Originally Posted by eaglenj
I missed it, Vlad was a top 10 pick?
We took a shot on a very athletic, huge, strong player with a pick in the 58-60 range. He wasnt a top 10 pick, wasnt a first rounder or even a high second rounder....he was a pick at the end of the second round, there is nothing wrong with taking a shot there.
Only on this board is a GM supposed to hit on every pick.
Ozzie Newsome took jimmys smith who so far in 2 years has been terrible...guess he should be fired.
It's a fair point, plus both Mayock and Kiper had a 2nd round grade for him. Personally, I think it's a huge risk to draft a small school o-lineman that high. I think the UMass & Tanny connection had a lot to do with this pick. What I didn't like is the Jets, for the past 3 years, have desperately tried to find this guy a position on the o-line (LG, RG, RT)...he flat out cannot play. Maybe with Idzik here now and how he's preaching competition, it's officially a make or break camp for Vlad.