Yeah I feel like my teams, Knicks and Jets are always like one or two picks behind however deep the can't miss picks are. I feel like we'd have to go back in time and hire Rick Kotite to make this pick for us.
A player I will keep my eye on when the Jets draft is Kevin Minter from LSU. There is no way the Jets draft him at #9, but if they trade back in the draft, he could be their target. He is the best middle linebacker in this draft and could end up being one of the top ILB in the NFL in a couple of years.
Slow and slightly undersized, no thanks. I perfer Te'o who is smart and athletic.
Last edited by Net Warrior; 02-03-2013 at 08:08 AM.
I'm really liking Barrett Jones. I hope he is there for us in the 2nd. His versatility and high level of performance at each position is really intriguing
Jones has a legit shot in the first as a C. If he can be had in the second I would take that over Warmack any day.
I think the most important thing we need to think about when making our biggest decisions in this years draft (1st and 2nd round pick) is how much of a difference is there between what you can draft and what you can find in FA/Trades. The biggest positions that we need to fill are the starting positions. What comes to mind immidiatly is, LG, RG, SS, FS, potentially DT, OLB, HBs. So when approaching this #9 you have to see what you can get, knowing all the other things that need to be addressed. Will it be more difficult to find decent LBs or OG's? It SHOULD be easier to find a OG but every year is different. What positions can we find outside of the draft? With little money we have to fill positions the draft can find you 1-2 starters you hope, but for the jets we may need 3-5 out of this draft. Which is a bit unrealistic. If you draft Warmack than you give up getting a stud OLB. And visa versa. There are some decent o line prospects that are potentially available outside of #9. And there are less "stud" LBs in the later rounds so maybe that coupled with the financial aspect of it, makes the Jets to pick their favorite OLB prospect @#9.
But then you need to either trade up a bit and grab a gaurd like Jonathan Cooper. Doing that we could fill 2 starting spots with our first two picks. But we also need safety help. So maybe knowing we look to go 1.OLB 2.OG you try really hard to sign Landry (before the draft) and then lean on antonio allen and josh bush to cover the other safety spot. Then you let E Smith walk. Right there that kind of solves, SS,FS LG, OLB.
But maybe to do all this you have to trade cromartie to get some extra picks and save the cap space. Then i would love to see us trade for a guy like Matt Flynn and all of a sudden you have a team again. Maybe draft a WR prospect. Definetly need more OL depth and even DT. If you let Sione go that saves 3.5 mil but that could change what we do @9. If Star L. falls at 9 do you then decide to let Sione go and immiditly fill the spot for 10 years? While it would work out nicely, keeping sinoe is simple enough and financially feasable enough that I think we're better off looking to fill other holes that have NO backup plan.
And then lets not forget finding RB's this year. I really think Reggie Bush would fit nicely. Really coming into his own the past 2 years and is a better fit for our system than any RB on the roster. Maybe you draft a guy you like in mid rnds.
Theres just so much to think about i just hope the jets dont reach for a guy and just pick the guy they think has the chance to be the most successful at the NFL level and not risk it on a pick like E. Ansah whos a big project. We need to find a stud not a project with potential.
If the Jets manage to re-sign Landry and Bell, do you even consider a safety before round 4 or 5? But if they don't, how far up does that move given that your starting safeties at this point would be Josh Bush and Antonio Allen?
Or, if you sign Reggie Bush, do you even draft a RB? Or do you just go with Powell, McKnight, Bush and call it good enough?
PSD's Sheldon Richardson!!!
Keller can be replaced
Greene..... uhhh need I say more?
Pace, Scott, Smith, Jason Smith..... Really dont need to make a comment.
I think tebow gets traded just to pick up a pick. I know you guys are all thinking we will just cut him and see you later. But he should still have a little bit of value and a 7th from a team in need of a "QB" can be reached.
Revis or Cromartie- I think one of these guys move and to be honest Cro is the most logical, revis would be a big cap charge but would generate the most trade value. I'm torn here because I love both guys but we are in rebuild mode and we cant tie up that much money in Cb's.