Considering the Jets are in need of versatile playmaking playmakers on both sides of the ball right now, the 2 top versatile prospects as it stands right now are Oregon’s DE Dion Jordan and West Virginia’s WR Tavon Austin. Both players have undoubtedly helped themselves since the end of the College football season and both should definitely be top 15-20 picks in this April’s draft and the Jets could certainly use their services on each side of the ball respectively. As i stand right now, OLB is more of a bigger need than WR in my opinion and I would rather the Jets take a chance on a versatile and talented pass rusher like Jordan than a WR. But that’s just me….
2.) Mornhinweg’s aggressive offensive plan?
In his first address to the New York media, Jets New offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg stated that the West Coast offense is an offense that doesn’t really require a QB to be super “accurate“, which sets the stage up for Mark Sanchez to be his QB considering Sanchez struggles with accuracy. I knew Sanchez was going to be the starting QB next season a few days after the season ended after I examined the FA QBs available this year along with the weak QB class coming out but there’s no reason to not be somewhat optimistic about Sanchez in Mornhinweg’s offense but I understand completely if you’re not optimistic about it. Right now the Jets will have to figure out one of the most important components of the West Coast offense, a talented TE that can garner separation as Dustin Keller’s impending exodus will leave a gaping hole at the position. The Jets placed a tender on TE Jeff Cumberland and apparently like the way he is projected to fit within the system but I think they should definitely look to add a younger more versatile TE to the position by way of the draft.
3.) Replacements for Revis?
I believe that a Darrelle Revis trade is inevitable so the Jets will have to find someone to at least stand on Revis’s side of the field and pretend that he’s replacing the production that Revis provided for the Jets. Of course Kyle “Finger Wag” Wilson is slated to move right over and take over the number 2 CB spot and allow Antonio Cromartie to continue his Pro-Bowl play at the number 1 CB spot as he did when Revis went down but Wilson is FAR from ready to be depended on and the Jets are making a mistake if they are thinking that Wilson is ready to do so. The Jets were reportedly one of the teams interested in Charles Woodson who was just recently cut by the Green Bay Packers. The move probably doesn’t make that much sense for Woodson who is probably wanting to join a team with a legit shot at making a superbowl run and the Jets are definitely NOT that team. Lucky for the Jets, this April’s draft is deep with talented CBs and the Jets will have to scout wisely in order to be able to potentially add a productive and talented CB to the roster.
A few mid-round CBs that I think the Jets should keep an eye on are;
San Diego State’s Leon McFadden, Miami’s Brandon McGee, LSU’s Tharold Simon and Utah State’s Will Davis……
4.) Marty Mornhinweg at Syracuse’s Pro Day?
Back to Mornhinweg for a sec. Seems he was at Syracuse’s Pro-Day and even had dinner with former Syracuse QB and current April Draft Prospect Ryan Nassib. Nassib’s skill set would be perfect in a West Coast offense and we all know what kind of offense Mornhinweg runs now dont we???
5.) Dolphins re-sign Matt Moore
Dolphins QB Matt Moore likes being a backup in Miami apparently as he re-signed with the Dolphins on Friday. Not sure I understand that move considering he would have been the top FA QB on the market this offseason with starting potential on more than a few teams that could use his services, especially the Jets…… OH well, what are you gonna do???