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Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
Based on talent alone, Michael is arguably the best back in this class. He plays with a ton of physicality and has an explosive burst that is second-to-none in this draft.
However, there are off-field concerns that have limited Michael's draft stock. He broke his fibula in 2010 and tore his ACL a year later. Feuds with coaches led to a diminished role in 2012. At the combine, he infamously overslept crucial pre-draft interviews.
Michael may not be a terrible person at heart, but he cannot seem to stay as focused on football as he needs to be. While he appears to have fully healed form his ACL injury, he has a history of injuries, which could suggest that he simply does not have a body that will hold up at the next level.
If Michael was drafted by the Jets, he would have a chance to sit and learn behind two starters already in place.
Michael would be able to take his time learning the blocking schemes that so many rookie runners struggle with, creating a more seamless transition to the pro ranks. Throwing a hot-headed Michael into a premier role off the bat could lead to some disastrous on-field mistakes.