They took OL with one of their first 2 picks for 3 straight years, including 2 OL with their first 2 picks 2 years ago. They built their trenches and expanded out from there. Rarely taking skill position players early. The Jets could take a WR i round 2 tomorrow and he'd be about 20 spots higher than where Golden Tate went.
Exactly and our Jets haven't take an offensive lineman in round 1 since D'Brick in 2006 and other than Sanchez and Keller have picked defensively in every 1st round since.
Every GM says the same BS every year, yeah we got the guys we wanted and had ranked higher.
If you had Richardson ranked in your top 4 you have no business running or even working for an nfl team. That pick was a joke
Why would they take someone who was lower on their board. The crucial thing for us is that Milliner was rated higher than Warmack, and Richardson was rated higher than Star or Floyd (who wasn't a good fit for us anyway). Why is that a joke? It's perfectly reasonable.
Those two weren't the BPA to me. You don't find it even the least bit coincidental that we picked up a CB at 9?
He was definitely BPA on te Jets board. So was Richardson. Both guys were 93 plus rated players and pretty much top 10 on most draft rankings. The only thing fans can ***** about is that they weren't our biggest need positions, but I look at the fact that Idzik stuck with going BPA as a good thing. Shows he isn't trying for a quick fix and is looking big picture.
Warmack over Cooper? I am a little shocked by that.
What's kinda weird to me is that Richardson and Warmack must have been close as far as the Jets eating goes, and Warmack fills a bigger need. I guess they see DL as being much more valuable position. Idzik loves drafting defense early, maybe he sees Richardson as our Warren Saap.
Draft two positions of strength and ignore positions of weakness. Wonderful.
Exactly. Also please fire the scouting department if they had Richardson in the top 4 of their big board. No draft experts had him that high. Sounds like GM talk to me to try to sell a questionable pick to an indignant fanbase
In recent weeks, and again after the first round, I talked to several personnel types on a number of players, including CB Dee Milliner and DT Sheldon Richardson. Here's a compilation of opinions:
On Milliner: "I wouldn't hesitate taking him in the top 10, even top five. He's a great kid. He works his (butt) off. ... He's not a shutdown corner, but he's real smart. He can make all the calls and adjustments. When [Nick] Saban says, 'I really like this guy,' you can take it to the bank. ... He'll have a delayed offseason (because of shoulder surgery), but I think he'll be ready to go for the preseason. There are some medical concerns, but I think he's been cleared by most teams. ... He's not [Darrelle] Revis. He's a good player, but I don't think he's a great player. I'd predict he starts over Kyle Wilson. He's a solid starter, but not a Pro-Bowl talent."
On Richardson: "Everybody in our organization liked him as a player. We had a first-round grade on him. ... There are some off-the-field issues, just attitude and maturity in his interviews. He didn't always get along with his coaches. ... He's really quick and strong. He has long arms and he plays from sideline to sideline. ... He's versatile. He can play in a couple different spots on the defensive line. ... We liked him, but he's kind of a goof ball. We had concerns about his work habits. ... So where does this guy play in that front? ... He's a junior-college kid [College of Sequoias, Calif.]. There are maturity, leadership and consistency concerns."