Just 16 days before the commencement of the 2010 draft and the Jets are dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s as a number of draft prospects are dropping by Florham Park for a visit this week.
Most of the hay is in the barn at this point, but these visits might give the Jets a better feel for a player and another chance to review some critical medical details. We’ve seen a bunch of the guys walking the halls here at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center and the list of invitees this week includes:
|T Anthony Davis||Rutgers||DT Corey Peters||Kentucky|
|RB Montario Hardesty||Tennessee||OL Maurkice Pouncey||Florida|
|CB Kareem Jackson||Alabama||CB Patrick Robinson||Florida State|
|RB Ryan Matthews||Fresno State||OLB Ricky Sapp||Clemson|
|CB Devin McCourty||Rutgers||TE Mickey Shuler||Penn State|
|DL Jared Odrick||Penn State||S Major Wright||Florida|
Thirty-two years ago, the Green & White drafted Penn State TE Mickey Shuler in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft. Shuler played 12 seasons for the Jets and finished with career totals of 438 receptions (tied for fifth in franchise annals with Wesley Walker) and 4,819 yards (seventh). Mickey’s son, who impressed pro scouts at PSU’s pro day, had plenty of blocking responsibility under Joe Paterno and finished with 27 career catches.
Each NFL club is permitted to host 30 players, plus prospects who either attended a college within a 30-mile radius of the team’s facility (e.g., Rutgers for the Jets) or are currently living within 30 miles of a franchise’s headquarters.
Clowney Jet-Setting to Ghana
Fresh off a humanitarian mission in Haiti, WR David Clowney recently announced that he’s going to Ghana from July 3-10 in an effort to improve the lives of children in West Africa. His week-long mission will feature a visit to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital/Little Angels Trust, where he will make donation of money and medical supplies.
Clowney is also scheduled to speak to students and make a donation at a school in Kumasi and he’ll make an appearance at a children’s home in Ghana’s capital city of Accra. The trip will conclude with an American football camp.
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