In the 2021 NFL Draft, it already seems as though the NY Jets were able to draft and sign a ton of skilled players to fill gaping holes on the roster.
Players like Alijah Vera-Tucker and Elijah Moore are key additions to the team that will hopefully help an offense that has been essentially non-existent since 2015.
Of course, helping Zach Wilson has become an obvious priority for general manager Joe Douglas. Considering the first four picks of the Jets' draft were spent on offensive pieces, it's clear that Douglas understands the needs the team has.
But would these holes be here if previous regimes were able to successfully hit the mark on past drafts? Likely not. That's where the speculation begins.
Now that the Jets are seemingly in a much better space with head coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas, we look back at the Mike Maccagnan era with disdain. Maccagnan was responsible for capitalizing on the small window of primes certain players had in his tenure.
Players like Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold were nearing the end of their playing careers, and he was thrown into a rebuild halfway through his time with the Jets.
It isn't an easy task, but let's not pretend that Maccagnan was excellent at finding talent. No players from the 2015 or 2016 Jets draft remain on the roster.
This is the start of a full-scale rebuild of the entire Mike Maccagnan era, starting with the 2015 NFL Draft and ending with the 2019 NFL Draft.
For simplicity's sake, free-agent acquisitions during this time will not be changed. This will only focus on players in the draft.