New York Jets 2007 Draft

The New York Jets entered their second draft under Head Coach Eric Mangini.  In our view, he had a very strong day snatching two potential starters on the defensive side of the ball with a lot of upside. Draft Grade / B+

1 (14) Darrelle Revis, CB Pittsburgh (5'11 ", 204, 4.38).  Revis posseses good size and speed for a corner.  He can play big receivers well and is excellent in run support.  He may struggle against the faster NFL receivers at times and could end up at free safety at some point in his career.  He has a good chance of starting as a rookie.

2 (47) David Harris, ILB Michigan (6'2 ", 243, 4.59).  Harris is a big, strong inside linebacker with more than adequate speed.  He fills the hole quickly against the run and should team up nicely with Vilma on the inside.  He is fluid in coverage and can change directions quickly.  He has a knack for forcing fumbles and coming up with big plays.  We rated him as a late first round draft selection.  Nice pick.

6 (177) Jacob Bender, OT Nicholls St. (6'5 ", 297, 5.2)

7 (235) Chansi Stuckey, WR Clemson (5'10 ", 197, 4.56).  Stuckey has good quickness and excellent hands.  He lacks ideal size and breakaway speed but could make a good slot receiver in the NFL as he runs slants well.  If it was not for durability concerns in college, he may have been a fourth round pick.

By A. Goodin,
May 2, 2007