Eh. I just have this strange feeling. Millner and Richardson are both really good players. They really are. Richardon especially is much better than most people know.
But the issue is that these picks make me think the Jets have like a 3 year plan to rebuild, not a second sooner. BPA is a good strategy. I like it, it usually works. But it's going to take 3 years to build up a talent level that way because we are going to overstock certain positions by doing so, a la CB and DT like tonight.
God don't make too many guys Richardson's size with his speed and motor.
Here is my problem, where the hell is he going to play. We better be converting to a 4-3 because if he is a nose tackle he'll stand there and try and take on double teams all game and do nothing. Then we will have coples and wilkerson standing there taking on blockers in a 3-4 and the guys who are supposed to provide pass rush in that scheme are ....oh yeah garrett freaking macintyre.
This is the way things always work here. First there are threads of outrage, demanding their Jets fandom card back. Then there are threads about the actual abilities of the players drafted, and these same fans actually learn about who was picked, and chime in with threads on "I'm starting to warm up to pick X or Y" etc...Every. Freaking. Year...
Can anyone explain why we took another 3-4 DE when we already have 2 from the last 2 drafts.
Literally sick about the pick of richardson....makes ZERO sense.
If we didnt like the spot id rather move down for a "bad price"
I just don't get this move. Richardson is under 300 lbs. He is the same player as wilk and couples. Where does he play. He's not a nose tackle. This makes no sense. Are we changing to the 4 3? I haven't been this dissapointed since we took nugent in the 2nd round.
Not for nothing but this draft is not exactly our friend. No big time offensive players in the entire draft. So we are stuck with def until the 2nd. I would have liked Star much better but what the hell do I know.
Positive: Explosive, game-impacting defensive lineman with a versatile game. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, plays low to the ground with outstanding pad level, and rarely knocked off his feet. Powerful and plays with a great amount of intensity. Quickly changes direction and pursues down the line of scrimmage with speed. Very athletic and makes plays in all directions. Violently attacks the action, goes after ballcarriers, and forces a lot of turnovers. Consistently makes plays behind the line of scrimmage. Occupies blocks and creates opportunities for teammates.
Negative: Occasionally bites on ball fakes. Slow getting off blocks once locked up at the point.
Analysis: Richardson is a tremendous combination of athleticism, intensity, and power. He offers possibilities as a conventional defensive tackle, 3-technique tackle, or even as a defensive end in the 3-4 alignment. He's a prospect who should only improve as he physically matures and learns the game.
But is he a NT?!?! We got Coples and Wilkerson locking up the 3-4 DE spots for a decade...
If you're playing a 3-4, I suppose....but...
We played a LOT of 4-3 last year. Richardson is stout enough to play inside, and fast enough to play outside. He's just a disruptive kinda guy all around, and versatile enough to allow Rex to play multiple fronts.