And they were Lineman.
It seems most on this board want it both ways. They are tired of the big, splashy headline GM moves like trading for Favre, Tebow, etc.
They want to build a solid team with a solid foundation.
They want to rebuild from the ground up, and fill the glaring holes.
So they scream for Mingo and Austin...and claim guards aren't 1st round worthy. Excuse me?
This fan base has been warped by the candy store shopping sprees of Mike Tannenbaum over the past several years.
Fact is, our most successful draft in recent memory also featured two first round selections. And we took Mangold and D'brick. Perrenial pro-bowlers and the most talented offensive players on this team right now.
It's time to start thinking about truly building. Foundation first. The thinking that "you can grab lineman anywhere" is outdated and nonsensical. Truth is, you can grab a RB anywhere. But solid lineman are invaluable and far less prevalent than Jets fans seem to think. Not so with at least 9 other NFL teams according to yesterday's draft results.
Guard (4) Justin Pugh can be either G or OT
Lineman taken top 4 (3)
Lineman taken top ten (5)
Jets needs included G and T.
We missed the boat here. And haven't improved this team. But we could have. Warmack was ours for the taking. And we still had a shot at Milliner, Jones, Star, Floyd, etc. with #13. Swing and a miss if you ask me. But, hey, at least we didn't take a guard.