Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Five Combine 'Winners' That Could Become New York Jets

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The Jets are sitting in good position heading into the 2015 NFL Draft. They have the sixth overall pick in the first round, which could net them a quarterback like Marcus Mariota. That pick also gives them a shot at one of the draft's top wide receivers or an elite pass rusher as well.

Depending how new general manager Mike Maccagnan feels about the top of this year's class, the Jets also are in prime position to trade down, particularly if Mariota falls and they decide not to draft him. New York needs depth badly, and getting a windfall of picks for their top-six pick could pay dividends down the line.

With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine wrapping up, many players used the workouts to boost their draft stock. Which of these players could wind up wearing Jets colors heading into the 2015 season?

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska

At first glance to some, Abdullah may not have had an impressive combine workout. Those people would be looking directly at his 4.6 40-yard dash, which is probably THE most overrated workout for a running back. It's not very often runners get to run 40 yards in a straight line in college, let alone the NFL.

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