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Ranking the New York Jets’ 2014 Draft Picks From Worst to First

Ranking the New York Jets' 2014 Draft Picks From Worst to First

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The 2014 NFL Draft is over, and it's time to analyze just how well the New York Jets did. Take a look at ranking the Jets' 2014 draft picks from worst to first.

Round 6, Pick 34 (210), DE/LB IK Enemkpali

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Round 6, Pick 34 (210), DE/LB IK Enemkpali

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The Jets decided to draft a positional player who has his most experience playing as a defensive end rather than at linebacker. On his pro day, IK Enemkpali played solely as a linebacker which most likely means he'll be a work in progress kind of player. He's very competitive and enjoys breaking down film but will most likely need a few years of development before reaching his potential.

Round 5, Pick 14 (154), LB Jeremiah George

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Round 5, Pick 14 (154), LB Jeremiah George

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Linebacker Jeremiah George is a bit undersized for his position, but for the most part he has a good work ethic and is always willing to improve. Once he bulks up and gets a bit more strength, he could be a very nice pickup. For now, however, he'll need a lot of time and be placed in conditioning programs to get bigger.

Round 6, Pick 33 (209), WR Quincy Enunwa

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Round 6, Pick 33 (209), WR Quincy Enunwa

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While the Jets wanted to bolster the wide receiver corps through the draft, Quincy Enunwa is an interesting pickup. He was a team captain, has great size and strength when catching the football and has the ability to make big plays. Only thing is, Enunwa needs to work on his speed. Once he gets the right endurance training, he could very well turn into a solid draft pick.

Round 3, Pick 16 (80), CB Dexter McDougle

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Round 3, Pick 16 (80), CB Dexter McDougle

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Despite the Jets drafting a short cornerback in Dexter McDougle (5-foot-10), he brings incredible speed and reaction time to the defensive secondary. If healthy (coming off shoulder surgery), McDougle could be the next anchor on the Jets' defense. Most have stated the Jets reached to draft him, however, since he was projected as a fourth to fifth-round pick.

Round 6, Pick 19 (195), CB Brandon Dixon

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Round 6, Pick 19 (195), CB Brandon Dixon

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Cornerback Brandon Dixon is a tough-as-nails competitor that will bring some great defense to the Jets' secondary. Despite lacking a few abilities to cover prolific wide receivers thrown his way, he'll always give it his best no matter what. He's easily another player who under the right leadership and training could turn into a great cornerback within the next few years.

Round 6, Pick 37 (213), QB Tajh Boyd

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Round 6, Pick 37 (213), QB Tajh Boyd

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The Jets know that they must plan for depth with the quarterback position since it's clear that Geno Smith is the future. Michael Vick is simply going to be around for a few years to help develop Smith and do his best to help the Jets win more games this season. Vick won't play forever so depth is important. QB Tajh Boyd has a great arm and throws deep with good precision. Boyd plays well under pressure and is a very nice choice as a backup.

Round 7, Pick 18 (233), LB Trevor Reilly

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Round 7, Pick 18 (233), LB Trevor Reilly

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Linebacker Trevor Reilly is truly a sleeper pick since he has incredible energy and is a tackling machine. Reilly is very competitive and makes everyone around him hustle since he's pretty vocal. He'll be a great addition to a Jets defense that loves players like him to take control and set the tone.

Round 4, Pick 4 (104), WR Jalen Saunders

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Round 4, Pick 4 (104), WR Jalen Saunders

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Watch out for the Jets offense this upcoming season thanks in part to wide receivers like Jalen Saunders. Possessing incredible speed and ability to make big plays after the catch, Saunders brings a nice dimension to the Jets wide receiving corps. He's also a threat on kickoff/punt returns.

Round 4, Pick 37 (137), OT Dakota Dozier

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Round 4, Pick 37 (137), OT Dakota Dozier

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They always say the battle to win football games begins in the trenches. The Jets added some nice depth to offensive line by drafting offensive tackle Dakota Dozier. He's a terrific blocker and knows how to create good gaps for running plays. Dozier has a ton of potential, and once the Jets develop him he could turn out to be a real solid sleeper pick.

Round 4, Pick 15 (115), WR Shaq Evans

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Round 4, Pick 15 (115), WR Shaq Evans

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Wide receiver Shaq Evans is truly the real deal. Evans can make big plays on any part of the field and loves to showcase his blazing speed once the football reaches his hands. He'll complement the Jets' offense very well and will be a major target to throw to in the red zone.

Round 2, Pick 17 (49), TE Jace Amaro

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Round 2, Pick 17 (49), TE Jace Amaro

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The Jets knew they had to improve offense tremendously, and they've done so via free agency and the draft. Lacking a true tight end threat, they've finally addressed it with Jace Amaro. He blocks incredibly well for rushing plays and catches extremely well in the clutch. He will bring a nice presence to the Jets offense.

Round 1, Pick 18 (18), FS Calvin Pryor

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Round 1, Pick 18 (18), FS Calvin Pryor

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The best pick the Jets made in the draft definitely goes to safety Calvin Pryor. The Jets needed to inject some youth into the defensive secondary and went in a bold direction drafting Pryor. A tackling machine, Pryor can cover any part of the secondary and is known to create havoc. Expect to see a nice revitalization with the Jets' secondary since Pryor will make even the best quarterbacks think twice before throwing his way.

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