Jets need to select Travin Dural in 2017 NFL Draft
By Jason Rodriguez
The New York Jets need more playmakers on offense as it would make sense for them to select wide receiver Travin Dural out of LSU in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The New York Jets have many question marks when it comes to their wide receiver situation. Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, Travin Dural could be the answer they are looking for in the future.
Directly from LSU, Dural could be a sleeper in this year’s draft. The biggest question for the Jets comes down to if he has what it takes to be a solid option for the team. The Jets will look to bring in help for Eric Decker, and Quincy Enunwa, and Robby Anderson.
The Jets have had a tough time in finding a legit wide receiver through the draft. That is why it make sense for them to consider taking a chance with Dural. At 6’1″ and weighing in at 202 pounds, he has very good hands and very explosive speed in open field.
In an interesting story, Dural blamed Popeye’s for a 30-pound weight gain as of late. With the weight gain, it caused him to suffer from injuries and diet even harder. He has gotten back to what he was during the season and improved his bad eating habits tremendously.
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If the Jets want to add a playmaker to the team then Dural is the player they could be looking for. In his career at LSU, Dural totaled 1,716 receiving yards, 100 receptions, and 13 touchdowns. He has tremendous speed and ability to make big plays which would be a great option to have on offense. Adding more depth to the wide receiver position is very important especially if someone gets hurt or someone struggles.
Adding more depth to the wide receiver position is very important especially if someone gets hurt or struggles during a rebuilding year for the Jets in 2017.
If some of the young wide receivers do not work out from last year’s roster, then bringing in Dural would give them a player that could be developed nicely over time. He may begin as a backup but could work his way up since he has upside to push the envelope down the road. The rebuild of the Jets future will need to be solidified for an offense that has struggled for a few years now.
Dural was a quick learner for the two offenses he played under after coach Les miles was fired. The Spread offense under new Jets offensive coordinator John Morton will make him feel comfortable. After proper coaching and developing, Dural will fit in nicely with all the younger receivers on the Jets.