1 - the jets have overwhelmingly drafted (and signed and traded for) offense recently, and the defense is aging.
2 - this would seem to be a reactive move signaling a failure to reach any definitive proactive success on the holmes-edwards situation. (why is it necessary to have 2 #1 wrs on a team, when that team recently drafted a pass catching TE (keller) and already has a strong possession wr (cotchery)?
additionally - we just drafted joe mcknight as an all purpose player. cobb is a versatile player but how is he going to get playing time?
• Is super smooth with outstanding natural athleticism
• Great quickness, agility, balance, change of direction
• Soft hands plus fantastic ball skills and body control
• Extremely elusive with excellent vision and instincts
• Runs good routes and understands how to get open
• Very tough and isn't afraid of contact or of getting hit
• Terrific awareness w/ high football IQ and feel for game
• Experience lining up at running back and quarterback
• A dangerous return man who excelled on special teams
• Competitive, mature, hard working, a respected leader
• Productive and excelled against top-notch competition
• Merely average height and bulk with small frame
• Isn't real explosive and lacks elite timed speed
• Doesn't get much separation downfield vertically
• Will drop some balls due to lack of concentration
• Lacks strength / power and won't break tackles
• Gives good effort but won't offer much as blocker
• Still somewhat raw and is not a master technician
• Suffered some injuries and durability is a concern
A three-year starter and team captain for the Wildcats --- Named 1st Team All-SEC in 2009 and 2010 --- Garnered 1st Team All-American honors as an all-purpose player in 2010 --- Cousin, Shannon Mitchell, played at Georgia and for San Diego Chargers --- Cousin, Billy Williams, played at Tennessee and for St. Louis Rams --- Won three state championships at Alcoa High School in Tennessee and was named the states "Mr. Football" --- Averaged 24.6 yards with 0 touchdowns on 44 kick returns and 9.8 yards with 2 touchdowns on 63 punt returns in college --- Carried the ball 228 times for 1,313 yards (5.8 avg.) and 22 touchdowns during college career --- Played some quarterback at Kentucky, starting four games in 2008 then later out of what they called the "WildCobb" formation, and finished career 62 of 122 (50.8%) for 689 yards with 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions --- Also held for placekicks --- Only player in the nation to rank first or second on his team in rushing, passing and receiving in 2010 --- Scored eight different ways (rushing, receiving and passing for touchdowns; returning a punt for a TD; throwing for a TD on a fake field goal; and notching two-point conversions by rushing, passing and receiving) in 2010 --- Broke the UK all-time record for total touchdowns (37) in just three seasons --- Owns the SEC's single-season record for all-purpose yardage --- Scored game-winning, come-from-behind fourth-quarter touchdowns against five teams --- Missed some time with ankle ('08) and thumb ('09) injuries --- Was also very active in the community in Lexington --- Profiles as a #2 / #3 option at next level and best fit may come in the slot --- Playmaker and jack-of-all-trades who's a threat to score every time he touches the ball from anywhere on the field --- An extraordinarily versatile prospect who will contribute in a multitude of ways and undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable part of an NFL team.
so that's a resounding "no"... unless it's somewhere in the 2nd/3rd.
I would caution everyone to remind you that we have this unit called "Special Teams". I think we've been a little spoiled with over the past few years with Leon & Brad. Neither are still here, and possibly Cromartie too.
...Not saying he's worth #30, but what exactly do we have as our big time playmaker & potential game deciding threat at PR/KR?? ...And so help me GOD, don't anyone dare mention schlep mcknight.