Episode from the podcastNew York Jets Life Podcast

Episode 56 - NFL DRAFT CLASS - OLB Edition

Released Thursday, 7th April 2016
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The transformation of the NFL into a "spread and shred" passing league has changed the job description for linebackers. Defensive coordinators are searching for athletic linebackers with safety-like cover skills. Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith are nursing injuries, but each player is considered a dynamic defender with game changing potential. How well they progress from their ailments will determine whether they are drafted where their talent and potential merits. Ragland plays like a 10-year veteran on the second level. Although he is ideally suited to play on the inside, he displayed a little versatility by lining up at outside linebacker during the Senior Bowl.