Apr
30

Jets Go Offense In Rounds Four And Five

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Jets Go Offense In Rounds Four And Five

After selecting two defensive players on the first two days of the 2011 NFL Draft, the New York Jets went offense in rounds four and five. They selected RB Bilal Powell from Louisville in round 4 (#126 overall), and then traded up with Philadelphia to select WR Jeremy Kerley from TCU in round 5 (#153 overall). In order to get Kerley, the Gang Green gave up their 5th round pick (#161 overall) and 6th round pick (#194 overall) in exchange for the Eagles' 5th round pick (#153 overall) and 7th round pick (#227 overall).

Powell, 5'10", 207 lbs, started in 15 games for Louisville, averaging 6.1 yards/carry and scoring 3 TDs over his collegiate career. He has a good size and strong work ethic. His speed, hovewer, is rather average (4.55 40-yards) and he lacks tackle-breaking ability.

Kerley, 5'9", 189 lbs, started in 20 games for TCU where he caught 120 passes for a total of 1,299 yards, 12 TDs. He's very explosive after the catch and can also be used as a return man. On the negavite side, he's pretty small and can be used only in the slot.

The Jets now have just two selections remaining in this year's Draft - #208 and #227 overall, both in the 7th round.

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Tags: draft, bilal powell, jeremy kerley

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