Your right, lets spend more high draft picks on defensive players. Brilliant.Right...because other USC QBs like John David Booty, Matt Leinart, Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Matt Cassel, Rodney Peete and Todd Marinovich have been so clutch.
He is going to be a top 10 pick in the draft. His skillset is not awful.So, your plan is to draft a QB for the sake of drafting a QB....no matter how awful his skillset is?
If you could pry Flynn away from the Seahawks for a 3rd it would free up your first round selection to go BPA...
If we work barkley out and dont like him, then fine. Take the next best qb, wr or running back. We need to address our offensive skill positions. The 9th pick need to be a qb, wr or rb.
NO MORE DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
While the Jets have had decent defenses recently, we will be losing 3 of our 4 starting linebackers next year. Specifically, we have 2 glaring holes at OLB, a position that is hard to fill. OLB/DE (Mingo, Jordan, and *gulp* Jones) are likely the best value.
Gio Bernard at 9. Dynamic playmaker at the rb position. He'll be the lightning to Bilal Powell's thunder.
With the rookie wage scale, we do not need to play by these old, unwritten draft rules anymore. We can reach for players and it doesnt have the financial impact it had before the rookie wage scale.However, at pick #9 specifically, there's no value for offensive talent (unless we fall in love with one of these QBs).
Take the best WR in this draft at 9. Take the best rb in this draft at 9. Reach if needed. We need offensive, skill position players. Load up!
The value is at OLB/DE with our selection. We just absolutely cannot afford to miss on the player we do take though.
If Warmack isn't there, OLB is probably the way to go so long as Moore or Jones remains. If all three are gone then I'd look to trade down and select D.J. Fluker later on.
A speed LB is a good pick. However, I'd rather trade down for a higher pick next year or an additional pick next year to either further fill our the roster or package together and move up.
Jones is good. But the neck issues is certainly a concern.
My preferences, in order:
Scenario 1: Jordan/Jones/Mingo/Moore at 9, best left quarterback in the second round (maybe Nassib is still there? Or Barkley if he continues his fall?). Draft exclusively RBs/WR/OLB in the late rounds, hope to hit on one.
Scenario 2: Geno Smith if he falls or we only have to move up one or two spots to get him. Try to sign Mathias Kiwanuka or similar to replace Calvin Pace, hope McIntyre and Demario Davis can step up. Draft RBs/WR/OLB in later rounds and hope to hit on one.
Scenario 3: If Jordan, Jones, Mingo, Moore, and Smith are all off the board, trade to the bottom of the first round and hope Eddie Lacey is there when you pick.
Last edited by Tackleem; 01-15-2013 at 06:28 PM.