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"The Sheldon Richardson pick is a real head-scratcher. It's a complete non-scheme fit & Jets have so many other needs" - @McShay13 #NYJPick
9:53 PM - 25 Apr 2013
So to answer your question, there are lots of guys on the board who could be considered "sure things" but not for this team as it's currently constructed.
I know this is my opinion and my opinion only: When you look at the NY Jets, how many positions can we honestly say WOULDN'T help the Jets in terms of the 1st round? Let's be realistic, you aren't going to see them draft a kicker or punter in round 1 because there isn't one worthy. I don't see the Jets drafting a CB in round 1 with Revis, Cromartie, Wilson, Lankster, Trufant, and Berry on the roster; I don't see the Jets drafting a LT or C with Ferguson and Mangold on the roster. But quite honestly, that is about it.
Let's be realistic, and I know I will get laughed at for this, but RB Eddie Lacy would fill a need in round 1; OG Chance Warmack fills a need; S Kenny Vaccaro fills a need in round 1; QB Geno Smith fills a need in round 1.
You could go a number of different ways in round 1 of the NFL draft if you are the NY Jets and more times than not, it is going to fill a need for this team. That is how lacking this team is talent-wise.
PSD's Sheldon Richardson!!!
An rb,saf, or qb. Warmack would be gone. I hope we trade back often!
Would the Jets dare go S in the 1st, especially when you consider that Landry may be gone and Bell is a FA.
Unless Bush or Allen step up, or Wilson can step into the FS role, the Jets may consider it.
Remember how Barron rose last year from being a late 1st rounder to top of the draft, one of this year's S will show out at the combine and get on everyone's radar.
I may not be overjoyed by it, but I would understand it.
If (a very big if) Vaccaro lights up the combines, maybe someone will want him bad enough to pay a bit extra for him, if the Jets want to trade down.
And as far as I know, we still have Dunbar, and it looked like the work he put in with QCoples and MWilk paid off towards the end of the year, as they stepped up big time.