New York Jets: Predicting Impact of Each 2014 Draft Pick

New York Jets: Predicting Impact of Each 2014 Draft Pick

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The majority of the 2014 NFL Draft picks for the New York Jets have already begun their organized team activities. Some have already made a name for themselves, while others will have to wait until the mandatory training camps to start their journey towards greatness. Take a look at some predictions for each draft pick and the projected impact they will have on the Jets.

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

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

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Safety Calvin Pryor has already established himself as an undisputed starter in the Jets' defensive secondary. He has lived up to the hype that comes with being a first-round draft pick, and should have a very productive season. He's nicknamed "Bonecrusher," and for good reason since he is a tremendous tackler. Expect to see him thrive this season, as his impact will be a great one as he brings youth, speed and attitude to the Jets' defense.

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

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

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Tight end Jace Amaro has been doing very well for the most part during OTAs. While he did have a bad day and has dropped a few passes thrown his way here and there, he's still going to be a difference maker this upcoming season. It's not easy to transition from college football to the pros, but once he executes his offensive playbook, he should have a productive season. He should bring a nice dimension to the red zone offense.

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

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

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Cornerback Dexter McDougle has been impressive during OTAs and is looking like a viable option once the regular season starts in the Jets' defensive secondary. He has great instincts and knows how to shut down receivers thrown his way. Expect to see him get some decent playing time this season and him making the most out of every opportunity.

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

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

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Wide receiver Jalen Saunders will be in a very nice situation this season, as the Jets plan to have many different offensive schemes to have everyone contribute. Saunders brings speed and good hands to the position, and should provide quality depth behind Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill.

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

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

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Wide receiver Shaq Evans will be an immediate contributor this season. Out of all the rookie receivers in OTAs, he's made the most catches and illustrated his readiness for the NFL. Expect to see him get the majority of reps out of all the rookies since he could be the missing factor the Jets haven't had in quite some time. He could be the next big thing on offense as his impact will be quite good.

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

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

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Offensive lineman Dakota Dozier has stepped up during OTAs due to Willie Colon's injury, and he has done well. While he's not starting material just yet, he will provide quality as a backup this upcoming season. Expect some learning curves, but for the most part, he should be fine if he has to step in to take care of business.

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

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

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Linebacker Jeremiah George hasn't really showed much progress during OTAs, but as expected, is a work in progress. Expect to see him land on special teams as the Jets prepare him for the future.

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

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

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Cornerback Brandon Dixon hasn't made much noise so far, but is poised to do his best come mandatory training camps. He has the potential to be good since he's a natural competitor, and will look to get some decent playing time once the regular season starts. Expect to see him land on special teams, or possibly as depth at cornerback; it all depends on the impact he has come later this summer.

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

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

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Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa could be a hidden gem in the making for the Jets this upcoming season. He's quick, has good strength, and is a vocal leader once he hits the field. Due to the Jets wanting to explore all options at receiver, expect to also see him get some decent playing time, especially on spread-out formations on offense. He could make quite the splash this season by making big plays down the field.

LB IK Enemkpali - Round 6, Pick 34 (210)

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LB IK Enemkpali - Round 6, Pick 34 (210)

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Linebacker IK Enemkpali will most likely end up on the Jets' special teams squad, as the team wants to bolster that part of the team since it was a weakness last season. Enemkpali brings some good toughness and hustle, as he's another athlete the Jets would like to mold into quality depth for the future.

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

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

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Quarterback Tajh Boyd will be battling it out this summer against Matt Simms for the third and final spot on the Jets' depth chart. If he loses out, the Jets might keep him on the practice squad, but if he does make the final roster, he will learn much from those around him. He has potential to be a quality backup down the road, but needs a lot of work at the current moment.

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

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

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Linebacker Trevor Reilly will look to bring his energy and hard-hitting abilities to the Jets come training camp. He's considered another sleeper pick since he never gives up and will do whatever it takes to stop an offense. Expect to see him end up as depth on the Jets' linebacker corps since he has a ton of raw potential.


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  • http://medicfl1.WordPress.com James Boyd

    Both Amaro and Boyd come to the JETS via Clemson which does not run a pro style Offense.
    This has added to TE-Amaro’s frustration as he has dropped a few passes while concentrating on his routes. He should progress nicely during mandatory OTA’s.
    Look for him and Cumberland to take the focus off WR-Decker just enough for Decker to have that number one impact the team is looking for.

    • http://www.TheNYExpress.com Luis Tirado Jr.

      Hey James, thanks for your comment! I agree, plus a few dropped passes in June is not a major deal as a learning curve is expected! I’m excited to see what he’s going to bring to the Jets!