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GGN Community Scouting: Drake London, WR, USC

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Probably the best part of this website is that we are graced by a lot of sharp regular commenters.

Recently I decided to start checking out a few college prospects. I watched one game of USC wide receiver Drake London. I was impressed by what I saw, but I was curious what others thought so I asked in the comments.

The following are some of the answers. I thought they were so insightful that I wanted to share.

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Scouting Jets offensive lineman Dru Samia

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The Jets recently signed offensive lineman Dru Samia to a futures deal. Today we break him down in detail.

The 24-year old Samia is listed at 6’5” and 308 pounds and was a fourth round pick out of Oklahoma in 2019. He has started four games so far in his NFL career but did not play in 2021.

Background

Samia was a four-star prospect out of high school and opted to attend Oklahoma where he started nine of 12 games in his...

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Podcast: Weakest Defensive Starting Positions

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Today we continue our podcast series focused on Jets needs and turn our attention to the defensive side of the ball. On the show I talk about the three spots I think are weakest on the Jets defense.

As was the case when I discussed offense the other day, I am talking about specific starting spots, not groups as a whole. I base this on a number of factors, including the value of positions.

Obviously based on their performance in 2021, the Jets need...

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New York Jets Flight Connections 1/27/22

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Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets

Good morning, Gang Green Nation! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. While the Jets sport one of the youngest teams in the NFL, there are still plenty of holes to be filled on the team. On top of that, some of the team’s impending free agents are some of the better players the Jets have fielded so far this season. It will be an interesting adjustment from GM Joe Douglas on how...

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John B

What Do the Jets Value at Tight End?

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What do the Jets value in a tight end?

The answer to that question might offer us an indication of the path they will choose in free agency to address the position.

In the past year plus since Robert Saleh and Mike LaFleur arrived in Florham Park, most assumptions about the team’s roster building on offense have been viewed through the lens of the San Francisco 49ers. That is the former employer of key Jets coaches. The 49ers provide something of a...

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Scouting Jets wide receiver Tarik Black

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The Jets recently signed wide receiver Tarik Black to a futures deal. Today we break him down in detail.

The 23-year old Black is listed at 6’3” and 213 pounds and was undrafted out of Texas in 2021, having previously played at Michigan. He made his NFL debut in the last game of the season for the Jets, catching one pass for 10 yards.

Background

Black was a four-star recruit out of high school and headed...

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Jets Offseason Podcast Mailbag

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Today we have our weekly podcast mailbag. Thanks to everybody for the questions. As usual, there were numerous great questions. Also as usual, there were more good questions than there was time to answer all of them. If your submission did not receive a response, please feel free to resubmit it for a future edition of the mailbag.

Today we discuss the possible reasons the 2021 Draft class for the Jets looks so much better than the 2020 vintage, the...

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Thomas Christopher

New York Jets Flight Connections 1/26/22

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Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets

Good morning, GGN! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Some shocking news in the NFL world, as New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has announced he will be stepping down as head coach of the Saints. With that happening, it opens up the opportunity for potential trades, and potential free agents shaking loose with uncertainty at the coaching position. The Saints new head coach most...

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New QB reality in AFC intensifies pressure on Jets, Zach Wilson

The AFC is entering a golden era for quarterbacks behind Mahomes, Burrow, Allen and others, raising the stakes for the Jets' development of Wilson.

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Ranking all 32 NFL rookie classes: Which teams got the most production and value?

Mac Jones and Rhamondre Stevenson were big contributors for the Patriots, who had one of the league's top draft classes.

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Mailbag Questions

Leave mailbag questions for this week below.

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Scouting Jets wide receiver Rodney Adams

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The Jets recently signed wide receiver Rodney Adams to a futures deal. Today we break him down in detail.

The 27-year old Adams is listed at 6’1” and 189 pounds and was a fifth round pick out of USF in 2017. He has only played in two NFL games, having retired briefly a few years ago. However, he made an impression in preseason this year.

Background

Adams was a three-star prospect in high school and originally enrolled at Toledo,...

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Scouting Jets defensive end Bradlee Anae

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The Jets recently signed edge rusher Bradlee Anae to a futures deal. Today we break him down in detail.

The 24-year old Anae is listed at 6’3” and 260 pounds and was a fifth round pick out of Utah in 2020. He has played in 11 regular season games and recorded two tackles and one quarterback hit.

Background

Anae was a three-star high school prospect and opted to play for Utah at the college level. He was buried on the depth chart as a...

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John B

Podcast: Weakest Offensive Starting Positions

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There are numerous ways to look at needs. As teams approach the offseason, they take stock of these needs. The most common way of viewing them is to simply look at the weakest positions on the team.

On today’s podcast I go through the offense to find the three weakest spots. I am not looking collectively at position groups. I am focused on individual spots so right guard is the focus rather than offensive line, and the currently vacant slot receiver...

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Thomas Christopher

New York Jets Flight Connections 1/25/22

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Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets

Good morning, Gang Green Nation! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Last night’s playoff game between the Bills and Chiefs may be the best in recent memory, as the game came down to an OT loss for the Bills. Up by 3 with 13 seconds left, the Bills allowed the unthinkable to happen and let Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs drive down to kick the game-tying field goal, then win it in...

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Jets 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Calvin Austin WR Memphis

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Elite talents in a small package

Sometimes in life things can turn out the way you want them, just not how you envisioned you would get there. Boyhood dreams can be great, but you never realize how much work it takes to make them happen, even when they are actually happening. Such is the story of Calvin Austin III who grew up in Memphis hoping to play football for the University of Memphis Tigers team.

“My dad would take me to...

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Podcast: A Look at Jets Defensive and Special Teams Free Agents

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On today’s podcast we conclude the recent series on Jets players about to hit free agency. Previous installments have discussed players at skill positions and in the trenches. Today the focus is on the defense and special teams. (Yes, I know some of the players in the trenches are on defenses. Just go with it.)

Given how bad the defense was for the Jets this past year, there will need to be major changes on the defensive side of the ball....

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Chiefs, Rams Open As Favorites In Conference Championships

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The divisional round of the NFL playoffs ended last night, and my goodness, that may have been the greatest weekend of football in NFL history. Four great games, three decided with game winning field goals. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, the finale between the Chiefs and the Bills develops into a game for the ages, with wild lead swings all over the place in the last few minutes, and an overtime game winning touchdown by the...

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Thomas Christopher

New York Jets Flight Connections 1/24/22

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Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets

Good morning, Gang Green Nation! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Shout out to Mr. Wells for holding down the fort over the weekend as usual. While the Wildcard round of the playoffs may have had its ups and downs, the Divisional round was full of amazing games. Lost in the shuffle of the games was Jets twitter, which seems to have put up more of a fight than the team itself in...

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NFL Playoffs: Chiefs vs Bills Game Thread

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The divisional round of the NFL playoffs concludes with a superb matchup. To close out the divisional round we have the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Buffalo Bills in what has the potential to be the best game of the year.

The 12-6 Buffalo Bills come into this game red hot, winners of their last five games. The Bills are fresh off an absolute demolition of the New England Patriots last week. No opponent has come within 12 points of the Bills over...

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