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Coffee with the Jets: All eyes on Muhammad Wilkerson in 2017

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Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrates after a blocked pass in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrates after a blocked pass in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
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Get the latest news and updates on the New York Jets from top sources on the internet. All eyes are on defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to deliver big results this upcoming season.

Alright, Jets Nation, it’s the middle of the week and well, the weekend can’t come soon enough. Remember, with every passing weekend, the 2017 NFL Draft is just that much closer to finally being here. The New York Jets are hoping to have another successful draft class but if anything, they’ll be lots of long hours and preparation ahead for general manager Mike Maccagnan to continue working his magic on turning the Jets into contenders in the near future.

Below you’ll find the latest news and updates from top sources on the internet about the Jets. Enjoy everyone and remember, Hazelnut coffee goes very well with reading material about Gang Green.

In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he wrote about why defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson really needs to step up big time this upcoming season. It’s no secret that the Jets will easily be one of the worst teams in the NFL but his leadership and ability to be an impact player should be in full swing in a rebuilding year. If he packs it in or takes any shortcuts, which is very doubtful since he’s not that kind of player, he might not be in the long-term plans of the Jets anymore.

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In another article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he broke down how with the official retirement of quarterback Tony Romo, it now opens things up for a lot of other teams in need of a franchise quarterback. Of course, the Jets are in that same situation as they still have one big question mark at the most important position on the team. But if the Jets did plan on using their first or even second round pick in this year’s draft on a quarterback, with Romo out of the equation, some of the top quarterbacks might be off draft boards faster than a New York minute.

In an article written by Brian Costello of the New York Post, he breaks down the top running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends that the Jets are literally staring down in this year’s draft. The Jets might very well break their history of always drafting a defensive player with their first-round pick and bring in an offensive star to push the envelope for the future. After all, the NFL has always been a passing league over these past few years as teams stock up on top offensive players to keep those chains moving and score a lot of touchdowns. It would be nice to see the Jets have a premier running back, wide receiver, or tight end that can contribute right off the bat.

Finally, in an article written by John B of Gang Green Nation, he raises the question, could a team ever rebuild in New York? Well, the answer isn’t an easy one. New Yorkers want results fast just as quickly as an ordered slice of pizza. Sure, they don’t mind rebuilding as long as their favorite team is honest and clear about what they plan to do. So far, the Jets haven’t really held any kind of press conference or an event breaking down what the long-term plans of their rebuilding will be like. Only time can tell if all these decisions being made now will be worth it but to answer John B’s question, it’s really hard to rebuild a team from the ground up in the city that never sleeps. No matter what moves or draft picks the Jets make, it will never be enough in the grand scheme of things to satisfy a fanbase that wants immediate results.

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