The New York Jets still have plenty of question marks when it comes to their wide receiver situation. Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, Travis Rudolph could be the answer they’re looking for in the future.
Wide receiver Travis Rudolph out of Florida State University could be a steal in the 2017 NFL Draft. The biggest question for the New York Jets, comes down to if he has to what it takes to be a solid option for the future of the franchise? The Jets still don’t have an established No. 1 receiver now that Brandon Marshall is gone and only Eric Decker is left.
The Jets have had a frustrating time in finding a legit wide receiver. That is why it makes sense for them to consider taking a chance with Rudolph. At 6’0″ and weighing in at 189 pounds, he has very good hands and speed to be an explosive in open field.
This past season when the Seminoles visited an elementary school, Rudolph saw a young child sitting by himself and he decided to sit with him and have lunch. He didn’t do it for attention he did it out of the grace of himself. Those are the kind of attributes scouts and teams look for when it comes to players and how they fit on a roster.
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If the Jets want someone who is a leader and not a follower then Rudolph could be the player they are looking for. He could be another playmaker that could help out Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa. Depth is very important since injuries or a decline in play could happen.
Bringing Rudolph in the mix would give them another option just in case some of the players on last year’s roster do not work out. By the time the regular season starts he could easily work his way up to potentially being a starter. The Jets will need to rebuild for the future to solidify an offense that is in dire need of better talent.
Rudolph is a quick learner who could learn the type of offense the Jets will run next season under new offensive coordinator John Morton. He could be a big threat if he plays like how he did in college and take the city that never sleeps by storm.