New York Jets: Fan favorite selected in full mock draft

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Round Seven: 235. Joe Ostman, Edge, Western Michigan

Adding guys late in the draft is always a shot in the dark. However, this shot in the dark is a guy that improved as an edge rusher through his career at Western Michigan. Over his final two years in school, Joe Ostman posted 12 sacks and 28 TFL’s. The competition again is at a lower level, but that doesn’t change the fact that this guy found his way into the offensive backfield on a consistent basis. The numbers don’t lie.

The tape shows a player that is a hard worker and one with a relentless motor. He doesn’t stop. His frame is not classic as his torso is huge and his legs are short. Ostman’s ability to get leverage on his opponent is a bit awkward and they can control him a bit. However, he finds a way to get back into the backfield. He isn’t a natural with pass rush moves, but he is starting to develop a spin move that could be very move. Ostman is a developmental project that needs work but has the potential to be a contributor.

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In this draft, the Jets potentially fill a lot of holes. They don’t get the most pro-ready quarterback in the draft but they get one that knows how to get the job done. This group is filled with hard-working young players that have relentless motors in common. They may not be perfect athletes but they figure out how to be productive. In a huge draft for Mike Maccagnan, that is all we can ask for.

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