Originally Posted by Ray Ray19
That wasn't the point of his mentioning of the Jets, that is what I was responding to.
The point of the article was that the Jets hasn't drafted enough young players, or that the roster has been built with a higher dependency on FA and not draft picks. He doesn't mention anything about proven players.
And really, who are you to talk about "proven players," you pimp every Raider as the second coming, with unrealistic expectations of potential and success for the team because of those unproven players...
Lets look at Jets recent drafts. 2007 D Revis, D J Harris, Jacob Bender, and Chansi stuckey.
2008 V Gholston, D Keller, D Lowery , Erik Ainge, Marcus Henry , and Nate Garner
2009 Mark Sanchez, Shonn Greene and Matt Slauson
2010 Kyle wilson, Vlad ducasse, Joe Mcknight and John Connor
2011 M Wilkerson, K ellis , J Kerley, Greg MCelroy and Scotty Mcknight.
Now compare that to other teams have drafted with alot more picks. (more depth and not as apparent when you miss on a pick.
You can't keep having less picks than everyone else. GReat teams are built through the draft. Jets went for it all(sacrificing their future in the process) Time to hold on those draft picks like they are Gold.
Ray as you saw what a Great draft can do. See Dbrick and Mangold. That was the foundation for the jets becoming a very good team. Now tell me Ray with so few picks and other teams finding better talent for the last couple of years, that eventually catches up to you.