin SimmonsSBoston College163185
Tyler ErvinRBSan Jose State197186
Quniton JeffersonDIMaryland210187
Mike RoseEDGENC State223188
Victor OchiEDGEStony Brook244188
Cory LittletonEDGEWashington246188
Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU181191
Nila KasitatiGOklahoma152192
B.J. GoodsonLBClemson146192
Taveze CalhounCBMississippi State147194
Curt MaggittEDGETennessee207195
Ryker MathewsGBYU164196
Blake MartinezLBStanford198197
Ted KarrasGIllinois213197
Cody CoreWROle Miss184199
Kenny LawlerWRCal193199
Adam GotsisDIGeorgia Tech177201
Clayton FejedelemSIllinois201202
Tanner McEvoySWisconsin206202
Teddy RubenWRTroy212202
Dak PrescottQBMississippi State221205
Tyler RobertsLBTroy215205
Brandon ShellOTSouth Carolina191207
Alex LewisOTNebraska183207
Eddie YarbroughEDGEWyoming192207
DeAndre WashingtonRBTexas Tech194207
Joey HuntCTCU189211
Tyler MatakevichLBTemple185211
Perez FordLBNorthern Illinois188211
Rees OdhiamboGBoise State190211
Cory JohnsonDIKentucky156215
T.J. GreenSClemson217216
Jenson StoshakWRFlorida Atlantic214216
Jordan WilliamsWRBall State218216
Caleb AzubikeEDGEVanderbilt209216
D.J. FosterWRArizona State216216
John TheusOTGeorgia231221
Jerald HawkinsOTLSU232221
Justin MurrayOTCincinnati249221
Jimmy BeanEDGEOklahoma State248221
Josh FergusonRBIllinois235221
Nick VigilLBUtah State205226
Connor McGovernGMissouri202226
Boston StiversonGKansas State237228
Jarell BroxtonGBaylor238228
Vadal AlexanderGLSU243228
Jesse ChapmanCAppalachian State241228
Jake BrendelCUCLA245228
Nick ArbuckleQBGeorgia State242228
Deion JonesLBLSU250228
Donte DeayonCBBoise State199235
Prince Charles IworahCBWestern Kentucky225236
Jalen MillsCBLSU247236
Kendall FullerCBVirginia Tech139238
Trevon ColeyDIFlorida Atlantic186239
Roger LewisWRBowling Green224240
Mike HiltonSOle Miss233240
Mitch MathewsWRBYU226240
Charone PeakeWRClemson229240
Chris MooreWRCincinnati236240
Trevor DavisWRCal239240
Alex EricksonWRWisconsin227240
Connor WujciakDIBoston College204247
Vincent ValentineDINebraska234248
Martavius FosterDIColorado State240248
Wendell SmallwoodRBWest Virginia228250

  • a57se

    You guys are actually serious???
    This is terrible.