Kevin White Scouting Report

Kevin White 6-3 210 Sr Wr West Virginia

He began his college career at Lackawanna Jr College. After two seasons he transferred to West Virginia. He had a breakout season as a senior for the Mountaineers ,catching over a hundred passes for over 1300 yards.

He has a tall,lean, athletic frame. He shows the ability to get off the line of scrimmage quickly. He can get off close and press coverage and has tremendous short area quickness. He can make quick moves after release and accelerate to top speed extremely quickly ,and blow by defenders. He can also use his short area quickness to set up the defender and gain seperation. He does a great job of selling the vertical route and then changing directions and making the comeback, dig, and out routes look easy. He is a very smooth athlete and route runner.

On deep passes he shows the ability to locate the ball, adjust, take some contact, and get the ball at it’s highest point. He shows very good body control and is able to make a play after the catch as well.

On short to intermediate routes he shows the ability to make the catch, slip a tackle, turn upfield, accelerate quickly and gain yards after the catch.

As a blocker he shows good effort and the ability to break down a defender, use his hands and proper technique and sustain the block on the edge to open up lanes.

Kevin White had a huge breakout season this year. He should destroy the combine in height, weight, speed, and agility drills. He has tremendous athleticism and potential. He is an all around wideout who not only stretches the field vertically, but can pick up chunks of yardage on short to intermediate routes and gain yards after the catch. He has the occasional dropped pass, but overall uses his hands to snatch the ball out of the air and make moves up field in stride. He is a big time prospect and should be one of the first wide receivers off the board.


Justin Hardy Scouting Report

Justin Hardy 6-1 188 Sr Wr East Carolina

He has had a highly productive career with the Pirates. He has topped the 1000 yard recovering mark each oft he last 3 seasons. He has caught over 100 passes each of the last 2 seasons as well.

He has a lean athletic frame. He shows the ability to got off the line and create separation on short to intermediate routes with his short area quickness. At times he rounds off routes a bit. He is able to make quick cuts and create separation in and out of his routes. He is able to find the soft spots in zone coverage as well. After the catch he is a threat to make a defender miss and gain yardage after the catch. He has very good acceleration and reaches top speed quickly. He can stretch the field as well, but doesn’t always get a lot of separation deep, he relies more on his ball skills and body control at times when stretching the field.

He has pretty reliable hands overall. He uses his hands to reach out and snag the ball out of the air no matter where it is thrown. He does a good job of coming back to the ball and shielding the defender with his body to make the play. He did drop a few routine type passes, but overall was very consistant.

He has tremendous ball skills. He has the ability to locate , adjust, and reel in the pass. He is able to do this with a defender draped al over him as well. He does not shy away from contact. He can adjust to balls outside of his frame and has a wide catch radius.

He is a good blocker for his position. He is a willing blocker on the edges and shows the abilit to block downfield and open up lanes. Needs to be a little more consistent with his blocking techniques.

He may not have the fastest 40 time Around, but his short area quickness and acceleration are very good. He is not afraid of going over the middle or making contact and shows good versatility as well. He is not going to post the fastest combine 40 time , but should perform very well At the Senior Bowl. Overall, he is a very good receiver prospect. He should come off the board somewhere in the 3rd round.

Devante Parker Scouting Report

Devante Parker 6-3 210 Sr Wr Louisville
He missed the first 7 games of the season with a broken bone in his foot. In 5 games this season he caught 35 passes for 735 yards and 5 touchdowns.

He has a tall, lean, athletic frame. He could still fill out a little bit in the future.
He has the ability to get off of press coverage. He can get inside or outside release at will.He gets off the line quickly and has quick feet. He is a quick and sudden route runner who can create separation . He shows the ability to attack all areas of the field. He can catch a slant, break a tackle and make a big play after the catch. He can also stretch the defense vertically.

He demonstrates tremendous ball skills and awareness. He is able to locate a ball in the air, use his frame to shield a defender, go up high point the ball, and secure the catch to the ground. He has a tremendous catch radius due to his height and long arms.

He can accelerate quickly and run away from defenders. He is also not afraid to go over the middle and take a hit while still maintaining possession. One area he needs to improve on is blocking on the edge. He flashes the ability to use his hands and lock in on the defender, however he needs to be more consistent and show more effort in this area.

He did break a bone in his foot this summer, but has played great since his return. He is a versatile ,big ,playmaking receiver. His ball skills and awareness are top notch. He has room to add muscle to his frame and has a tremendous amount of potential as well.

Jace Amaro Scouting Report

Jace Amaro 6-5 260 Texas Tech Te

He had a breakout Jr season for the Red Raiders.  He caught 106 passes for 1352 yards and 7 touchdowns.

  • has a big frame
  • show the ability to block downfield and on the edge
  • uses hands well when blocking/shows good aggressiveness and toughness as a blocker
  • has the occasional drop, however overall has strong reliable hands
  • is able to make plays in traffic and maintain possession after taking a hit
  • uses hos body very well to shield defenders
  • shows good acceleration and the ability to turn up field after the catch and gain yards after the catch
  • very good at finding the soft spots in the zone coverage and exploiting them
  • displays good ball skills and awareness
  • played primarily as a detached tight end/ did have limited experience on the line of scrimmage
  • too fast for linebackers, to big for defensive backs
  • not a burner ,but a very good athlete for his size
  • can stretch the field on short to intermediate routes and a threat after the catch

Overall I was very impressed with Jace Amaro. He is not your typical in line tight end. Although he played primarily off the line at Texas Tech he did show the ability in limited snaps to be an in line blocker. I was very impressed with his blocking overall. He is a versatile player who can lineup in a variety of spots on the field. He should also do very well at the combine in the speed and agility drills. He projects to be off the board by the late 1st round.

The Jets could definitely benefit from drafting Amaro. He would be a instant weapon for Geno Smith to throw to. His versatility will cause match up problems for defenses. In the right system he could blossom into a very good all around player.

2013 NFL Draft Grades: New York Jets

New York Jets 2013 Draft Grade

1st (9th overall) Dee Milliner CB Alabama

Will contribute immediately and will most likely line up opposite Antonio Cromartie as a starting corner to begin the year. Good value and also addressed a need.

1st(13th overall) Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri

This pick was the centerpiece of the Darrelle Revis trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Richardson showed the ability to get off the lien and be a disruptive force in the backfield in his one season at Missouri. This pick was good value and also added depth to the defensive line.  The Jets are not strictly a 3-4 defensive team and have run 4-3 schemes as well. He should see significant playing time as a rookie.

2nd round (7th pick) Geno Smith QB West Virginia

Although this quarterback class overall was considered weaker than the past few drafts, quarterback is a position of need for the Jets. Getting Geno Smith in the second round was good value. He is not a finished product and will need some time to develop into a starter.

3rd round(10th pick) Brian Winters G Kent St

Winters is a physical and aggressive offensive line prospect.  He played tackle at Kent St, but projects to be kicked inside to guard.

4th round(9th pick) Traded to the New Orleans Saints for RB Chris Ivory

If Ivory can stay healthy and remain on the field this could turn into a steal for the Jets.

5th round (8th pick)  Oday Aboushi OT Virginia

He is an experienced player for the Cavaliers.  He could compete for playing time at right tackle. He provides depth along the line for the Jets.

6th round(10th pick) William Campbell OG Michigan

Campbell was a defensive tackle for the Wolverines during his career. He is apparently going to be converted to an offensive guard.  He will be a work in progress and take some time to develop.

7th round(9th pick) Tommy Bohannon FB Wake Forest

A weight room warrior, he also shows pretty good all-around skills. He could be a solid blocker, short yardage runner, and occasional pass catching threat in the right scheme.  This is a good value pick late in the draft.

Overall the Jets seemed to get pretty good value with each selection. They addressed some of their needs and really fortified their offensive and defensive lines.  They did not address tight end, safety, or pass rushing linebacker. They traded one of the best players in the league in Darrelle Revis ,but seem to be off to a good start at retooling the team. Overall they seem to be rebuilding and are a work in progress.

Grade: B+

NY Jets first round review

NY Jets First Round Feedback

The first 8 picks in the draft saw several of the Jets targets selected. There was a faint hope that Dion Jordan would see his stock slip. That hope ended when the Miami Dolphins jumped up into the number 3 spot in the draft and selected the pass rusher from Oregon.  During the draft process there had been a lot of buzz about the Jets interest in LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo.  The Cleveland Browns selected Mingo with the 6th pick in the draft, taking another pass rusher off of the Jets wish list.  The 7th pick resulted in athletic all around guard Jonathan Cooper being selected by the Arizona Cardinals. The Bills were on the clock and then a trade was announced. The Rams moved up from the 16th overall spot in the draft and leapfrogged the Jets. Tavon Austin was the selection.  There has been a lot of speculation leading up to and on draft day regarding the Jets interest in wide receiver Tavon Austin from West Virginia.  He measured out at around five feet nine inches and 175 pounds, a bit diminutive by NFL standards for a receiver, however his off the charts athletic and playmaking abilities saw his stock rise up draft boards.  The Rams selected Austin leaving the Jets without one of their main targets.

With the ninth pick in the draft the Jets selected Dee Milliner , cornerback from Alabama. Milliner is a good all-around cornerback prospect. There are some concerns about the number of surgeries he has had during his time at Alabama. He will not replace Darrrelle Revis, None will replace Darrelle Revis. He will form a very solid cornerback tandem with Antonio Cromartie and allow former first round pick Kyle Wilson to be in the nickel packages.

With the 13th pick in the draft the Jets focused on the defensive line and selected defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson from Missouri. Richardson was often times dominate at the University of Missouri this past season. He is a good defensive line prospect. I preferred Star Lotulelei from Utah because of his ability to play multiple positions, in multiple schemes.

At the end of the night the Jets had addressed two areas that needed to be strengthened. Although they did not address the offensive side of the ball in round one, they seemed to get pretty good overall value from their 2 first round selections.

In the second round I look for the jets to address the offensive line. They could possibly draft road grater Larry Warfod form Kentucky . They could also look to draft a quarterback of the future in the second round as well. Geno Smith, Matt Barkely, and Ryan Nassib are all possible targets. I would like to see the Jets wait on a quarterback until a little later in the draft and draft Zac Dysert or Tyler Wilson.

The jets solidified their defense in the first round of the draft. I look for the Jets to address other areas such as qb, offensive line, tight end, linebacker, and safety with the rest of the draft. They could also trade down in the second round to accumulate additional draft choices in the later rounds. There is hope and optimism among the low expectations for the 2013 season. The jets appear to be in rebuilding mode but are still deficient in several key areas on the field, most notably the quarterback position. Time will tell if Mark Sanchez can ignite his career and become a more effective quarterback. I am pleased that the Jets didn’t reach for a QB high in the draft and I am hopeful that they will use a later round selection to draft and develop one for the future instead.