Link: Mutual interest between Matthews and Jets?

This article from the New York Post speculates that the Jets might be considering Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews with their second round pick in the upcoming draft. Matthews, who met with the Jets on Monday, seems excited at the possibility:

“It would be an awesome opportunity,” Matthews told The Post. “Rex Ryan, I have all the respect in the world for him as a coach. [He’s a] great guy. The wide receivers there are talented from [Jeremy] Kerley down to Santonio Holmes, also Stephen [Hill]. They have a great group of wide receivers. It would be awesome to play alongside them.”

The 6’2″ Matthews is considered the top senior receiving prospect but there are a handful of underclassmen projected to go in the first round.

How about you guys? Any interest in Matthews?




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Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson

The kid has more catches than any player in the history of the SEC. He has good size for the position, runs good routes, and has reliable hands. He would immediately become our best receiving threat on the outside. If he were still on the board with our second round pick I would be extraordinarily angry if we passed on him. I think he sneaks into the back end of the first round though...

yikes
yikes

the more the merrier, two wrs out of this draft please.. thankyou


juunit
juunit

We met with Logan Thomas too. So, you know, grain of salt here. At least I hope so in Thomas' case.

Pat d
Pat d

Matthews may be the best senior WR but he isn''t very good at evaluating talent

Stanley Bostitch
Stanley Bostitch

OT, but how good is the Revis trade looking now? We use our pick on an up-and-coming CB who was shining by the end of the season, use the Revis pick for the DROY in Richardson, rebalance our cap so we're not overspending on the secondary, and still have an early 3rd coming to us this year. Brilliant!

rock316nyj
rock316nyj

I think the goal has to be to add 2 offensive studs early in the draft. My preference would be to take whoever falls to us at 18 (Lee, Evans, Ebron) Then trade back into the later part of round 1 for Matthews/Benjamin

Brendan
Brendan

"Trading down" is not just as easy as putting your trade up for auction. I hope people don't look at the draft in a few months and go "there weren't any WR's left and he didn't trade down, what a waste!" 

marcus81
marcus81

@Alex Ferguson that's what we thought about Jordan White, as long as the Jets have a long list of qualified receivers that can contribute is all that matters, in case we don't get one guy there's another lined up, if we draft 2 Jeremy Kerley's that can start right away I'll be happy

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

@jake100 we're not gonna be able to trade him. But freeing up $10 mil in cap isn't "nothing"

a57se
a57se

@juunit 

You don't think he would be worth a late round flier as a developmental guy? Tremendous physical specimen but raw as a QB. Lee might be able to mold him over a couple seasons.........

djf1
djf1

@Stanley Bostitch well, we don't know if the bucs keep revis or not yet.  t

that said, I have no issue with the trade.

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

@Stanley Bostitch it's cool, but it was even cooler going into every game with their #1 receiver literally scratched from the scouting report 

drew
drew

@rock316nyj I agree with adding 2 offensive players early, but I don't see a need to trade up into the 1st (unless the offer is too good to pass). Value-wise we should be able to add a playmaker on offense even if we sit where we are in the second. Benjamin, Robinson, one of the TEs, Lee, Mathews any of these guys can fall. Without trading we should be able to add 2 starters to our offense.

djf1
djf1

@rock316nyj trade back from where, if you're using the 18th pick? 

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

@Brendan and there's no shame in doing a slight reach for an extreme need. Taking Matthews at #18 even though he's got a high 2nd round grade wouldn't be a disaster

a57se
a57se

@Brendan 

You know as well as I do that that is exactly what will happen if that plays out......

juunit
juunit

@a57se@juunit 

I think there's literally zero chance he turns into a good QB. If he wants to convert back to TE though? Sure, that might be worth a shot in the 6th round or something. But I don't see that as realistic. 

Brendan
Brendan

@MarshRandy @Stanley Bostitch Fair point. 


But, we can also look at it and say Boss Hogg played at a higher level at his position (compared to his contemporaries) than Revis did at his during his rookie year. 

rock316nyj
rock316nyj

@djf1@rock316nyj I'd give up our 2, 4,and a 6 to move up for Matthews or Benjamin, but again it depends how far they fall....don't think that package would work for lets say the 25th pick, but if one of them falls to the end of rd 1 or early rd 2 I would pull the trigger

a57se
a57se

@MarshRandy@Brendan 

I would take Beckham first, but yeah, if the other options aren't appealing...it beats passing.

djf1
djf1

@a57se @djf1 I was replying to JB's specific use of the word "desperate."

a57se
a57se

@djf1

Desperate? No. Willing to bring him and and improve their QB position? Yes.

djf1
djf1

@jake100 Trust me, no one is desperate to get Sanchez.

a57se
a57se

@jake100

You will have to wait and see, I think most of us already know that answer.

djf1
djf1

@jake100 @djf1 @MarshRandy They can speculate all they want.  They speculated about Tebow getting traded too.  Result here will be the same.

djf1
djf1

@MarshRandy @jake100 @djf1 Exactly.  What's the incentive for a team to trade someone to the Jets and deal with renegotiating a contract when they can just wait it out and sign him for cheap.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 @djf1 @MarshRandy It is not "very" possible. "Very possible" indicates it's likely. It's not likely. 


It is "possible," but it is very unlikely that a team will trade for a guy they will be able to, in all likelihood, sign off the street in a week or two. 

D
D

@a57se@Daniel exactly......i feel like most of those guys wouldnt make a roster or two in the league.   

a57se
a57se

@Daniel

Ten offensive linemen on the roster is depth.......not sure about the quality though. 

juunit
juunit

@Brendan@Daniel@MarshRandy@Stanley Bostitch 

Niners have the same problem, but they have lots of picks every year it seems. If good players walk, they get comp picks. As long as they can continue to draft well, it's the circle of life. Keep the very best guys and replace the really good ones through the draft every few years. 

D
D

@Brendan@MarshRandy@Stanley BostitchIf Idizik hits a homerun this draft and can land us 3-5 starters total on both sides of the ball we will be in a similar position that the Seahawks are in now.   Young talent on both sides and a hungry team.   

The only potential downfall is keeping everyone signed and the window to win is very small

a57se
a57se

@rock316nyj

What you describe doesn't even get you to the top of round 2. 

Our 2, 4 and 6 picks are worth 502 points on the Draft Value trading chart. That is equivalent to the 39th or 40th pick in the draft (500 points, the 39th pick is 510 points) which is 7 or 8 picks into the 2nd round. Not the greatest value to move up 9 slots or so.

 http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

@a57se@MarshRandy@Brendan"it beats passing" Ha, I assume that's sarcasm. But with notable exceptions, the Jets draft history has been replete with reaches. So much so, that draftnicks have tumbled from the balcony so often that the NFL has proposed padded helmets for Jet fans as part of their concussion prevention program.