New York Jets 2015 NFL Draft Grades and Recap

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Dec 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Ameer Abdullah (8) runs as USC Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams (94) defends during the fourth quarter in the 2014 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The NY Jets went into the offseason with major holes to fill on both sides of the ball. Led by a new Head Coach and General Manager combination the team seems to be trending upwards. Mike Maccagnan’s first draft as General Manager seems to be a solid one, at least when you look at it on the surface.

These grades are subjective and are open to debate, so if you think differently feel free to comment, the Jets have stocked up on talent on defense and on offense this past offseason. Once again this is how I see things, let us begin!


player. 30. Leo “Big Cat” Williams was widely considered the best defensive player in the 2015 Draft, his talent is undeniable. He has great physical traits and is a very good technician. When looking at this pick, one has to assume that it was solely a best player available situation. The Jets do not have a need for Leonard Williams since he plays a position that is currently one of the strongest positions on the roster for the Jets. He probably will not start but will definitely get meaningful time as a rotational player. With Wilkerson set to be a free agent after this season, we essentially have his replacement in Leonard Williams, even if he doesn’t walk Leo is a good addition to the football team. Love the player, the pick might prove to be a great one or just simply a good one. <strong>Grade: B</strong>. Defensive End. USC. Leonard Williams. 1

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