, WR - Notre Dame
Pick made by diagenesis:
He's is one of the few first round worthy wide receivers in this year's draft. After Dez Bryant, Tate is much more of a sure thing than a receiver such as Arrelious Benn, who many think has a greater upside. Benn is more like current Jets receiver Braylon Edwards, while Tate should be someone closer to Carolina's Steve Smith. He would add another dimension to the Jets passing game. Tate was extremely successful at Notre Dame breaking numerous records in only three years. He's extremely versatile in that he can catch, return, and even be a threat in the wildcat if the Jets so desired. Tate has great hands (unlike their current #1 WR) and is an excellent red zone receiver. The biggest issue with Tate is his height, but he players taller than this size and hasn't let it keep him from breaking tackles and working hard for the yards after catch.
The Jets offense last year only had one real receiving threat and that was Edwards. Edwards' new contract is still for only one year, so they definitely need another long term weapon for Mark Sanchez. While the Jets could definitely use a DE (like Carlos Dunlap) or an OLB or even a Safety (like Taylor Mays) to make their league leading defense even better, Tate has the potential to have a bigger impact on the overall team. The Jets can also find similar players in those positions in the second round. The Jets reportedly wanted Percy Harvin last year and while Tate doesn't look to be as talented as Harvin, he should play an analogous role.
How will he impact the 2010 Jets?
Tate should be able to start immediately in the slot and depth behind Edwards and Jerricho Cotchery. Like Harvin last year, he could also be a threat in the return and punt game. Tate is excellent after the catch and a good red zone receiver, both areas where the Jets require improvement.
If Tate is taken #29 by theRaiders selected Tim Brown #6 overall. Along with Jimmy Clausen, it would be the first time two ND players were drafted in the first round since 1994 (Bryant Young, Aaron Taylor, Jeff Burris). That's a long freaking time ago., he would be the 1st WR taken in the first round by the Jets since 2001, when they selected overall. He would also be the first WR from Notre Dame taken in the 1st round since 1988, when the
Golden Tate is a stud, who is going to be a very, very good receiver in the NFL. I've seen a few of his games, and he's made so many jaw-dropping catches it was unreal. The Jets would be getting a steal at #29 for Tate.
Tate's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft
The Vikings, and Dclark#44, are on the clock...
|1||St. Louis||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame||TouchdownColts|
|2||Detroit||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma St.||coltsfan723|
|3||Tampa Bay||Ndamukong Suh||DT||Nebraska||TheAngelsColts|
|4||Washington||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Colts Homer|
|5||Kansas City||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee||sanders_fan89|
|6||Seattle||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||shake n bake|
|11||Denver||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia Tech||JPBarnett|
|12||Miami||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma St.||fpacheco|
|13||San Francisco||Joe Haden||CB||Florida||BlueVol03|
|14||Seattle||Charles Brown||OT||USC||shake n bake|
|15||N.Y. Giants||C.J. Spiller||RB||Clemson||gizzardfanny|
|16||Tennessee||Jason Pierre-Paul||DE||South Florida||Addai Another Day|
|17||San Francisco||Mike Iupati||G||Idaho||BlueVol03|
|18||Pittsburgh||Kyle Wilson||CB||Boise St.||LV Steelers Fan|
|22||New England||Jared Odrick||DE||Penn State||skywalker|
|23||Green Bay||Trent Williams||OT||Oklahoma||bracketismyboy|
|28||San Diego||Ryan Mathews||RB||Fresno State||chad72|
|29||N.Y. Jets||Golden Tate||WR||Notre Dame||diagenesis|