Jamon Meredith (OT), South Carolina
The Jets are really looking for a QB but there's not that's even close to a second round pick so instead of drafting their future QB, they draft the guy who might end up having his back for the next decade. Jamon Meredith is a smart, experienced player with 38 starts in his collegiate career. He has started games at both tackles and guard and he's proven to be a team player. He's better suited to play tackle at the pro level where his strengths in pass protection can be an asset. Offensive tackle isn't a huge need for the Jets but starting right tackle Damien Woody isn't getting any younger (will turn 33 during the season).
Positives: Meredith has good size and great athleticism. He's got quick, agile feet to be a plus pass protector and long arms to keep defenders at bay. He's athletic enough to get to the second level and even pull. He's a natural knee-bender and can be a factor cut blocking defenders.
Negatives: Meredith is a bit of finesse tackle who needs to get more physical at the point of attack. He doesn't always use his hands well and lacks the killer instincts to finish blocks. He just needs to play more aggressive in all aspects on the game.
First Round Pick: Darrius Heyward-Bey
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