The way to turn around a losing team is to hit on draft picks
I know it does seem like an obvious saying but in the end we can't afford to again have drafts without even getting one or two starters out of it. Now I think our draft class last year was a great step in the right direction as we got a bunch of young players who should be ready next year for starting spots or bigger roles: Quinton Coples (DE), Stephen Hill (WR), Demario Davis (ILB) and Antonio Allen (LB/S hybrid on passing downs). This year with higher picks in every round we should look to continue that trend and finally find some impact players. Look at the teams who had losing years last season and now are or were in the playoffs this year and how their rookies are playing a huge part in their success:
Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton (861 rec yards), Dwyane Allen (521 rec yards), Vick Ballard (814 rush yards), Coby Fleener (281 rec yards)
Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin (354 yards), Bobby Wagner (140 tackles), Bruce Irvin (8.0 sacks)
Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, Alfred Morris (1613 rush yards), Logan Paulson (308 rec yards), Aldrick Robinson (237 rec yards)
Minnesota Vikings: Ryan Kalil (starting LT), Jarius Wright (310 rec yards in 7 games), Blair Walsh (35 of 38 FGs), Harrison Smith (103 tackles, 3 INTs), Josh Robinson (55 tackles, 2 INTs)
Again, Coples was very good but only in limited duty. Other than Hill all the others mainly saw special teams duty. Of course, in three of four cases it included a star quarterback coming out but in the end, the Jets have the picks and have to find one. They have to find ways to get guys who can make an impact.