Mock Draft Roundup: Where Is Melvin Gordon Projected a Month Away From the Draft?

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Nov 29, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Miller – Bleacher Report

Matt Miller hasn’t been the biggest fan of Melvin Gordon dating back to the regular college football season. He’s always liked Gordon as one of the top running backs, but felt he was “fast, but doesn’t have great burst” and “agile, but doesn’t have the power behind his pads to break tackles when his footwork can’t get him free from defenders.”

That was Miller last October.

He has since changed his mind:

"“I am not a flip-flopper – sometimes to a fault. But it takes a lot for a player to move even a tiny amount on my rankings, so to come out in late March and say I was flat-out wrong about a player in-season? That’s a credit to the player. I was wrong about Melvin Gordon.”"

Miller, in his most recent mock draft, has going Gordon to the New York Jets with the fifth pick in the second round (37 overall). Miller has Gordon the second back off of the board behind only Todd Gurley, who he projects No. 17 overall to the San Diego Chargers.

Gordon to the Jets feels like a decent landing spot, although I’d love to see him go somewhere with a better offensive line. The Jets have seemingly spent draft pick after draft pick in the trenches, just on the defensive side of the ball.

Under a new regime with a new general manager – Mike Maccagnan – and a new head coach – Todd Bowles, maybe the Jets will finally look to beef up the offense, and Gordon could be a key player toward completing that goal.

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