With the 2012 NFL Draft arriving Thursday, Drafttek released its latest seven-round 2012 NFL Mock Draft on Tuesday.
As opposed to most mock drafts, Drafttek uses a computer model to simulate each of the draft's 253 selections. The model relies on an algorithm that measures a team's needs against the ability level of players left on the board.
For example, if the New York Jets need a pass-rusher, they would be more likely to choose one under Drafttek's projections. But if the highest-rated pass rusher left on the board isn't a smart pick at that point in the draft, Drafttek would choose from another position and a player who would provide better value.
A full recap of Drafttek's projections for the New York Jets' 2012 NFL Draft follows:
Round one, pick No. 16 overall: Courtney Upshaw, 6-foot-2,-272-pound outside linebacker, Alabama
Round two, pick No. 47: Doug Martin, 5-foot-9, 210-pound running back, Boise State
Round three, pick No. 77: Trenton Robinson, 5-foot-10, 195-pound free safety, Michigan State
Round five, pick No. 154: Matt Reynolds, 6-foot-5, 302-pound offensive lineman, BYU
Round six, pick No. 187: Lance Lewis, 6-foot-1, 206-pound wide receiver, East Carolina
Round six, pick No. 202: Winston Guy, 6-foot-1, 218-pound strong safety, Kentucky
Round six, pick No. 203: T.J. Graham, 5-foot-11, 188-pound wide receiver, North Carolina State
Round seven, pick No. 232: Jordan Jefferson, 6-foot-4, 224-pound quarterback, LSU
Round seven, pick No. 242: Terrence Frederick, 5-foot-10, 187-pound cornerback, Texas A & M
Round seven, pick No. 244: Greg Childs, 6-foot-3, 219-pound wide receiver, Arkansas
For more news and updates on the New York Jets be sure to visit Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York. For more mock draft information, check out Mocking The Draft.Prospect profiles can also be found at the National Football Post, an SB Nation partner.