By Steven Blush
The Jets have many holes to fill at the 2019 NFL Draft. Here are ten college players who make sense for Gang Green in terms of this roster’s strengths and weaknesses, and the philosophies of both the GM and the new head coach.
The words “Jets” and “lousy drafts” have become synonymous. Books can be written about the ill-advised moves of general managers from Terry Bradway to Mike Tannenbaum to all-time worst talent evaluator John Idzik. Gang Green’s latest administrator Mike Maccagnan has not exactly made the most of his opportunities either, barely above “The Mendoza Line” of successful draft selections.
Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams may one day become the league’s most dominating D-lineman since Aaron Donald. But the Jets desperately need their first legit edge edge-rusher since John Abraham — and top-rated Nick Bosa or “consolation prize” Josh Allen would instantly seal the deal.
An O-line rebuild is necessary — if this franchise plans to keep Sam Darnold upright. Maccagnan can’t afford any more mid-draft whiffs and must expend Day Two picks on addressing an overaged and underperforming offensive front.
The Jets still need a lockdown corner, a feature receiver, and a trustworthy TE2 behind flashy rookie Chris Herndon. This multi-page breakdown addresses the kind of nose-to-the-grindstone ballers ready to give their all to the Green and White (and...