Geno Smith, as weird as it may be to think, wasn’t the only skill player the New York Jets drafted in this year’s 2013 NFL draft. While the other player might not jump out at you as being spectacular or a great offensive weapon for whoever the quarterback may be right from the get-go, Tony Bohanon out of Wake Forest was one of the best seventh-round picks in this year’s draft.
Bohanon, at 6-foot-1, 236 pounds, is listed as a fullback, but has the ability to play H-Back, which will definitely help himself separate for incumbent FB Lex Hilliard, likely the only other competitor at the position. Bohanon, obviously, will have to make a name for himself first on special teams.
Nicknamed “T-Bo”, Bohanon is a physical workhorse who works hard to perform on the field. In the Jets’ new west coast offense, little dump passes off to their plethora of backs will be a key component of their success, and with Bohanons’ versatile abilities on the offensive side, he can most certainly help out. His workout results are fairly impressive, benching 225 pounds 36 times, and running the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds.
While this might not sound fast for a fullback/H-Back/tight end, mark my words — Bohanon will be a great player to add, and will help out in the Jets’ offense maybe not this year, but definitely next year.
“I think that I’ll be able to [fit] in well,” Bohanon told ESPN New York. “I think that’s one of my strong suits, my versatility, and being able to block, run, as well as catch the ball out of the backfield. I think the West Coast offense suits me well, and I think that I’ll be able to come in and do well in that type of offense.”
While he might not be the exciting playmaking offensive weapon the Jets and their fans have wanted for a while, Bohanon is definitely a versatile offensive weapon that everyone should be excited about.