2. The NY Jets should not target a wide receiver early
What do D.K. Metcalf, Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs, and Tyreek Hill all have in common? Yes, they’re four of the best wide receivers in the NFL, but more importantly, they were all drafted outside of the first round.
As per usual, this year’s NFL draft is filled with a plethora of young talented wideouts. Although the players that get selected in the first round will very possibly have great careers, an NFL franchise is much smarter to wait and find a player who’s just as good later in the draft.
Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys already had one of the best offenses in football.
At wide receiver and running back, they had Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb, Ezekiel Elliot, and Tony Pollard. In addition to their weapons, Dak Prescott was their starting quarterback.
But instead of drafting a lineman or defensive player with their first-round pick in 2020, Jerry Jones drafted another wide receiver named CeeDee Lamb.
Although Lamb is clearly a talented wideout who’s going to have a long career in the NFL, they didn’t address their needs to improve their roster. Obviously, the Prescott injury put a damper on their season, but the team was only 2-3 when he suffered a season-ending injury.
Even with a healthy Prescott, the team wasn’t going to be more successful by drafting another wide receiver, so the Jets and every other team in the NFL should learn from Jones’ mistakes and not draft a wideout when you clearly have other needs to fill.
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