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Coffee with the Jets: Staying away from drafting a quarterback in Round 1

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Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Get the latest news and updates from top sources on the internet when it comes to the New York Jets. Hopefully, they don’t make the mistake of drafting a first-round quarterback.

It’s Monday afternoon and right before lunchtime, it’s always a good idea to get some iced coffee and read the latest news and updates on the New York Jets. What better way to get a great start to your week?

After another weekend in the books, today marks just one month before the 2017 NFL Draft. Hopefully, the Jets continue to prepare and get ready for a draft class that should hopefully contribute to their rebuilding process.

In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he breaks down why the Jets would be wise to not consider drafting a first-round quarterback in this year’s draft. While the top three names are good (Deshaun Watson, Deshone Kizer, Mitch Trubisky), they’re not exactly game-changing franchise quarterbacks. The Jets might not have an established franchise quarterback in place but should use their No. 6 overall pick on a defensive back or even an offensive star. In my most recent 7-Round mock draft for the Jets, I have them taking cornerback Marshon Lattimore out of Ohio State to address a serious need at the position.

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In another article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he gives a recap of a recent press conference held by general manager Mike Maccagnan. Basically, he didn’t rule out taking another quarterback in this year’s draft. It would be a smart move for the Jets to add yet another quarterback to the mix since more options are always better in such a situation. Expect to see the Jets take one in the mid to late rounds of this year’s draft to have another developmental option at the most important position on the team for the future.

In an article written by Connor Hughes of NJ.com, he lists the pros and cons of the Jets drafting running back Leonard Fournette out of LSU with their No. 6 overall pick. It wouldn’t be a terrible move but again, the Jets need to bolster their defensive secondary above any other positional group. Sure, to have an impact player at running back will boost their overall offense, but it won’t mean much if opposing quarterbacks can consistently throw for 300+ yards per game. It’s best the Jets go either cornerback or safety at No. 6.

Finally, in an article written by Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, he breaks down Maccagnan’s comments about not committing to Josh McCown as the next starting quarterback of the Jets and rightfully so. The Jets need to stop handing over starting positions and run real competitions once training camp arrives to see who earns them. McCown should compete against Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, and whoever else they have at quarterback with the best option being named the starter for next season.

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