Thoughts on NFL Draft Day Two and the New York Jets


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

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.