Very Curious “Mini-Draft” for the New York Jets

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August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Greg Camarillo (17) during the second half of a preseason game against the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Texans 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

There are players out there for this “mini-draft”, that would have helped. We have outlined some of them in the past. Greg Camarillo is out there, and would be a perfect fit with his experience playing for Tony Sparano. Deion Branch, although not as good a receiver without Tom Brady, still would have been worth a look in the experienced WR department.

In the running back department, Tim Hightower and Joseph Addai are still available. We have talked about the worth of these guys, if healthy, at length. Ryan Grant is still available, and he has always been an effective running back when healthy.

Dan Koppen would have been a perfect fit as a backup offensive lineman. He is a talented player, and the Jets need depth on the offensive line in the worst way. In short, they have no depth, at least none that we can count on. Do you guys feel good if Wayne Hunter, Vladimir Ducasse, and Caleb Schlauderaff? Not me. We need the help badly. But yet, nothing.

Instead, we release a running back, Terrance Ganaway, leaving them with only three. They release one of their most talented backup defensive linemen, Marcus Dixon, and replace him with a guy, Isaako Aaitui, who has never played in a regular season NFL game. Yes we need a DT with Pouha’s injury, but wouldn’t Marcus Dixon have been a better choice due to experience?

Then, a couple of days later, they release Aaitui and then bring back Dixon? If they were trying to save money, wouldn’t it have made sense to bring back Dixon after week 1 so they wouldn’t have to guarantee his salary? Seems like a move that was made just for the sake of making a move.

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