I noted that the Jets needed to nail their first three selections and on the surface, they just didn’t do it. While they did address their three biggest needs, the players they selected make you scratch your head. Take first round pick, Quinton Coples. The Jets had their pick between Coples, Melvin Ingram, and Chandler Jones. Ingram and Jones were used to playing in 3-4 schemes while Copes comes from a 4-3 front at UNC. That didn’t slow the Jets down from selecting the much maligned Vernon Gholston 2.0. Outside of Coples, the Jets added 2 WRs, OLB, DB, RB, G, and S. I’ll go into more detail, but this Jet draft class isn’t anything special.

Round 1: Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

I highlighted Coples here, but I’m having flashbacks of Vernon Gholston…

Round 2: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

No, this Georgia Tech WR isn’t nicknamed Megatron, but he is 6’4″. Don’t let Hill’s modest 2011 numbers fool you. His 28 catches and 820 yards don’t scream superstar, but his raw ability and top end speed made him the third ranked WR in this draft. He’ll need to adapt to the pace of the NFL game, but with the muddy QB picture, Hill will only be as good as the guy throwing him the ball.

Round 3: Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State

I’ll give the Jets a little bit of credit here. According to ESPN, Davis was ranked as the sixth best OLB, so they got some decent value here. Davis was an honor roll student and graduated on time, so he’ll bring a little bit of class to the Classless Jets. Football wise, Davis is a raw talent that can get after the quarterback. Davis has a high motor and will be used on passing downs and on special teams. He has potential so watch closely.

Round 6: Josh Bush, CB, Wake Forest

Due to the second round trade and the Tebow trade, the Jets had to wait three rounds before picking. Since Mel Kiper didn’t have a profile of him, Neither NYSOS nor ESPN knows much about Bush. Stay Tuned.

Round 6: Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor

Ganaway is a smash mouth, downhill runner. Checking in at 5’11”, 239 pounds, Ganaway scored 21 TDs for the Bears last season and averaged nearly 6.2 YPC. Ganaway’s 40-yard dash (4.67) didn’t impress anyone and he did not participate in the bench press. He’s an interesting prospect and since the Jets don’t have a deep backfield, he’s worth a look. Ganaway is also the nephew of longtime Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, Jeremiah Trotter. 

Round 6: Robert Griffin, G, Baylor

Well I’ll be damned. It looks like the Jets drafted the second rate Robert Griffin. The Jets are used to being second rate, so this pick didn’t really surprise anyone. Griffin is a load (6’6″, 340 pounds) and that’s all we really know about him. 

Round 7: Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina

Allen has had his share of injuries and was on and off the field for the Gamecocks. If he stays healthy, he could make an impact. Overall, safety was very shallow this year and Allen was ranked as the sixth best prospect. 

Round 7: Jordan White, WR, Western Michigan

38th best WR prospect. Not much to see here.

Overall, I didn’t like the Coples selection over Chandler Jones, Melvin Ingram, and even Courtney Upshaw. The Pats gobbled up Jones while the Ravens moved up to nab Upshaw. Both players will terrorize the Jets for the next ten years. The Jets have some interesting prospects, but no one really jumps off the page. Stephen Hill will only be as good as his quarterback is and we don’t even know who that will be. Bottom line, the Jets are still a mess after the NFL Draft and will likely be one for the foreseeable future.