Jabarie Hinds to UMass

Former West Virginia guard Jabarie Hinds is on the move.

The 5-foot-11 Mount Vernon, N.Y., native is headed to UMass over St. Joe’s.

“I gained a good relationship with coach [Derek] Kellogg and I felt that’s the best place for me,” Hinds told SNY.tv.

He is also friendly with Chaz Williams of Brooklyn and Derrick Gordon of Plainfield, N.J.

Hinds averaged 7.4 points and 1.6 assists in 23 minutes last season under coach Bob Huggins.

As per NCAA rules, Hinds must sit out the upcoming season and will suit up in 2014-15.

“I’ve learned a lot of stuff,” he said. “When I get back on the court I will be straight business trying to make an impact for my team and trying to win some games wherever I’m at.”

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361 comments
andrgreen
andrgreen

me? I would go where there are palm trees!

kniff
kniff

One thing is for sure, we've got the best blog in all of sports! 


Happy Easter to all you guys...

williamg1
williamg1

I really wish you guys would refrain from talking about the NCAA basketball games, and stay on topic and discuss the Knicks, Mets and on occassion the Jets. Thank you.

Marvel
Marvel

One of the worst coaching jobs down the stretch I've ever seen in a big game. 3 straight shot clock violations . 4 straight 4 low 1 high isos. With a bully like Towns in the paint.

Shot clock violation miss aside. Cal lost this game.

juunit
juunit

These announcers are ridiculous Kentucky homers. I feel like I'm watching a home team broadcast.


Actually, I think I was watching the home team broadcast. Strange. But I'm onto the national broadcast now. Didn't realize there were two.

Midwest Jets Fan
Midwest Jets Fan

Would the second round be too high for us to draft Sean Mannion?

Cordell C
Cordell C

I mean why else would u file a civil suit. Better yet wait until he's drafted to file such suit. From everything I read from the case files; it's clear as day that he is innocent. The case didn't even make it to grand jury which means obviously the people in charge feel the same way

Cordell C
Cordell C

They just trying to shake him for money

BaltoSeaJets
BaltoSeaJets

Two things:

1. Losing Bellore sucks. I hope Lattimore works out well, but after seeing Bellore's impact on ST and Bent's writeup about Lattimore, I'm not super optimistic.

2. May have already been mentioned, but Football Outsiders' Playmaker metric absolutely loves Amari Cooper. His closest comp is Marvin Harrison. It also hates White and Parker as early-first-round picks (WRs who only blow up as seniors are usually high bust candidates). The system's not perfect but I believe it's had about a 75% correlation to success over the past few years.

Cordell C
Cordell C

Yea he has his best years with teddy

Marvel
Marvel

He had a good year this year, missed games due to injury. He's a beast

Bent
Bent moderator

@BaltoSeaJets


"WRs who only blow up as seniors are usually high bust candidates"


Interesting.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @BaltoSeaJets 

Not sure it applies to Parker though. Parker was always a beast. But he had injury issues and Louisville was always a balanced offense. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Marvel


Very interesting or very high bust candidates?

Marvel
Marvel

Oh

Very interesting

Then I thought to myself, how does one determine whether a guy blew up outta nowhere or just reached his potential. Tricky stuff

nesboogie
nesboogie

Dion Jordan on the block or no?

juunit
juunit

@nesboogie 

People said he was last year. 

Wouldn't surprise me. They'd probably jump on getting anything from him before his rookie deal is up. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @nesboogie


Could seriously see him making waves in his second home like Jerry Hughes or Aaron Maybin.


Or out of the league a few years later like Vernon Gholston or Aaron Maybin.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit @nesboogie 

Yeah, not exactly a lot of NFL reps to go on.

Although his inability to get on the field is obviously a point against him. No excuse for a 3rd overall pick not playing. 

Marvel
Marvel

Another nice breakdown , this time on Gregory . Good stuff. Very insightful ... From the same guy (Brett Kollmann) discussing how Gregory was used on tackle reads a majority of the time limiting his ability to get after the QB etc etc

http://youtu.be/S8AdCCOD4iw

Pat d
Pat d

Combine strength isn't the best barometer of success in the NFL

Marvel
Marvel

Juunit with the leg drop lol

Bent
Bent moderator

@Marvel


MSU was one of his weaker games.  The other two were good though.

nesboogie
nesboogie

@Marvel was LITERALLY just watching that. Lol, I wouldn't mind drafting him

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Marvel 


Gregory and Coples as the outside LB's?


Hate this idea...


2 inconsistent players.......


I'd feel so much safer drafting Shane Ray or Beasley if the Jets go with an edge rusher......Gregory is too boom or bust for me to get excited about (he's Aaron Maybin or Jason Taylor)

Marvel
Marvel

@Bent

Would you agree with the assessment that against the run he's the best of the edge rushers?

Marvel
Marvel

Watch the vid ... It's good

Might change your mind(opinion of Gregory, know you want Cooper)

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Marvel 


I'll watch it......but I can assure you that scouts salivated over Aaron Maybin's college tape also and Maybin is built a lot like Gregory. Maybin was manhandled in the NFL


Beasley has strength and speed and nobody is going to manhandle that guy.....


Ray has a non stopped motor with incredible effort....


I'd rather bet on those guys

Bent
Bent moderator

@Marvel


No.  I think Preston Smith and Dante Fowler are arguably better.  Maybe even Ray too.

Marvel
Marvel

Thanks , and like I said below , you weren't kidding about the drop off in quality of edge rusher after the main guys.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Marvel


I do think Trey Flowers and Nate Orchard are a couple of potential diamonds in the rough.

Marvel
Marvel

I'm tellin u. Talk to me after the breakdown.

The play at 12:30 is very nice

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Bent @Marvel


Yeah I also mentioned him in my BGA and he's fresh in my mind because he's been showing up in film as I'm assessing safeties this week so have been looking at the comparison between those two guys they have.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit @Marvel 

I like Mauldin because he holds up against the run but looks like he can handle dropping off into coverage too. Lined up in the equivalent spot of a 4-3 OLB on occasion this year.

He may not be DeMarcus Ware, but I definitely think he can have a strong career as an all-around player while getting 8-10 sacks a year. 


And his hair.

bradysucks
bradysucks

I watched the video and the guy on it obviously loves Gregory. I understand that Gregory was used as more than just a an edge rusher in college. He was good against the run and in the rare instances he was asked to purely rush the passer he dominated.

My issue is this. His body type is a lot like Aaron Maybin's and Maybin fooled all of the scouts as well. My hunch about Gregory is that he is a pure boom or bust prospect. I don't think he is the next Jason Taylor who was dominant in the NFL at 235 pounds. I think Gregory will need to gain 20 pounds of muscle to not get pushed around at the NFL level. He does use his length well as the evaluator pointed out but I'm pretty sure Aaron Maybin did also in college

Gregory may have the most upside of all of the pass rushers but his bust factor is equally large.....at least to me

Bent
Bent moderator

@Cordell C I'm not that high on Dupree tbh.  He does have cool hair too though.

Cordell C
Cordell C

Beasley and him play around the same weight though

bradysucks
bradysucks

Beasley is stronger

Check Bealey's combine strength numbers. Nobody is going to push Beasley around

I am not saying Gregory won't be great. He could be. He could also be another Aaron Maybin

juunit
juunit

@bradysucks 

Don't agree at all. Both Beasley and Gregory are going to get pushed around in the run game in the NFL. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Probably true which is why I have been pushing hard for the Jets to draft Amari Cooper, Collins, or Mariota with the 6th pick

I am not a fan of using that pick on an edge rusher. Would much rather draft Nate Orchard in round 2 or 3

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks


Taylor actually played at 255-260 most of his career.


Beasley's stock went up when he measured in at the exact same size as Von Miller (a guy he's been compared to) but still had a great combine.  Gregory didn't manage to do the same.

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @bradysucks


Everyone seems to ignore run defense when assessing edge defenders.


Ironically, Gholston wasn't bad against the run in the NFL!

Cordell C
Cordell C

Brady sucks how do you feel about bud Dupree

juunit
juunit

@bradysucks 

I mean, weak against the run doesn't necessarily mean bad. There have been pass rushers who got pushed around that were still good players.


But I agree. I'm not a fan of using the 6th pick on one of these edge guys.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Great size and speed for the NFL

I like Dupree -

Never really saw him against elite competition though

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit @bradysucks 

Haha, yeah. Not really sure why, seeing how it is still a solid 50% of what they'll be doing. 

I remember people didn't even believe me when I told them that Dion Jordan often got taken out of the game in run situations. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Beasley is my favorite of the edge rushers. He is very fast and has good upper body strength.

Do I think every last one of these edge rushers gets shut down by L'ael Collins?

Yes I do

I'd feel much safer drafting Collins or Amari Cooper who I think are blue chip picks. The only guy I'd be comfortable "gambling" on is Mariota

Cordell C
Cordell C

He has tape against Floridas ot I forgot his name

juunit
juunit

@bradysucks 

I really couldn't care less about the bench press. It's easily the least relevant combine exercise. 

I've gone back and looked at the top 10 bench press performances of all time. Basically all those guys never amounted to anything. 

I do think Beasley will be the first edge rusher taken though. 

a57se
a57se

@Bent @Marvel 

Are you on drugs???

Fowler was poor against the run Bent...

jdb4
jdb4

@Marvel


Regardless, even when on a snap read, Beasley has the best first step I have ever seen (I'm 27 and have been scouting for only five years, so take that for what it's worth)


Gregory does seem to have the best ability when it comes to converting speed to power among the pass rushers I've watched this season. Everything else though, one of the others does it better.

jma020
jma020

@Marvel Ok I want Gregory now.  That guy makes great videos!

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @Marvel


He graded out better than Gregory and had more stops.


I didn't say he was good, just that he was arguably better than Gregory (and Beasley for that matter).