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  1. Jet related because of the trade down possibility, especially with it being PHI:



    8:45 AM ET (via Ben Allbright): Eagles looking to trade up?
    It is no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles are in need of wide receiver help. In fact, there are many rumblings that they will draft one in the first round. However, sources tell Ben Allbright that the Eagles are worried they may not be in line to get the wide receiver they covet. Because of that, they have started exploring opportunities to trade up and get ahead of the Denver Broncos.

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  2. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001102818/article/nine-instant-impact-receivers-who-wont-cost-a-firstround-pick


    The pre-draft process is just getting started but the 2020 NFL Draft is already shaping up to be an interesting one. For one, I can't remember
    the last time a draft class had this many potential game-changing wide receivers.

    This week in Indianapolis, there are 55 wide receivers participating in the NFL Scouting Combine -- the second-most to participate in the event
    since 2003. The sheer depth at the position puts a huge emphasis on the combine and college pro days, as every prospect will influence the draft
    stock of their peers and team scouts will do their due diligence to find the perfect fit for their offense. Over the next week, each player in
    this vast receiver group will get an opportunity to prove his worth, most notably during Thursday's on-field workout, and the three most glaring
    questions evaluators have about every receiver prospect are:

    1) 40-yard dash: How fast are you really?
    2) Vertical jump: Can you high-point the ball, win contested catches, make a big catch near the sideline?
    3) Three-cone drill: How explosive are you?

    Players can't fake or manufacture these things, and they certainly cannot be coached. How you perform during these specific drills weighs heavily
    on where you fall in the receiver food chain. Scouts fall in love with great testing, especially in these three categories. (If you don't believe
    me, look at a Bengals team still looking for the fruits of John Ross' record 40 time.)

    I believe seven or eight wideouts from the 2020 class are worthy of a first-round pick. But because of this year's highly touted QB group, I could
    see many talented receivers falling to Days 2 or 3. Several teams are going to get steals in April that should pay off huge come the fall.

    Here's a list of nine instant impact receivers that will turn heads in Indy but won't cost a first-round pick in Las Vegas.

    Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State: The way this kid moves around the field is so impressive considering his size (6-foot, 201 pounds). He's an open-field
    nightmare who makes 60-, 70-, 80-yard catch-and-run plays look quick, and a short run feel like a microwave minute. Aiyuk's breakaway speed is really
    something to watch.

    Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty: With Liberty being a stone's throw away from Charlotte, there are several things that come to mind at the mention of
    Gandy-Golden. The first being why didn't he play at a big-time school? Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Liberty. But this university is
    better known for its No. 1-ranked dining hall than its football program. Well, this young man is putting the Flames on the map. Fourth in receiving
    yards (1,396) in the FBS last season, he can outrun you, out-muscle you and make any defender wonder: Do I really want to cover this guy all all?
    Gandy-Golden has the IT factor and I think his stock can really climb at the combine depending on what he does with the ball in his hands.

    K.J. Hamler, Penn State: He's an explosive jitterbug who brings a lot to the table -- chairs AND the meal. I know there will be teams that pass on
    him because he isn't the right size (5-9, 176 pounds), but they will realize just how foolish that decision was once he gets in the league. Hamler
    has a ton of upside and will be a troublemaker for NFL defensive coordinators. Don't let his stature sway you.

    John Hightower, Boise State: The concern for some is that Hightower didn't regularly face big-time competition at Boise State. SO WHAT!? This kid can
    flat out play. The 6-1, 185-pound wideout has talent and a track background, and the combine will give him a great opportunity to showcase his skills
    in a high-pressure environment. Looking ahead to April's draft, he'll benefit most from a great receivers coach who can help him excel and get the
    most out of his gifts.

    Tyler Johnson, Minnesota: The two-time All-Big Ten selection is coming off a monster season in which he set multiple school records. Johnson has quick
    feet, is a good route technician and will force defenders to be confident in their cover skills because he's not likely to give them any sort of break.
    He high-points the ball well and routinely makes the tough catches, so expect scouts to look for answers about his speed and quickness this week.

    Van Jefferson, Florida: I believe he was the odd man out at Ole Miss, likely in the shadows of D.K. Metcalf and A.J. Brown. After transferring to Florida,
    the 6-3, 215-pound receiver led the Gators in receiving in consecutive seasons. His effectiveness is evident on film, as Jefferson just makes plays with
    every chance he gets. If he plays like that at the next level, the team that drafts him should be very happy with the results.

    Denzel Mims, Baylor: The 6-3, 206-pound wideout is a big target who plays with a lot of physicality. It's hard to know what his game speed is because Mims
    often out-muscled his opponents in college. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but the NFL is full of grown men who are just as strong if not stronger
    than Mims. Expect the young man's 40 to be under the microscope in Indy.

    Michael Pittman Jr., USC: I'm not gonna lie to you, I'm not happy about the way Pittman handled a few Utah defensive backs this past season. As a former
    Ute and a strong supporter of Utah athletics, my fingers hurt typing this man's evaluation. In all seriousness, though, Pittman is a big target (6-3,
    219 pounds) who a lot of teams covet. He's quick but must run a good 40 and three-cone drill to separate himself in this deep receiver class.

    Jalen Reagor, TCU: The only question I have is: What can't he do? He boasts lightning speed with scoring potential from anywhere on the field. More
    impressive is his work ethic. Coaches will not have to teach Reagor that quality because it's clearly part of his DNA. Projected to be a Day 2 selection,
    Reagor will be an impact player for the team who drafts him.

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  3. Based on Jeffery's contract he has two years remaining but very
    minimal guarantees left.  I would offer PHI the worst of the
    two 6th round picks we have for Jeffery and their 7th rounder.
    Similar to what Maccagnan did when trading for Osemele last
    year.  You would then have Crowder and Jeffery as your starters
    going into the draft and then you can pick a WR in round 2


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  4. 13 minutes ago, Matt39 said:

    What if he doesnt have the  budget to revamp the staff or hire expensive Ivy guys to build an analytics dept like the Eagles have?

    Why would that be the case???  For the first time in forever a Jet GM actually hired multiple
    personnel people for his staff (Hogan, Alexander & Savage).  Those guys cost more $$$ than
    scouts do

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  5. Reasonable concern but there's another way to look at it.  What if Douglas and the rest of the staff he brought in
    knows the scouts and respects their opinions?  What if after reviewing the scouting reports on prospects Douglas
    realized that the problem was the person doing the selecting?  Because I assumed he would totally revamp the
    scouting staff after coming on board but he didn't.  And when Douglas got hired (May) it was the perfect time
    to blow up the staff but he didn't

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  6. 35 minutes ago, mrcoops said:

    Well, this is nice...

    Maybe this is another reason why Hairston rode the pine for much of the second half of the season - the Jets wanted to retain that conditional pick.

    Excellent observation!!!  Good move by the front office if that was the case

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  7. Here's a story idea for the media, everything from January through April is
    going to be the responsibility of Joe Douglas.  How about doing some research
    on Ozzie Newsome and what he did in BAL.  Why???  Because maybe you can get
    an indication on the types of moves Douglas may do since he "grew up" under
    Newsome.  That would be far more interesting than this boring crap

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  8. Both sides are hypocrites about "player safety" if the new CBA
    doesn't address two issues.  First, there should be an extra bye
    week included for each team.  Second, all 53 players should be
    active for each game stop the nonsense of deactivating 7 players.
    Increase the active roster size and "decrease" the physical 
    demands on the players

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