Cordy Glenn would have solved the RT problem but Quinton Coples was a far better prospect (and has been playing great in preseason).
Basically what this thread is asking for is the Jets to have reached for need. And that's no way to draft.
also let's keep in mind rookie OL are never instantly great. The only one i can recall was Joe Thomas (and the Jets aren't drafting a top 5 OL). Even Mangold and Brick had their moments as rookies. They were up and down.
So a 2012 draft pick definitely helps in 2015. Does it help in 2012, who knows?
We can't say Reiff can't start for Detroit (!) but he can start here. That's speculation and chances are most of these rookies take time.
From what I heard today on ESPN radio from a Buffalo writer he said Glenn has been struggling..Not saying he wouldn't come in and immediately contribute but just what I heard...Why Buff isn't playing Glenn at RT I don't know
Second-round pick Cordy Glenn is the favorite start at LT, but his play has been more inconsistent.
No. 2 pick: LT Cordy Glenn (second round, No. 41 overall) -- Glenn appears to have the upper hand on second-year pro Chris Hairston for the starting LT job, but that's more a matter of circumstances than anything else. With RT injuries at camp, the more experienced Hairston was called upon to fill in on the right side and has seen less time at left tackle recently. Glenn is a big body with good athleticism but has had problems in pass protection. Left tackle remains one of Buffalo's biggest concerns on offense heading into the season. Grade: C-
Our solution at RT should have come in Free Agency. We don't need a stud at Right Tackle, we just need a capable hold-the-fort veteran who won't get Sanchez killed...that's it! Would have liked us to take a look at Eric Winston.
Max Starks would've been another option. He's back with Pittsburgh
Had the Jets not traded away their 4th round pick, they could have had Bobby Massie.
The trade was for some QB from Denver...
Who by all accounts isn't ready..Massie may be the solution in '13 or '14 but it doesn't sound like he would be the solution in '12
Veteran Jeremy Bridges has played left tackle in the past. Perhaps he can do so again. He's tough and will battle. Ideally, though, Bridges would have provided a veteran fallback on the right side. Brown's absence could push Bridges to the left side. That could, in turn, push rookie fourth-round choice Bobby Massie into the lineup at right tackle on an accelerated schedule.