2012 Phinsider Community NFL Mock Draft - Pick 16, New York Jets

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This should be fun. We've reached that point in the draft when the crowd is going to go nuts, no matter who is drafted. That's right. We've reached the New York Jets. With this pick, we've also reached the halfway point of the first round.

Let's take a look at the team:

Team: New York Jets
GM: Acolyteofra

And, here's a review of the draft picks thus far:

Pick

Team

Player

1

Indianapolis Colt

Andrew Luck, QB

2

Washington Redskins

Robert Giriffin III, QB

3

Minnesota Vikings

Matt Kalil, OT

4

Cleveland Browns

Trent Richardson, RB

5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Morris Claiborne, CB

6

St. Louis Rams

Justin Blackmon, WR

7

Jacksonville Jaguars

Quinton Coples, DE

8

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill, QB

9

Carolina Panthers

Fletcher Cox, DT

10

Buffalo Bills

Riley Reiff, OT

11

Kansas City Chiefs

Dontari Poe, DT

12

Seattle Seahawks

David DeCastro, G

13

Arizona Cardinals

Melvin Ingram, DE

14

Dallas Cowboys

Luke Kuechly, LB

15

Philadelphia Eagles

Mark Barron, S


Now, time for the Jets pick:

With the 16th pick in the 2012 Phinsider Community NFL Mock Draft, the New York Jets select:

Johnathan Martin, OT, Stanford Cardinal
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 312 lbs.

From Acolyteofra:

There are a host of ways I bounced between here, I would have loved having Melvin Ingram fall here to add some versatile pressure on the QB, A WR would be wise but I feel they are convinced enough with the guys they have to not draft one in the early rounds, Mark Barron was also a tempting selection to help fix a disastrous Safety corps though he would be a slight reach and I feel they may attempt to trade down or back up into the first to grab him a little later. Therefore replacing Wayne Hunter becomes very VERY tempting and with Sparano and Tebow on board there is bound to be an obscene amount of running the ball therefore grabbing one of the best run-blocking tackles in the draft would be a huge help to reach that end.

From Walter Football:

Projected Round (2012): Top-20 Pick.
3/13/12: Martin was sick at the Combine, so he didn't work out. If Martin had had a big workout, he could have made the case to challenge Reiff as the second-rated tackle in the draft.

Martin had a good overall season. He was a solid blocker in defending Andrew Luck's blind side, proving the signal caller with quality pass protection all year. There were some games that Martin allowed some pressure, but he was reliable.

In 2011, Martin was a tenacious run blocker, and the Cardinal ran behind him all year with some huge successes on the ground. Stanford totaled 446 yards on the ground against Washington and had many other big days running the ball.

Martin sets the edge well and is a good athlete to hit blocks on the second level. He had some penalty problems earlier in the season, but cleared that up. Martin is a better run-blocking franchise left tackle prospect than many former high first-rounders, but he will need to continue to improve his pass blocking for the NFL.

8/20/11: Jonathan Martin has been an excellent player at Stanford. He dominated the PAC-10 last season as a run blocker and pass protector for Andrew Luck. Martin has the pass-protection tools to be a Pro Bowl tackle. Don't be surprised if he puts up a fight to be the first tackle taken. Martin was an All-Pac-10 first-team selection. He's a top-10 prospect.

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock.

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