Cobb, Ellis head Tuesday's visits

April, 12, 2011
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The Jets announced four prospect visits Tuesday to their Florham Park facility -- Kentucky WR Randall Cobb, Hampton NT Kendrick Ellis, Michigan TE Martell Webb and Abilene Christian WR Edmond Gates.

The most interesting name here is Ellis, a massive human being -- 6-5, 346 pounds. In terms of size, he'd be the ideal replacement for Kris Jenkins, but Ellis comes with plenty of red flags. He began his career at South Carolina, but was suspended once and later dismissed for reportedly failing drug tests. (It's pretty hard to get thrown off the South Carolina team.) In April, 2010, he was arrested for breaking the jaw and nose of someone who reportedly took a swing at him with a baseball bat. Physically, Ellis has a lot of upside and could go in the second or third round.

Cobb (5-10, 191) could be the next Brad Smith. Last season, he caught 84 passes for 1,017 yards, rushed 55 times for 424 yards and completed five of 10 passes for 58 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Oh, yeah, he also returned kickoffs. He's considered a second- or third-round prospect, potential Smith insurance if the Jets' jack-of-all-trades standout leaves via free agency.

Gates (6-0, 192) is a flat-out burner, a receiver with sub-4.4 speed. Sounds like a David Clowney-type -- basically, a vertical threat. He'll be a 25-year-old rookie.

Interestingly, Gates and Cobb made ESPN Todd McShay's All-Satellite team -- players most dangerous in space (Insider content).

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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