The 2013 New York Jets roller coaster season has once again reached a high point. On Sunday the Jets were able to pull off a shocking victory against the 6-1 New Orleans Saints. All aspects of the game, defense, offense, and special teams all played very solid in the victory that brought the Jets to 5-4 heading into their bye week. Riding high off the victory, the last thing people are thinking about is the 2014 NFL Draft, but just as I do every week, I will be giving you three athletes who would help the Jets next year, and in years beyond that. It is impossible to know what pick the Jets will have, so these are players who I believe are simply good fits for Gang Green.
WR Jaelen Strong Arizona State ( Saturday vs Utah) – It is quite obvious that the Jets need some help at the wide receiver position. In my opinion, Geno Smith has certainly done enough to keep his job for the future, and it is time to add some weapons around him. Adding a guy like strong would be a good start. Strong is exactly as his name says, strong. At 6’4″, 205 pounds, Strong is a very big target that would be of nice help to Smith. Strong has great speed, which is rare for a guy of his stature. So far this season, Strong has put together five 100 yard games. Strong is certainly a guy that would boost the Jets receiving core.
WR Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin ( Saturday vs BYU) – Abbrederis is the type of guy who does not really make the “flashy” play, and not one part of his game really stands out, but he is just a dependable receiver who makes plays. It is really as simple as that. at 6’2″, 188 pounds, he might be best suited for the slot in the NFL, but no matter where he is, he will make plays. So far this season for Wisconsin, Abbrederis has constantly been burning defenses. He seems to make at least one big play a week. He will likely excel in the short passing game in the NFL, and he would be a great option for Geno Smith, who has no issue checking down to a receiver going across the middle.
TE Rory Anderson South Carolina- Anderson is a lesser known player, but he would certainly be a nice fit in Green and White next year. The Jets will be needing a boost next year at the TE spot. Bringing in a guy like Anderson would improve the passing game, and the running game as well. Anderson has some quickness that is rare for a tight end, and has solid receiving skills that should translate well into the NFL. Having a young, pass catching tight end would be a huge benefit for young Geno Smith.
I decided to focus mainly on the offensive side of the ball this week. What do you think?