Originally Posted by augustiniak
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.
The bolded part is my lease favourite term on draft boards. Just insert any position you want into that line and you can make a valid case for it. The fact remains the players you draft higher are normally better. I also think some drafting stereotypes are getting broken the last few years.
For years people would scoff at a center being drafted in the 1st round but lo and behold we took mangold and the pick was well worth it. The key for me is to get a great player with your 1st round pick and if you get the best guard in the draft late in the 1st round that is fine by me. If you get the best safety, fine by me. Of course it all depends on just how good your scouts think these players are.