NFL Draft 2019 – Frank Coyle Live Radio Interview – Patriots Draft Class

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New England Patriots – Grade A

1 (32) N’Keal Harry WR, Arizona State
2 (45) Joejuan Williams CB, Vanderbilt
3 (77) Chase Winovich LB, Michigan
3 (87) Damien Harris RB, Alabama
3 (101) Yodny Cajuste OT, West Virginia
4 (118) Hjalte Froholdt OL, Arkansas
4 (133) Jarrett Stidham QB, Auburn
5 (159) Byron Cowart DL, Maryland
5 (163) Jake Bailey P, Stanford
7 (252) Ken Webster CB, Mississippi




NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Selections – Comments

NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Selections – Comments

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First Round
#    Team / Player / Position / School

1 Arizona – Kyler Murray            QB       Oklahoma
Cards pick another QB early with a one year starter under huge pressure in 2019.

2 San Francisco – Nick Bosa     LB     Ohio St
49ers address their front seven again with best edge guy in this class.

3 NY Jets – Quinnen Williams     DT        Alabama
Jets continue to build their front line with an impact interior force.

4 Oakland – Clelin Ferrell            DE       Clemson
Raiders showed little edge pressure after moving Khalil Mack to Da Bears.

5 Tampa Bay – Devin White        LB        LSU
Blue chip Mike man gives this defense a leader and playmaker.

6 NY Giants – Daniel Jones        QB       Duke
GMen surprise everyone with a talented passer this early.

7 Jacksonville – Josh Allen         LB        Kentucky
Jaguars needed another edge rusher and jump on this playmaker here.

8 Detroit – TJ Hockenson           TE        Iowa
Lions look to give QB Matt Stafford a strong weapon in the middle zones.

9 Buffalo – Ed Oliver      DT        Houston
Bills grab an explosive interior guy with impact talent.

10 Pittsburgh (from Denver) – Devin Bush           LB        Michigan
Steelers paid a huge price to move up for this three down playmaker.

11 Cincinnati – Jonah Williams    OT        Alabama
Bengals look to get the outside right after continuous problems recently.

12 Green Bay – Rashan Gary     DE       Michigan
Packers committed to improving their battered defense.

13 Miami – Christian Wilkins       DT        Clemson
Dolphins starting to build new club with front four talent.

14 Atlanta – Chris Lindstrom       OG       Boston College
Falcons must keep Matt Ryan upright to contend in the tough NFC South.

15 Washington – Dwayne Haskins          QB       Ohio State
Redskins considered moving up for this guy.

16 Carolina – Brian Burns           DE/LB  Florida State
Panthers need edge rushers and Burns ranks among the best in this deep class.

17 NY Giants (from Cleveland) – Dexter Lawrence           NT        Clemson
GMen get a strong interior presence with the explosiveness to rush the passer.

18 Minnesota – Garrett Bradbury C         NC State
Vikes had to address their offensive line and Bradbury is an excellent addition.

19 Tennessee – Jeffrey Simmons           DL        Mississippi State
Titans like his ability to play five technique here.

20 Denver (from Pittsburgh) – Noah Fant TE       Iowa
Broncos added extra picks and get the seam playmaker for new vet QB Joe Flacco.

21 Green Bay (from Seattle) – Darnell Savage     S          Maryland
Packers get the centerfielder for this talented young secondary.

22 Philadelphia (from Baltimore) – Andre Dillard   OT        Washington State
Eagles move up to land an agile athletic left tackle.

23 Houston – Tytus Howard        OT        Alabama State
Texans’ reached for a talented small college tackle.

24 Oakland (from Chicago) – Josh Jacobs          RB        Alabama
Raiders turn the page from veteran back Marshawn Lynch.

25 Baltimore (from Philadelphia) – Marquise Brown          WR       Oklahoma
Ravens land a burner to open up this young offense.

26 Washington (from Indianapolis) – Montez Sweat          LB        Mississippi State
Skins land a tough edge rusher to bookend with veteran Ryan Kerrigan.

27 Oakland (from Dallas) – Johnathan Abram      S          Mississippi State
Da Raiders add a striker here for a problem position.

28 LA Chargers – Jerry Tillery     DL        Notre Dame
Chargers get an athletic versatile lineman for their aging front line.

29 Seattle (from Kansas City) – LJ Collier            DE       TCU
Seahawks reach for this emerging edge rusher, but not the talent to replace Frank Clark.

30 New York Giants (New Orleans-Green Bay & Seattle) – Deandre Baker            CB        Georgia
GMen made great move to trade back into first round for the most developed cover man in his class.

31 Atlanta (LA Rams) – Kaleb McGary    OT        Washington
Falcons hell bent on improving the right side of line.

32 New England – N’Keal Harry  WR       Arizona State
Patriots shock fans by taking this tough receiver with a #1 selection.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




NFL Draft 2019 – Radio Show with Frank Coyle & host Andy Gresh April 24, 2019

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Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

 




NFL Draft 2019 – Draft Insiders’ Scouting Report – Michigan Linebacker Chase Winovich

NFL Draft 2019 – Draft Insiders’ – Scouting Report
  Linebacker Chase Winovich – Michigan

   Frank Coyle/ Head scout

Here is Draft Insiders’ Yearbook scouting report on one of the fastest rising defensive prospects in this class, defensive end/ linebacker Chase Winovich of Michigan.  He is a prospect we have scouted since early in his career when he flashed impact in a few roles for the tough Wolverine defense. He is a three down defender who has the flexibility to play both with his hand in the dirt and up off the edge. He became a core defender on the highly ranked Michigan defense which will probably see four defensive prospects selected in the top 100 with three hearing their names in the top 40-50 selections. Winovich performed very well vs top Big Ten talent which supplies many offensive linemen annually to the NFL. He had an outstanding postseason concluding with a very impressive showing at his Pro Day and the NFL Combine.  He performed despite coming off ankle surgery during the early postseason prior to the NFL Combine and undergoing wrist surgery following his March 15th Pro Day. He performed outstanding at both events and was impressive at interviews.  He is ranked our #4 Outside Linebacker and a top 40-50 prospect.

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Outside Linebacker
 Chase Winovich #15               6-3        255       Michigan – Sp. 4.60
    Hindu Theory: Rob Ninkovich                      Rating 86
High motor versatile senior defender had a fine career, earning Big Ten honors over his final two seasons. Earned first team honors in 2018 with his big play ability off the edge. Strong frame with good weight room strength that translates well to the field. Good height and arm length with a solid base to be a three-down defender at both the weak side end position in 4-3 set or up in the 3-4 scheme. Good burst off the edge and transfers to power with fine technique to win vs bigger athletes. Sound instincts with the versatility and toughness to play either outside spot in basic fronts. Skill set to be effective in run support and a quality pass rusher. After an impressive sophomore effort, he established himself as a developing prospect with good instincts, functional strength and speed. Displays strong quick hands to keep blockers off his body and separate to gain penetration. Shows strength and leverage to hold the point with the speed and flexibility to chase in pursuit and break down well in space. As an edge rusher, he has deceptive quickness and speed to rush the passer with the functional strength to win late on the down. Holds the point with sound leverage and hand usage, though struggles when facing combo blocks. Fluid flexible athlete who can stack vs big blockers when technically sound. Shows the quickness to move laterally and make plays with hand technique to disengage from blockers. Combines good functional strength with speed on the snap to also counter back inside. Shows a burst to the ball once he frees himself from blockers with the agility and flexibility to redirect and chase from the backside. Utilizes his hand punch to strike an opponent and separate to pursue the ball. As a pass rusher, he relies too much on his initial power move and needs more development on his swim maneuver to win. Average acceleration at the top of his arc. Good short area burst along the line in pursuit. Shows ability to counter and redirect to the inside when his initial move is contained. As a senior, he started 13 games and totaled 69 tackles with 17 TFL, 1 PBU and 5 sacks, earning 2nd team Big Ten. As a junior, he made 79 tackles with 18.5 TFL and 8 sacks starting 13 games, earning first team Big Ten. At the NFL Combine, he came in at just under 6’3” and 256 lbs. and did 18 reps with a wrist that required surgery soon after the event. He ran a 4.59 time with a 30.5” VL and 9’8” BJ with a 4.11 shuttle and a 6.94 three cone to complete a very good overall effort. Athlete with versatility to start at a few positions and both sets. Two postseason surgeries, an ankle injury early in postseason and a March wrist surgery after performing well at his Pro day. Probable early starter if he settles into the right scheme and learns the finer points of technique. Top 50 prospect with upside to start. Similar to Rob Ninkovich in many ways, including intangibles, power and schematic versatility. Savvy instinctive defender and capable of 40 snaps weekly. Good 2nd day value and gritty NFL starter.
                                                                          Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




NFL Draft 2019 – Pro Prospect Rankings – Cornerbacks & Safeties

NFL Draft 2019 – Pro Prospect Rankings – Cornerbacks & Safeties

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    Top Cornerback Rankings
1 * Greedy Williams     LSU
2 * Byron Murphy         Washington
3 Deandre Baker         Georgia
4 Rock Ya-Sin             Temple
5 Lonnie Johnson        Kentucky
6 * Joejuan Williams    Vanderbilt
7 * Julian Love             Notre Dame
8 David Long               Michigan
9 * Justin Layne           Michigan State
10 * Kendall Sheffield    Ohio State
11 Amani Oruwariye       Penn State
12 * Trayvon Mullen       Clemson
13 Kris Boyd                 Texas
14 Iman Marshall           Southern California
15 * Sean Bunting         Central Michigan
16 Corey Ballentine       Washburn
17 * Jamel Dean            Auburn
18 Michael Jackson       Miami
19 Ken Webster             Mississippi
20 * Blessaun Austin     Rutgers
21 * Saivion Smith         Alabama
22 Blace Brown             Troy
23 Isaiah Johnson         Houston
24 Jimmy Moreland       James Madison
25 Jordan Brown           South Dakota State
26 Mark Fields              Clemson

Top Safety Prospects 
1 Nasir Adderley                      Delaware
2 Johnathan Abram                 Mississippi State
3 Darnell Savage                     Maryland
4 Juan Thornhill                       Virginia
5 * Amani Hooker                   Iowa
6 * Deionte Thompson             Alabama
7 * Taylor Rapp                       Washington
8 * Chauncey Gardner-Johnson  Florida
9 Saquan Hampton                  Rutgers
10 Donovan Wilson                   Texas A&M
11 Will Harris                             Boston College
12 Mike Edwards                       Kentucky
13 Zedrick Woods                     Mississippi
14 Andrew Wingard                   Wyoming
15 Marquise Blair                      Utah
16 Jaquan Johnson                   Miami
17 Marvell Tell                           Southern California
18 Sheldrick Redwine                Miami
19 Lukas Denis                         Boston College
20 Darius West                         Kentucky
21 Evan Worthington                 Colorado

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

 




NFL Draft Yearbook 2019 Scouting Report – Safety Darnell Savage – Maryland

NFL Draft Yearbook 2019 – Scouting Report
Safety Darnell Savage – Maryland

   Frank Coyle/ Head scout

   Here is our scouting report on one of the fastest rising defensive prospects in this class, safety Darnell Savage of Maryland.  He is a prospect we have scouted since his sophomore season when he flashed impact in a few roles in the Terps’ secondary. He is a three down defender who has the ability to play the slot or centerfield positions. He performed well vs top ACC talent and had an outstanding postseason concluding with a very impressive showing at the NFL Combine.  He is ranked as our #3 safety and a top 50 prospect. No other publication or web site ranked him in the top 10 safeties entering April.

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Darnell Savage #4                    5-11      195       Maryland – Sp. 4.45     
  Hindu Theory: Tyrann Mathieu                  Rating 88
Hard-hitting dynamo safety has been the leader of the Terps’ secondary for the past three seasons. Rangy versatile defender developed into a ball hawk, lining up at free safety and also dropping into the nickel defender where he also excelled. Earned first team Big Ten honors along with 2nd team All-American by DraftInsiders.com in 2018. Stepped in as a full-time starter in 2016 as a true sophomore after time as a nickel corner during his true freshman season. Strong compact athlete combines excellent speed, quickness and fluid athleticism with keen instincts to be a three-down defender. Displays the versatility to lineup at a few spots in the sub packages. At times, he seeks to deliver big stops, but is not a violent hitter and his marginal size is a concern related to holding up to the physicality of the game. More a drag down tackler, though reliable especially in the open field where he breaks down well in space. Displays an awesome closing burst, arriving with good pad level to maintain leverage and breakup passes. He has outstanding read-react ability and attacks with an aggressive manner with a motor that knows only one speed. Drives through his target upon contact and able to finish. Lined up in a variety of ways, usually the high safety and slot corner in different alignments. Very effective single-high safety with excellent range to make up ground and get to the ball. Often lined up over a slot receiver, and shows the quick footwork to mirror off the line well with the closing speed to break up passes. Highly versatile with the range and instincts to play free in the deep middle and at times the toughness and run stopping ability to be the eighth man in the box. He has fine instincts for man-coverage with dependable hands to hang on to his interception opportunities. Keeps his head on a swivel in coverage and reacts to the ball quickly. Attacks the throw at the catch point as if he was the receiver. Average height and excellent leaping ability allow him to win jump-ball throws. Plays all facets of the game with a strong sense of urgency. He does however, lack ideal size, especially for a heavy diet of playing in the box. In 2018, started 12 games and had 52 tackles, 5.5 TFL, no sacks, 4 picks and 2 PBU. Earned first team Big Ten honors. In 2017, started 12 games and made 59 tackles, 3 picks and 8 PBU. For his career, totaled 182 tackles with 9 TFL, 8 picks and 14 PBU. Best suited for playing single high scheme. Fine athleticism to be a three-down defender. At the NFL Combine, he came in just under 5’11” and 198 lbs. with 31” arms. He ran a 4.45 time, 11 reps, a 39.5” VL and a 10’6“ BJ with 4.14 shuttle and 7.03 three cone. Excellent positional drills to complete a well-rounded workout. Similar to safety Tyrann Mathieu in natural talent and versatility. Also, for the old draftniks, he is similar to safety Bob Sanders, one of the best defenders in the league during his time with the Colts. He has the speed, quickness and ball skills to be an early starter and compares to Mathieu in size, AA and versatility. Shows flexible hips and quick footwork with the instincts to continue to improve in coverage. Talent to be a difference maker if coupled with a good box safety. High quality athlete and football player with experience to compete for time in different packages and an excellent addition. Probable early starting ability and in addition he could win the nickel role in camp. Valuable versatility with fast developing talent and a three-down defender. Rising marginal top 40 selection with impact talent. Teams like the Giants, Redskins, Cowboys and Chiefs have him on their short list in the early 2nd round.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

 




NFL Mock Draft 2019 – First Round Mock Draft

NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Mock Draft  – 3.0

  Frank Coyle / Head scout –  March, 2019

 * Underclassmen – Order after NFL Combine
  x – Division winner   y – Wild card team  

1st Round

1 Arizona         3-13      – * Nick Bosa                    DE                    6-3, 265                         Ohio State
2 San Fran       4-12      – Josh Allen                     LB                     6-4, 250                          Kentucky
3 NY Jets          4-12      – * Quinnen Williams     DT                     6-3, 295                         Alabama
4 Oakland         4-12      – * Kyler Murray            QB                   5-10, 195                      Oklahoma
5 Tampa Bay    5-11      – * Dwayne Haskins      QB                    6-3, 225                         Ohio State
6 NY Giants      5-11      – * Rashan Gary              DE                    6-4, 280                         Michigan
7 Jacksonville  5-11      – * Jonah Williams        OT                    6-5, 300                         Alabama
8 Detroit           6-10      – Montez Sweat               LB                     6-5, 260                  Mississippi St
9 Buffalo          6-10      – * Devin White               LB                     6-1, 245                     LSU
10 Denver         6-10      – Andre Dillard               OT                    6-5, 310                   Washington St
11 Cincinnati    6-10       – * Ed Oliver                  DT                     6-2, 290                         Houston
12 Green Bay   6-9-1     – * TJ Hockenson          TE                     6-3, 250                         Iowa
13 Miami          7-9        –  Drew Lock                     QB                    6-4, 225                        Missouri
14 Atlanta         7-9        – Deandre Baker              CB                    5-11, 180                        Georgia
15 Washington 7-9        – * Greedy Williams      CB                    6-1, 180                         LSU
16 Carolina      7-9        – * DK Metcalf                  WR                   6-4, 220                       Mississippi
17 Giants (Cleve) 7-8-1 – * Brian Burns              LB                    6-4, 255                        Florida St 

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18 Minnesota   8-7-1     –  * Greg Little                     OT                   6-5, 320                     Mississippi
19 Tennessee  9-7        – * Jachai Polite                     LB                    6-2, 240                     Florida
20 Pittsburgh   9-6-1     – Marquise Brown              WR                  5-11, 165                    Oklahoma
21 y Seattle      10-6      – * Jawaan Taylor                  OT                   6-5, 310                    Florida
22 x Baltimore  10-6      – * Devin Bush                     LB           5-11, 230             Michigan
23 x Houston    11-5      – * Byron Murphy                  CB            5-11, 180             Washington
24 Oakland (x Chicago)12-4 – * Noah Fant           TE            6-4, 235          Iowa
25 y Philadelphia 9-7    – Christian Wilkins              DT            6-2, 310               Clemson
26 y Indianapolis 10-6  – Clelin Ferrell                       DE         6-4, 265           Clemson
27 Oakland (x Dallas) 10-6 – * Jeffery Simmons     DT         6-3, 305           Mississippi St
28 y LA Chargers 12-4  – * Dexter Lawrence             DT          6-3, 340         Clemson
29 x Kansas City 12-4 –  Johnathan Abrams                 S         6-0, 205           Mississippi St
30 Green Bay (N.Orleans) 13-3 – Nasir Adderley      S            5-11, 200               Delaware
31 x LA Rams   13-3 –  Cody Ford                                       OG          6-4, 330                   Oklahoma
32 x New England 11-5 – * Irv Smith                             TE          6-2, 240               Alabama
 




NFL Free Agency 2019 – Top 50 Free Agents – Unrestricted

NFL Free Agency 2019 – Top 50 Unrestricted Free Agents  

  Frank Coyle – Head scout

Exclusive Franchise Players – None

Franchise Non-exclusive Players
DeMarcus Lawrence            DE           Cowboys
Dee Ford                               DE/LB      Chiefs
Jadeveon Clowney               DE/LB      Texans
Frank Clark                           DE           Seahawks
Grady Jarrett                         DT           Falcons
Robbie Gould                        PK           49ers

Transitional Players – None

2019 Salary Cap Per Team – $188.2M

Top 50 Unrestricted Free Agents

Player                        Position   Age     Old Team  
1 Le’Veon Bell                       RB           27            PIT
2 Trey Flowers                      DE           26            NE
3 Earl Thomas                       FS           30            SEA
4 Nick Foles                          QB           30            PHI
5 Tyrann Mathieu                  FS           27            HOU
6 Tyrell Williams                    WR          27            LAC
7 Landon Collins                    FS           25            NYG
8 Anthony Barr                      OLB         27            MIN
9 C.J. Mosley                        ILB           27            BAL
10 Trenton Brown                   LT            26            NE
11 Sheldon Richardson          DT           28            MIN
12 Preston Smith                    OLB         26            WAS
13 Ja’Wuan James                  RT           27            MIA
14 Za’Darius Smith                 OLB         26            BAL
15 Adrian Amos                       FS           26            CHI

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16 Ronald Darby                      CB           25            PHI
17 Malik Jackson                    DT           29            JAC
18 Mitch Morse                        C             27            KC
19 Teddy Bridgewater            QB           27            NO
20 Ndamukong Suh                 DT           32            LAR
21 Ezekiel Ansah                     DE           30            DET
22 Mark Ingram                       RB           29            NO
23 Golden Tate                        WR          31            PHI
24 Darqueze Dennard             CB           27            CIN
25 Justin Houston                   LB           30            KC
26 Daryl Williams                    RT           27            CAR
27 Jordan Hicks                      ILB           27            PHI
28 LaMarcus Joyner                FS           28            LAR
29 Matt Paradis                       C             29            DEN
30 Alex Okafor                         DE           28            NO
31 K.J. Wright                         OLB         30            SEA
32 Kareem Jackson                S             31            HOU
33 Ryan Kalil                           C             34            CAR
34 Henry Anderson                DE           28            NYJ
35 Cedric Ogbuehi                  LT            27            CIN
36 Chris Conley                       WR          26            KC
37 Muhammad Wilkerson      DT           30            GB
38 Rodger Saffold                    G             31            LAR
39 Malcom Brown                   DT           25            NE
40 Devin Funchess                  WR          25            CAR
41 Allen Bailey                         DT           30            KC
42 Donte Moncrief                  WR          26            JAC
43 Adam Humphries              WR          26            TB
44 Bryce Callahan                   CB           27            CHI
45 Tevin Coleman                   RB           26            ATL
46 Deone Bucannon                ILB           27            ARI
47 Jamison Crowder              WR          26            WAS
48 Justin Coleman                  CB           26            SEA
49 Danny Shelton                   DT           26            NE
50 Benson Mayowa                 DE           28            ARI




NFL Draft and Free Agency Interview with scout Frank Coyle

NFL Draft 2019

NFL Draft and Free Agency Interview with scout Frank Coyle of DraftInsiders.com for GreenRewind.com

  Analyzing the NY Jets strategy for NFL Free Agency and NFL Draft 2019
by Frank Coyle of draftinsiders.com

#1 Knowing the Jets have $99+ million in cap space and their weaknesses, where and on who would you spend the money on?

Jets have many needs going forward. GM Mike Maccagnan did a good job cutting cap problems in recent years to put them in the current situation. Their top priorities are edge pass rushers, a true feature back and #1 receiver, offensive tackle, defensive linemen and cornerbacks. They need to add a few top starters prior to the NFL Draft 2019. Most FA additions will probably come on the offensive side of the ball with selected defensive additions. With tags starting being used this week, edge defenders like DeMarcus Lawrence, Jadeveon Clowney, Preston Smith, Dante Fowler, Dee Ford, Trey Flowers and Shane Ray could come off the FA board soon. All these edge rushers are just entering their prime. Lawrence, Clowney, Smith, Flowers, Fowler and Ford will be expensive, but they bring the hot commodity the Jets need – edge pass pressure. Smith may not get the publicity of the others, but is an emerging impact edge defender that can make a difference. Flowers would be a coup to wrestle away from the Patriots. Always around the ball and makes plays. Jets will have to compete for the top FA prospects here or use a high draft selection. With no #2 pick currently, they may have their choice of any edge prospect other than Bosa. Josh Allen of Kentucky is a stud and the most complete edge defender in this draft class. The Jets will entertain moving back in top ten for a #2 selection. I love DE/LB Montez Sweat from Mississippi State. He strikes and brings explosiveness and power and has impact talent. He figures off the board by the middle of the first round. With $99 million in free agency available and the #3 overall selection, the Jets could address this area with two edge rushers and elevate this unit significantly with premier defenders like DL Leonard Williams and safety Jamal Adams inline already.

I also like free agent OTs, JaWuan James, Cedric Ogbuehi, Jake Fisher or Donovan Smith. Tackle pickings are generally thin after a few prospects with several teams have already resigned before the FA period even starts. There could be a few released veterans, but that is usually limited at best. That might put the burden on the NFL Draft 2019 where LT Jonah Williams, Greg Little and Andre Dillard are expected to be off the board probably by middle of first round. Quality offensive linemen get gobbled up quickly with 6 prospects in each of the first two rounds last April, including 10 of the first 39 selections. In the top 100 selections in the NFL Draft 2018, twenty draft choices were used on offensive linemen.

Jet corners Morris Claiborne (29) and Buster Skrine (30) are up as free agents. At $7 million for Claiborne and $6+ for Skrine, both would be costly to resign especially with veteran Tremaine Johnson (29) signed for a $12 million cap charge with an $8 million cash layout. Jets might want to resign one of the veterans with Skrine more versatile. Johnson signed a $72 million dollar contract thru 2023 with $34 million guaranteed. Veteran corners Jimmie Ward, Darqueze Dennard, Ronald Darby and Bradley Roby are second contract defenders will NFL starting skills to couple with Johnson and form a top tandem. Ward is a high-quality starter and though an expensive fit, capable of being a key missing piece almost immediately. Jets might also look to couple their starters with a developed rookie addition with starting talent.

#2 The talk here in NY is that the Jets may pursue Le’Veon Bell in free agency. Is this a good move?

Bell would be a good addition but only on certain terms and conditions. Does he sign for anything near his $14 million former contract that he refused to sign through the fall of 2018. The Steelers will not tag him with Franchise or Transitional labels. He is a complete back who is only 27 years old and coming off sitting out the entire 2018 season. He should be primed for a big 2019 performance and an excellent compliment to young Sam Darnold. His presence takes pressure off Darnold and could convert the Green offense a 60-40 run to pass. Bell makes Darnold and the Jets defense 20% better just by his annual average production. I think he probably costs at least a 3 year deal for in the $50 million area.

#3 Is this year a strong NFL Draft?

This NFL Draft class is very strong on defense especially the line and top edge defenders. GM Maccagnan faces a key question at the 3rd overall pick. Select premier defenders, LB Josh Allen, DL Quinnen Williams or Rashan Gary or corner Greedy Williams. Moving back in the first round may allow them to address two positions with the addition of a #2 draft choice. Maccagnan wisely retained the #1 pick this year by refusing to part with it in the move up last April in the first round. Jets moved from the 6th overall pick to the 3rd overall selection for three #2 selections, a month before the NFL Draft 2018. The trade closed the Bills, Dolphins and Cardinals out of the top three selections. Maccagnan put them in position for the 2nd QB and they were pleasantly surprised to land Sam Darnold with the selection. Darnold can be the franchise QB missing for the Green for decades.

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#4 The Jets have tons of holes to fill especially at: offensive line, edge pass rusher, wide receiver and cornerback. How do these positions rank as far as strength in this year’s draft?

There is high quality and depth along defensive line while cornerback and offensive tackles will be positions where top talent will fall quickly. OT begins to slide after the top 4-5 prospects especially on the leftside. FA is also weak at LT. Edge rushers is always a critical but dicey position and a top priority for the Jets. The top edge rushers may be tagged in FA. Prospects, Josh Allen, Montez Sweat, Jachai Polite and Brian Burns will probably fall in that order after Nick Bosa goes before the Jets 1st round selection. I love both Allen and Sweat and think they are great fits for the Jets and rookie starters.

Wide receiver is a deep group with a few top prospects considered true #1 receivers. I like N’Keal Harry best with AJ Brown and DK Metcalf next, though none belong before the mid first round or later. Cornerback is a quality group with Greedy Williams and Deandre Baker the top two prospects who are expected to come off the board in the top selections. Corner will be a high priority for Jets especially if two FAs leave in the offseason. Greedy Williams would be an excellent fit and probably comes off the board in the top 5 picks. The corner class is deep and should see many future starters come from the middle round.

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#5 Things may change but right now, give Jets fans 3 players in each round that the Jets should consider knowing where they pick?

1st round (#3 overall) – LB Josh Allen, DT Quinnen Williams, DL Rashan Gary, CB Greedy Williams

2nd round (no pick)

3rd round (two picks, own & New Orleans)
OLB DeAndre Walker, CB Rock Ya-Sin, WR Riley Ridley, LB Germaine Pratt, CB Kendall Sheffield, RT Kaleb McGary,  OL Elgton Jenkins and RB Benny Snell.

4th round
LB Ben Banogu, OT Max Scharping, WR Emanuel Hall or DT Dontavius Russell,

5th round
DT Daylon Mack, CB Alijah Holder, DE Jonathan Ledbetter or CB David Long

6th round (no pick)

7th round
CB Sean Bunting, WR Preston Williams, OT Derwin Gray or RB Wes Hills

#6 Everyone is looking for the next Brady situation getting a steal in the late rounds. What players are teams overlooking who are slated as late round picks or un-drafted free agents?

RB Rodney Anderson of Oklahoma and OLB Porter Gustin of Southern California were rated higher but have fallen off injury concerns. If they check out medically, late steals with definite upside potential. Linemen, OT Derwin Gray of Maryland and OG Lanard Bonner of Arkansas St are falling through the cracks and both carry starting NFL grades in time. Gray is very intriguing for the outside. Wideouts DaMarkus Lodge of Mississippi and Emmanuel Butler of Northern Arizona have talent to compete for the possession receiver role. Both have size and starting talent, though need to settle into a system. Definite late steals with real upside.

#7 I am hoping that the Jets trade back with one of the teams looking for a quarterback. What do you see the chances of that happening and how do you rate this year’s QB class?

Trading back in top half of first round keeps Jets in range of top defensive players and probably earns a #2 pick. It would be a wise move. This years’ QB class is not equal to last year. Two high prospects Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray are only one year starters. Teams like the Jaguars, Bengals, Giants, Redskins and Dolphins are interested in moving up. Broncos appear out after the trade for Joe Flacco. Redskins hold the 15th overall pick in first round and want to land a top QB. Jets would certainly have to get a #2 pick plus future high picks to move to middle of the round.

Raiders could be a Wild card here with three #1 picks including #4 overall plus two late #1 picks. Moving back to the Jaguars would be ironic moving from the 3rd overall to the 6th overall choice after doing the opposite last year to move up with the Colts to land Darnold. Maybe Jaguars Tom Coughlin is willing to part with three #2 picks like the Jets did last year. Great dream for Jet fans.

#8 Are there any division 2 or 3 players the Jets should look at?

CB Corey Ballantine of Washburn (Ks) and RB Wes Hills of Slippery Rock (Pa) are two D2 prospects I like. Both showed well at the All-star weeks and helped their cause. They both need to follow up with strong NFL Combine workouts.

#9 Do you see any players especially QBs that might have a chance at another position in the NFL?

Murray is definite wild card – QB, running back and wideout like Tyreek Hill. Limited other QBs, but maybe Eric Dungey of Syracuse could apply his athleticism to a deluxe role weapon.

#10 When do you think Kyler Murray will be picked? Round and what # pick?

Murray is a wild card. The game has changed and several teams will value him high, probable top ten pick. His size leaves a lot of questions for taking 60+ snaps a game at QB. I would have real difficulty taking him in the first round without a super plan in an offense. He came in today at over 5’10” and 207 lbs. Game is changing and he probably goes early like top 10 selections maybe higher.

Optional:Add any thoughts on the NY Jet situation and how they should proceed?

With the 3rd overall pick, a few hot prospects will emerge and give the Jets a few options moving back in the first round. Jacksonville with 6th overall pick is a natural landing spot, just a question of the price Maccagnan can extract from the Jaguars. That would be the best situation for Jets. At 6th pick, they still get a blue-chip defender and probably their pick of any offensive linemen or skilled position players. Teams build on top 100 draft choices and adding a few this year could be vital to any turnaround, especially if their FA strategy lands 3 to 4 prime additions.

#11 Additional for you Frank:
What are your thoughts on the coaches that Adam Gase hired?

I really like the signing of HC Adam Gase. It wouldn’t be the first coach who failed in his first assignment. He is an excellent fit for young QB Sam Darnold and I would expect his career to take off with strong coaching from Gase. New offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains reunites with Gase after time in both Chicago and Miami. Loggains is a fine addition to staff. It is important in a few key areas, experience together and success in many respects. It’s important also that Gase does not have to coach the coaches on offense. That helps Darnold immensely.
New defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will bring his aggressive approach to the game and will give this unit a definite boost. He has made impact at several stops and can give the Jets defense new life. He does need some edge rushers and good cover man to implement his system.  He brings a tough mentality that was slipping recently despite some highly regarded prospects.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He has published draftinsiders.com for 28 years including a 250-page NFL Draft Yearbook with over 250 in-depth scouting reports. Long-time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game and member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25+ years. 

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