J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!! One of the most popular chants in the National Football League! When things are going good, JETS fans are the happiest most proud fans on earth but….. Honestly how often is that? Pretty much Never. Can’t lie one of my favorite traditions of draft day is watching Jets fans boo whatever unlucky young man the team selects.
The Jets are known for their physical stingy defense, first round pick Calvin Pryor will only add to that. Pryor is a headhunter from the safety position but he is also athletic enough to make plays in the passing game, definitely a Rex Ryan kind of player. As the draft went on the Jets addressed their biggest weakness, that anemic offense. The addition of talented tight end Jace Amaro will give whichever QB starts a reliable target across the middle. The choices of receivers Jalen Saunders, Shaquelle Evans, and late round selection Quincy Enunwa should bolster a much improved receiving core. Saunders will help with the quick game and run after catch whole Evans is more of a downfield threat. Enunwa is a size-speed prospect who could help as well. Dakota Dozier will provide depth at guard and could compete for a starting spot. The late picks of QB Tahj Boyd and DE/OLB Trevor Reilly were good value picks. The one pick I wasn’t a fan of was CB Dexter McDougle. The combination of being small, being from a small school and coming off of an injury is never a good combination in my book. Other than that the Jets made solid picks all the way through the draft and upgraded some areas they were weak in. Things are looking up in Gotham, so good you can hardly hear the Boos! Well at least until Geno Smiths first int.
Draft Grade: New York Jets – B-