2014 NFL Draft Preview – Connie Carberg’s Picks

It’s That Wonderful Time of Year Again!

The Jets have 12 picks in the 2014 NFL draft! This reminds me of the old days when the draft was 12-17 rounds! I am so excited in this deep draft to have so many chances to fill some needed holes. It’s a rare opportunity to have this many quality players with such depth.

I read today that the Jets are hoping to trade up to get a top 10 WR and I’m really hoping it’s just a smokescreen. John Idzik has never let anything leak out ahead of time, and I have faith this won’t be the first time. The only reason to trade up to the top 10 would be to try and get Sammy Watkins, but I believe there are enough top flight WRs, TEs, and DBs to get an impact player at 18 and not lose any picks.

In the first round, I’m hoping for Offense:

  • Odell Beckham Jr, (WR)
  • Eric Ebron (TE) Marquise Lee, (WR)
  • I like Brandin Cooks but he’s mostly a slot receiver and the Jets have Jeremy Kerley.

If they go for defense (all cornerbacks):

  • Kyle Fuller of Va Tech is my first choice
  • Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
  • Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State

There have been a million mock drafts, changing constantly. Instead of going round by round, I’m listing some players that I think fill the needs of the Jets.

Other Players I Really Like

Tight End

  • Troy Niklas Notre Dame
  • Trace Amaro – Texas Tech

Wide Receivers:(not 1st round)

  • Allen Robinson -Penn State
  • Martavis Bryant -Clemson

Punt/KO/WR – (small and fast)

  • Jalen Saunders – Oklahoms
  • Dri Archer -Kent State
  • Michael Campanaro -Wake Forest

Offense Guard

  • Gabe Jackson – Mississippi State
  • Billy Turner – N Dakota State

Cornerback

  • Philip Gaines – Rice
  • Brock Vereen – Minnesota

Safety

  • Ty Zimmerman – Kansas State

Outside Rusher

  • Jeremiah Attachu -Ga Tech
  • Demarcus Lawrence -Boise State

NOW some late picks worth picking!

Quarterback 

  • Conner Shaw – South Carolina
  • Aaron Murray – Georgia

Outside Linebacker

  • Jordan Tripp -Montana
  • Jordan Zumwalt -UCLA

Tight End

  • Arthur Lynch -Georgia

Safety

  • AJ Highsmith – U Miami

In Summary

Ready for a draft that can add speed to the offense, help on the offensive line, a PR/KR that is a threat to score, and help in the defensive backfield.

If the Jets can have the success of the 1977 and 2006 amazing drafts, this can be what Jets fans are praying for!

Connie Nicholas Carberg grew up around the New York Jets with her father as the team’s internist for 26 years (Dr. Calvin Nicholas). In 1974, she joined the Jets as a secretary. In 1976, she was named the first female scout in NFL History. Her contributions led to a number of top drafts culminating with her discovery of a little known defensive end, Mark Gastineau. ConnieScouts shares her memories and blessings over the years.

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