Friday, May 9, 2014

New York Jets Draft: Looking at Day 2 options

Like many teams do each year at the NFL Draft, the Jets went against most media projections that had them picking a wide receiver or a cornerback in the first round. New York did look to upgrade their secondary, however, taking safety Calvin Pryor from Louisville with their 18th overall pick.

A hard-hitting safety with good range and ball skills, Pryor has a knack for creating turnovers and turning momentum with bone-jarring hits. He's a great fit in Rex Ryan's attacking defense and while the Jets had bigger needs at receiver and corner, Pryor instantly becomes the best safety on the roster.

For my full analysis of the Pryor pick, take a look at my recap from last night. In short, he's a talented player who fits the system, yet might have been slightly overdrafted and didn't feel one of the team's top needs. A pick I definitely like, but don't love with players like Darqueze Dennard and Brandin Cooks on the board.

Moving on to Friday, where the Jets should be looking at three or four positions on the draft's second day: the aforementioned wide receiver and cornerback, as well as tight end and even outside linebacker. Here are some Day 2 possibilities for John Idzik to consider:

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