While we’re sure the Jets are paying attention every position and player coming through the Combine, Seth Walder of the NY Daily News perceives that the Jets might be paying special attention to the receiver spot.
Gang Green appears to be doing their due diligence with the wide outs at the scouting combine, to no one’s surprise. Florida State’s Kelvin Benjamin, Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks and Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews all said they have interviews scheduled with Gang Green. LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. also said he was “pretty sure” he would have an interview with the Jets as well. All are possible targets for Gang Green in the early rounds, as are USC’s Marqise Lee and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans, who did not address the media Friday but have frequently been projected as a possible selection for the Jets in the first round in mock drafts thus far.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comWith Santonio Holmes about to part ways, Stephen Hill’s potential up in the air and Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson unable to do it by themselves, the Jets are primed to take offensive playmakers at the top of a loaded class.
Since the days of Keyshawn, Laveranues and Santana the Jets have never really had a top flight receiver that they drafted early and who became a large part of the offense. The Jets need to make free agent additions to their roster to increase production of the passing game but they also need young receivers who can be playmakers on this team for the next six to eight years.
This class is extremely deep at receiver, and there might be as many as five or six first round pass catchers taken. The Jets very much look to be in the mix to boost their passing game early in the draft.