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A Look at 2024 NFL Draft Prospect WR Roman Wilson

A Look at 2024 NFL Draft Prospect WR Roman Wilson

Roman Wilson is fast, quick and smart, with great hands

Roman Wilson is a clutch, tough, crafty and smart receiver, with great hands and speed to burn. He is a smart kid who was an academic All-Big 10 scholar. He has near elite speed that he combines with excellent acceleration to get himself free of coverage. He was severely under-used in Michigan’s pound the rock offensive scheme.

One quarter of Wilson’s receptions in 2023 went for touchdowns. In Michigan’s championship season he caught half of the team’s touchdown receptions even though he only had 18.6% of the team’s total receptions....

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Jackson Powers-Johnson as an unconventional trade back option

Jackson Powers-Johnson as an unconventional trade back option

Should the Jets be interested in Jackson Powers-Johnson?

By my assessment the New York Jets have done a tremendous job in terms of improving the upside of the offensive line this season. Most notably, they added offensive tackle Tyron Smith who simply might be the best tackle in the league when healthy. Beyond that, they added some decent starters in guard John Simpson and tackle Morgan Moses. Beyond those additions, they have reason to expect center Joe Tippman and offensive line Swiss army knife Alijah Vera-Tucker to be improved based on more experience (and hopefully health).

However, there is always...

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Matt’s Positional Rankings: Offensive Tackle

Matt’s Positional Rankings: Offensive Tackle

The interior offensive line group may boast depth, yet it’s the scarcity of top-tier talent that sets them apart. Conversely, the offensive tackle cohort is brimming with such talent, making it likely that we’ll witness a record number of them drafted in the first round this year. It’s a class heavily weighted towards its upper echelon.

By the time the third round kicks off, the cream of the crop might have already been plucked. Securing a tackle with immediate starting potential demands a pick within the top 64 selections. The urgency for acquiring a tackle stems from various factors, notably...

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New York Jets Flight Connections 4/22/24

New York Jets Flight Connections 4/22/24

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Good morning, Gang Green Nation. I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Shout out to Mr. Wells for holding down the fort over the weekend as usual. The New York Jets have been favored to draft Georgia tight end Brock Bowers for the past couple of weeks - this coming after the team was favorited to select an offensive lineman with their first pick. I’ve talked about this previously on Flight Connections, but I truly believe the Jets would be better off skipping on Brock Bowers...

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How do the defensive tackles from this class stack up against one another?

How do the defensive tackles from this class stack up against one another?

Which defensive tackles might be a good fit for the Jets?

As I proposed a few weeks ago, while the New York Jets defense is among the league’s best, they could still stand to improve their depth at defensive tackle. It would be quite surprising if the Jets opted to address this at pick 10, but it’s possible they could on a trade back if the right offer was proposed or they could look to add someone with a later pick. With that in mind, which defensive tackles should Jets fans be happiest to see taken by the Jets during...

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How the did the wide receiver position end up as one of the Jets biggest needs?

How the did the wide receiver position end up as one of the Jets biggest needs?

The Jets have Garrett Wilson and a whole lot of question marks at wide receiver

Despite signing Mike Williams in free agency, wide receiver is still considered one of the Jets’ main needs heading into the 2024 draft.

The New York Jets entered the offseason with a receiving corps that was sorely lacking in established talent other than number one receiver Garrett Wilson.

New York didn’t draft a receiver last year and, in retrospect, perhaps they should have. However, at the time, there was plenty of optimism about the strength of the wide receiver unit, even though they had traded...

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Matt’s Positional Rankings: Quarterback

Matt’s Positional Rankings: Quarterback

This QB class boasts immense potential. Each prospect carries their own set of flaws, but their ceilings reach the stratosphere. From the cream of the crop to the tail end, every quarterback possesses a live arm with ample room for growth. It’s truly a tantalizing array of options, a pick-your-poison scenario for any team.

For those seeking to cultivate a quarterback talent beyond the first round, there exists a select group with the potential to be truly special. Presently, we have Rodgers, Tyrod, and Zach under contract, providing a stable foundation. The assurance of solidified QB positions for this year...

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New York Jets Flight Connections 04/21/24

New York Jets Flight Connections 04/21/24

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Good morning Gang Green Nation! Recently it was disclosed that Sauce Gardner had discussed things with Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, and they agreed Sauce would be traveling to cover the opponents’ best receiver at times going forward. This is welcome news, though it may not have the same kind of impact that Darrelle Revis doing the same had 15 years ago. The Jets, like almost all NFL defenses these days, play more zone defense than was the case 15 years ago. Sauce would presumably only be traveling when the...

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The 2024 GGN Community Mock Draft Selection Thread

The 2024 GGN Community Mock Draft Selection Thread

Time to make some fake draft picks

The 2024 GGN Community Mock Draft is now open. The Chicago Bears are on the clock. Selections may be made immediately, and as soon as one selection is made the next selection is on the clock. However, NO PICK IS DUE PRIOR TO FRIDAY, MARCH 22 AT 7 A.M. EDT. We’d like to move this along as briskly as possible, so if people are ready to pick right away that’s great, but everybody still gets at least 12 hours from the official opening time of 6 P.M. Thursday, March 21, 2024. Please note...

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Matt’s Positional Rankings: Interior Offensive Line

Matt’s Positional Rankings: Interior Offensive Line

I kicked off with a bang by diving into my wide receiver positional rankings. Now, let’s shift our focus to the next deep well of talent: the interior offensive line. While some may argue that the offensive tackle class steals the spotlight, I dare to differ. The IOL group boasts a plethora of starting-potential prospects spread throughout the draft, not limited to the first two rounds. With Simpson’s tenure resting on a one-year deal and AVT’s uncertain health and future, the top 10 holds promising opportunities to discover exceptional IOL talent.

**[1] Christian Haynes, Connecticut - (Projected Round - End...

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New York Jets Flight Connections 04/20/24

New York Jets Flight Connections 04/20/24

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Good morning Gang Green Nation! The Jets are talking about building a “quarterback factory”. It’s a nice idea. You draft a quarterback almost every year and develop them, before either installing the guy as a starter or trading him away for draft assets, which you can use to draft more quarterbacks, ad infinitum. The Green Bay Packers used to be a model organization for this idea. In theory it sounds good. But my goodness, perhaps it would be nice to actually show one example of the Jets successfully drafting and...

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A Look At 2024 Draft Prospect WR Ladd McConkey

A Look At 2024 Draft Prospect WR Ladd McConkey

A dynamic playmaker with great character

Ladd McConkey is a fast, quick, elite route runner with great character and the best change of direction ability in this class. He is a smart kid, a National Football Foundation National scholar athlete who studies his opponents to find weaknesses he can exploit. His ability to stop on a dime, then start immediately to lose coverage, is elite.

McConkey runs nuanced routes. He changes speeds and makes razor sharp cuts to gain separation. He has elite speed to run away from defenders once he makes the catch. He had at least one rushing...

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