Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts on NFL Draft Day Two and the New York Jets


Good morning, Jets fans everywhere. Three rounds are in the books through the NFL draft. Four more rounds are on tap this afternoon beginning at 4:00 PM. Let’s talk about how the team did yesterday.

First the Jets took Jace Amaro from Texas Tech with their second round pick in the NFL draft. Amaro is a guy, as we talked last night, is a guy that jumped onto the Jets’ radar right around the workout timings. Amaro showd his toughness at his Pro day, throwing despite such a painful shoulder. As Herm Edwards said it best, what do you do? “You play to win the game.” You can do that when you have guys that are going to throw in all on the line for you. Amaro will do just that.

Excellent choice by John Idzik and the Jets with the number two choice for the year.

The most interesting choice of the night to me was the selection of Dexter McDougle at number 80.

Don’t get me wrong, without Cromartie and Revis anymore, there are great reasons to continue to bring in cornerbacks. Competition will make whomever earns the starting jobs that much better. Why not bring in guys to battle it out all camp long?

It depends upon how today goes. The Jets need to bring in competition at the offensive playmaker positions. To make the moves that have been made so far, a lot of guys have been passed on, such as Brandin Cooks, Marqise Lee, Kelvin Benjamin, and that is not everybody. To say the least, the outside is still a pretty gushing hole on the Jets’ offense.

We know that we cannot evaluate a draft at this point. And you can’t evaluate days one and two, without knowing how day three is going to go. Today should be interesting, as the Jets have nine picks this afternoon. With most of them “compensatory” picks as well, Idzik cannot trade them, so he must make choices.

Let’s see how much offense John brings into the fold tomorrow, before we go too crazy about the picks made over the first two nights of the draft. I have said it before, and I will say it again. Give John Idzik a chance, let his plan get its legs under it before we start ripping it to shreds.

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  • BIGtimSullivan

    Idzik is a ninja. In him I trust.

  • Isidor Babejic

    when i see that people demanded manziel for the jets, i honestly ask myself what did people learn in all this years watching football, people seem to dont have clue how to make a football team better .. i didnt even know what a QB is a year ago … keep learning as fast as possible dear fans …

  • maafla1

    Idzik’s plan – don’t overspend in free agency, always make the team better, build through the draft. Works for me!

  • Paul Newbold

    Keep it up John! Looking Good! Safety, TE, and CB covered. Now onto OLB, OL, ILB, and maybe a WR! LOL

  • Frank Antonelli

    Guys. The reports last year were that the Jets would trade up in the 2nd round to take Geno Smith. Instead Idzik remained calm and he fell to them. There is no reason to panic and give away picks. Who cares if all
    12 make the team or not. The fact that we draft 12 players give us a better chance to pick some good players since this is like gambling. I like Idzik’s calm and measured approach compared to previous Jet regimes.

    This year he was patient again and Amaro falls into our lap! The 4th round could be huge for us since this is a very deep draft and there is still some significant talent available. Go Jets!

  • Frank Antonelli

    I think that the Idzik Rex relationship is a bit like Batman and Robin. Robin (Rex) wants to go out and start bashing people in the head and jump into the situation before fulling thinking it out while Batman (Idzik) calms him down and says let’s consult with Alfred and figure this thing out logically!