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Coffee with the Jets: Making the case for O.J. Howard

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard goes through workout drills during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard goes through workout drills during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Enjoy your morning cup of coffee with the latest articles on the New York Jets. Could Gang Green land one of the top tight ends in the 2017 NFL Draft?

It’s just two days away from the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and well, it can’t get here soon enough. For months now, fans of the New York Jets have been patiently waiting to see what they will ultimately do once they’re on the clock. Will they trade down? Will they boldly take the best available defensive back? Could they do a blockbuster trade to land a franchise quarterback?

Who really knows in the grand scheme of things but it’s safe to say that general manager Mike Maccagnan has his work cut out for him. Enjoy some of the latest articles on the Jets from top sources on the internet.

In an article written by Stephen Smith of NFL Spin Zone, he writes about if the Jets should consider drafting tight end O.J. Howard who many believe is the best at his position in this year’s draft. I agree with Smith in that it would be a luxury pick and quite honestly, the Jets have other major needs to address. It’s not like their offense is going to magically turn into a powerhouse overnight. They still have issues at quarterback, offensive line, and could use more playmakers at wide receiver. It’s best they take the best defensive back available in the grand scheme of things.

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In an article written by Nick Ziegler of Empire Writes Back, he breaks down the latest mock draft by Todd McShay as to which it’s a great one. In his mock, the Jets land safety Malik Hooker, quarterback Deshone Kizer, and tight end Jake Butt all with their first three picks. This would be a great draft class right off the bat since it addresses so many needs for the future.

In an article written by John B of Gang Green Nation, he breaks down what Maccagnan said yesterday in his annual pre-draft press conference. Of course, Maccagnan didn’t say anything new fans didn’t know but perhaps he has some tricks up his sleeve. All eyes will be on the moves he makes in this year’s draft since it’s crucial for the future success of the Jets within the next two to three years.

Finally, in an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he breaks down the need for the Jets to draft another inside linebacker to the mix since David Harris won’t be playing forever. It makes sense for the Jets to draft another linebacker with one of their two third-round picks. It’s important to add one more option since Lorenzo Mauldin looked like he regressed last season and will pretty much be playing for his future this upcoming season. If things don’t work out with him, at least the Jets have another young talent that could be developed into a future starter down the road.

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