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6 comments
jetlife
jetlife

Is there a chatroom today?

Vinnie Pedi
Vinnie Pedi

I'll try to join in but I have a question for

Corey "Big Pimpin" Griffen and

Brian "Bad Ass" Bassett

Thats right boys - be proud

Question is:

Jordan Matthews at 18 a reach? I dont think so, who do you guys like at 18?

And should we trade up in the 2nd by sacrificing a 5th to add another skill position player? I am favor of this because by our pick in the 2nd we will lose out on a lot of skill players.

Thanks guys

Beamen321
Beamen321

Hey Guys, I have a Jets offseason theory that I would like to know your thoughts about. As it has been said/written many times, the Jets lack playmakers at the WR position and this needs to be priority #1 this offseason. Many people assume that the best way to correct this issue is to draft a WR in the 1st and maybe even again in the 2nd rounds of the NFL draft. I believe the Jets would be much better served to pick up two relatively proven guys in FA and then draft WRs in the 3rd and/or 4th rounds. Here is my logic, outside of the "can't miss" WRs (ie top 10 picks), WRs usually don't put up big numbers in Year 1 and most don't really break out until Year 3. I have looked at all WRs drafted from #11-#50 in the last 5 drafts and their average Year 1 production is ~500 yards and no WR in that range has put up more then 800yds. So drafting a guy in that range most likely won't make the immediate  impact that the Jets desperately need. Whereas a guy that has already gone through the adjustment to the NFL could provide more immediate help. I would target high upside guys that might come at bargain prices due to injuries, character, drug tests or age. I think if the Jets bring in 2 of these guys to compete with Kerley, Nelson, Hill and the rookies, the Jets will give themselves the best change to not only build toward the future but all be more competitive in 2014. The players could be different but here are the guys I would think about targeting: Vet WRs: Maclin, Sanders, Britt, James Rookies: Landry, Bryant, Robinson.


I would appreciate knowing your thought on offseason philosophy specifically with regards to the WR position. Thanks!

Ryan Grote
Ryan Grote

Fair points. This FA class though may not necessarily have a guy that is more productive than the range you mention. Hard to say that there is for sure a guy that we can take at 18 that puts up Jeffrey or Gordon numbers in his first two seasons. I do like Matthews. Cooks and Beckham may be unique types that really stretch things out and can pose a threat in different ways.