New York Jets go outside the norm with number three pick overall in latest mock draft

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Round Six: Timon  Parris, OT, Stony Brook

It’s not often that a player gets selected from the small school on Long Island. However, Timon Parris brought attention to Stony Brook with his quality of play along the offensive line. Parris became a star in only his second season at school, earning first team All-Conference honors in 2016. No he didn’t play against the level of opponents that others in the draft did, but ability is ability.

Parris has spent his life in the New York area, calling Floral Park, NY his hometown. He stands at 6-5, weighs 312 pounds, and has arms that measure at 33 7/8 inches long. Like we always say, it’s easiest to judge an offensive lineman by looking at the tape, so let’s go:

His footwork is well-developed for a guy coming from such a small school. His lateral movement is good and he actually fires out nicely on running plays as well. Parris doesn’t give up any ground to anybody. He has a fierce motor that just doesn’t turn off and that is the type of player to build a team around.

Where he needs to get better is actually with his hands. He isn’t always the first one to use his hands, so the opponent often gets on him first. Parris has a tough job fighting said opponent off at times when he is late with his hands. If he can get more aggressive with his hands it will make a huge difference. However, local tackle Timon Parris is certainly worth a look late in the draft.