Obviously a hypothetical, but what if Idzik gets TB's first rounder and uses is to pick Patterson and Austin?
It's a passing league now, and the Jets are currently sitting there with a banged up unproven #1 in Holmes, who many feel will be gone after this season. An unproven but freakishly talented second year guy in Hill, and a damn good slot guy in Holmes.
If Holmes is healthy, and Hill makes any progress at all, there is no team in the league that's deep enough to cover that many good WRs.
Before we start with the "but we don't have a QB to throw the ball" argument, stop it. This team is weak at QB and this draft is weak at QB. Does that mean you stop trying to improve your team until you get a QB? No. Get some weapons that can make our current QB's better or help the next guy be great.
I'm not saying that this is the route I'd prefer the FO take, but I can't say I'd be heartbroken if they did.
Problem is, even if the draft was super strong at QB, none would have lasted till the 9th. Almost every team picking ahead of the Jets had a QB need at the start of the off season. You can draft one of the best WRs in the game and still won't be feared as a passing team (Larry Fitzgerald and the Cards last year). Obviously, Mark is much better than the QBs Cards had (and I think Mark will have a solid season), but Jets have Hill, Holmes and Kerley. We know Kerley is the best slot receiver in NY since Wayne and I have faith in Hill as well. Holmes is also a solid WR. We may not have a true #1, but if Hill plays to his potential, Holmes can be great like he was his first year along with Edward (whom the Jets need not to waste a second to resign).
Maybe Im overly optimistic. I know Im a glass half full type of a guy. Having said all that, I wouldn't if the Jets picked a WR in the first round. WR is not an immediate need though and we'd be much better served if we drafted OLBs and/or LG/RG.
Definitely NOT TWO WRs in the first round.