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Coffee with the Jets: Top running backs to target in draft

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Oct 28, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; South Florida Bulls running back Marlon Mack (5) runs the ball in the first half as Navy Midshipmen safety Sean Williams (6) defends at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; South Florida Bulls running back Marlon Mack (5) runs the ball in the first half as Navy Midshipmen safety Sean Williams (6) defends at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
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Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, the New York Jets would be wise to add another running back to the mix. Here are all the latest articles on Gang Green you can enjoy reading as you drink a delicious hot cup of coffee.

The 2017 NFL Draft is just nine days away from finally being here as it will turn this offseason into a more entertaining one to see what direction the New York Jets finally head in. Could they draft another quarterback with the No. 6 overall pick? Will they take the best available defensive back? Could the Jets break the mold and actually select a premier offensive player? Your guess is as good as mine but time will only tell once they’re on the clock. Below are the latest articles from top sources across the internet on the Jets which go perfectly with a hot cup of Hazelnut coffee.

In an article written by Stephen Smith of NFL Spin Zone, he picked the top three mid-round running backs the Jets should target in this year’s draft. Surely, the Jets can’t depend on just Matt Forte and Bilal Powell to get the job done this upcoming season as adding a new running back to the mix will help alleviate the workload across everyone.

In an article written by John B of Gang Green Nation, he wrote about all the attendees that were with the Jets yesterday as they began their voluntary offseason workouts. As he noted, defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was one of the first to attend as it’s a great sight to see as he’s a leader in the locker room. If he can step up and deliver a monster season and set the example for those around him, 2017 might not be such an abysmal season after all.

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In an article written by Kenneth Teape of Empire Writes Back, he wrote about the lack of any trade value of defensive end Sheldon Richardson so far this offseason. In the grand scheme of things, he hasn’t received much interest since most teams are waiting to see what moves general managers make come draft day. The Jets will more than likely trade Richardson in some kind of package to acquire another draft pick or two in order to bring in more talent for their rebuilding phase. It probably won’t take place until either day one or two of this year’s draft.

Finally, in an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he broke down why the Jets are so interested in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. He has the potential to be very good in the NFL but just like the quarterbacks the Jets currently have, he lacks experience. If the Jets do end up drafting Trubisky, they’d have to wait at least another year or two in order to see if he’s able to take his career to the next level. Patience is key and again, the Jets are rebuilding so either way, drafting another quarterback might work if it means they can be a franchise player down the road at the most important position on the team.

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