A trifecta of quarterbacks and Boston College DT B.J. Raji were among the dozen college prospects who visited the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on Wednesday.
In addition to Sam Houston State's Rhett Bomar and Ball State's Nate Davis, the mid-week QB group included Mike Teel. The 6'4", 220-pound Teel threw for 9,398 yards and 98 TDs in his Rutgers career. After the Scarlet Knights began last season with a 1-5 mark, Teel helped them reel off seven consecutive wins, including the Papajohns.com Bowl, to close on a high note. In 2008 Teel completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 3,418 yards with 25 TDs and 13 INTs.
Raji (6'2", 337) is an absolute monster. After missing the 2007 season with some academic issues, he rebounded in '08 as he collected 42 tackles and eight sacks. A North Jerseyan who attended Westwood Regional in Bergen County, Raji has publicly disputed a report that stated he failed a drug test at the combine.
The strong running back duo of Knowshon Moreno and Donald Brown (also both Jersey natives) made their way to Florham Park.
Moreno (5'11", 217) scored 30 touchdowns in just two seasons at the University of Georgia. His 1,400 yards on the ground as a sophomore rank second behind Herschel Walker in school annals. He is a sure-fire first-round selection and most likely will be the first RB off the board.
Connecticut was sad to see Brown go after a scintillating junior year. The 5'10", 210-pounder, a great worker, set school and Big East records in '08 with 2,083 yards and 18 rushing TDs.
Alabama T Andre Smith (6'4", 332) also made his way through the Jets' halls. Smith was once pegged for the draft's top five but was suspended for the Tide's appearance in the Sugar Bowl, left the Indy combine early and unannounced to teams, and then didn't have a great pro day. But he was the 2008 Outland Trophy winner, started all 38 collegiate game he played in and has terrific feet.
While Percy Harvin, who wasn't here today, is grabbing many of the headlines, Florida Gator teammate Louis Murphy, who was here, will also see some love on draft weekend. Murphy (6'2", 203) is a downfield threat who averaged 17.2 yards a reception last season.
Other visits today: Will Beattie, T, Connecticut; Xavier Fulton, OL, Illinois; Sammie Hill, DL, Stillman, and Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati.