Former New York Jets fullback Tommy Bohanon finally made his impact felt in the NFL with a touchdown dagger when it mattered most.
Only one player from the New York Jets’ 2013 NFL Draft class is still on the team. That would be right guard Brian Winters, who was taken with the 72nd overall pick (third round via Kent State).
Some other players from that draft class are still making noise around the league, even if it’s not for the Jets. The Jets had eight picks in that draft and five of them are spread around the league.
However, the player who made the biggest impact was ironically the last player taken by the Jets in former Wake Forest fullback Tommy Bohanon.
He spent the first three years of his career (2013-15) with the Jets before Gang Green decided to move on. The fullback position is dying slowly but surely in NFL circles, but that’s not the case with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In the offseason, Bohanon signed a two-year deal for $1.48 million in its totality with the Jags, via Spotrac. He was rarely used during his time with the Jets, accounting for 20 carries for 67 yards and no touchdowns.
While he never scored for the green and white, Bohanon delivered when it mattered most with a touchdown dagger to put away the Pittsburgh Steelers for good in the AFC Divisional round at Heinz Field on Sunday.
Jaguars extend the lead 42-28 #DTWD pic.twitter.com/52RJXF50jA
— #Sacksonville (@Jaguars) January 14, 2018
Somewhere, former Jets general manager John Idzik is slowly pumping his fist for the gem he discovered in the seventh round. Actually, speaking of the devil, Idzik currently works as a consultant for the Jaguars.
Coincidence? I think not.
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