Re: NFL: Draft Time
Another pretty depressing Draft overall for the Jets. We started by getting arguably the best player in this class, problem is he doesnít fill a need. Taking Josh Allen would have addressed the biggest issue on the team for years. Hopefully Jachai Polite can be ďthat guyĒ, but is he going to be the player that many thought Green Bay would take at #12 earlier in the offseason, or the unmotivated slob who had an epically bad Combine? Iím reasonably confident Gregg Williams will get the best out of him, but heís far from a sure thing. Good value in the 3rd though.
As for the other 4 picks, it was yet another case of the Jets FO losing their way as the Draft went on. We had numerous opportunities to target a huge need at Center, but bafflingly failed to do so. Instead, we took a headcase of a Tackle, a TE whoís apparently little more than an extra OL and an ILB who will only play on Special Teams. CB is another problem area, but we only added a late 6th rounder who has played 5 games in 2 years after twice tearing his ACL.
We actually seem to be getting some decent grades, but I just donít see it. Williams should be a force to be reckoned with, though Iím not sure where he fits, and Polite has the potential to make an impact, but I donít see any of the others contributing much (if at all) for us.