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Am I wrong for liking this draft?

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15 hours ago, SR24 said:

There are parts to like for sure. Adding Quinnen and Polite is huge for the defense but Mac might as well have not shown up for day 3. I can live with the TE but we took 2 players who have 5 major surgeries combined.... Mac really trying maximize the value of our medical staff I guess? I know it's rare to find quality impact players on day 3 but we probably should have stayed put and selected Julian Love. 

What is the alternative?  These are 5th and 6th round picks, it's the right place in the draft to go after high risk/high reward players.  Taking a shot at a player that at one time was on the path to being a day 1 or day 2 pick is good strategy.  You factor in current make up of roster, the work done in FA, and the work still yet to be done... 

Far too much criticism on players selected on day 3.

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1 hour ago, SR24 said:

Right finding players that can make an impact in the 5th and 6th round is definitely hard, factor in that+ 2 players with multiple injuries and I just can’t get behind those picks. Love what Mac did in 1-3 though so it’s not all bad if Polite keeps his head on straight he’ll be the steal of the draft 

The biggest risk player was Austin, but was at a position of need, and the player was highly regarded that if healthy would have been a day 1 or 2 pick.  Killing this pick is absurd.  Debating there was another player on the board that would have been a better selection?  Sure, always debatable, but who and why?  All I see on the board are fans lashing out, Fire Mac, blah blah blah...  Yet, our armchair GM's don't offer up their preferred plan.

From what I've read, the Jets did their homework on these players, and with Austin's medical history.  He may never work out, but in the 6th round, that is where you select a player like Austin.

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4 minutes ago, SR24 said:

As acting jetsnation forum armchair General Manager I would have stayed at #105 and drafted Julian Love. We passed on the highest rated CB in the 4th that could come in and compete for the starting job to get more picks to draft a CB with 2 knee surgeries and a LB with 2 shoulder surgeries and you’re upset because people are questioning the picks? As if  Mac has never given us reason to question is draft selections?

I actually think Jets fans spend far too much time killing the GM overall, because it seems the "hip" thing to do and we have a lot of arm chair GM's in the fan base.  Some deserve it, some don't.  Always good to debate, but except for the few draftnik's or the people on the board that do some of this for a living or as a hobby and have *some* credence to their views, most of us don't have nearly the access these people do, and I always get a kick at how brash and naive fans can be on this topic.

The Jets fan base overall are the most cynical in the country.  I get it that the team has earned some of that, I've been one for over 35 years.  But fans have no patience, and it drives me nuts.

Anyway, I actually think Mac has done a good job overall.  I look at the entire body of work.  This team heading into this year, compared to what he had when he took over.  There is a LOT to be excited about with this roster, going into THIS season.  Every roster has holes, not every position and every slot on the 53 will be a first round pick.  I think draft strategy requires to get the best talent first, tayloring to needs fit, culture, and player "type" based on coaching regime's strategy second.  Like every GM, even the greatest ever, they make mistakes, they "miss," etc etc...  Mac has done a good job getting this roster to where it is today, taking over a complete mess, with players that they themselves failed.   Players like Wilkerson and Richardson, great talents that just decided to let themselves go...  That's not always on the GM.

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