2. The NY Jets need to add more dynamic pass-catchers
Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals winning the AFC two years removed from a two-win season and having the first overall selection is living proof of what can happen when a talented quarterback is given elite weapons to throw to.
The Jets did well the last offseason to grab Elijah Moore in the draft and sign Corey Davis in free agency. Still, the team needs to add more talented options and depth to a receiver room that gave significant snaps to Denzel Mims, Tarik Black, and Jeff Smith down the stretch as injuries piled up.
Douglas has made it known that the Jets plan to be aggressive this offseason to add more talented pass-catchers to the offense. His plan needs to include finding a dynamic X receiver to pair with Davis and Moore and a makeover of their tight end room that produced so little production.
The upcoming free-agent class has intriguing options at wide receiver (Mike Williams and Allen Robinson) and tight end (O.J. Howard, Dalton Schultz, Maxx Williams). However, the team should still dip into this draft class to add more young talent.
There might not be a Ja’Marr Chase in this draft class, but as has been the trend in recent years, you can find depth at the receiver position throughout the draft.
Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson, Arkansas’s Treylon Burks, and USC’s Drake London are just some of the electric talents the Jets can find near the top of the draft. Any of these players would add a physical, aggressive presence on the boundary that the team just doesn’t have right now.
Tight end prospects such as Colorado State’s Trey McBride, Ohio State’s Jeremy Ruckert, and Iowa State’s Charlie Kolar are just a few options in a deep tight end class that the Jets’ scouting team has should do their due diligence on throughout the draft process.
To put it in simple terms, the Jets cannot leave this offseason without putting forth their best effort to add to the skill position groups for Wilson’s sake.