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Everything posted by derp

  1. As much as the team needs to accumulate picks, seems like a unique opportunity to grab a top tackle. If two go in the top 8 picks there are probably ways to get ahead of Cleveland without giving up a ton. Something like 11 and the second 3rd for 9 and Jacksonville’s 4th or 11, the earlier 3rd, and 4th for Jacksonville’s 3rd lines up well. Hopefully quarterbacks push guys down though. Jacksonville will be in a nice spot to move down if the three tackle tier remains in place as if two or even one is off the board - a clear need for the two teams behind them.
  2. Just one man’s opinion, but Dane Brugler released an updated top 100. Biadasz was the 4th ranked center at 89 overall. Creed Humphrey did not make an appearance. Top three centers were Lloyd Cushenberry (LSU, 49 overall), Cesar Ruiz (Michigan, 53 overall), and Matt Hennessy (Temple, 76 overall). All three and plus Biadasz and Humphrey are juniors. Don’t think Cushenberry or Biadasz is officially in. Reminder that early rankings change - and not based off of the combine. And also that this seems to be a really solid class to find an upgrade at the pivot. Wouldn’t hate one in round 2 but depending on team needs that Giants pick could be a really nice option to get a starting caliber guy and allow the team to take a tackle and a receiver in the first two.
  3. Becton is absolutely gigantic. Pass pro is such a premium right now, technique issues may be magnified in a seemingly solid tackle class. I wonder how he'll be able to perform athletically at that size as well. Could see him sliding but still having a good career. Really, really curious to see how tackle is approached. Edoga had some ups but more downs and pretty bad downs and is not a Douglas pick. Shell is a FA. Bringing back Beachum as insurance seems viable but regardless the Jets could realistically bring in two tackles from this class. A couple of the guys outside the consensus top 3 seem to project well athletically also which would make sense schematically as well as in terms of trying to solidify the left side.
  4. Every year it seems like this board clings to the projections the beginning of the season - very few of which had Thomas as a top of the draft guy anyway, generally he was back end of the top ten. Seems like after people have watched more this season neither is as highly thought of as prior consensus. Which is fine - just likely will lead to a lot of annoying complaints.
  5. Think Thomas and Biadasz are getting drafted later than the board seems to believe.
  6. Hennessy, the Temple center, is also the brother of Jets long snapper Thomas Hennessy - interesting connection. Kind of interesting that some of the fringe R1 tackles are the lighter, more athletic guys (Jackson, Jones) who could potentially project to the left side. I would not be opposed to doubling down at tackle in the first two rounds. Edoga was so high variance this year and is not a Douglas guy. Needs to at least earn his spot. Maybe he can kick inside if he has to.
  7. Really curious to see how Douglas handles the OL situation. Obviously needs to be addressed in the draft. You don’t want to go into the draft obviously needing a starter - but you also want to make sure the draft picks can compete for early PT. Only guys on the roster right now are Harrison, McDermott, Edoga, and Braden - plus Winters who will almost certainly be cut. Wouldn’t be surprised if Beachum is brought back for around $10M. Hard to go into the draft needing to find a starting LT plus two of the top three tackle prospects were on the right side this year. Would love to see at least one legitimate addition at guard and another upside guy. Bring in a tackle and a center before you’re through day 2 and a guard on day 2 or in the fourth. Beachum, Edoga, pick compete for tackle PT, FA and pick compete for guard PT, Harrison and pick compete for center. Depth and youth but no need to reach.
  8. I’d absolutely prefer a LT in the first round - though there are some intriguing athletic small school guys who might be late round 1 or day 2 guys. If Thomas is legitimately the only top 10 tackle in the class - he’s a layup if he’s on the board. If he’s not, Jeudy or Lamb should get consideration. I’d prefer a trade down targeting another tackle while accumulating more picks if Thomas is gone, but if that’s hard to pull off and the best guy on the board is one of those receivers it’s not like taking another freaking DT. A true #1 WR would dramatically change the offense - I’d love to see Robby have an opportunity to function as a #2 who defenses have to respect.
  9. Just saw a stat that says Jets quarterbacks have been pressured on 44% of dropbacks this year - highest rate in NFL. Seven others follow between 38% and 40%.
  10. The Jets, at that point, had spent first round picks on interior defensive linemen in three of the prior four drafts. Williams fell because of positional value at a position the Jets already had a surplus at and shoulder injuries. There were several reasons to pass on him. Maccagnan annually worked the phones terribly and then just made a simple “draft the best player” choice that continued to work out poorly.
  11. Interesting tackle draft. Thomas may not be on the board at this rate. Wirfs and Wills potentially 2-3 but both on the right side in college I believe. Jackson apparently a great athlete, that program isn’t excelling right now but he probably has a wide range. Leatherwood is the LT on Wills’ team. And I’m sure others will emerge. Pretty clear cut need right now. Curious if Douglas is willing to take it into the draft.
  12. I think the big perk to Bell is his receiving ability at this stage of Darnold’s development. Namely, the ability to check the ball down to someone who can make a play with it rather than trying to make something out of nothing. That’s something Darnold really needs to get drilled into him. Bell made a nice cut after the catch for a first down conversion against the Redskins. Think plays like that are huge, gives the quarterback confidence that checking down can be a good option.
  13. I think Gordon and Anderson actually complement each other’s skill sets. Worth a claim. Don’t think he gets to the Jets’ claim though.
  14. Darnold has a really intriguing skill set. His propensity is to succeed out of structure which is exciting, though I worry a little that what makes him special (those off platform, weird arm angle, back foot throws) are what will lead to him always being a little inconsistent. Seems like the bad habits make him great but can also lead to negative plays. I don’t think it’s a lock he’s successful. I do think he’d be an example of a quarterback prospect the Jets ruined rather than just a bad pick. The first in recent memory. Need to get him some protection and guys who can get open before seeing ghosts is a thing.
  15. Would like to see Edoga get some LT reps before year end. Could open up the draft a little if he’s a viable option there. Obviously need to go OL regardless at several spots but if they want a LT probably has to happen R1 and may not have the flexibility to move down. If best offensive player is a tackle pop him anyway but would be nice to take say a WR if head and shoulders the best guy available.
  16. The Chiefs have a surplus of explosive receivers. They stretch the defense vertically, create big chunk plays that allow them to move the ball down the field without needing to consistently hit on shorter patterns, and create space underneath. Plus Mahomes is absurd. The Jets entered the season with one guy like that (Anderson). Maybe Smith gets there. Defenses don’t have to worry about getting beaten for big plays, except by Anderson. Account for him and play aggressive on the other guys. Defenses will attack you unless you make them pay for it. Jets don’t have guys capable of making defenses pay. The Chiefs collect them.
  17. We’ve seen all the individual players. This isn’t a collection of talent that’s conducive to consistently producing offense at the NFL level unless the quarterback is elite and he hasn’t proved to be there yet. I do think he’s capable of elevating the supporting cast which is huge but Douglas needs to improve that group next offseason.
  18. I think Gase is a pretty clever guy. Also believe that Gase thinks he is smarter than he is. And additionally suspect that he is not a good communicator. Finally, I do not think the offense has much talent. League average quarterback with room for growth, average slot receiver, bottom of the league level outside receivers, above average tight end who hasn’t played yet, say like 75th percentile running back, and a subpar offensive line. Basically if a defense can prevent Anderson from getting loose deep they won’t get beaten by chunk plays. Focus on him and play aggressively against everyone else. When you compound a lack of playmakers with a lack of offensive line it’s a huge huge problem because you can’t get splash plays and you inevitably end up behind the sticks due to sacks, TFL’s, and penalties.
  19. Kind of seems to be KC's plan too. Definitely wouldn't suck.
  20. Step 1: Put together aforementioned offense that can score at will. Step 2: Draft pass rushers. Step 3: Championship? Feel like you get a lead, let your pass rush get loose, and go. Meanwhile Jets GM's have been drafting every other defensive position under the sun.
  21. The whole post is spot on but that last part is extremely key to me and something we don’t talk about much. When all you do is take big dudes on the DL - even if they’re athletic for their size - when you try to get the better players on the field the defense ends up slow. We’ve seen it for years now going back to the Wilkerson, Coples, Richardson days. Instead of letting the issue resolve itself when guys leave in FA, Macc continued to draft more DT’s. Infuriating.
  22. Thought on Holmes - definitely a talented athlete and bit of a tweener as he develops. That RB/WR hybrid is similar to Montgomery...in a best case scenario where he develops and is worthy of a roster spot next year, could he possibly step into that role?
  23. Interesting that there are 9 DL and 7 LB on the roster. We expected a change to 4-3 when Williams was hired, saw a lot of 4 man fronts in preseason...

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