But looking ahead to the NEXT draft and imagining how GREAT it would be to have the 2nd pick, because the upcoming season is so bad, seems very azz backward to me. Missplaced enthusiasm I would call it I guess.
I doubt the Jets will be top 2, but possibly 3. If Bridgewater falls to 3 and the Jets are there, Idzik has to take him in my opinion. Otherwise you get one of the other two or trade down.
This team will have a top 5 pick next year.
Brandon Coleman, Bridgewater, Clowney (probably first overall,) Lee, and potentially Yeldon (STUD).
The top end could be insanely good next year.
Not just with who I mentioned but because of Boyd and Manziel as well.
At least 5 or 6 of the guys coming out next year would've been the first overall pick this year. It's not close either.
Personally, Lee, Clowney, Yeldon, or Coleman would all potentially be perennial All-Pros for the Jets for years. It's a given, barring injury, that Clowney will be #1 overall. As such these Jets need to move in the right direction and understand that sqeezing out a playoff appearance and saving Rex's job would potentially set them back years.
1) It would hasten the expectations on Smith, which would be awful See Sanchez, Mark. Young QB's need to be allowed to suck.
2) It would slot the draft pick too low, avoiding all possible top-end talent on a team without any on offense outside of Center right now.
3) It leaves Rex in place for longer, meaning zero culpability to anybody but the OC and QB. The HC will dodge everything.
4) It could mean Sanchez had a good year, and was extended. This would be the absolute worst. Remember when Derek Anderson had that huge year for the Browns? That's far more likely than Buttchez actually turning into anything.
He has the best receiving corps in the league and his regular season stats are never that great.
He's an average QB. I'd take at least 8 guys ahead of him.
Brees, Rodgers, Eli, Peyton, Roethlisberger, RG3, Luck, Brady.
Matt Ryan is a great example of fools' gold.
Now could you use that franchise Qb as a trade bait to get maximum trade value- Yes that quite possible. But you might lose a chance to get a defensive player that comes along once a decade. So Unless you could drop down one spot and still get that player than you probably pick the impact player that going to pay bigger dividends for your football team.
BTW. Guarantee some or all of those Qb won't be as highly rated come next season. Happens every year.
A GM passes On a franchise Qb for J Clowney he probably getting fired . Only way if that franchise Qb bombs like Jamarcus Russell , does he come out looking good.
The Jet's special teams will probably take a big hit with mike Westoffs retirement . That could cost you a couple games right there.
right now no one can say how things will turn out for Jets or any team. You just have to wait and see . They can be real bad and they might surprise and win as many games you say they will. No one knows.
If the Raiders have the first overall pick and Flynn gives you a 70% completion percentage with 30 TDs and 8 picks and 4000 yards (aka a top 3-5 QB) you would be fools to trade down.
You take Clowney. If your Raiders end up with dogcrap at QB then you probably will have better luck trading down in that particular draft since Boyd and Bridgewater, even 2nd and 3rd overall, are less of a sure thing than Clowney.
People don't realize this:
Melvin Ingram was a first rounder because of Clowney. But the extension goes beyond that:
USC defensive players have looked incredible coming out largely because Clowney is borderline unblockable. The guy is a freak. Look it up. Antonio Allen and D.J. Swearinger who have both benefited from Clowney. There's a huge list of them. Not that they weren't good, but that they look amazing because of what happens when it takes 2 O-lineman on every play to be dedicated to trying to block a dump truck with the speed of a Ferrari. The last prospect even close to what he's bringing was Julius Peppers. And Clowney looks miles better than Peppers did.
Seriously, go start with his freshman year of high school and understand that while Tahj Boyd and Bridgewater are both very good QB prospects, this is a different level. This is like drafting Lawrence Taylor.
This is an unparalleled talent, regardless of position. It's like you do a DNA profile of Clowney and can trace back every single marker in ever great football player ever and he has every single one of them in him plus he's enormous, insanely fast, and has an enormous reach.
Yes there is always more risk in drafting the Qb than taking the sure thing-Clowney. Still you would have to take that risk if you felt that Qb was a franchise Qb because Qb is the most important position in the nFl and it isn't even close.( see salaries top Qbs are making despite stagnant salary cap)
How did Dee Milliner benefit from Clowney. Dee Milliner went to Alabama and Clowney South Carolina.
apparently Raider911 didn't read where M Westhoff's replacement is B Kotwica who M Westhoff personally trained for the job for the last three seasons or so,
The Jets are not like the Raiders where the semi-retarded nepotism owner fires the entire staff from top to bottom every season
I don't think there is ANY chance we have the 2nd pick, but could you imagine if we were to get this guy?
I mean, that isn't even fair....