Jets Predraft News Conference

By Alan Schechter

Jan 17, 2010; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum watches on the sidelines during the 2010 AFC Divisional playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Jets defeated the Chargers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Here is a transcript of today’s news conference regarding the draft, courtesy of the Jets website:

The biggest thing I took out of this is that there is no question that the Jets are going to take the best player available, rather than go for need. I’ve said before that I think this can backfire, but I see their point.

I also found it interesting that Bradway didn’t think that the wide receivers are as prepared, due to limited route trees. They put a lot of emphasis on the private workouts, which I wouldn’t have thought of. I also found the topic of the conversion of DE to LB. Talking about Gholston, and his lack of success, versus the success Bryan Thomas had.

All in all, what you would expect, Tannenbaum and the guys really didn’t commit to anything specific, leaving his options open.