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  1. Sunday notes: The Wayne Hunter gamble

    Rich Cimini

    Notes and observations on the Jets and the NFL: 1. IN TONY WE TRUST: The Jets are taking an enormous gamble, opting to stand pat at the right-tackle position. If Vladimir Ducasse doesn't step up, they'll go with the embattled Wayne Hunter, much to...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  2. Day 2: What to watch for

    Rich Cimini

    Day 2 of the NFL draft starts at 7 p.m. and consists of the second and third round. The Jets own two picks: SECOND ROUND: 15th pick (47th overall) THIRD ROUND: 14th pick (77th overall) Preview: The Jets have a history of trading up on Day 2 ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  3. Round 1: What to watch for

    Rich Cimini

    The draft landscape is ever-changing, and here is the latest scoop as the Jets head into Thursday night's first round: * There's a decent chance the Jets, picking 16th, will move out of that spot -- up or down. Here's why: They have eight to ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  4. Upshaw's career on defense started early

    Rich Cimini

    As a first grader in Eufaula, Ala., Courtney Upshaw walked into a fight in the school bathroom and it changed his life. He stuck up for a kid named Will McKenzie, who was getting bullied. You knew then he'd have a promising future as a defender. "...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  5. Jets draft preview: Linebacker

    Rich Cimini

    This is the eighth part in a nine-part, position-by-position analysis, breaking down the Jets' needs and draft possibilities. Position: Linebacker Depth chart: David Harris, Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas, Aaron Maybin, Josh Mauga, Nick ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  6. Gholston's impact on Jets draft prep

    Rich Cimini

    Notes and observations on the Jets and the NFL: 1. The Gholston factor. The Jets say they learned a hard lesson from the Vernon Gholston debacle in 2008, one they will apply to the evaluation of DE/OLB hybrids in the upcoming draft. They drafted G...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  7. Draft watch list, 2.0

    Rich Cimini

    The draft is only eight days away, which means teams are wrapping up their prospect visits and entering the homestretch in draft meetings. In a matter of days, most teams will finalize their draft boards. For us, it's time for an updated version o...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  8. Don't trade up -- unless it's for Richardson

    Rich Cimini

    Sunday notes, thoughts and observations on the Jets and the NFL: 1. Let's make a deal. If the Jets want to trade up, the highest logical target is the Jaguars (No. 7 overall), who may be looking to deal out. What would it take to go up nine spots?...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  9. Mock-draft alert: OLB Chandler Jones

    Rich Cimini

    ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has posted his annual scenario-based mock draft (Insider content), and he has the Jets selecting Syracuse DE/OLB Chandler Jones with the 16th pick. McShay's thought process: Scenario 1: OLB Melvin Ingram is the id...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  10. Mock-draft alert: OLB Upshaw

    Rich Cimini

    Mel Kiper has posted his latest mock draft (Insider content), a two-round version. For the Jets, he forecasts Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw with the 16th pick and Ole Miss OT Bobby Massie with the 47th pick. His explanations: On Upshaw: Rex Ryan sho...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  11. It's here: Our draft-watch list 1.0

    Rich Cimini

    In a mere 22 days, the Jets will be on the clock, holding the 16th pick in the first round. From now until then, we will provide periodic watch-list updates, zeroing in on the players most likely to be picked at 16. The list will change as new inform...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  12. Mock-draft alert: OLB Courtney Upshaw

    Rich Cimini

    We interrupt Tebow-mania to bring you Todd McShay's latest mock draft on ESPN.com. In his 4.0 version (Insider content), a two-round mock, McShay predicts the Jets will select Alabama DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw (16th overall) and Clemson DT/DE Brandon Th...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  13. Rex back on the scouting trail

    Rich Cimini

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rex Ryan was scheduled to leave the NFL meetings Tuesday to attend the South Carolina pro day. The Jets' coach has attended at least three pro days as the team prepares for next month's draft. Ryan apparently is on a mission to...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  14. No. 1 on draft wish list -- pass rusher

    Rich Cimini

    Notes, thoughts and observations on the Jets and the NFL: 1. If the Jets sign a veteran safety in free agency -- Reggie Nelson? -- it will give them more flexibility in the draft. The No. 1 item on their wish list is pass rusher. Rex Ryan has told...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  15. Bryan Thomas move is fine, but ...

    Rich Cimini

    In a mild surprise, the Jets re-signed longtime OLB Bryan Thomas, hammering out a one-year contract about an hour after the free-agency bell sounded Tuesday. Al Bello/Getty ImagesBryan Thomas Thomas, 32, is a true Jet, a blue-collar guy, th...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  16. Latest Kiper, McShay mocks: Roll Tide

    Rich Cimini

    ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay revealed their latest mock drafts -- the first post-scouting combine version -- and they actually agree on something. Well, sort of. Both have the Jets using the 16th pick on a defensive player from Alaba...

    Blog | March 07, 2012