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NFL Mock Draft 2015: New York Jets Select Vic Beasley

With the sixth pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Jets (represented by BlackandGold4ever) select...

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Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

No matter who the Jets pick here, there is bound to be a smattering of boos from the crowd in New York.  Many are probably wondering why Mariota isn't the pick here.  Well, after the last two high-profile busts at QB in New York, I think the Jets are going to be hesitant to risk another one with this pick.  Plus Fitzpatrick is the quintessential stopgap (filled the role perfectly in Houston) for a team that is trying to work their way back up from the bottom.

So why Beasley?  Obviously his performance at the combine didn't hurt him at all.  He was able to actually add about 15 pounds to his frame and still run a 4.53 40 and get in 35 reps at the bench press.  I'm thinking the added bulk is a sign that Beasley is looking to handle shedding blocks better and address the notion that he relies on athleticism alone.  And if he is able to bring that to fruition on the field, the Jets will be very happy with this selection.  Beasley was already able to capitalize on his speed and athleticism alone to set the record for sacks at Clemson.

Strengths: Quick off the snap, can turn body to edge rush around the corner, great spin move, good hands, can drop into coverage, good instincts, "fluid hips", and good feet (played RB in past).

Weaknesses: Needs more muscle (although he is working on that), needs to use spin move more, short arms, doesn't shed blocks well against run.

As for his fit with the Jets, consider the fact that they hired a defensive coach and that Sheldon Richardson led the team with 8 sacks last season.  Sheldon Richardson is a beast and all, but he was drafted as a defensive tackle.  The Jets need some help in the edge rush and that is what Beasley does best.  And Mariota has far too much bust potential for the Jets to risk picking him here.

Bring on the boos and share your thoughts in the comments section...I'm sure this will be a lively discussion.


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Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston - Florida State
Hans Petersen 82%
2 Tennessee Titans DE Leonard Williams - USC Tee Word 85%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars DE Dante Fowler - Florida Khannar
4 Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper - Alabama arcuate
5 Washington Redskins DE Randy Gregory - Nebraska Lostastic
6 NY Jets OLB Vic Beasley - Clemson BlackandGold4ever
7 Chicago Bears
8 Atlanta Falcons
Dave Choate
9 NY Giants
10 St. Louis Rams
Kevin Sean Held
11 Minnesota Vikings
gulf shores
12 Cleveland Browns
13 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
14 Miami Dolphins
Ralph Malbrough
15 San Francisco 49ers
The Irish Assassin
16 Houston Texans
17 San Diego Chargers
18 Kansas City Chiefs
19 Cleveland Browns
20 Philadelphia Eagles
Matt Mosley
21 Cincinnati Bengals
22 Pittsburgh Steelers
23 Detroit Lions
24 Arizona Cardinals
25 Carolina Panthers

26 Baltimore Ravens
27 Dallas Cowboys
28 Denver Broncos

29 Indianapolis Colts

30 Green Bay Packers
Matt Mosley
31 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
32 New England Patriots