2018 NFL Draft: New York Jets get their franchise quarterback in team mock

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Round Six: Joe Ostman, DE/OLB, Central Michigan

Ron Wolf once said to draft a quarterback every year until you find one. I feel that way about drafting edge rushers. They have already drafted one in Jeff Holland, but Central Michigan’s Joe Ostman represents an excellent value pick late on day three. This guy got better every year at getting into the backfield and spent his senior year back there.

As a senior, Ostman got to the quarterback 13 times and recorded 19.5 TFLs. Ostman is another guy that isn’t overly huge, standing at 6-3 and weighing 255 pounds. However, he is a guy with a strong motor that stops at nothing to get to his target, the man with the football. Again, this is the type of player you want to have in an organization, even as simply a situational pass rusher.

Ostman’s motor is quite obvious. He stops at nothing to get to the ball, be that with the quarterback or a running back. His leverage is excellent. Ostman dips that shoulder on his opponent and he becomes very difficult to block. This issues with his size go away because the lineman can’t get good position on him.

However, he is another pass rusher that needs more of an array of pass rushing moves. A good spin move will go a long way to helping him succeed at the next level. If he gets the opportunity, Ostman could play the role that Dylan Donahue would have played if he had been able to stay healthy. He is certainly worth a shot late on the final day of the draft.