If Greene gets injured and LT is our number one, I would hope our FO would have invested our lower pick besides our 1st and 2nd on another running back, IF we don't resign Leon. Greene is 24 and will be 25 in August. I can see him playing until he is 31.
I would love a defensive player in the 1st round. Faneca is 33. Woody is 32. Moore is 29. D'Brick and Mangold are 26. Maybe investing in OL in round 2 wouldn't be the worst thing, especially if we get the 2nd rounder, if we lose Leon.
Just remember though, we're one Shonn Greene injury (God help me no) from LT being our #1 RB. yikes.
pff, you make the same case with 3/4 of the teams in the NFL. I mean god forbid we're in a scenario where LaDanian Tomlinson gets relied on with Leon...
Jackals the lot of you. LT behind our 0-line >> most of the running games in the NFL
But, what if the Jets Draft Board dictates that the Best Player Available in the First round is a Running Back? Do they take him? Or do they trade out of the First Round to acquire a couple of extra picks?
One Scenario that could work if the jets absolutely love a RB at 29:
S Greene- Starter for next 5 years
L Tomlinson- 1 year and done
Leon Washington- Will be with the Jets his whole career (ala Kevin Faulk)
1st Rounder- Helps out on Special Teams, maybe Kick Returner, then Replaces Tomlinson in 2011
BPA is an idiotic, outdated concept that (fortunately) our wonderful GM doesnt follow.
In fact, his recent major moves clearly show that he is just about the most ANTI-BPA general manager in the NFL.
He identifies our specific team needs , and then goes out and trades/signs a player to fill that SPECIFIC hole.
Odds are that we will draft a good pass rushing DL in round #1.
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... i still would add a small possibility of OLB ... and even smaller possibility of CB in case the cromartie experiment fails ... if either of those positions have BAP significantly better than DE & DT ...