Link: From static to dynamic

ESPN had an NFL experts panel answer 50 questions on a number of questions from around the league. There were a few that touched on issues with the Jets, but none more directly Jets related than this one:

Who is the best playmaker the New York Jets could take in the first round (No. 18) to make this offense more dynamic in 2014?

McShay: It all depends on who is available when the Jets are on the clock, but three guys in particular jump out at me as good options for the Jets at No. 18: Clemson’s Sammy Watkins is the most talented and has the best skill set of any wide receiver in this draft; USC’s Marqise Lee isn’t the biggest receiver, but he has big league speed both as a route-runner and after the catch; Texas A&M’s Mike Evans is the third-ranked WR on our board, so he could slide to the Jets, but he’s so impressive on tape that it wouldn’t surprise me if he is the first receiver off the board. No receiver in this class is better at going up and getting the ball than Evans.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

The Jets desperately need to add more talent at the receiver position to help Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson round out one of the least efficient passing offenses from the 2013 season. 2012 second rounder Stephen Hill hasn’t realized the upside the team saw in him when they drafted him under Mike Tannenbaum and while John Idzik might have assured Hill that the team has a plan for the young receiver, that plan might involve fishing or cutting bait if he doesn’t see marked improvement in his third year.

The Jets do need to find upgrades to their offense and adding a dynamic pass catcher seems to be the the consensus from most anyone writing up mock drafts these days. While it is still early, this 2014 draft class has the potential to be the with six first round receivers since 2009. Any of the players mentioned above by McShay would seem to be a welcome addition to the Jets, but beyond drafting a player who can come in and produce in year one, the Jets will also need to add legitimate WR2 talent through free agency.

We’ll be sure to post a few more interesting questions and answers in the next few days and how they apply to the Jets from this article …




230 comments
UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Fak, now talk of Champ Baily as a possible jet. What are the Jets trying to do go, old on me?! I am sure big B will endorse it, he loves the old farts, lol

John Ledo
John Ledo

is that static ip to a dynamic ip address?

_BPP_
_BPP_

Taking Isaiah Crowell and Colt Lyerla with our compensatory 7th rounders would make me pretty happy.

Quincy Miles
Quincy Miles

Hasn't it been shown countless times that 1st Round WR's don't do much in terms of actual increases in victories (I know JetsBlog isn't fans of CHFF, but the data is pretty compelling)?  A stud TE seems like a much more sound choice (Ebron or Amare if I'm not mistaken are likely to be available and phenomenal talents).

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

Like everyone, I know the Jets O is uncompetitive and can't even be confident in achieving double digits against any  team. Therefore, I want them to use their first few draft choices on O. However, I'd be surprised if they actually did it given their track record. And I'm afraid that Idzik has joined Rex in believing that only D wins games after the Seahawks' SB win. So Jets' draftnicks better be prepared to be disappointed and either avoid the balcony or bring a parachute.


Talking dynamic O players is fun, but I'll believe it when I see it

Signed, 

Been there before.

bob
bob

Wait doh minute.. "oh ya'... I like saying dat one.. .... wait doh minute.


Oh ya dats better.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I wonder how Cros bosses and GODdell feel about his "we will do it anyway," comments?

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Oh Gerd, the media is purporting that Cro says the NFL should allow weed" we will just do it anyway!"   I think he needs some PR training, Yikes!

a57se
a57se

@jake100  

Nothing new here just a rehash of earlier speculation without substance,

a57se
a57se

@_BPP_  

I like the idea of taking Lyerla but I have to wonder if Chip Kelly isn't thinking of taking him as well......we may have to jump in a little sooner for him but IF his head is screwed on straight, he is as good a TE prospect as any in the draft.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@frustjetfn   Dont be silly, everyone knows you have to score point to get to the big dance, even the hawks averaged over 26 points and the 12 playoff teams this season averaged 27 points! The jets 17 or 18 points wont do it, that simple. Offensive upgrades are greatly needed. 

a57se
a57se

@frustjetfn  

Idzik only drafts the Best Player so it doesn't matter offense or defense....

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Well, he's right. Brandon Browner is about to sue the NFL over a weed suspension, this is going to be a topic of discussion allllll offseason, get ready. 

_BPP_
_BPP_

@a57se

Good point.

Crowell and Lyerla are unquestionably the best talents at their positions. I honestly wouldn't mind taking them as high as our comp 5. 

With as many as 12 picks in the draft, a lottery ticket or two isn't a bad idea.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Just throwing this out there: The Jets scored 25.25 points in the final month of the season. 


When Geno protected the ball, the offense was "fine." Obviously you want better than "fine," so upgrades are needed, but I think people will be overstating how far off the offense really is up until the draft. 

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@a57se @frustjetfn  Yeah like Brian Winters,Oday Oboushi,Will Campbell and freak'n Tommy Bohannon. All the best at their positions in last years draft! (yeah righ!)

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Brendan @jake100  

Why did Cro have to get in this brawl? Wouldn't  it have been better to just lay low? For some reason, I think Johnny Z wont be too happy.

a57se
a57se

@_BPP_ @a57se 

I stand corrected on the comp picks.....last time I looked he had us with 2 7ths and no 5th...interesting!

I read the same exact piece then I went to draft breakdown and watched bothe games they had taPE FOR.

a57se
a57se

@_BPP_ @a57se 

No....

Crowell is impressive! Nice find but can he catch the ball out of the backfield? Is his head on straight now?

From a pure RB POV, he looks very, very good.

_BPP_
_BPP_

@a57se

I thought he said DeVito should be a five.

a57se
a57se

@_BPP_ @a57se 

I don't think we're getting a 5th round comp pick...at least not according to Bent......he thinks the best we can hope for is a 4th, 6th and 2 7ths'....

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@a57se @Brendan  


Poor Brendan must be thinking, where is Bent when you need him? lol Just in fun big B!

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 You are right 50% of the time? Let's keep a running tally for this offseason and put that to the test. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Where did I "BLOW" it out of proportion? 


Joey agreed with me, then had to throw his last little dig in there at the end because he couldn't leave it at an amicable ending. 


I gave it a shot, you're 100% going on ignore again, I don't need to get stressed out because someone on the internet has an obsession with trying to prove me wrong. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@a57se @jake100 @Brendan  

You know what is really funny, we are all about the same,...50/50 right on our analysis and predictions, but we all try to act and try to convince like we are better than the next. Lets all play on the same team, as we are!

a57se
a57se

@jake100 @Brendan 

typical Brendan...

make a comment, brendan BLOWS it out of proportion and responds to you like you are an idiot, the difference between you and I Joey, is I don't put up with that nonsense...you are a lot nicer towards him then I will EVER be.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Joey, you can't even laugh with me without arguing. 


Jesus. It was a joke, way to take a positive exchange and make it crappy. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Brendan @jake100    Whatever you say, lol  My bottom line was we need some significant improvements on offense to be competitive and you agreed and even said that you can see the jets giving A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THAT AREA! I rest my case, but if you need to pad your ego, I understand.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Haha, sweet, I now look forward to breaking down some other subject to the nitty gritty until we find a singular, solitary statement that we can agree on until we find the next topic to discuss. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 @Brendan  


"Agreed, but you still have to score!!!!!"


Which they did to the tune of 25 points a game once Geno stopped derping it up. 


Remember, I did say they need upgrades, but it's not the drastic overhaul you are making it out to be. 3 players could be the difference, it really is that close. The offense went up a full touchdown per game once Geno settled in and they went back to the gameplan they used to start the season. 


I understand the concern, and I expect them to give a lot of attention to the offense, but it's not like they're working with an FCS school's Wing-T offensive roster. They've got some good players, they just need more. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Brendan @jake100  

Agreed, but you still have to score!!!!! That is why all the 12 playoff teams averaged 27 points! Unless you have a hawks defense, it will take more to go far than just not turning the ball over and even the hawks averaged over 26 points per game. The Jets 18 is not close to making real noise.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Okay, great, thanks for ignoring my comment supported by fact to just repeat your cliche'd response. 


Turnovers are the issue, always have been. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Brendan @jake100   Nope, for the Jets to be competitive, huge upgrades are needed on offense. Down the stretch, barring the phins who were a mess, teams took their foot off the gas because they had nothing to play for. Don't get me wrong, Geno improved and is a good sign, but whoever thinks the Jets can be taken seriously with this offensive supporting cast, I just laugh. They need significant upgrades on offense. If I got a nickel for every analyst who said that I would be rich!

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Joey, name me the last time a NY Jets beat reporter broke any Jets-related news. 


Idzik beat the crap out of them this year. He gave every story to one of the other outlets and basically had Manish, Cimini and everyone else guessing and looking stupid. They still are. If anyone is still taking the Jets' beat's word as gospel, they're fooling themselves. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 No one pays attention to the media anymore, Joey. 


That statement you love to use ("the media is having a ______ with this comment!") becomes less and less relevant because the media is literally saying less and less. They jump on stuff like this because they're starrrrrrrrrrrrving for something they can beat over our heads for a couple weeks. 


To put it another way, most of the country doesn't care that Cro said this. 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@a57se @jake100 @Brendan   Yeah, very stupid!  If I was to say to my boss, "we will do it anyway" I would be fired the next day! This is not the Idzik way who is trying to change the culture and rid the circus. The media is already having a ball with his comment!

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 I don't think he'd care. 


Like I said, it's going to be a common question asked to all notable players this year. Two states have it legal for recreational use already and it serves literally no performance-related purpose. It's not performance enhancing. I'd say the league stops testing for it inside of 5 years. 

a57se
a57se

@jake100 @Brendan 

He knows he is getting cut but bringing negative attention onto yourself isn't the smartest thing to do....then again, no one has ever confused Cro with a Rhodes Scholar.