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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Seventh round: FB Tommy Bohanon

By Rich Cimini

Tommy Bohanon
With only one fullback on the roster, Tommy Bohanon will have a good chance to make the team.
PICK: Seventh round (215th pick overall)

PLAYER: Tommy Bohanon

SCHOOL: Wake Forest

POSITION: Fullback/H-Back

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 246 pounds

What it means: GM John Idzik had some inside intel on this pick; his son plays for Wake Forest. The Jets selected Bohanon because of his versatility and pass-catching ability. He made 13 starts at fullback last season, but he evolved into an H-Back. He caught 23 passes for 208 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was a four-year starter, widely projected as a fifth- or sixth-round pick. He doesn't have great speed; he ran the 40 in 4.86 seconds at the combine. His most impressive moment at the combine came on the bench press -- 36 reps of 225 pounds. He attended the same high school as Deion Sanders in Fort Myers, Fla.

How he fits the offensive scheme: Bohanon fits because he can catch the ball, a must in Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast system. He can line up as a fullback in a two-back set or he can flex out as an H-Back. The only H-Back on the roster in Konrad Reuland.

Projected impacted: The Jets have only one fullback on the roster (Lex Hilliard), so Bohanon will have a very good chance to make the roster. Obviously, he'll have to make a name for himself on special teams.