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New York Jets 2017 Draft Needs


The Jets appear to be in a full rebuild with no quarterback to speak of, an aging roster, and very limited salary cap space with which to maneuver. Tony Pauline reported that the Jets are privately saying that they are not expecting to field a competitive football team for at least a couple of years, meaning that they have a multitude of directions at their disposal. If the Jets mean two seasons, however, they’ll need to solve their quarterback situation this year.


Primary Needs: QB, CB, OL

Secondary Needs: WR, TE, S


Free Agency Strategy: So far the Jets strategy has been to release aging veterans to free up cap space as they build towards the future. Sheldon Richardson is likely to be available for any teams that are looking to upgrade their defensive line and Richardson is worth a first round pick, though he likely won’t fetch that. A second round choice and a later rounder or, perhaps, two third round choices is the more likely haul for the Jets. The team will eventually sign some free agents but it isn’t likely to happen until after the big contracts have been handed out.


Draft Strategy: This really depends on which direction the Jets want to go in year 1 of rebuilding. There will be some solid players at positions of need when the Jets select at 6 overall but the team is already actively shopping that pick for teams looking to trade up. Marshon Lattimore, Sidney Jones, Teez Tabor and Marlon Humphrey are all excellent cornerback prospects. Mike Williams and Corey Davis would both benefit a younger quarterback. If Jamal Adams or Malik Hooker was available the team would almost certainly take a look at them. Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Kizer are the top two quarterback prospects and ether would be available at 6 overall, or even a little lower. Depending on how far they move down the Jets could grab Garett Bolles, the best left tackle in this draft class, and use the overall depth of the defensive backs to stock up in later rounds.

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