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Source: Jets ink seventh-round pick Tommy Bohanan
Fullback Tommy Bohanon has agreed to terms with the Jets on a four-year deal, worth $2.2 million a source told Newsday Thursday.
The Wake Forest product was the last pick of the Jets’ 2013 draft class – the 215th overall pick in Round 7.
"I think that I will be able to (fit) in well," said the 6-0 1/2, 247-pound Bohanon, who was mostly used as an H-back this past season. “I think that is one of my strong suits-is my versatility and being able to block, run, as well as catch the ball out of the backfield.
Asked during the draft about playing for new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhingweg, Bohanon said: “I think the West Coast Offense suits me well and I think that I will be able to come in and do well in that type of offense.”
“He’s a tough kid, he’s got size, he runs well,” Jets senior personnel executive Terry Bradway said. “I’m very impressed with the way he catches the ball. I think that’s a big part of this offense. He’s shown that (ability) in live games, he’s shown it in the Senior Bowl. He’s a good (receiver) out of the backfield. (He has) a lot of qualities of a traditional fullback. We were lucky to be able to pick him up in the seventh round."
Bohanon is the second draft pick to agree to terms with the Jets. Five draftees remained unsigned: Dee Milliner, Sheldon Richardson, Geno Smith, Oday Aboushi and William Campbell.