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
09/05/15 - FB John Conner had his contract terminated by the Bills Friday (Sept. 4).
05/19/15 - FB John Conner, who wasn't tendered as a UFA by the Jets on May 12, was signed by the Bills May 13.
The 5-foot-11, 245-pound Kentucky product, a five-year NFL veteran, has played in 62 career games, carrying the ball 27 times for 108 yards and two scores in addition to catching 12 passes for 84 yards and a score.
Conner, 27, originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2010 NFL Draft.
03/08/15 - FB John Conner, unrestricted FA update, i.e. "The Terminator," returned to the Jets following the season-ending injury suffered by second-year FB Tommy Bohanon and filled in fine. But the fullback is a dying breed, so Conner won't be a priority for the Jets in free agency.
10/02/14 - FB John Conner, who signed with the Jets on Wednesday, replaces FB Tommy Bohanon, who suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Lions. This is the second tour with the Jets for Conner, who also played for the team in 2010 and 2011 before spending 2012 with Cincinnati and 2013 with the Giants. He has 21 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns as a pro.
09/30/14 - FB John Conner was signed by the Jets Tuesday (Sept. 30).