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Grading New York Jets’ 2014 Draft Picks After Preseason

Grading New York Jets' Draft Picks After Preseason

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The New York Jets grabbed Calvin Pryor with their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and he's shown a lot of promise. There are other rookies who have not played at the same level as Pryor and may find themselves without a spot on the opening day roster. Take a look at my draft grades for the Jets' rookies so far before the regular season kicks off.

Round 1, No. 18: Calvin Pryor, A-

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Round 1, No. 18: Calvin Pryor, A-

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Pryor has been as advertised during training camp and the preseason. His break out game was in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals where he made some big hits and put the NFL on notice. Pyor had a few slip ups in Week 3 against the New York Giants, but that's expected for a rookie. Keep an eye on this kid because he has the tools to be great.

Round 2, No. 49: Jace Amaro, B+

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Round 2, No. 49: Jace Amaro, B+

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Amaro led the New York Jets in receptions during the preseason (8) and he's looked like the real deal. He was said to be struggling with his routes in training camp and he's yet to hit his peak in terms of potential. He could battle for some serious playing time in 2014.

Round 3, No. 80: Dexter McDougle, N/A

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Round 3, No. 80: Dexter McDougle, N/A

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It's hard to put a grade on McDougle because he was injured during a Jets practice and tore his ACL. He has the talent to be a solid corner in the league, but that's yet to be seen and I hope he's healthy and back on the field next season.

Round 4, Pick No. 115: Shaquelle Evans, N/A

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Round 4, Pick No. 115: Shaquelle Evans, N/A

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Evans is another pick that the Jets lost for the season and it's a shame. A third and a fourth draft pick are now on the IR and here's to a speedy recovery for Evans as well.

Round 4, Pick No. 137: Dakota Dozier, B-

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Round 4, Pick No. 137: Dakota Dozier, B-

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Dozier is said to be a lock for the Jets' roster, and he has a lot of potential. He may not get a starting job right away, but the 6-foot-5 monster lineman can plug up some defenders on the line. Look for Dozier to fill in if there is an injury or perhaps he gets a shot sometime next season.

Round 5, Pick No. 154: Jeremiah George, C

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Round 5, Pick No. 154: Jeremiah George, C

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George was up and down during the 2014 preseason, so a C letter grade seems right. In the Jets' last preseason game he was great. He finished the game with seven tackles, including two for a loss. The problem is that he didn't do so hot in the team's first couple of preseason games and now he is officially on the roster bubble.

Round 6, Pick No. 195: Brandon Dixon, C-

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Round 6, Pick No. 195: Brandon Dixon, C-

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Not much positive feedback is being heard from Dixon and that's not good if he can't stand in from a weak group of Jets corners. He's still young and has some upside, but the Jets don't have much time to wait on him.

Round 6, Pick No. 209: Quincy Enunwa, C

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Round 6, Pick No. 209: Quincy Enunwa, C

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The rookie wideout has speed and some good hands, but he's best suited for the practice squad at this point of his career. He's had a strong showing at camp, but he's not ready for the big time just yet. Enunwa was good value for where the Jets drafted him, but he still needs some more time.

Round 6, Pick No. 210: IK Enemkpali, B+

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Round 6, Pick No. 210: IK Enemkpali, B+

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Here is a guy who made the most of his playing time in the preseason, but he found himself with an injury and now he may not make the opening day roster. Out of all the Jets rookies, he impressed me the most. IK had a sack that led to a fumble and a blocked punt during the preseason. The Jets would love to have him on the roster, but that injury sets him back.

Round 6, Pick No. 213: Tajh Boyd, C-

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Round 6, Pick No. 213: Tajh Boyd, C-

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Boyd had a nice finish to the preseason in Week 4 with a solid game, but it's a little too late for the young quarterback. He wasn't doing so great prior to his strong outing on Thursday night and he won't make the team, but it's good to see that he went out with a bang.

Round 7, Pick No. 233: Trevor Reilly, C-

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Round 7, Pick No. 233: Trevor Reilly, C-

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Reilly was the Jets' final pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, so the odds were against him to make the team from the beginning. He made some nice tackles during the preseason, but didn't separate himself from the back. He's a nice, little player, but at this point, he's expendable and the Jets really don't need him.

Vinny Lanni is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.