Now that the New York Jets have taken care of hiring a general manager, and replacing some coaches, it’s time to concentrate on fixing their roster.
The scouting department have to do a better job of evaluating talent if they want to improve.
The Jets will have that chance to evaluate some players in Saturday’s Senior Bowl, before the NFL Draft in April. The Jets’ flaws are no secret to anyone. The team needs to address quite a few positions: quarterback, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, etc. Jeez, it’s like a laundry list of problems.
The following are some players the Jets should keep an eye on:
Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
The NC State quarterback definitely has great height for the quarterback position. Mike Glennon is 6’6″, 232 pounds. He is easily able to see over the line of scrimmage.
Glennon has a good sense of awareness and can get out of the pocket to avoid sacks. He’s a smart player, that can read defenses and pick up on blitzes. He also has a big arm and is capable of making the throws into tight spaces.
Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
The 6 foot cornerback from Washington is good in pass coverage, and is reliable on run defense. Trufant is one of the better cornerback’s coming out of the Pac-12.
He is quick, has the ability to play man-coverage and he is a solid tackler.
Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
The defensive tackle has a good combination of strength and speed. He has the size and is hard to push around, he is aggressive with the run defense and can get in the backfield with his initial quickness to burst into the gap and get to the opposing quarterback.
His size and speed demand multiple blockers to get to him, which can open up plays for the other players.
Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
Ellington is fast. He runs a 4.39 forty-yard dash. He has the speed and skill to make the home-run play. He has great open field running skills, but can also take it inside, where he can either make defenders miss or bounce off would-be tacklers.
Ellington has the speed in the run game and can be just as effective catching passes out of the backfield. He has great hands and is consistent with his pass catching.