BAP? says who? Idzik? The same guy that said their two picks were two of th top 4 on their board (come on)
Millner was an obvious Revis situation pick..
The first round of this draft was relatively flat. Everybody's saying "reach for need," but the truth is, there honestly was no reaching. The talent level was relatively flat throughout.
Warmack at 9 would've been entirely acceptable at 9.
And yet, Richardson looks like more of a reach than just about anybody, even Ansah. Seriously. Lotuelei looks to be a more dominant player in the long term. Richardson is actually LESS appealing than Kenrick Ellis was 2 years ago as a 3rd rounder.
Which is ultimately the problem with this draft. The trades down to stockpile picks in 2 and 3 should've been done WAY ahead of time. The fact that they did not do that is disconcerting, just like the retention of Rex was.
There's a massive difference between building a team for the long haul and paying lip service to a lame duck. In this case, this is the ultimate lip service.
Rex has established that his utter lack of offensive acumen or care for it will never allow him to win a Super Bowl as a head coach. It's that simple. The picks were made by Rex since he's hanging by a thread with a roster of complete trash and the owner feels he should also cow to Rex.
Which is so frustrating: This team won't win squat until Woody Johnson sells the team or dies.
And while Milliner will be good, how long is he honestly going to last? He's half bionic already before he steps on the field. You cannot tell me that nobody wanted him, that the 9th pick couldn't have been shopped with how important a good CB in a rookie contract is to teams with real Super Bowl aspirations.
Last edited by PMarsico9; 04-26-2013 at 08:08 AM.
OG and OLB/Safety would have been more aligned with need and I think there was value at 9 and 13 to fill holes but Idzik held to his board and selected BPA
It is the better long term strategy but different for the Jets, it will take fans some time to adjust
Struggled between C and D.
This isn't 1993 anymore. Cornerbacks don't win championships. There's no reason to take Dee Milliner at No.9. Even so, I'm OKAY with that pick, I guess, but the Sheldon Richardson pick? No. Obviously we are going to now switch to a 43 front, but who are the DE's? Coples? At UNC he was better as a 43 DT than he was an end. Wilkerson? At 300 bills? Yeah, I don't think so. Someone's playing out of place. My guess is Coples. I know Richardson was a dominant DT at Missouri, but the pass rush would have been much more improved with an OLB
OH, and I can't wait to see our dynamic offense on the field. Ha.
Might as well come up to the podium and say "Rex Ryan selects" because he's calling the shots in the draft.
Our biggest needs were OLB, G & TE. We got none.
But I gave our front office the benefit of the doubt with a 'D' instead of an 'F'.
Always the optimist.
Needed its own thread
Last edited by Piper; 04-26-2013 at 10:51 AM.
DT and CB were both huge needs.
Only because the quality of the players is good, even if they were the completely wrong picks to make at the time. They needed to go O-line, most of us expected them to, most of the talking heads expected them to, and what do they come away with? A CB and a DT...
Good players, but STUPID!
Jason Cole at Yahoo thinks we were winners:
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan – Dee Milliner holds up a Jets jersey after being selected ninth overall.
(AP)The maligned Jets coach is probably still a dead man walking this season, but at least he got two players for the defense, which is his baby. Dee Milliner was the top-rated cornerback in the draft and will now fill the spot vacated by the loss of Darrelle Revis. With defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, Ryan got another young lineman to help a group that was in transition. If Ryan is going to save his job, his best shot is to do it with defense. Sure, the Jets would have liked to get wide receiver Tavon Austin, but this was a pretty good haul.