Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Fullback John Conner: With so many college teams using the spread offense and its variations, finding traditional fullbacks can be difficult. Conner, who played four years at Kentucky, is a throwback type, who has the size and determination to flatten would-be tacklers as a lead blocker.
A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 5/139 -- John Conner, FB, 5-11, 240, Kentucky, He is a bruising, traditional type of fullback who can push the pile as a lead blocker. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout John Conner News
09/30/14 - FB John Conner was signed by the Jets Tuesday (Sept. 30).
08/11/14 - FB John Conner (head injury) is currently undergoing the protocol for a concussion injury. He will not practice on Monday and will be day-to-day.
10/22/13 - FB John Conner's three receptions for 17 yards were the most by a Giants fullback since Henry Hynoski caught four ball for 31 yards in the 2011 regular season finale against the Cowboys on Jan. 1, 2012.
09/30/13 - FB John Conner, signed by the Giants last week, was active but did not take any snaps on offense.
09/25/13 - FB John Conner signed a two-year contract with the New York Giants, according to a source.
Conner played for the New York Jets, including eight starts in 2011, and was released by the Cincinnati Bengals in August after losing a competition with Orson Charles in training camp.
The Giants needed a fullback after Henry Hynoski suffered a shoulder injury.
Conner is a straight-ahead, traditional fullback who offers little versatility in the passing game and isn't a legitimate receiving option.