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Our TOP 10 Remaining FA/DRAFT NEEDS - IMHO


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Based on the Roster at the Moment (see below), I think we have these 10 Needs Remaining
(In order or priority)

  1. OLB/Edge Rusher - Starting Caliber   (1st Round  Draft Pick)
  2. Place Kicker - Starting Caliber   (Vet Free Agent)
  3. Center (or Guard/Center) - Starting Caliber   or Strong Backup  (Vet Free Agent or 3rd Round Pick)
  4. Cornerback - Starting or Near Starting Caliber    (Vet Free Agent)
  5. QB - Veteran Back Up   (Vet Free Agent)
  6. WR  -Someone who come in an compete for the final roster spot    (3rd Round Pick)
  7. "Swing" Offensive Lineman - Back Up Caliber (Dozier? Qvale?)    (Vet Free Agent or 3rd Round Pick)
  8. Blocking TE   (Vet Free Agent)
  9. Defensive Tackle - Solid Back Up Caliber    (4th Round Pick - if we don't take Q Williams at 3)
  10. Safety - Back Up / Special Team    (6th Round Pick)

Total Currently Under Contract: 57 

Offense   - 27

Quarterback  (2)

  •     14 - Sam Darnold 6'3" 221  USC
  •       5 - Davis Webb 6'5" 225 Cal   

Running Back  (4)

  •     xx - Leveon Bell 6'1" 225 Michigan State (Projected Free Agent Signing)
  •     25 - Elijah McGuire 5'10" 214 LA-Lafayette  
  •     40 - Trenton Cannon 5'11" 185  Virginia State  
  •     35 - Deangelo Henderson 5'7" 208 Coastal Carolina  

Tight End   (2)  

  •     89 - Chris Herndon 6'4" 253 Miami  
  •     86 - Jordan Leggett 6'5" 258 Clemson  

 Wide Receiver    (9)

  •     81 - Quincy Enunwa 6'2" 225 Nebraska   (2018 Injured Reserve)
  •     11 - Robby Anderson 6'3" 190 Temple (RESTRICTED FA - 2nd Rounder Tender)
  •     xx - Jamison Crowder 5'9" 177 Duke (Projected Free Agent Signing)
  •     xx - Josh Bellamy 6'0" 208 Louisville (Projected Free Agent Signing)
  •     84 - Deontay Burnett 6'0" 180 USC  
  •     17 - Charone Peake 6'3" 205 Clemson 
  •     84 - JJ Jones   5'10" 173 West Georgia (WR)
  •     xx – Stacy Coley 6’0” 195 Miami (FL) (WR) (Reserve/Future Contract)
  •     16 - DeAngelo Yancey 6'1" 220 Purdue (WR) (Reserve/Future Contract)

Offensive Line   (10)

  •     68 - Kelvin Beachum 6"3" 303  SMU (T)  
  •     72 - Brandon Shell 6'5" 325 South Carolina (2018 Injured Reserve)
  •     xx - Kelechi Osemele 6'5" 330 Iowa State (G)  (Acquired via Trade with Raiders)
  •     67 - Brian Winters 6'4" 320 Kent State (G)  
  •     78 - Jonotthan Harrison 6"4" 300 Florida (C/G)    (UNRESTRICTED FA - Re-Signed)
  •     69 - Benjamin Braden 6'6" 335 Michigan (G/T) 
  •     65 - Eric Smith 6'4" 308 Virginia (T)
  •     76 - Dieugot Joseph 6'6" 300 FIU (OT) (Reserve/Future Contract)
  •     64 - Jon Toth   6'5" 310 Kentucky (C) (Reserve/Future Contract)
  •      xx - Jordan Morgan 6'3" 313 (G) Kutztown

Defense - 28

Defensive Line  (7) 

  •     92 - Leonard Williams 6'5 300 USC (DE/DT)
  •     96 - Henry Anderson 6'6" 300  Stanford (DE) 
  •     99 - Steve McLendon 6'3" 310 Troy (DT)  (UNRESTRICTED FA - Re-Signed)
  •     97 - Nathan Shepherd 6'4" 315  Ft. Hays State (DE/DT) 
  •     94 - Foley Fatukasi 6'4" 318 UCONN (DE/DT)   
  •     xx – Charles Tapper 6’3” 270 Oklahoma (DE) (Reserve/Future Contract)
  •    75 - Destiny Vaeao 6'4" 299 Washington State (DL)  (RESTRICTED FA)

Linebacker  (9

  •     48 - Jordan Jenkins 6'3" 259 Georgia (OLB)
  •     54 - Avery Williamson 6'1" 246 Kentucky (ILB)   
  •     xx - CJ Mosley 6'2" 250 Alabama (ILB) (Projected Free Agent Signing)
  •     58 - Darron Lee 6'1" 235 Ohio State   (ILB)
  •     50 - Frankie Luvu 6'3" 235 Washington State (OLB)  
  •     93 - Tarell Basham 6'4" 266 Ohio (OLB) (DE?)
  •     91 - Bronson Kaufusi 6'6" 275 BYU (OLB/DE)    
  •     52 - Anthony Wint 6'0" 224 FIU (ILB)    
  •     44 - Harvey Langi 6'2" 250 BYU (ILB)  (INJURED/PUP)

Cornerback  (7) 

  •     22 - Trumaine Johnson 6'1" 205 Montana   
  •     43 - Parry Nickerson 5'10"182 Tulane  
  •     30 - Rashard Robinson 6'2" 177 LSU  
  •     27 - Darryl Roberts 6'0" 182 Marshall (S?)  (UNRESTRICTED FA - Re-Signed)
  •     31 - Derrick Jones 6'2" 188 Mississippi    
  •     34 - Jeremy Clark 6'3" 220 Michigan (CB / S)  
  •     xx – Arthur Maulet 5’10” 190 Memphis (CB) (Reserve/Future Contract)

Safety   (5)  

  •     33 - Jamal Adams 6'0" 214 LSU 
  •     38 - Brandon Bryant 6'0" 215 Mississippi State (S)  
  •     36 - Doug Middleton 6'0" 210 Appalachian State  (S)  (2018 Injured Reserve)  
  •     26 - Marcus Maye 6'0" 210 Florida  (S) (2018 Injured Reserve)
  •     xx – Tevaughn Campbell 6’0” 195 Regina (DB) (Reserve/Future Contract)

Special Teams - 2

Punter    (1)

  •     4 - Lachlan Edwards 6'4" 215 Sam Houston State

Kicker    (0)

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Long Snapper   (1) 

  •     42 - Thomas Hennessy 6'2" 246 Duke
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Very nice work on the thread man. I'm still holding out hope we can sign Houston and add a Bosa/Allen or trade #3 for a premiere edge rusher and some picks. Poole from atlanta could be an intriguing add he hits like a damn train. 

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With approximately 20 Mil left to spend without any more cuts and factoring in Draft capital... They won't be able to sign a lot more above vet minimums... 

I think a Vet center, #2 CB have to be at the top of the list... Pass rusher would be great but Allen or Bosa is going to be there at #3 so there is no reason to have to go crazy...

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I think people expecting a FA starting Center are going to be disappointed.  I really believe Gase/Macc think they are ok with Harrison between KO and Winters.  I bet they draft an OG/C prospect in Round 3

To me biggest need still in FA is CB. I can't imagine they are ready to start Nickerson in place of Skrine yet. 

Assuming they stay at 3 I feel they will address edge in the draft vs. pay big bucks to a guy like Houston.  JMO... 

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5 hours ago, Bleedin Green said:

Center has to be the #1 by a wide margin.  They don't have one, and not getting Darnold killed is a bit of a priority.

Did you know Mangold was the only 1st rd center we ever had? Mawae was a Sea hawk 2nd rounder as was Jim Sweeney..The center for the Bowl winning team John Schmitt would have been a UDFA today as would Joe Fields and Roger Duffy..

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The big areas with lack of depth IMO are the offensive line which looks like a disaster at center and with the backups, edge which needs to be a major priority, and tight end which is obviously a quick solve as they really just need one guy. Corner and receiver have tons of bodies but could use some more quality. Particularly receiver where I think it's a good class to find a guy to pair with Darnold on day 2. Corner really could use another quality body but has at least 5 roster worthy guys right now. Receiver has at least five as well but it's a great class to find a day 2 guy to gro wwith Darnold.

Obviously a kicker needs to happen somehow but that's a volatile position and I wouldn't prioritize it. Defensive line in the hybrid scheme - the 5 they have are good now and I think good rotational DL are easy enough to find whether it's a cheap FA buy, draft, even UDFA. Four are interior guys, Anderson's kind of a tweener, and I'm sure there will be some four man fronts. Feel the same way about safety. Don't care about a veteran backup QB - if Darnold gets hurt the Jets aren't going to be competitive and I'd rather the backup doesn't accidentally win a couple of games.

Offensive line and edge desperately need to be addressed though.

At edge I'd like to see a vet - Houston/Ansah - brought in. Draft someone - it's an excellent class - and let that guy push the vet or Jenkins for reps. Healthy competition and a good rotation too. I think Luvu has been good enough to stick. Wouldn't mind a second vet as well (Shaq Barrett?) but I don't know if it's completely necessary.

Offensive line is very messy. Could upgrade most starting positions - the depth is mostly non-roster guys. I'd like to see a legit FA center brought in but wouldn't be surprised if they go cheap. Regardless, guys are old and it'd be good to draft someone even if it's a swing C/G on day 3 to build some quality depth. I'd also like to see a tackle drafted - push Shell this year, take over for Beachum next year.

Aside from bringing in an edge and some legitimate NFL OL depth in FA though - go where the value is. If they find a good opportunity to bring someone in who's going to improve the team - receiver, tight end, corner, defensive line, whatever - focus on that and fill gaps with cheaper FA's and the draft. The needs are heavily depth but there aren't a lot of positions that can't be upgraded either. Focus on talent and fit first, fill depth holes later.

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6 hours ago, Bleedin Green said:

Center has to be the #1 by a wide margin.  They don't have one, and not getting Darnold killed is a bit of a priority.

Missed out on the two best so I don't see where they are getting one unless they find a decent one in third round. Paradis should have been a priority considering he signed for just 27 mil over three years. I would have liked to see Mac go 4 yrs for 40-mil with 22 guaranteed.

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19 minutes ago, Ex-Rex said:

Missed out on the two best so I don't see where they are getting one unless they find a decent one in third round. Paradis should have been a priority considering he signed for just 27 mil over three years. I would have liked to see Mac go 4 yrs for 40-mil with 22 guaranteed.

Sometimes there isn't enough money to live in NY or play for the Jets.

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1 hour ago, Ex-Rex said:

Missed out on the two best so I don't see where they are getting one unless they find a decent one in third round. Paradis should have been a priority considering he signed for just 27 mil over three years. I would have liked to see Mac go 4 yrs for 40-mil with 22 guaranteed.

Clearly very few in the league had this opinion on Paradis.  He got a one year offer from Denver and got low balled by Carolina because he didn’t have any other offers.  

The Jets had no interest.  

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I think we need to stop panicking about this whole Center thing.

The vast majority of Centers playing in the league are drafted in the 3rd round or higher.  In the last 5 drafts, 2014 - 2018 here's the breakdown:

1st round: 4

2nd round: 5 

3rd round: 8

4th round: 6

5th round: 4

6th round: 9 (including our beloved and the apparent god of all centers, Matt Paradis)

7th round: 6

Depending on where you shop, most places have the top three centers graded out as 2nd day prospects and unless they're sure fire guys...centers tend to drop.  Chances are at least one of these guys we apparently love so much will be there when our first 3rd round pick comes up....and that's only if the FO decides they want to invest a draft pick on a center this year.

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