Originally Posted by Beerfish
It all depends on who is on the board at 29. I have no problem with drafting a player high and having him sit for year and learn the pro game if the player is a good enough prospect. Even sitting at 29 the Jets will be able to take players from a wide variety of positions if they choose. Tannenbaum doesn't seem to like to sit in once place though so I'd actually be surprised if the Jets end up picking at 29.
while true, tanny doesn't have enough ammo to trade up this year, so trading back seems more likely. also, i can't see the jets using their highest pick for a guard. maybe a RT, but not a guard.
i would be surprised if they took a cb or safety in round 1. they have a lot of money tied up in the cb position and safeties can be found in later rounds. i would also be surprised if the jets took a hybrid OLB/DE like hughes, even though i like hughes, only b/c tanny is probably hesitant to invest 1st round money in that transition again. the way i see it unfolding, the jets either trade out of the first round and go BAP in round 2 with their 2 picks, or, if they stay at 29, they take ellis' eventual replacement or a wr.