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  1. I think people also forget that this was Darnold's first year in the offense. It took them (Darnold and Gase) a mid-year meeting to get on the same page. Once they did, we saw an improvement in the offense. This offseason, he will not have to learn a new offense and will teach the new players, rather than veteran players that knew Gase's system trying to help Darnold. Darnold's understanding and confidence in the system should rise, like we saw at the ending of the season which should lead to an uptick in production.
  2. This would make the trade easier to handle. His salary is $12.5M with a $2M bonus. The $2M will have been paid out by the Redskins which means he would have a non-guaranteed $12.5M salary. A little easier to deal with rather than a fully-guaranteed $18M+ contract.
  3. Yup. The Jets ended up tied for a league high of 20 players on IR, while the Bills had a league low of 6. The Jets had more starters end up on IR than the Bills had total.
  4. Agree. I just think the value will be there for a WR / OL in the 3rd round. This draft has 1st and 2nd round talent at WR and OL that could be there in the 3rd round. Rather take a shot at one of those players then take a 3rd round talent at CB in the 3rd round. If one of 2nd round CBs like Terrell or Diggs were to fall, then yes they should take them. They may be looking at guys like Biadasz, Gandy-Golden, Van Jefferson, Pittman, Edwards, Hennessey, Peart when the 3rd round come around some of which have 2nd round talent. Not saying they should lock into any position but I suspect the talent for WR and OL in the 3rd will be better than the talent at CB at that point of the draft. The draft will be about creating a core for the next, at least 4 years, not just what they need next year.
  5. One other element that will change the outlook of the league is the bunch of coaches (other than Belicheck) that will retire soon. Pete Carroll is getting up there in age with Arians not too far behind. Sean Payton may retire along with Brees. Andy Reid could probably retire since he's won a Super Bowl but will probably hang around for a couple of years with Mahomes. I could see some of these franchises crumbling as their coaches (other than Arians) has been the continuing factor for their success.
  6. A tight end may not be selected in the 1st, but Chase Claypool has been pushed up into the late 1st round of mock drafts and was a candidate to make the switch from receiver to tight end. Not saying this is the way the Jets should go, but a team drafting late in the 1st may draft him, intending to line him up as a tight end.
  7. It's not that Gregg Williams has a magic wand, it's more that the Jets' weak spots from last year align with the strengths of the draft and should take priority. The secondary, believe it or not, was middle of the pack in the NFL. Not bad for a group that faced a few injuries throughout the year. The core of that group is also a relatively young group. The offensive line was one of the worst in the league and needs some young talent. With Robby and Demaryius leaving, that's 1200+ yards of production, over 25% of their total offensive yards. Though they signed Perriman and Doctson, this is another unit where they have struggled to find stability and production. Luckily, the draft has a lot of talent in both areas. Not saying there isn't the talent at CB, but the Jets need to target the side of the ball that ranked at the bottom of the league last year, not the side that was top 10 that gets an all-pro linebacker back from injury and hopefully an improvement from their 1st round d-lineman last year. This rebuild will take more than one draft, and all the issues will not be resolved this year. Give Darnold the tools he needs to develop and grow, then address the rest of the holes.
  8. Clowney's mindset and a 1 year deal is dangerous for non-competing teams but could make sense if the Seahawks think they can win it all next year. If they win it all, he does well, contributes to them winning, then it was worth it. If they don't win, there are two ways it could go which would end up being bad for the Seahawks. If he plays well, gets double digit sacks, helps them win games, it'll be hard for them to re-sign him again for less than the $20 million. If he plays poorly, they just wasted all of that money and playing experience for another player to develop.
  9. According to the initial report, it says could be 20 years. He probably won't get that long, but he may be past his prime by then.
  10. Do Beachum and/or Peters fit into the scheme that Gase wants to run?
  11. As much as everyone wants the Kittle, Kelce, Ertz type of player, a player that can single-handedly change games through receiving and blocking, I think the Jets are pretty set at tight end as a group. The Jets have a 'tight end by committee' but not necessarily just one guy that can do it all. Herndon may be the closest thing but last year was a lost year for him. Griffin showed some promise but he has limitations and doesn't fall into that elite category. They also just draft Wesco last year and will have to see how he pans out. With that said, I could see the Jets taking a guy like Kmet if he were to fall into the 3rd. Or take a flyer on a guy like Albert Okwuegbunam just because of his speed. Last, they could take the wide receiver Chase Claypool and convert him to a hybrid tight end. Claypool has been working his way up mock drafts into the first round.
  12. I hope the Jets don't waste a pick on a kicker. The majority of kickers in the league were UDFA and some of the better ones were UDFA: Tucker, Lambo, Vinatieri, Lutz, Bailey, McManus, Prater, Slye, Gould. Jets have had some good fortunes with their 6th and 7th round picks as of late: Blessuan Austin, Fatukasi, McGuire, Enunwa, Cannon (still a wait and see but at least he still on the team). That's not bad considering how bad their drafts were in the past.
  13. Agreed. Some combination of 2 WR and 2 OL with the first 4 picks would be awesome. Jets have 3 UDFA, a 4th rounder, a 5th rounder and a 6th rounder in the CB stable, yet three of them are suitable starters. Doesn't take early round CBs to perform well in Gregg Williams' defense.
  14. The Josh Andrews signing is interesting. With Jonotthan Harrison already on the roster last year, they signed Kalil to take his place. Was worth a shot to sign the veteran but it makes you wonder if perhaps they just don't like Harrison and Andrews is his replacement. Harrison definitely showed he can play but for some reason they keep finding ways for him to not get the shot at starting.
  15. Agree. If Wills is there you take him, likewise with Wirfs, though less likely he will fall that far. Agree with not trading for Williams. Trading for Williams and handing him a massive contract may lead to them not being able to sign some of their own in the future. Just curious, where does the idea that Josh Jones has the athleticism the Jets are looking for? He tested as slightly above average at the combine.
  16. That's the feeling I am getting too, which is also why I did this analysis. I wanted to see if there were attributes of linemen that fall through the cracks. Trying to identify the Bushrod, Peters, Armstead, Penn type players that were not drafted in the 1st round. Either a trade back while still grabbing a player like Jones, Cleveland, Jackson may still yield a solid tackle while also taking lottery tickets like Peart and Taylor (like you mentioned) that maybe those mid-round gems. Just my opinion, but it's harder to change size (mainly weight) and speed on a player than it is to teach proper technique. It's just a huge time investment to teach skill, but lack of athleticism is not easy to overcome. Some players may never learn technique, skill or have the football IQ to properly play the game, but that seems more coachable than telling someone to grow their arms longer or shave two-tenths of a second off their 40 time.
  17. Question about Trent Williams. Suppose they trade for Williams and re-sign him for $20M a year. Won't that cripple them next year from signing some players on one year deals that perform well creating more holes in the team?
  18. Trade back but not necessarily for Josh Jones. So I selected to stick with Fant at LT.
  19. Didn't they just extend Humphries for $15M a year? Perhaps looking for a right tackle?
  20. Kyle Long is an interesting case. He made the pro bowl as a tackle in 2015. The two previous years, he made the pro bowl as a guard. Therefore, I had him listed as a tackle that made the list. https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/nfl/produck-bears-tackle-kyle-long-named-3rd-straight-pro-bowl As for the size/speed ratio, I agree it is something to look into. It may include guys like Becton, but there is just not enough data to what that size/speed ratio may be. As the players get bigger and faster, a better picture of what that ratio looks like may present itself. With the game changing so rapidly all the time, these trends are not always easy to identify. I will try to add arm length to the chart and see if there are any trends there. The tracking of the 2 attributes came from the article, which I believe identifies Tom Cable as the origination of the threshold numbers. I had also heard it anecdotally on podcasts like 'Move the Sticks' (ex-scouts), 'Trench Warfare' (analyst) and 'Ross Tucker Football Podcast' (former player). These podcasts had mentioned the 40 times as a very high corelation to success in the NFL alongside the broad jump. Side note: Move the Sticks, with Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah is a good podcast with a look into the way the Seahawks and Ravens evaluate players. When Jeremiah talks about the Raven's organization, it also provides insight into Joe Douglas' past and mindset. They talk about the Ozzie Newsome way of doing things and sometimes disclose strategies that may be adopted into the Jets organization. Its a very good podcast and even better as a Jets fan.
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