Archive for April, 2013

JetsInsider’s 2013 NFL Draft Rankings: RBs

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be doing my own rankings of draft eligible players at their positions, today we’ll start with the running backs.

Shonn Greene is gone (pause for your mini re-celebration) and the Jets signed career backup Mike Goodson to join Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight in the backfield. I called Goodson a career backup because technically speaking that’s exactly what he is, realistically he was buried on depth charts behind some really good running backs (DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart in Carolina and when they both were still really good and Darren McFadden in Oakland) and if he can stay healthy he could prove to be more than just a serviceable back if given the opportunity. With so many question marks in the already thin backfield I expect the Jets to target a running back in rounds two or three, round four at the latest. (more…)

Jets Sign Dawan Landry

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Last year safety LaRon Landry decided to sign a one-year deal with the Jets so he could prove his worth on the open market this offseason. At the time LaRon told reporters that his big brother Dawan was a big reason why he decided to sign with the Jets. LaRon’s brother Dawan Landry had played for Rex Ryan in Baltimore and he told his younger brother that he would be a perfect fit in Ryan’s defense.

A year later LaRon cashed in on his one-year showcase audition, signing a four-year $24 million deal with the Colts, and his brother Dawan found himself unemployed after being released from the Jaguars, which brought it all back full circle for the elder sibling as he has now officially reunited with his first NFL coach. (more…)