Originally Posted by teddyld
I think Tanny was doing us a favor. He knows who the Jets' scouts were focused on in college football last season and I doubt, even though he was fired, he would divulge an actual legit target of his former staff. He knows they won't go receiver again early, having taken Hill last year in the second, but he knows the focus is on an offensive skill position, not the OL or defense, but just what he said the team lacked last year, skill players that can get chunk plays. Therefore, I believe he knows they will target a running back who can run and catch early in this draft. They may trade back to maximize the value of selecting that position, but that is what I believe Tanny knows and hinted at, but steered clear of actually divulging.
I think you are correct. The best opprotunity of finding a trading partner, for the jets to trade down, is a mini run on Left tackles with Joekel, Fisher and Lane Johnson, being the only legitimate candiates. Tannebaum may have created another opprotunity for a team looking for a big play WR... I think MT did the Jets a favor