2014 NFL Draft: New York Jets 7-Round Mock, Final Edition

2014 NFL Draft: New York Jets 7-Round Mock, Final Edition

2014 NFL Draft: New York Jets' Seven-Round Mock, Final Edition
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The 2014 NFL Draft is almost upon us! Many predict the New York Jets to address their cornerback needs in the first round of the draft but in this mock draft, they will go offense first. Take a look at the final editing of my New York Jets seven-round mock draft.

Round 1, Pick No. 18: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

Round 1, Pick No. 18: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
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Round 1, Pick No. 18: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

Round 1, Pick No. 18: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
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The Jets need to ensure they have plenty of offensive playmakers who are able to make a difference once the football is in their hands. TE Eric Ebron is quick, strong and able to make clutch catches when it matters most late in close games. Ebron also adds a nice statistic to the Jets in that he adds plenty of yards after catch, a stat the Jets haven't been able to brag about in years.

Round 2, Pick No. 49: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

Round 2, Pick No. 49: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
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Round 3, Pick No. 80: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Round 2, Pick No. 49: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
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The Jets need to continue adding receivers to ensure they can keep up with other teams across the league. With the NFL turning into a passing league, the best teams always find ways to win through the air. WR Jordan Matthews is exactly what the Jets need to compliment their prized offseason acquisition in Eric Decker. Matthews is a great route runner, blocks well and plays with intensity on every down.

Round 3, Pick No. 80: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Round 3, Pick No. 80: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
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Round 3, Pick No. 80: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

Round 3, Pick No. 80: Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
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Due to voids left in their defensive secondary, the Jets need to address several needs at cornerback. CB Pierre Desir is fast, smart and loves to create interceptions. Desir plays with confidence and enjoys being a tackling machine.

Round 4, Pick No. 104: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State

Round 4, Pick No. 104: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
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Round 4, Pick No. 104: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State

Round 4, Pick No. 104: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
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Determined to add quality and depth at cornerback, the Jets will want to draft athletes who are able to bolster its defensive secondary. CB Lamarcus Joyner has incredible football instincts in addition to making big plays when his team needed it. Joyner is a natural-born leader and will thrive on the Jets' defense.

Round 4, Pick No. 115: Dontae Johnson, CB, North Carolina State

Round 4, Pick No. 115: Dontae Johnson, CB, North Carolina State
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Round 4, Pick No. 115: Dontae Johnson, CB, North Carolina State

Round 4, Pick No. 115: Dontae Johnson, CB, North Carolina State
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Due to losing CB Antonio Cromartie and wanting to build around Dee Milliner, the Jets want to draft some solid cornerbacks in the later rounds of the draft. CB Dontae Johnson is a great zone coverage cornerback who is a major utility athlete. He can play cornerback, safety, special teams and thrives in nickel coverage.

Round 4, Pick No. 137: T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame

Round 4, Pick No. 137: TJ Jones, WR, Notre Dame
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Round 4, Pick No. 137: T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame

Round 4, Pick No. 137: TJ Jones, WR, Notre Dame
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WR T.J. Jones has great hands and would be great on the Jets as a slot receiver. He's a team captain and is able to motivate those around him with his hard work and ability to make big plays with his speed.

Round 5, Pick No. 154: Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas

Round 5, Pick No. 154: Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas
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Round 5, Pick No. 154: Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas

Round 5, Pick No. 154: Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas
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The Jets want to add depth to their incredible defensive line and need a player who is aggressive, fast and able to make plays instinctively. DE Chris Smith has incredible urgency to get to the football, and he hits hard.

Round 6, Pick No. 195: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

Round 6, Pick No. 195: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma
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Round 6, Pick No. 195: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

Round 6, Pick No. 195: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma
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CB Aaron Colvin brings great technical skills and athleticism into the mix. A great team leader who holds those around him accountable, Colvin will bring great depth to the Jets' defensive secondary.

Round 6, Pick No. 209: Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA

Round 6, Pick No. 209: Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA
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Round 6, Pick No. 209: Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA

Round 6, Pick No. 209: Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA
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The Jets want to add a clutch linebacker to their roster who brings a fiery personality to the team. LB Jordan Zumwalt is exactly the kind of player head coach Rex Ryan would love to have. Zumwalt is an overachiever who will always do whatever is necessary to shut down offenses.

Round 6, Pick No. 210: Tre Boston, SS, North Carolina

Round 6, Pick No. 210: Tre Boston, SS, North Carolina
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Round 6, Pick No. 210: Tre Boston, SS, North Carolina

Round 6, Pick No. 210: Tre Boston, SS, North Carolina
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Since the Jets have drafted several great options for cornerback here, they will want to add some players who excel at safety. SS Tre Boston is a vocal leader who excels in zone coverage schemes with his speed.

Round 6, Pick No. 213: Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan

Round 6, Pick No. 213: Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan
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Round 6, Pick No. 213: Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan

Round 6, Pick No. 213: Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan
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OT Michael Schofield is a terrific run blocker who goes well with the ground-and-pound offense the Jets will stick with this upcoming season. He's a great competitor and loves to win battles at the line of scrimmage.

Round 7, Pick No. 233: Lavelle Westbrooks, CB, Georgia Southern

Round 7, Pick No. 233: Lavelle Westbrooks, CB, Georgia Southern
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Round 7, Pick No. 233: Lavelle Westbrooks, CB, Georgia Southern

Round 7, Pick No. 233: Lavelle Westbrooks, CB, Georgia Southern
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The Jets will want to draft plenty of cornerbacks in the draft just in case other players don't work out or if Dee Milliner has a sophomore slump. CB Lavelle Westbrooks is a great tackler and knows how to deflect passes and create frustration in the defensive backfield. He's one of those players who, under the right leadership, could truly flourish in man-to-man coverage schemes.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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