Originally Posted by jets31
I keep seeing over and over people saying the Jets have a need at RT and need to draft someone.
Are we stuck in last year?
Can someone who actually knows what they are talking about explain to me what is wrong with Austin Howard?
JMO, he scares me in space 1 on 1 against a speed rusher and isn't the dominant road grading RT that he looks like he should be that we could run behind when we need the tough yard.
Its not an absolute imperative in my mind, but if a RT of value comes up in the 2nd/3rd round, I'd definitely consider it (I wouldn't spend the #9 pick on Fisher who seems to be a LT prototype). Having Howard as our swing Tackle - or even moved inside as a Guard, would be a good thing, IMO.
Of course, I'd be in favor of him competing for the job. There's nothing that says he can't improve on what he's done, but being slightly better than Wayne Hunter doesn't give you the job automatically in my mind.