Originally Posted by Tinstar
Nobody's saying these players don't make a difference. What i am saying is why take a player in the top 10 when you may have to let that player walk or trade him away because you need the money it would take to resign that player at a more important position on the team.
Today the Jets are having discussions about the possability of trading the best player on the team because they have cap money tied up in Wrs , a miserable QB who a blind man could see was terrible and position players who offer no help at difference making.
This team is in desperate need of Pass rushers, and if we find 1 we will have to choose between letting go of a player who we spent a top 10 pick on or keeping a difference maker. Personally, i take the difference maker every time and twice before i take an OG.
You guys are right about 1 thing when you say the Jets can't make a mistake with this pick. The difference is the pick has to be view for the long haul, not just for the contract the player will sign originally. Think of it this way and tell me it doesn't make sense. With the NFL new salary structure is is not easier to make a mistake at an impact premium position than to hit the jackpot on a non premium position only to have to see that player walk because of the contract he may want that will prohibit you from keeping a Revis or someone of that nature.
You think the 49ers are going to let Iupati walk anytime soon?
Or the Ravens with Marshall Yanda?
The offensive line is the lifeblood of both of those offenses. It used to be for us too.
If you have a dominant OL you can physically dominate teams late in games. Totally impose your will on them and crush them into submission. It also negates the need for a star tailback. Not to mention that regardless of whoever is playing QB, things will go much smoother for them.
As long as Rex is at the helm, this team will always field a Top 10 defense. Having what seems to be two future studs on the DL negates the need for an elite OLB as well. What we need at the LB position first and foremost is speed. We don't need an Aldon Smith or DeMarcus Ware to be successful. I'd be perfectly content with a Paul Kruger type who probably won't put up double digit sacks, but has the speed and wherewithal to get consistent pressure on the QB.
Who's to say we can't find that guy in the 2nd or 3rd round? Someone like Okafor or Jenkins? Hell, Jenkins was thought of as a lock for the 1st round before he broke his foot. That's a guy I would love to take a flyer on in the 3rd.
There is no can't miss passrusher in this draft. Not even Damontre Moore.
But there is a can't miss, stud OG that consistently annhilates everyone in front of him and could step in and make an impact on this dreadful offense from day one.