from Gil Brandt
3) New York Jets
The Jets' had a very, very good draft, highlighted by defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (first round, 13th overall). With his quickness, tenacity and athletic ability, the Missouri product looks just like Warren Sapp. In eight games (seven starts), Richardson has 37 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. And, of course, there's quarterback Geno Smith(second round, 39th overall). Yes, he's been inconsistent, but the bottom line is, he's performing better than anyone expected. Anytime you can get a viable starting quarterback in the second round, it's a good draft, even if your first pick -- cornerback Dee Milliner, taken ninth overall -- is struggling.
New York also snapped up a couple of good complementary players in guard Brian Winters (third round, 72nd overall) and Tommy Bohanon (seventh round, 215th overall). Winters will be a good pass protector for the Jets for many years, while Bohanon has shown himself to be a good blocker and receiver.
interesting he mentions Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu out in Arizona. the only reason that pick worked was cause Patrick Peterson is one of the few humans on earth HB respects. one of the broadcast teams mentioned how PP7 recruited HB to LSU. Not sure Honey Badger performs without that sort of guy riding him. the draft is about a match between player and team sometimes. guys need to be put in the right situation, i don't think it's fair to assume that if the Jets had drafted so and so he'd have the same career. Another classic example is Ed Reed showing up to Ray Lewis' Baltimore Ravens. for many years JEts fans bemoaned the Bryan Thomas pick but I have to believe that Ed Reed in Herman Edwards NYJ cover who defense is a different career for that particular player.
Edited by bitonti, 30 October 2013 - 08:50 PM.