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  1. Depends how good he looks, what the offer is, and if they want to max out his value or just take something solid if they can get it. Say he's the best QB, plays all season, plays well, and stay healthy. They can franchise him and his value will absolutely be higher than it would be before this season when all of that is an unknown. Then obviously a tough decision between the known commodity and Darnold - but there are avenues to get something after this season.
  2. Bill Polian plan. Luck into a QB and ride that as long as possible.
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    New Hat/logo?

    Looks like they’re trying to just incorporate the jersey/helmet stripes with the current logo, no?
  4. Really bad list. I like T0m's much, much better. One of the TE's on the team emerging would be nice too. And I'd argue it'd be significant for one of the recent mid-late round corners who've gotten time to prove they're a legitimate starting caliber player. Would be nice to have a long-term piece and not have to worry about the secondary any more, plus it would allow the team to let Claiborne walk and get a comp pick. Claiborne's always battled injuries too so it might be necessary this year anyway. And it'd be nice to show a level of player development and ability to draft successful players late - both of which would be new and encouraging.
  5. I'm not sure they can. And if they don't, I care less about their jobs than I do the Jets being well positioned going forward. There's cheap young depth at several spots on the roster, a potential franchise QB, and a lot of cap space. Makes it a potentially appealing destination for legitimate GM and HC candidates if the franchise starts over. We're also in a spot now that basically anything aside from a non-edge defender or QB in the first round next year is a good thing. Tight end or RB would be kind of eh but at least Darnold friendly. I like the odds of that happening. And if it doesn't I do think it's probably grounds to let Macc go even if Darnold is a franchise QB.
  6. Beyond Darnold the picks were in round 3 are later though. You're rarely going to get a big stud WR or elite edge player with those picks. We've kind of seen it - he's spent two three's and a six on edge guys and a two, a three, a four, and a seven (I think) on receivers without much to show for it. Offensive line is absolutely possible and something I wanted a lot - but I'm not sure the value was there this year by the time they were up. The real failure has been to address needs at premium positions with premium picks. That's where you have opportunities to draft difference makers at those positions - and he's been busy drafting 5-techs, ILB's, and safeties. To me sometimes people view team needs and the draft as too linear. We need a pass rusher, haven't drafted one yet, let's pick one in the 6th round. I'd rather fill relatively insignificant holes like 5-tech and nickel corner via the draft in the mid-late rounds than go out and spend $8M on a guy to start across from Williams, $6M on Buster Skrine, or spend premium picks on corners and 5 tech's again. It's boring, but if you're sitting in the 3rd round and looking at Shepherd versus a receiver or an edge guy, if you give up ceiling a little for probability of finding a starter I think that's a decent tradeoff. And that applies even moreso for Nickerson in the 6th round. Especially if you have less sunk costs down the road in positions that are important but not where the focus really should be. That said - that absolutely needs to be followed by an adjustment to spending first round picks on the receivers, edge guys, and linemen that you want. If that happens then I think drafts like this one are worthwhile.
  7. They've actually drafted plus athletes at a lot of positions. Basically everyone this year actually. Not completely fair to call them try hard guys. The problem is that they're getting the try hard guys at premium positions because they blow premium picks on guys at non-premium positions. If that changes going forward, I think they've got a chance to put together a decent roster. And if not, I think the roster is well positioned in terms of culture, scheme flexibility, and depth at certain positions to allow someone new to come in and fix things up.
  8. I'd add that he apparently showed really well at the Senior Bowl and was a pretty good value where he was drafted per other people's rankings - and I imagine his age was taken into account there. To an extent, that offsets the lack of production. Age is a negative. I don't think he's really supposed to produce as a 3rd round 5-tech. Clog up blockers, disrupt a little with his athleticism, and let guys around him make plays. Agree that the edge guys are going to need to make plays - but that's how it's supposed to work in a 3-4. I'd rather be building the line with mid-late round picks and try to put more of a premium on edge guys. Granted that isn't how it's worked thus far until this season, but if we're moving in that direction then awesome. I actually wanted to get more into two of your other items. The lack of help for Darnold is an interesting one. I think the good TE's and OL mostly got scooped up before the Jets' third round pick, RB's too really. That said, Maccagnan has always claimed to be a BPA heavy guy. I think that's great in practice until it isn't and the young QB doesn't have a supporting cast built around him. Great example is the lack of drafting OL - I think there are less pro ready offensive linemen coming out of college now than there used to be and that's causing the better ones to be drafted at more of a premium than there used to be. It's one thing to pass if you don't like the value but then there won't be any good linemen. It'd be good if Maccagnan deviates a little from his BPA strategy in order to get help the franchise QB. Other one is the culture - I actually think it kind of needed to be ripped down and brought back up again. Not there yet but I think we're nearing the point that they can pick their spots and take chances on guys with character questions again. But I think it's hard to rebuild the culture on the fly and take those risks. Hopefully we see the team turn the corner there and start to make some adjustments. I think the team overachieving relative to talent expectations instead of underachieving is a step in the right direction.
  9. If Hodges puts it together he can be a real find. Was productive at VT, albeit as essentially a wide receiver, and is a tremendous athlete. Something like 95th percentile SPARQ at a position where athleticism tends to translate. Hope he at least shows enough to stick on the PS.
  10. The tight end depth chart is probably the most interesting situation aside from quarterbacks to me. I think you could make an argument for any of those guys starting or any of those guys except Herndon getting cut. That's one I'm going to be following closely in camp for sure. Could be really important too regardless of who ends up starting at QB - TE is obviously a great safety valve for a young QB to have if Darnold starts and McCown uses the TE heavily as well. Back end of WR and especially CB should be fun to follow as well. They're going to be cutting guys who would've been on the roster in previous years.
  11. Think Kearse has to be the favorite. Enunwa definitely in the mix when healthy. I'd pick the starting TE as a dark horse, McCown loves the TE and also a great security blanket for a rookie QB if Darnold starts, but I have no clue who is going to start at TE. Frankly Herndon's the only one I'm very confident will be on the roster. Could see any two or maybe three of the other five making a push. One of the more wide open positions across the board on the team. Should be fun to follow this summer.
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    Jets UDFA Thread

    Apparently some people are pretty high on Ryan Green's talent. Will be interesting to see who comes out of the RB room from TC.
  13. Hm, interesting. I saw it on the SPARQ site (Three Sigma Athlete). He didn’t do the drills at the combine because he pulled his hammy. I assumed Pro Day but I can’t find any confirmation there either. So either the Three Sigma Athlete guy found some Pro Day results for him or I was just completely wrong. Hopefully I was wrong!
  14. Concern for Nickerson as a slot is his agility drills were not that good. Still like the pick though. Hopefully he can force Skrine out this year, get some cap savings to carry over.