With the 29th Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the New York Jets select...

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Golden Tate, 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 the Jets, he would be the 1st WR taken in the first round by the Jets since 2001, when they selected Santana Moss #16 overall.  He would also be the first WR from Notre Dame taken in the 1st round since 1988, when the Raiders 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.

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...

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
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
7 Cleveland Earl Thomas S Texas 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Cassieper
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain LB Alabama peytonsthebest
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
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan fiftycal2004
20 Houston Dan Williams DT Tennessee Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri FineClub
22 New England Jared Odrick DE Penn State skywalker
23 Green Bay Trent Williams OT Oklahoma bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia Jerry Hughes OLB TCU TehRhino
25 Baltimore Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona Sergio Kindle DE/OLB Texas NYKings
27 Dallas Anthony Davis OT Rutgers SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State chad72
29 N.Y. Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame diagenesis
30 Minnesota DClark#44
31 Indianapolis mgrex03
32 New Orleans palco
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