2104 NFL Draft Preview for the New York Jets
By Mike Nash
Do the Jets need to draft another QB next year? In my opinion, I say no
After the Jets horrible loss this past week to the Buffalo Bills, some are starting to question whether the Jets need to draft another QB in the draft next season. In my opinion, I say no. I believe Geno Smith has what it takes to be a successful quarterback, but he needs some weapons around him. What the Jets are putting on the field each week is simply not enough. They need to address the WR position, and the tight end position in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here are some players who I believe would be a good fit for the Jets.
WR Josh Huff Oregon Ducks– Huff is a guy who I believe will never be a star in the NFL, but he certainly has the potential to be a solid player who can definitely help a team at the receiver position. Just like majority of the players who play at Oregon, Huff is very quick and elusive, and this I believe makes him valuable in the NFL. This year, Huff already has over 700 yards, with six touchdowns on 38 receptions. Huff has a great chance to be a solid slot receiver in the pros. His ability to make a ig play is a desperate need for the Jets.
S- Deone Buchanon Washington State– Buchanon has had a very solid season so far for Washington State. He is very solid in the run game, has good ball skills, and is a hard-hitting type safety. So far this season for the Jets, the secondary has been a major issue. While some games they play solid, they are very inconsistent. Adding a guy like Buchanon would be a big boost to the Jets defense, and be a big help in stopping the pass. Think of Buchanon as a younger Dawan Landry.
OLB Kyle Van Noy BYU – So far this year, the Jets have gotten good production from Calvin Pace at the OLB position. But for the future, adding a guy like Van Noy would not be such a bad idea for Gang Green. The Jets added Antwan Barnes this offseason, but unfortunately lost him for the year after an injury. Van Noy is a solid linebacker who can get after the QB, but also be a force in the running game. Adding him to the group of David Harris, Demario Davis, and Barnes would make the LB core very strong.
These are three players I feel would be a good fit for the New York Jets. While I believe they may want to address the offense early on, I also would not be opposed to see them addressing the linebacker, or safety position. John Idzik certainly has his work cut out for him in the 2014 NFL Draft.