Jets don't need Rex if the plan is to get 1st round picks at every defensive position. What value is he actually bringing to this team if we need to draft so many 1st round corners and DL to run his defense effectively? Just look at our team defensive ranks since Rex has been here vs. our team offensive ranks and it's obvious which side of the ball stops us from being a contending team.
Idzik has shown that he's making the decisions so I'm hopeful, but BPA happens to be corner way too many times for this team.
Looking at the first round pick that way is really looking at things in a bubble. The team spent the vast majority of their free agent dollars on offense this year. They signed the top WR, arguably the top QB and RB, too. They added more speed in Jacoby Ford. They resigned Cumberland and Colon. They've invested in the offense in 2014.
I'm rooting for a WR, too, but if the Jets to CB at #18, or any other defensive player, I'll be content believing that Idzik took the BAP on his board there. People booed the Richardson pick last year, this website nearly burned down over it, but that pick seems to've worked out okay. If the Jets draft a Dennard, and he plays at a high level all season, I imagine we as fans will survive.
They'll get more offensive help in this draft. While I'd be shocked if they moved up in the first round, I wouldn't be too surprised if they moved up in the third to get a specific player. They brought in all the top TEs and all the top WRs minus Watkins. They fully intend to grab those positions. High.