Mike Mayock

Newest Jet, # 25, Joe McKnight (above).

The Jets have come to terms with 4th round pick and heir apparent to Leon Washington, USC’s RB Joe McKnight, on a 4 yr deal with $2.36 M.

McKnight was slated to receive a signing bonus slightly higher than $572,000 under the NFL slotting principle. He received the standard base salaries of $320,000, $405,000, $490,000 and $575,000.

Drafted 112th overall, McKnight rushed for 2,213 career yards at USC with 13 touchdowns and 66 catches for 542 yards.

He also returned 32 punts for 254 yards and two kickoffs for 50 yards.


Glad to see McKnight signed.  We expect big things from him, and were thrilled the Jets selected him, whom Mike Mayock had as his 6th best back in the 2010 NFL draft.  We agree with Mayock, who feels the Jets got extreme value with this selection, who is also a buddy of QB Mark Sanchez.





NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock agrees with our very own Dr. Jet on running back prospect Dexter McCluster (above), who he just told Mike Francesa on Mike’d Up (WFAN 660, YES Network), is the “surprise of the draft” and the “best value pick in the draft” due to his break away speed, burst, and vision out of the backfield, as a slot receiver, and as a “home run threat” as a kickoff and possibly, a punt returner.

Francesa: who are you pushing this year as a surprise guy, a guy that not everyone knows about?

Mayock: Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss.  Definitely.

Mayock went on to compare McCluster favorably to CJ Spiller of Clemson, universally considered the best back in the draft.  Mayock made some other interesting remarks about tomorrow’s draft, saying that Spiller “won’t last past Jacksonville at 10”, that Tim Tebow will be selected in the first round, and that he prefers slightly McCoy over Suh, due to McCoy’s ability to rush the passer.

More on the draft soon…

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)