The Jets have moved Brent Smith from right guard to left guard, and plugged in Brandon Moore on the right side. Smith has always been more comfortable on the left side, and Moore has a right hand stance, so this was a pragmatic move . . .
Defensive end Trevor Johnson, one of the Jets four seventh round picks, looks very athletic for a defensive end. He was seen a couple of times chasing down plays on the sideline. He probably would have gone earlier in the draft, if he didn't have some injury problems in Lincoln. He had concussion and lower back issues at Nebraska. If he is able to stay healthy, the Jets could have something here. Johnson runs under 4.8 and is amazingly strong. He was considered the strongest player at Nebraska, which is an impressive accomplishment when you consider how that program emphasizes weight training . . .
Backup quarterback candidate Ricky Ray, clearly doesn't have a great arm. This could be a problem if he ever has to play in the Meadowlands on a typical November or December cold, windy day . . .
The relationship between Jets GM Terry Bradway and the team's beat reporters isn't very good. During the three day mini-camp, he didn't do one interview, and the public relations department announced strict new rules regarding his availability. Bradway is most comfortable just dealing with player personnel issues, but the reality about being a GM in New York is that media relations is a big part of the job as well . . .
The Jets have moved free agent linebacker Jarrell Weaver to safety. They felt he was too undersized (6-3, 217) to play linebacker in the NFL. The bottom line is special teams are his meal ticket to hang around. In Weaver and seventh round pick Darrell McClover, the Jets were able to acquire the two best special teamers from the 2004 Miami Hurricanes . . .
He might not be given a fair chance to make the team, but former CFL star wideout Matt Dominguez looks like he can play in the NFL. He was one of the better looking receivers at minicamp. He has very good size at 6-2, 219 . . .
The Jets have two free agent cornerbacks with very good size-speed ratios in Art Thomas and Rod Bryant. Neither had great college careers, but one of them might be worth stashing on the practice squad for a while and developing. Right now, with Jamie Henderson likely out for the year due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, the Jets really don't have a big cornerback in the mix. Their two four cornerbacks – David Barrett, Donnie Abraham, Ray Mickens and Derrick Strait are all under 6-0 tall. It's not good to be devoid of a big cornerback with all the tall receivers in the league right now . . .
Offensive tackle Marko Cavka is very athletic for a 6-7, 290 pound player, and looks like he has a future in the league. He needs to get bigger and stronger and work on his technique, but down the road he might have starting potential.
"He may not be a guy that we can count on day one of training camp to win a job, but half way through the season, or at the end of the year, he may be a guy who has a chance to compete for a starting position," said Jets college scouting director Jesse Kaye . . .
There were a couple of times in mini-camp when offensive linemen got their hands on linebacker Jonathan Vilma, and he was taken out of the play. This is the scenario the Jets need to avoid if they want to get the best out of the undesized Vilma. If the Jets defensive tackles can keep Vilma clean, he will make a lot of plays.
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