A bye-week examination of the Idzik 12 :
Round 1 -- Calvin Pryor, safety
Quite frankly, Pryor deserved to lose his starting job to Jaiquawn Jarrett. He hasn't produced (no impact plays) and he evidently still is learning what it takes to be a professional. He was late for multiple meetings, frustrating teammates and people in the organization. On the field, he doesn't play well in space and takes bad angles when playing the deep middle. He misses too many tackles (10, according to Pro Football Focus) for a guy who's supposed to be a big-time tackler. The Jets, attributing his struggles to typical growing pains, still believe he has a bright future.
Round 2 -- Jace Amaro, tight end
I still remember the day in training camp when he dropped a pass (one of many) and a defensive player yelled out, "Can't catch a cold!" Amaro still is having problems with drops (a total of four, according to ESPN Stats & Information), but he's having a nice rookie season. More of a possession receiver than a deep-seam threat, he leads rookie tight ends with 34 receptions. He doesn't have the explosiveness to be an elite, new-age tight end, but he still has a fairly high ceiling.
Round 3 -- Dexter McDougle, cornerback
He was considered a reach in the third round after missing most of the 2013 season with a busted-up shoulder. Sure enough, he got hurt again, blowing out a knee in a routine training-camp drill. Truth be told, he was off to a slow start in camp, but he still factored into the team's 2014 plans -- until the injury. They're counting on him for 2015, but he'll be coming off two lost seasons in a row.
Round 4 -- Jalen Saunders, wide receiver
This was a terrible pick, especially when you consider the depth of the 2014 receiving class. Drafting a receiver last spring was like shooting fish in a barrel -- and the Jets missed everything, including the barrel. The undersized Saunders was cut four weeks into the season after muffing two punts. At the time, he was the highest-drafted rookie to be released. When you're 5-foot-9, you'd better have magical moves -- and he doesn't. Currently, he's a member of the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad.
Round 4 -- Shaq Evans, wide receiver
After a drop-filled start to training camp, Evans injured his shoulder and underwent season-ending surgery. He was drafted three spots ahead of wide receiver Martavis Bryant (six touchdowns), who is lighting it up for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Evans might not have the separation skills to succeed on this level, but he'll get another shot next summer in camp.
Round 4 -- Dakota Dozier, guard
This is basically a redshirt year for Dozier, who remains on the 53-man roster but has yet to dress for a game. A former college tackle, he's learning that the game is faster and more physical as a guard. The two guard jobs figure to be up for grabs next summer, with Dozier, Oday Aboushi and Brian Winters the leading candidates among the younger crowd.
Round 5 -- Jeremiah George, linebacker
This pick never made sense. He's only 5-foot-10, 220 pounds, too small to play linebacker in Rex Ryan's scheme. The Jets cut him in training camp, with the hope of adding him to the practice squad, but he bolted for the Jacksonville Jaguars. George has played in only two games (10 defensive snaps).
Round 6 -- Brandon Dixon, cornerback
The Jets probably wish they had him now, considering all their problems at corner. At least he'd be a live body. They cut him at the end of camp and he landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he has played in seven games (57 defensive snaps). Because of his small-school background, Dixon was deemed a major project by the Jets. In the end, another team decided to take on the challenge of developing him.
Round 6 -- Quincy Enunwa, wide receiver
He made more news off the field (a domestic violence charge that was dropped) than on it. Enunwa has more raw talent than Evans, especially with his size-speed numbers, but he's far from polished. Currently, he's on the Jets' practice squad.
Round 6 -- IK Enemkpali, linebacker
Another small-school project. Active for only two games, Enemkpali has played a total of six defensive snaps as a rush linebacker. He has some traits that catch your attention, mainly his movement skills, but he falls into the Dozier category -- a freshman redshirt.
Round 6 -- Tajh Boyd, quarterback
Boyd could go down as one of the worst draft picks in recent memory. Does the name Scotty McKnight ring a bell? Like McKnight, Boyd was a hand-picked choice of Ryan. Boyd was an interception machine in training camp and is now playing for the FXFL, the Fall Experimental Football League.
Round 7 -- Trevor Reilly, linebacker
Anytime you can find a contributor in the seventh round, it's good work. Reilly has played only 41 defensive snaps, but he's a stalwart on special teams. He probably doesn't have the athleticism to be a full-time player, but every roster needs guys like him.