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Although I understand the temptation, I would have to pass on all 3. 
 

We have been so injury plagued (especially at WR) and next year is such a huge year for JD/Saleh/Wilson, that I just don’t think I’d be interested in putting major resources into a guy who is going to miss the first chunk of next season right off the bat 

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Godwin and Gallup yeah. Guys recover from these all the time. I don't see why they wouldn't bounce back. 

No. Guys, the rebuild has to stop. Zach needs immediate high end, durable help ready to rock at the start of next year. Otherwise JD and this regime may be gone and Zach may be done by the end of next

100% on point and should be etched onto  stone tablets. 

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When I tore my ACL when I was 18, it was a clean tear and I was back full participant in baseball(was hurt in football) 6 months later.  That was 20 years ago.  If it’s a clean ACL tear(no other major damage), there should be little to no concern for regaining top form.

For example, I was as slow and non-explosive as I ever was.  

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Absolutely not!  This team cannot take chances playing spin the bottle with players who have had major injuries and these are considered major injuries.  To be honest, I thought the Jets took a chance with Carl Lawson when we signed him.

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3 hours ago, heymangold said:

To be honest, 2 WRs are needed.  I’d draft a guy, sign or trade for a guy (mike williams, ridley, etc). That way the top 5 can be sign/trade, Moore, draft, Davis, Berrios.

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I 100 % want Godwin.  He fits this system like a glove and is a monster at what he does.  He'll be worth the wait.  

I'd still add a more readily available veteran WR plus draft one within the first 3 rounds.  Godwin wouldn't be the only prize this offseason at WR.

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3 hours ago, heymangold said:

To be honest, 2 WRs are needed.  I’d draft a guy, sign or trade for a guy (mike williams, ridley, etc). That way the top 5 can be sign/trade, Moore, draft, Davis, Berrios.

I think we need 2 TEs even more urgently.  Draft 1 and sign 1.  For WRs, I don't know what the heck we're going to do.  If we draft a guy at #10 whose main strength is "red zone target" I'll be pretty upset.

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1 hour ago, TuscanyTile2 said:

I think we need 2 TEs even more urgently.  Draft 1 and sign 1.  For WRs, I don't know what the heck we're going to do.  If we draft a guy at #10 whose main strength is "red zone target" I'll be pretty upset.

Dallas can save $16 million$ by unloading Amari Cooper's contract and they have major cap issues. Would explore that opportunity first. Godwin is the only one of these 3 I would consider if the terms were right.

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5 hours ago, Barry McCockinner said:

Yes, the Jets are well known for having a strength and conditioning program that helps prevent players from getting injured.

we're still in purgatory from Alesi tripping that player during the Rex years.

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We can not afford a gamble like that we need to hit on our choices to try to build this team with so much uncertainty with these guys as it is

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2 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

I 100 % want Godwin.  He fits this system like a glove and is a monster at what he does.  He'll be worth the wait.  

I'd still add a more readily available veteran WR plus draft one within the first 3 rounds.  Godwin wouldn't be the only prize this offseason at WR.

Godwin seems like(to me) a target we’d have a real shot at too.

Already won a title, so won’t necessarily be chasing that.  Not to say he won’t want to play for a winner, but might not be the end all be all.

Wasn’t a high draft pick and has already had a serious injury.  Might be looking for the biggest payday. 

Throw in that he can be at the forefront here after playing 2nd fiddle in Tampa, maybe we’d be a fit.

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8 hours ago, NYJets43 said:

Agreed, but this is a make or break year for JD. If you were him would you bank on a guy coming off a major injury to stay healthy and produce?

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6 hours ago, TheClashFan said:

JD needs to nail this draft.  He needs at least 3 immediate, impact starters in those first 4 picks (all four would be nice, but allowing for 1 guy to disappoint or get injured).  He shouldn't risk a pick on Williams to effectively "redshirt" until the 3rd round, at the earliest.

Yes, some other team will probably take him before that.  But, a good team can afford to take such a risk.  Bad teams like the Jets need more sure things, especially in the first two rounds of a draft, and extra especially b/c JD's 2020 draft is turning out so badly.

 

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No, not when we are trying to develop a young QB who needs weapons.  We need a guy where the expectation is that he will go through the entire offseason program, training camp, pre-season and regular season with the QB.  Williams tearing an ACL now is likely to miss the offseason program and best case scenario is still likely to be limited at the start of camp and into the season.  

Williams would make sense for a team with an established QB and a solid group of veteran WRs where you can afford to bring him along slowly.  We are not that team.

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It all depends on the price and prior performance. I would take Williams or Metchie with a 3rd or 4th, neither will contribute next season it would be for the 24 season. Godwin I would not overplay he was good not great and who knows how he will return.

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6 minutes ago, Lith said:

No, not when we are trying to develop a young QB who needs weapons.  We need a guy where the expectation is that he will go through the entire offseason program, training camp, pre-season and regular season with the QB.  Williams tearing an ACL now is likely to miss the offseason program and best case scenario is still likely to be limited at the start of camp and into the season.  

Williams would make sense for a team with an established QB and a solid group of veteran WRs where you can afford to bring him along slowly.  We are not that team.

Saw a mock yesterday with Williams going 29th to KC.

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3 minutes ago, section314 said:

Saw a mock yesterday with Williams going 29th to KC.

Which would make perfect sense.  Williams should be back to 100% by end of the season, so they would have him for the playoffs.  Plus, Hill and Hardman are both UFA after 2022.  Try to re-sign Hill, but let Hardman go and have a fully healthy Williams replace him for 2023.

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20 minutes ago, Lith said:

No, not when we are trying to develop a young QB who needs weapons.  We need a guy where the expectation is that he will go through the entire offseason program, training camp, pre-season and regular season with the QB.  Williams tearing an ACL now is likely to miss the offseason program and best case scenario is still likely to be limited at the start of camp and into the season.  

Williams would make sense for a team with an established QB and a solid group of veteran WRs where you can afford to bring him along slowly.  We are not that team.

Pretty much

Watch Tampa Bay take him at the bottom of Round 1 as a Godwin replacement.

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14 hours ago, Lith said:

Which would make perfect sense.  Williams should be back to 100% by end of the season, so they would have him for the playoffs.  Plus, Hill and Hardman are both UFA after 2022.  Try to re-sign Hill, but let Hardman go and have a fully healthy Williams replace him for 2023.

Absolutely. As I posted in another thread, only way I could see JD even thinking about it for us would be if we signed a guy like Mike Williams in FA, and also a # 1 TE. Even under those circumstances, can't see it. We just need way too much in other areas. Enjoy your first weekend in 40 years as national Champs.😁😁

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