His starting experience in Minnesota will supply the Jets with the type of experienced backup safety they desired. Expect the Jets to add another safety in the draft . . .
The Jets brought in Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson for a visit and could consider him at 22. However, if the Jets had their druthers, they would probably prefer to add a faster linebacker, but all this guy does is make plays. Henderson runs the 40 in just 4.82. However, he is such an effective play-maker, he could be too much of a value to by-pass . . .
If the Jets do not pick Boss Bailey in the first round, there are a bunch of second round or third round linebackers who would be perfect for their system. We hear they are interested in Tennessee's Eddie Moore, a good coverage linebacker. Other possibilities are Florida's Mike Nattiel, North Carolina State's Shawn Price, Oregon State's Nick Barnett and Hawaii's Pisa Tinosamoa. All these players are in the 6-1, 230 range and run very well. The Jets are not caught up in the size of their linebackers are much as other teams. They desperately need to improve their linebacker speed, and any of these players could do that . . .
Temple's Dan Klecko is a great fit for the Jets defense with his 4.85 speed and great quickness. At 6-0, 280 the defensive tackle is going to slip in the draft. However, he makes up for his lack of size with his amazing weight room strength, a non-stop motor and tremendous technique. Another defensive tackle the Jets could consider in the middle rounds is another local kid, Antonio Garay of Boston College. He also ran a 4.85, and would be considered a late one or second round pick if he wasn't so banged up in college . . .
The Jets will have a new player personnel director running their war room along with GM Terry Bradway. Long-time scout Jesse Kaye takes over for Dick Haley, who moved to Florida, and is working as a regional scout for the team. Kaye has delivered some late round steals for the Jets through the years in including Ryan Young . . .
The Dolphins signing of Junior Seau should not have that big of an impact on the division. We hear he has lost a step and that has hurt his game. We hear that Seau guesses a lot. In the past when he made a poor judgement with his guesswork, his amazing speed allowed him to make up for it. Now that he doesn't have the same recovery speed, this guessing can be a problem . . .