Originally Posted by augustiniak
i think (assuming) the CBA is completed, the jets will look to get 2 guys in free agency to improve the front 7, then look to the draft at BPA with an eye on young talent there. tanny learned his lesson (hopefully) with the gholston pick that you are more likely to get burned when you pick more based on need than what your draft board or scouts may say. when tanny has stuck to the draft board, he's done very well.
even with revisionist history, Gholston was the BPA at 6. People gloss over it, but at the time there was no other obvious pick to make.
Ideally they could fill out their need with FA but there probably wont be a FA period before the draft.
Also JMO taking a pass rusher is not a dire need. Even tho we moan about them, Thomas and Pace are still starters. It's more of a developmental thing... which is good cause it usually takes time to convert a DE to 3-4 OLB. the only position on the entire team where they "need" a starter in 2011 is probably free safety.