Saturday, April 29, 2006

Second Round Jets

Yeah I know, when did this become a sports blog, but the Jets are near and dear so here's who they selected in the 2nd round:

NFL.com - Prospect Profiles

Kellen Clemens
Height: 6-2Weight: 223
40 Speed: 4.75 E
Position: Quarterback
College: Oregon
Final Grade: G 6.3 INJ

"Clemons is a very smart and fundamentally sound quarterback with a very quick and compact release and when he strides into his throws, he can make all the throws with very good zip. Clemons shows impressive ability to consistently step up and make big plays -- mostly with his arm, but occasionally with feet -- when it matters most; even vs. heavy pressure/blitzes. For Clemons to become the starter he is capable of being, he needs to stride into every throw he makes and do a better job of not forcing throws when he feels he has to make the big play. Overall, Clemons will probably get drafted much lower than anticipated, but he has the ability to become a very good NFL starter. Aside from Matt Leinart, Clemons might be the only other quarterback who is more ready mentally to step into the NFL and contribute early in his career."

I sort of like the pick because this young man appears to be the quintessential backup QB, and maybe even lightning in a bottle.

He has the brains, the ability, and the toughness to fit into a West-Coast style offense, or any offense really, but isn't Grade-A, Sure-Fire stuff.

Then again, few are.

2 comments:

badanov said...

A top center, a top interior lineman and a good quarterback. Jets did well.

Fits said...

As a longtime sufferer I can guarantee two things:

The picks will fizzle.
They'll continue to play them because they paid them a lot to sign.

I'm ALWAYS leery about these undersized college kids bulking up for the NFL. Some take to it, others lose all athleticism, and neither of their first 2 picks can play without gaining lots of weight.

My motto when dealing with the Jets: Expect the worst and be plesantly surprised, Bad.