Should the Jets Draft for Impact over Need?

Sep 25, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

With the NFL draft upcoming, the age old question comes into play for Mike Tannenbaum and company, should you focus on the biggest impact player available, or draft for need? Take a look at this post from our friends at Gang Green Nation, to see their take:

I may be in the minority here but I do not agree. Well, I do to a point. Yes, you should not draft a guy simply for need, if he is not that good. I just believe the two concepts can go hand in hand.

Identify the biggest need of the team, and then find the guy to make the biggest impact at that position. The Jets need a pass rusher desperately, and I firmly believe this is where the Jets need to go on the first round. Anything else would be a mistake.

Fine, they get a wide receiver. How did the Jets do with a lot of wide receivers? The Jets need someone to get in Tom Brady’s face every play, and that is where they should go with the 16th pick.

Topics: 2012 Nfl Draft, Alan Schechter, Edge Pass Rusher, Gang Green Nation, Mike Tannenabum, NFL, NY Jets, Ny Jets Draft, Pass Rusher, Tom Brady, Wide Receiver

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