The Jets have strung together two consecutive losses for the first time this year with losses to the Ravens, and the Bills. In both games, the offense struggled for all four quarters. In my opinion, while Geno Smith has not played well, it is not all his fault, and I would not even think of sitting him down. The Jets offensive line has been terrible lately, and the wide receivers are certainly not helping the rookie QB. Hopefully getting Jeremy Kerley back will help the Jets offense get back on track. This week I am focusing on both the offense and the defense in players who I want the Jets to take a look at in the 2014 NFL Draft.
C/G Bryan Stork- Florida State Seminoles – Earlier in the year, the Jets offensive line was playing very well and giving rookie Geno Smith all day to throw, While some of the protection issues are Geno’s fault, the offensive line simply has not been getting the job done in recent weeks. Adding a guy like Stork would be a nice move for the Jets. Stork has experience at both center and guard, and has been rock solid leading the Seminoles offensive line. Stork would be a good player for the Jets to target to battle for a spot on the line next season.
CB Jason Verrett TCU- Before this season, it was almost a given that Antonio Cromartie would be back with the Jets for the 2014 season and beyond. Cromartie is having a real tough year, and has been burned on the deep ball many times. Will the Jets look to replace him? If so, a guy like Verrett would be a good way to look. Verrett has great ball skills, and has caused problems for all teams who have thrown his way this year. Verrett has two interceptions and 12 pass breakups, to go along with 34 tackles. A combination of Verrett, Kyle Wilson, and Dee Milliner who be a good trio for the future of the Jets.
TE Arthur Lynch Georgia Bulldogs- The tight end position has been an issue for the Jets for years. What they really have lacked is a durable, blocking tight end. A guy like Lynch can fill that void for the Jets. Lynch is solid in run blocking and pass protection, and also has been able to make some big plays to help out the Bulldogs in some big games. I believe that either through the draft or free agency, the Jets will be adding two tight ends. Having Lynch be one of them would be a good start.
These are just three players who I feel would be a good fit for the Jets. Depending on where the Jets finish, some players may not be available, but it is still too early to tell. As always, thanks for reading. Also, Happy Thanksgiving to all, hope everyone has a great day.