There was a lot of concerns following last night’s selections of Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson. Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger made some salient points earlier this morning. Idzik isn’t going to make flashy moves but he is going to do what he believes is in the best interest of the team, a point reiterated by an anonymous general manager.
Given how the draft board fell last night with some unexpected trades, the Jets still had two of their top four picks available when they chose at 9 and 13 respectively and while they did not select an offensive player, if your organization feels strong about certain players, you don’t abandon your draft board.
The entire article is well worth the read and will perhaps bring some peace of mind for those of you still on the fence about yesterday.
The new guy stuck with his plan and went for value on his first draft day as GM, and if you’re a disappointed Jets fan, try to remember how all those years of making headlines worked out. — Steve Politi on John Idzik