Rounds 4 & 5: Julie’n Davenport, OT, Bucknell and Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pitt
If you are not familiar with Bucknell University, it is located in a small town in central Pennsylvania. Not a household name in the world of college football, their basketball team has made some noise during March Madness, defeating a No. 3 Kansas squad in 2005.
If you dust off the record books or use a search engine to look back on Bucknell’s football history, you will find a proud, once prominent college football powerhouse.
In 1935, the Bison won the first ever Orange Bowl, shutting out the Miami Hurricanes, 26-0. The Lewisburg, Pennsylvania University also is home to Pro Football Hall of Famer, Clarke Hinkle, who was inducted in 1971.
Perhaps the next great Jets player could be Bucknell Offensive Tackle, Julie’n Davenport. Davenport has the right size and speed to play left tackle in the NFL. To do so, he will need to become more physically imposing, as he has been pinned as a “finesse” player, a label that would get him pushed around in the NFL.
In the fifth round, Maccagnan could benefit from studying the offensive line of the Pitt Panthers. Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnson helped the Panthers and running backs, James Conner and Quadree Henderson to a top-25 rushing attack in 2016.