With the Jets brutal loss to the Patriots earlier this week, I think it's fair to say we won't be making the playoffs this season. Thus, although the NFL draft is 151 days away, let's start turning our attention to the 2013 draft.

NFL Draft expert Chris Steuber has provided us with a list of some games NFL representatives from the Jets (general manager, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) have attended thus far this year.

Note: *Denotes juniors; **Denotes redshirt sophomores

Week 1

Elon at North Carolina

Prospects to watch: North Carolina: OG Travis Bond, S *Tre Boston, OG Jonathan Cooper, WR Erik Highsmith, OT *James Hurst, DE *Tim Jackson, DE *Kareem Martin, LB Kevin Reddick, QB *Bryn Renner, OT Brennan Williams, DT Sylvester Williams; Elon: WR Aaron Mellette.

Miami (FL) at Boston College

Prospects to watch: Miami (FL):OLB Ramon Buchanan, RB *Eduardo Clements, TE *Asante Cleveland, DE *Shayon Green, OT *Seantrel Henderson, SS *A.J. Highsmith, WR *Allen Hurns, RB *Mike James, OT *Jermaine Johnson, OG *Brandon Linder, CB Brandon McGee, QB *Stephen Morris, SS Vaughn Telemaque; Boston College: OT Emmett Cleary, WR *Jonathan Coleman, OLB *Steele Divitto, TE Chris Pantale, OLB *Kevin Pierre-Louis, DT Kaleb Ramsey, QB *Chase Rettig, WR *Bobby Swigert, OT John Wetzel.

Kentucky at Louisville

Prospects to watch: Louisville: C Mario Benavides, RB *Dominique Brown, LB *Preston Brown, CB Adrian Bushell, DE *B.J. Butler, OG Alex Kupper, DT *Roy Philon, SS *Hakeem Smith, DE *Marcus Smith, RB *Jeremy Wright; Kentucky: WR La'Rod King, CB Martavius Neloms, QB Morgan Newton, RB *Raymond Sanders III, C Matt Smith, DE Collins Ukwu, OG Larry Warford, LB *Avery Williamson, DE Taylor Wyndham.

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech

Note: Jets had multiple scouts at the game.

Prospects to watch: Virginia Tech: OT Nick Becton, WR D.J. Coles, DE *J.R. Collins, WR Marcus Davis, LB *Tariq Edwards, CB *Antone Exum, CB *Kyle Fuller, DE *James Gayle, DT Antoine Hopkins, DT *Derrick Hopkins, C Andrew Miller, OT Vinston Painter, WR Dyrell Roberts, LB Bruce Taylor, QB *Logan Thomas, LB Jeron Gouveia-Winslow; Georgia Tech: LB *Jeremiah Attaochu, DT T.J. Barnes, DE Izaan Cross, OG *Will Jackson, SS *Isaiah Johnson, LB **Quayshawn Nealy, RB *David Sims, RB Orwin Smith, CB Rod Sweeting, QB Tevin Washington, OG Omoregie Uzzi, CB *Louis Young.

Week 2

Washington at LSU

Prospects to watch: LSU: DE Chancey Aghayere, K Drew Alleman, WR *Kadron Boone, TE Chase Clement, DT Josh Downs, DE Lavar Edwards, OT *Chris Faulk, OT Alex Hurst, DT *Bennie Logan, C P.J. Lonergan, SS *Craig Loston, QB Zach Mettenberger, DE/OLB *Barkevious Mingo, ILB *Kevin Minter, DE/OLB *Sam Montgomery, FS *Eric Reid, WR Russell Shepard, CB *Tharold Simon, RB *Spencer Ware, OG *Josh Williford; Washington: RB *Jesse Callier, OLB *Princeton Fuimaono, WR James Johnson, OL *Erik Kohler, SS *Sean Parker, QB *Keith Price, OL Drew Schaefer, CB Desmond Trufant.

Grambling State at TCU

Prospects to watch: TCU: WR *Josh Boyce, OLB Kenny Cain, WR Skye Dawson, OT *James Dunbar, OG Blaize Foltz, DE Ross Forrest, C James Fry, RB *Waymon James, DE/OLB Stansly Maponga, QB *Casey Pachall, RB Matthew Tucker; Grambling State: None.

Week 3

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh

Note: Mike Tannenbaum personally attended this game.

Prospects to watch: Pittsburgh: DT *Aaron Donald, TE Hubie Graham, RB Ray Graham, FS Jarred Holley, OG Chris Jacobson, WR Mike Shanahan, WR *Devin Street, QB Tino Sunseri, OL Ryan Turnley, CB *K'Waun Williams; Virginia Tech: OT Nick Becton, WR D.J. Coles, DE *J.R. Collins, WR Marcus Davis, LB *Tariq Edwards, CB *Antone Exum, CB *Kyle Fuller, DE *James Gayle, DT Antoine Hopkins, DT *Derrick Hopkins, C Andrew Miller, OT Vinston Painter, WR Dyrell Roberts, LB Bruce Taylor, QB *Logan Thomas, LB Jeron Gouveia-Winslow.

South Alabama at North Carolina State

Prospects to watch: North Carolina State: OG Zach Allen, DB *David Amerson, FS Brandan Bishop, TE Mario Carter, DE *Darryl Cato-Bishop, RB *Tony Creecy, OT *Rob Crisp, QB Mike Glennon, OT R.J. Mattes, DE Art Norman, WR Tobais Palmer, DT Brian Slay, OG Andrew Wallace, RB James Washington, TE *Asa Watson, C Andrew Wentz, S Earl Wolff; South Alabama: ILB Jake Johnson.

Ball State at Indiana

Prospects to watch: Indiana: DT Larry Black, Jr., TE *Ted Bolser, K *Mitch Ewald, C Will Matte, DT Adam Replogle; Ball State: ILB Travis Freeman, OG Jordan Hansel, C Dan Manick, CB Jason Pinkston, WR *Jack Tomlinson, QB *Keith Wenning.



Brigham Young at Utah

Prospects to watch: Utah: S *Brian Blechen, WR DeVonte Christopher, DT Dave Kruger, DE *Joe Kruger, CB Ryan Lacy, DT Star Lotulelei, LB *Trevor Reilly, C Tevita Stevens, OT *Percy Taumoelau, RB John White, QB *Jordan Wynn; Brigham Young: OT Braden Brown, TE *Kaneakua Friel, OG Braden Hansen, WR *Cody Hoffman, ILB Uona Kaveinga, DT Eathyn Manumaleuna, QB Riley Nelson, ILB Brandon Ogletree, OG *Houston Reynolds.

Week 4

Baylor at Louisiana-Monroe

Prospects to watch: Louisiana-Monroe: QB *Kolton Browning, FS *Isaiah Newsome; Baylor: CB Chance Casey, SS *Ahmad Dixon, DE *Tevin Elliott, QB Nick Florence, CB Demetri Goodson, K *Aaron Jones, OT Cameron Kaufhold, CB *K.J. Morton, TE *Jordan Najvar, WR *Tevin Reese, OL *Cyril Richardson, RB Jarred Salubi, WR Lanear Sampson, RB **Lache Seastrunk, C Ivory Wade, WR Terrance Williams.

East Carolina at North Carolina

Prospects to watch: North Carolina: OG Travis Bond, S *Tre Boston, OG Jonathan Cooper, WR Erik Highsmith, OT *James Hurst, DE *Tim Jackson, DE *Kareem Martin, LB Kevin Reddick, QB *Bryn Renner, OT Brennan Williams, DT Sylvester Williams; East Carolina: WR Dayon Arrington, DT Michael Brooks, OT *Grant Harner, LB *Ty Holmes, TE *Justin Jones, FS *Damon Magazu, DE *Matt Milner, CB Leonard Paulk, OG *Will Simmons.

Week 5

Hawaii at Brigham Young

Prospects to watch: Brigham Young: OT Braden Brown, TE *Kaneakua Friel, OG Braden Hansen, WR *Cody Hoffman, ILB Uona Kaveinga, DT Eathyn Manumaleuna, QB Riley Nelson, ILB Brandon Ogletree, OG *Houston Reynolds; Hawaii: DT Haku Correa, P Alex Dunnachie, CB *Mike Edwards, DE Paipai Falemalu, CB *John Hardy-Tuliau, OLB *Art Laurel, QB *Sean Schroeder, WR *Billy Ray Stutzmann.

Clemson at Boston College

Prospects to watch: Boston College: OT Emmett Cleary, WR *Jonathan Coleman, OLB *Steele Divitto, TE Chris Pantale, OLB *Kevin Pierre-Louis, DT Kaleb Ramsey, QB *Chase Rettig, WR *Bobby Swigert, OT John Wetzel; Clemson: QB *Tajh Boyd, CB Xavier Brewer, K *Chandler Catanzaro, RB Andre Ellington, TE Brandon Ford, C Dalton Freeman, DE Mallicaiah Goodman, FS Rashard Hall, WR *DeAndre Hopkins, SS Jonathan Meeks, OLB Jonathan Willard.

Week 6

Michigan State at Indiana

Prospects to watch: Indiana: DT Larry Black, Jr., TE *Ted Bolser, K *Mitch Ewald, C Will Matte, DT Adam Replogle; Michigan State: CB Johnny Adams, OLB *Denicos Allen, RB *Le'Veon Bell, LB *Max Bullough, RB Larry Caper, CB *Darqueze Dennard, OT Fou Fonoti, DE *William Gholston, DT Tyler Hoover, FS *Isaiah Lewis, OG Chris McDonald, OLB Chris Norman, DE *Marcus Rush, TE *Dion Sims, DT Anthony Rashad White, CB Mitchell White.



South Florida at Temple

Note: The Jets were the only NFL team to attend this game.

Prospects to watch: Temple: C Sean Boyle, RB Matt Brown, QB *Chris Coyer, DE Marcus Green, RB Montel Harris, CB Maurice Jones, K Brandon McManus, OT Martin Wallace, DE John Youboty; South Florida: ILB Sam Barrington, QB B.J. Daniels, DE *Ryne Giddins, DT Cory Grissom, ILB Mike Lanaris, TE Evan Landi, SS Jon Lejiste, RB Demetris Murray, OT Mark Popek, CB Kayvon Webster.

Florida State at North Carolina State

Prospects to watch: North Carolina State: OG Zach Allen, DB *David Amerson, FS Brandan Bishop, TE Mario Carter, DE *Darryl Cato-Bishop, RB *Tony Creecy, OT *Rob Crisp, QB Mike Glennon, OT R.J. Mattes, DE Art Norman, WR Tobais Palmer, DT Brian Slay, OG Andrew Wallace, RB James Washington, TE *Asa Watson, C Andrew Wentz, S Earl Wolff; Florida State: DE Cornellius Carradine, DT Everett Dawkins, K Dustin Hopkins, DE Brandon Jenkins (injured), OLB *Christian Jones, SS *LaMarcus Joyner, QB E.J. Manuel, DT Anthony McCloud, DT Jaccobi McDaniel, OLB Nick Moody, RB Lonnie Pryor, CB *Xavier Rhodes, WR Rodney Smith, RB Chris Thompson, DE *Bjoern Werner, ILB Vince Williams.

Week 7

Kansas State at Iowa State

Prospects to watch: Iowa State: OT Brayden Burris, OT Carter Bykowski, TE Kurt Hammerschmidt, WR Aaron Horne, QB Steele Jantz, RB *Shontrelle Johnson, ILB A.J. Klein, OLB Jake Knott, WR Josh Lenz, DT Jake McDonough, P *Kirby Van Der Kamp, FS *Jacques Washington, RB *James White; Kansas State: ILB Arthur Brown, DE Adam Davis, OT Manase Foketi, WR Chris Harper, RB *John Hubert, QB Collin Klein, CB Nigel Malone, OG Nick Puetz, TE Travis Tannahill, OLB Justin Tuggle, FB Braden Wilson, SS *Ty Zimmerman.

Air Force at Wyoming

Prospects to watch: Wyoming: FS *Luke Anderson, OL Nick Carlson, OLB *Devyn Harris, DL *Patrick Mertens, DT Mike Purcell, SS Luke Ruff; Air Force: CB *Steffon Batts, RB Cody Getz.

Week 8

Rutgers at Temple

Prospects to watch: Temple: C Sean Boyle, RB Matt Brown, QB *Chris Coyer, DE Marcus Green, RB Montel Harris, CB Maurice Jones, K Brandon McManus, OT Martin Wallace, DE John Youboty; Rutgers: ILB Steve Beauharnais, WR *Brandon Coleman, OT R.J. Dill, OLB Khaseem Greene, SS Duron Harmon, WR Mark Harrison, TE D.C. Jefferson, CB Brandon Jones, CB *Logan Ryan, DT Scott Vallone.

Colorado at USC

Prospects to watch: USC: QB Matt Barkley, CB Brian Baucham, OT *Kevin Graf, CB *Torin Harris, C Khaled Holmes, DE Wes Horton, OG *John Martinez, FS T.J. McDonald, RB Curtis McNeal, RB *Silas Redd, CB *Nickell Robey, FB *Hunter Simmons, SS Jawanza Starling, CB Isiah Wiley, WR *Robert Woods, SS *Demetrius Wright; Colorado: OT *David Bakhtiari, FS *Jered Bell, OT Ryan Dannewitz, OLB Jon Major, DE Will Pericak, FS Ray Polk, DT Eric Richter, LB Doug Rippy, DE *Chidera Uzo-Diribe.

Week 9

Clemson at Wake Forest

Prospects to watch: Wake Forest: FB Tommy Bohanon, WR *Michael Campanaro, WR Terence Davis, OLB Joey Ehrmann, CB *A.J. Marshall, CB *Merrill Noel, CB Chibuikem Okoro, QB *Tanner Price, DE Zach Thompson, DL *Nikita Whitlock, C Garrick Williams; Clemson: QB *Tajh Boyd, CB Xavier Brewer, K *Chandler Catanzaro, RB Andre Ellington, TE Brandon Ford, C Dalton Freeman, DE Mallicaiah Goodman, FS Rashard Hall, WR *DeAndre Hopkins, SS Jonathan Meeks, OLB Jonathan Willard.

Cincinnati at Louisville

Prospects to watch: Louisville: C Mario Benavides, RB *Dominique Brown, LB *Preston Brown, CB Adrian Bushell, DE *B.J. Butler, OG Alex Kupper, DT *Roy Philon, SS *Hakeem Smith, DE *Marcus Smith, RB *Jeremy Wright; Cincinnati: CB Dominique Battle LB Maalik Bomarr OG *Austen Bujnoch, OC Evan Davis, LS Tom DeTemple, SS Drew Frey, DE Dan Giordano, OT Sean Hooey, TE Travis Kelce, WR *Anthony McClung, P Pat O'Donnell, DE Walter Stewart, WR Kenbrell Thompkins.

Ohio State at Penn State

Prospects to watch: Penn State: OG *Miles Dieffenbach, DT Jordan Hill, LB Gerald Hodges, LB *Mike Hull, DE Pete Massaro, LB Michael Mauti, QB Matt McGloin, CB Stephon Morris, C Matt Stankiewitch, DE Sean Stanley, OG *John Urschel, FB Michael Zordich; Ohio State: S *C.J. Barnett, FB Zach Boren, WR *Corey Brown, S *Christian Bryant, OT Reid Fragel, DT Garrett Goebel, OG *Marcus Hall, RB Jordan Hall, DT *Johnathan Hankins, CB Travis Howard, S Orhian Johnson, C *Corey Linsley, OT *Jack Mewhort, OG *Andrew Norwell, WR *Verlon Reed, CB *Bradley Roby, OLB Etienne Sabino, DE John Simon, RB *Rod Smith, TE Jake Stoneburner, DE Nathan Williams.

Week 10

Michigan at Minnesota

Prospects to watch: Minnesota: ILB *Brendan Beal, OLB Keanon Cooper, QB MarQueis Gray, WR Brandon Green, CB Kyle Henderson, OT *Ed Olson, ILB Mike Rallis, OLB Spencer Reeves, CB Troy Stoudermire, FS *Brock Vereen, DE D.L. Wilhite; Michigan: DT William Campbell, ILB Kenny Demens, CB J.T. Floyd, FS *Thomas Gordon, SS Jordan Kovacs, OT *Tyler Lewan, OG Patrick Omameh, WR Denard Robinson, DE Craig Roh, WR Roy Roundtree, RB *Fitzgerald Toussaint.

Oklahoma at Iowa State

Prospects to watch: Iowa State: OT Brayden Burris, OT Carter Bykowski, TE Kurt Hammerschmidt, WR Aaron Horne, QB Steele Jantz, RB *Shontrelle Johnson, ILB A.J. Klein, OLB Jake Knott, WR Josh Lenz, DT Jake McDonough, P *Kirby Van Der Kamp, FS *Jacques Washington, RB *James White. Oklahoma: WR Justin Brown, CB *Aaron Colvin, OG Tyler Evans, RB *Roy Finch, C Ben Habern, SS Javon Harris, CB Demontre Hurst, OLB Joseph Ibiloye, OG *Gabe Ikard, FS *Tony Jefferson, OT Lane Johnson, QB Landry Jones, DE David King, CB *Gabe Lynn, DT JaMarkus McFarland, DT Stacy McGee, FB *Trey Millard, OLB *Corey Nelson, WR *Kenny Stills, DT Casey Walker, DE R.J. Washington, P Tress Way, RB Dominique Whaley, ILB *Tom Wort.

Oklahoma State at Kansas State

Prospects to watch: Kansas State: ILB Arthur Brown, DE Adam Davis, OT Manase Foketi, WR Chris Harper, RB *John Hubert, QB Collin Klein, CB Nigel Malone, OG Nick Puetz, TE Travis Tannahill, OLB Justin Tuggle, FB Braden Wilson, SS *Ty Zimmerman. Oklahoma State: WR Isaiah Anderson, DT Calvin Barnett, CB Brodrick Brown, CB *Justin Gilbert, OLB Shaun Lewis, WR Tracy Moore, DE Nigel Nicholas, RB *Joseph Randle, OG Jonathan Rush, P Quinn Sharp, OG Lane Taylor.

Week 11

Arkansas at South Carolina

Prospects to watch: South Carolina: CB Akeem August, TE Justice Cunningham, OLB DeVonte Holloman, OL T.J. Johnson, RB *Marcus Lattimore, CB *Jimmy Legree, QB *Connor Shaw, FS D.J. Swearinger, DE Devin Taylor, ILB Shaq Wilson; Arkansas: G *Alvin Bailey, P Dylan Breeding, RB Knile Davis,  TE Chris Gragg, DT Jared Green, WR Cobi Hamilton,  OLB Alonzo Highsmith, RB Dennis Johnson DT Byran Jones, DT DeQuinta Jones, C *Travis Swanson, QB Tyler Wilson, RB Ronnie Wingo Jr., CB Darius Winston, ILB Tenarius Wright.

Week 12

North Carolina at Virginia

Prospects to watch: Virginia: OT Oday Aboushi, LB Steve Greer, DT Will Hill, RB Perry Jones, OT *Morgan Moses, TE Colter Phillips, LB LaRoy Reynolds, QB *Michael Rocco, WR *Tim Smith, LB Ausar Walcott; North Carolina: OG Travis Bond, S *Tre Boston, OG Jonathan Cooper, WR Erik Highsmith, OT *James Hurst, DE *Tim Jackson, DE *Kareem Martin, LB Kevin Reddick, QB *Bryn Renner, OT Brennan Williams, DT Sylvester Williams.

Wake Forest at Notre Dame

Prospects to watch: Notre Dame: ILB *Carlo Calabrese, C Braxston Cave, TE, *Tyler Eifert, ILB *Dan Fox, OG Mike Golic, Jr., WR John Goodman, WR *T.J. Jones, DE Kaptron Lewis-Moore, OT *Zack Martin, FS Dan McCarthy, SS Zeke Motta, DT **Louis Nix, RB/WR Theo Riddick, OLB *Prince Shembo, SS Jamoris Slaughter, ILB Manti Te'o, WR Robby Toma, OG *Chris Watt, RB *Cierre Woods; Wake Forest: FB Tommy Bohanon, WR *Michael Campanaro, WR Terence Davis, OLB Joey Ehrmann, CB *A.J. Marshall, CB *Merrill Noel, CB Chibuikem Okoro, QB *Tanner Price, DE Zach Thompson, DL *Nikita Whitlock, C Garrick Williams.

Washington at Colorado

Prospects to watch: Colorado: OT *David Bakhtiari, FS *Jered Bell, OT Ryan Dannewitz, OLB Jon Major, DE Will Pericak, FS Ray Polk, DT Eric Richter, LB Doug Rippy, DE *Chidera Uzo-Diribe; Washington: RB *Jesse Callier, OLB *Princeton Fuimaono, WR James Johnson, OL *Erik Kohler, SS *Sean Parker, QB *Keith Price, OL Drew Schaefer, CB Desmond Trufant.

Week 13

Utah at Colorado

Prospects to watch: Colorado: OT *David Bakhtiari, FS *Jered Bell, OT Ryan Dannewitz, OLB Jon Major, DE Will Pericak, FS Ray Polk, DT Eric Richter, LB Doug Rippy, DE *Chidera Uzo-Diribe; Utah: S *Brian Blechen, WR DeVonte Christopher, DT Dave Kruger, DE *Joe Kruger, CB Ryan Lacy, DT Star Lotulelei, LB *Trevor Reilly, C Tevita Stevens, OT *Percy Taumoelau, RB John White, QB *Jordan Wynn.

Wisconsin at Penn State

Prospects to watch: Penn State: OG *Miles Dieffenbach, DT Jordan Hill, LB Gerald Hodges, LB *Mike Hull, DE Pete Massaro, LB Michael Mauti, QB Matt McGloin, CB Stephon Morris, C Matt Stankiewitch, DE Sean Stanley, OG *John Urschel, FB Michael Zordich; Wisconsin: WR *Jared Abbrederis, RB Montee Ball, LB *Chris Borland, CB Marcus Cromartie, C *Travis Frederick, DE *David Gilbert, QB *Danny O'Brien, TE *Jacob Pedersen, CB Devin Smith, LB Mike Taylor, OT Ricky Wagner, RB *James White.

Notre Dame at USC

Prospects to watch: USC: QB Matt Barkley, CB Brian Baucham, OT *Kevin Graf, CB *Torin Harris, C Khaled Holmes, DE Wes Horton, OG *John Martinez, FS T.J. McDonald, RB Curtis McNeal, RB *Silas Redd, CB *Nickell Robey, FB *Hunter Simmons, SS Jawanza Starling, CB Isiah Wiley, WR *Robert Woods, SS *Demetrius Wright; Notre Dame: ILB *Carlo Calabrese, C Braxston Cave, TE, *Tyler Eifert, ILB *Dan Fox, OG Mike Golic, Jr., WR John Goodman, WR *T.J. Jones, DE Kaptron Lewis-Moore, OT *Zack Martin, FS Dan McCarthy, SS Zeke Motta, DT **Louis Nix, RB/WR Theo Riddick, OLB *Prince Shembo, SS Jamoris Slaughter, ILB Manti Te'o, WR Robby Toma, OG *Chris Watt, RB *Cierre Woods.

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Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye run a drill during Jets rookie minicamp, (AP)
Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye run a drill during Jets rookie minicamp, (AP)

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Jamal Adams, the Jets' top draft pick and one of the cornerstones of their rebuilding project, agreed to terms on his rookie contract on Thursday night and is expected to be at training camp on time when it opens in eight days.

The agreement, announced by agents on Twitter, is projected to be worth about $22.2 million over four years with a signing bonus of approximately $14.3 million. The money is fully guaranteed for the No. 6 overall pick out of LSU. As with all first-round picks, Adams' deal also includes a team option for the fifth year.

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New York Jets quarterbacks Josh McCown (15), Christian Hackenberg (5) and Bryce Petty (9) work out during NFL football practice, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Jets quarterbacks Josh McCown (15), Christian Hackenberg (5) and Bryce Petty (9) work out during NFL football practice, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

Jets quarterback Josh McCown gave his new team a vote of confidence in an interview with ESPN's First Take on Thursday, highlighting the positives he has seen from both veterans and newcomers alike.

"There's still some guys there that are pros," McCown said. "When you watch how a guy like Matt Forte comes in and does his job every day, Mo Wilkerson had a great spring, came in and worked hard, and our rookies coming along, Jamal Adams so impressive coming in as a rookie out of LSU, a high draft pick."

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The evidence is hard to refute. They jettisoned almost every recognizable veteran they had. They didn't add any significant free agents. The veteran quarterback they added is a 38-year-old journeyman. The Jets were 5-11 last season, and it's hard to argue this year won't be worse.

So yes, it sure does look like the Jets are "tanking" this season, with their eyes on the top of next year's quarterback-rich draft. They're not, of course. Tanking is almost impossible to do effectively, especially in the NFL. But they are doing a bit of scorched-Earth rebuilding and know they are in for a long, losing season.

There'll be a lot of short-term pain. And intentional or not, for the long run that's not so bad...

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Darron Lee had his ups and downs after being the Jets' first round pick last season, but the team seems compelled to proceed with the plan to build around him as one of the cornerstones of the defense. Entering his first season, everyone knew that Lee was a terrific athlete, but he still had to prove he had the instincts to play inside linebacker in a pro-style defense.

Preseason Stats: Four games, no starts, seven tackles, one sack

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New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee makes a tackle on Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. (Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee makes a tackle on Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. (Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)

According to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, the NFL is still reviewing an incident invovling Jets' LB Darron Lee and DE Leonard Williams from early June, reports ESPN's Rich Cimini. 

The incident occured at Governors Ball Music Festival on Randalls Island in June where Lee had to be restrained by Williams after getting into an argument with a woman. An eye witness video showed Williams getting in between his teammate, and eventually, carrying him away from the argument.

Jets' head coach Todd Bowles later indentified the woman as Lee's girlfriend, and noted that the team will not be disciplining the linebacker. However, he thinks he needs to take caution in the future. 

"You don't want that stuff to happen, obviously," Bowles said earlier on the situation. "With social media going on these days, they've got to take better care of themselves. Darron understands that. I just know, from the past, any time you go to a concert, there's going to be trouble around, just as an ex-player and as a coach. When you go to a concert, a lot of things can happen. You have to be very mindful and very aware of where you are, and your surroundings -- and handle yourself better and keep yourself out of trouble."

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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (right) and wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles (right) and wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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Projected starters: Demario Davis, Darron Lee

Projected backups: Bruce Carter, Connor Harris

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New York Jets punter Lachlan Edwards (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets punter Lachlan Edwards (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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Projected specialists: Chandler Catanzaro (K), Lachlan Edwards (P), Tanner Purdum (LS), Jalin Marshall (KR/PR)

Key contributors: Rontez Miles, Josh Martin, Dylan Donahue, Juston Burris, Charone Peake

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New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) runs for a touchdown (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) runs for a touchdown (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Speaking with the New York Post, Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa said he would not be surprised if the Jets have another struggling, losing season in 2017. 

"It's hard to argue [with] that," Enunwa said, "when everybody else sees all the stuff that's going on."

This offseason, the Jets have cut ties with many players, including receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Despite the possibility of another tough year ahead, Enunwa believes the players will still play hard when the season begins. 

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Former Jets QB Chad Pennington believes head coach Todd Bowles deserves the chance to turn the team around, per Brett Bonder of NY Daily News. 

If the Jets are to tank this sesaon, Pennington doesn't think it will be fair to put the blame on Bowles as he thinks he is the right guy for the job.

"My one hope for the Jets is that they give coach Bowles a chance to right the ship, don't pull everything away from him and then make him the reason why they're getting rid of him because of the lack of success," Pennington said. "He is the right guy, I think he showed that in his first year, last year wan an anomaly and this year you can see, wow, what a task he has."

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Former Jets WR Brandon Marshall said he requested his release because he couldn't deal with the Jets not having a chance this season, per ESPN's Eric Cimini. 

Marshall was on WFAN's Boomer and Carton Show Thursday where he admitted his former team wasn't going to have a good 2017 season, and he didn't want to be a part of it.

"I wouldn't have made it through an entire season, knowing we didn't have a chance," Marshall said. 

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USC QB Sam Darnold said last week's report that he might remain in school instead of entering the 2018 NFL Draft did not come from him, but remained vague about his future.

"I don't really have many thoughts about that," the potential No. 1 pick said during an appearance on ESPN's "The Fix". "I don't think any team should tank their season because of me. I'm just taking this every day, one day at a time. That's all I can do."

"I'm looking forward to whatever lies ahead of my future," he said. "But I'm really just taking it one day at a time."

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After a solid rookie season, Jordan Jenkins is hoping to thrive in a full-time role in 2017. The 23-year old has spent part of his offseason back in Georgia, working on his pass rush techniques with pass rush guru Chuck Smith.

Preseason Stats: Two games, two starts, four tackles, no sacks, two quarterback hits.

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Projected Starters: Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye

Projected Back-ups: Rontez Miles

On the bubble: Shamarko Thomas, Ronald Martin, Doug Middleton, Corey White

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Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh took to Twitter to take some playful jabs at the Jets and their fans, but not before Jets defensive Muhammad Wilkerson chimed in.

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The New York Jets' plan to build a helicopter landing pad at their New Jersey training facility has drawn objections from some who question the need since an airport is just a couple of miles away.

The borough of Madison has lodged objections to the Jets' application, NJ.com reported. The borough says that there's "no demand" for a helipad so close to the Morristown Airport.

"Any purported public benefit from the availability of a helistop for emergency uses is illusive," officials wrote. The borough also argued that the pad could introduce a safety risk.

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(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Projected Starters: Wesley Johnson, Brian Winters, James Carpenter, Ben Ijalana, Kelvin Beachum

Projected Back-ups: Brandon Shell, Dakota Dozier, Brent Qvale

On the bubble: Jeff Adams, Ben Braden, Chris Bordelon, Javarius Leamon, Craig Watts, Alex Balducci, Jonotthan Harrison

Departures: Nick Mangold, Breno Giacomini, Ryan Clady

Tags: BGA
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(Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

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Coming out of South Carolina, Brandon Shell's size and athleticism stood out, but he also impressed with his technique in pass-protection and his discipline. He posted outstanding pass-protection numbers against some good teams and when matched up with pro prospects. That bodes well for his ability to be successful at the NFL level, although he's not the type of tackle you'd typically leave out on an island.

Preseason Stats: Four games, one start, one sack surrendered.

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New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

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Projected starters: Morris Claiborne, Buster Skrine

Projected backups: Juston Burris, Marcus Williams, Darryl Roberts, Jeremy Clark,

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams
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New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

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Projected starters: Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Projected backups: Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Julian Howsare, Sheldon Richardson
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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

Jets' first round pick, S Jamal Adams, has already impressed his new teammates, according to NJ.com's Connor Hughes. 

The Jets were exuberant when Adams fell to their No. 6 slot in the 2017 NFL Draft as he was the player the wanted most. Participating at OTAs and mandatory minicamp, Adams has shown his teammates, like CB Morris Claiborne, why the front office was so high on him.

"The things he has done so far?" Claiborne said. "He's unbelievable...He's been out here playing lights out. Picking up the defense, checking to different things, knowing what he wants to check to. He's having fun doing it, too. His spirit is awesome. He's having fun doing what he knows how to do, and that's football." 

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Dec 25, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James (81) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Zach Orr (54) after making a catch during the fourth quarter of a game at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Dec 25, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James (81) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Zach Orr (54) after making a catch during the fourth quarter of a game at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

The Jets are interested in signing former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr, according to the New York Post.

The 25-year-old retired during the off-season due to neck and spine problems, but he is now trying to revive his career to after receiving positive news from his doctor.

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(Brad Mills)

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Fourth round pick Juston Burris has received plenty of buzz this offseason. He's been receiving lots of first-team reps and is reportedly in the mix to start alongside Morris Claiborne. However, what does his rookie season tell us about his chances and where he needs to develop to increase his role?

Preseason Stats: Four games, one start, five tackles, seven passes defensed, one interception

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New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee makes a tackle on Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. (Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee makes a tackle on Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. (Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)

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Projected starters: Demario Davis, Darron Lee

Projected backups: Bruce Carter, Connor Harris

Tags: Darron Lee, David Harris, Demario Davis
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 (Eric Hartline)
(Eric Hartline)

The Jets' new linebackers coach, Hall of Famer Kevin Greene, is looking to instill more aggression and power in his players, especially LB Lorenzo Mauldin.

The 25-year-old has shown spurts of potential in two seasons with the Jets, but his 2.5 sacks last season isn't the production they had expected. Greene intends to change that, and he told NJ.com's Darryl Slater why he uses this specific approach to his coaching. 

"Everybody at this level has skill, correct?" Greene said. "They'rea ll athletic, and agility and dexterity and all that stuff. Well, what separates people initially is their physical level of play. That's always our first step, is we have to play more physical than whoever is in front of us, because we're all athletic." 

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A pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is broken up by Buffalo Bills cornerbacks Corey White and Kevon Seymour during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
A pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is broken up by Buffalo Bills cornerbacks Corey White and Kevon Seymour during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

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Projected starters: Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson

Projected backups: Jalin Marshall, Charone Peake, ArDarius Stewart, Chad Hansen

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Charone Peake, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, Quincy Enunwa
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

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Preseason Stats: 17-for-47, 159 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, 1-15 rushing, one fumble

Regular Season Stats: Did Not Play

Tags: Christian Hackenberg
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SNY delivers part 2 of an all-access behind-the-scenes recap of New York Jets minicamp, including the sights and sounds from Florham Park.

SNY delivers an all-access behind the scenes recap of Jets minicamp, including all the sights and sounds from Florham Park.

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SNY delivers an all-access behind the scenes recap of Jets minicamp, including all the sights and sounds from Florham Park.

SNY delivers an all-access behind the scenes recap of Jets minicamp, including all the sights and sounds from Florham Park.

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New York Jets owner Woody Johnson before the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson before the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta)

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jets' owner Woody Johnson as the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the team confirmed on Thursday.

In the case that Johnson is nominated and confirmed by the US Senate, he would hand over his duties as Chairman and CEO to his brother, Christopher Johnson, who will directly oversee the team's day-to-day operations.

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( Adam Hunger)

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson says head coach Todd Bowles has been more strict than in the past, per Darryl Slater of NJ.com. 

Bowles has been left with a young team following the Jets' roster purge that including veterans like C Nick Mangold and LB David Harris. With his job possibly in jeopardy, he has been putting emphasis on working harder.

"It's completely different from the last couple years," Richardson said at minicamp. "A lot more strict now. We weren't loose [in the past], but it's a lot more strict now. It's even more enforced than what it has been in the past."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, David Harris, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson
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