QBs in draft this year are not going to be franchise QBs. if team will be as bad as they are being predicted to be then next year we will have a higher pick and see what QBs come out.
Reading this board, its sad the draft is over after last night, and we have no more picks.
You can make an argument for Warmack (and you can make an argument for picking up a guard later too), and maaaaybe reaching on Eifert at 13 (and Im a ND fan who watched every televised game), but other than that if the trade down isnt there, and it takes two to tango on that, WHAT OFFENSIVE SKILL PLAYERS DID THEY PASS ON?
1 QB drafted..a reach. 1 TE drafted 8 picks after us. 0 RBs. A couple of WRs after us at the end of the first round.
Half this board wanted us to reach for lesser talent on offense, when there will be similar talent available today.
Jeez, chicken littles.
Seriously, this is what everyone said they wanted to avoid. If you don't want to spend one of two high 1st rounders on a guard, the ONLY selection the draft would have had for value was Tavon Austin. When the Bills f**ed us, that meant we were going defense because that is where the value is.
If Geno Smith gets by the Eagles and the Cardinals, I would not be adverse to taking him in the 3rd round, because he might go that far. Although, it would appear the value where we will be in the 2nd would be TE and OLB.
In today's NFL, where the rookie picks do not strap a team anymore, you are best to take the BPA, even if it is a strength of yours, because you can build either super-units or gives you the flexibility in trading good players to fill needs or stock-pile picks.
People laugh at BB, but he has been stock-piling picks for a long time, and he always seems to hit more on the players that fit the systems that they use than not.
Before you even get to the skill positions, imagine him looking at the current o-line depth chart?
"OK we have Mangold and Ferguson..........and then...... ummmm[flipping pages back and forth..... uhhhhhhhh....Holy Crap!"
"Who'd we get in the first round?" "Can he block too?"
Warmack at 9 would've been a great pick. It would've sent a message to the fans that Idzik is in charge, not Rex.
Rex is still in charge. It's that simple. The team will suck this year no matter what. There's no QB, not even close to a single viable NFL QB on the roster.
As such, send a message to let me know that the GM is in charge and understands that this team has the most putrid offensive roster next to Jacksonville in the league.
This offense IS EVEN LESS WATCHABLE THAN LAST YEAR.
Let's face it. The Jets wanted Austin, Buffalo knew it and were in a perfect situation to trade back and screw the Jets at the same time.
So my question to Jets fans here, excluding a trade back (easier said than done), what skill position players on Offense, and I mean difference makers, would you have taken at 9 & 13 to address the offense?
It's plain to see theres no offensive talent at the top of the draft besides Austin, and the bills pulled a great move.
I agree about there being no QB, but we're not fixing it this year. It's fairly obvious to any intelligent fan that we are trying to get Manziel or Bridgewater next year. And with close to 40 mil in cap space next year, we can make quite a few FA moves.
The o-line stinks. Ducasse is garbage. Ferguson is heavily overpayed. Austin sucks. Mangold can't stay healthy and is aging in dog years.
I can see Woody telling Rex he can have the draft to try to save his job and every pick being made on defense. Then Idzik coming out and saying BAP over and over again and Rex getting Milliner tatooed on his ass cheek.
I think you let your hatred of Rex color your ability to think clearly.Rex is still in charge. It's that simple. The team will suck this year no matter what.
HOW DARE YOU Jets sticking to BPA for the first time in a two decades...
we need trade ups, splashes and draft pick giveaways