Jump to content

Upcoming Draft Class Provides Joe Douglas With Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity and Berrios Update


JetNation
 Share

Recommended Posts

Joe Douglas

Getting excited for the NFL draft is nothing new to NFL fans across the league and for GM’s who get their moment to shine.  A chance to prove their worth as talent evaluators when stacked up against all of their peers.  But for Jets fans and the team’s front office, this particular draft is different.  In fact, it’s unlike any draft the Jets have had in the history of their franchise.  A chance for Joe Douglas to get things turned around in a hurry.  The three reasons why?

Player Access: For the first time since 1979, the Jets will have their staff coaching the Senior Bowl.  This means that rather than relying on an interview or two and word of mouth from other coaches, the Jets will get a first-hand look at how players prepare, accept coaching/criticism and learn on the fly.  This can be an invaluable tool for either identifying players they’ll want to target, and perhaps more importantly, rule out players you may have otherwise preferred.  This will by no means guarantee a huge hit rate on draft day, but it will certainly improve their chances.

Plethora of Premium Picks: Because of previous trades involving Sam Darnold and Jamal Adams, instead of having the usual two or three picks in the top 100, the Jets have five in the top 100 and seven in the top 115.  Look for Douglas to try to move the 10th overall pick to grow that number even more.

Depth, Depth and more Depth: NFL draft analyst Todd McShay tweeted out the other day that this might be the deepest group he has ever seen at the senior bowl and we would tend to agree.  Key for the Jets is the depth at tight end where there are a handful of traditional “Y” tight ends who can play every down and offer something in both the pass and run game.  Trey McBride is the clear cut number one option, but Jake Ferguson, Jeremy Ruckert and Charlie Kolar should also be options.

Plenty of opportunities to make it happen, but now Joe Douglas has to get it right.

In free agency news, the Jets are reportedly interested in retaining wide receiver Braxton Berrios whose brother recently shared an exchange with a Jets fan via twitter, saying “3-4 million won’t do it”.

Absolutely they do. This issue is will they pay him what he’s worth? 3-4m a year won’t do it, I can tell you that. B can easily be a top tier slot with 100 plus catches..

— MATTHEW BERRIOS (@berrios_matthew) January 14, 2022

Adding that he believes Berrios is a “100 plus catches” per year player.

 

The post Upcoming Draft Class Provides Joe Douglas With Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity and Berrios Update appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum).

Click here to read the full story...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Berrios will get a much better offer than 3-4 mil a year. He deserves it. But the market will dictate his price. JD knows this. And Berrios should as well.  JD won't overpay. And Berrios is not a 100 catches a year type guy unless you spoon-fed him the ball. If Berrios gets 100 catches with the Jets its probably a bad sign and means other guys are injured or on a major decline. 

You can argue he was the #1 target for at least 1/3 of the season, probably the #2 target for the rest this year and he ended up with 46 catches and that was a good year for him. Even with improved QB play and more targets he's still far, far away from 100. He's just not that caliber of player and won't get those type of offers. 

I don't know much about contracts but 4 years 28-32 mil is probably what he will get max. Thats 7-8 mil a year with some guarantees and incentives and probably an out somewhere along the line like JD like to do so he's not stuck in cap hell.   

  • Upvote 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree that this coaching thing is great for the draft. But what I don’t understand is why did they mention tray McBride has the best tight end in the draft and then mention a few other guys that need to be considered without mentioning the second best tight end Wyndermeyer? He might even be better than McBride but instead they mention guys that aren’t even ranked in the top 100 players

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I doubt we retain Berrios at this point. JD will set a number. It will be less than Berrios will want. He will test the waters and sign somewhere else.  I think the Jets need to not offer more per year but a higher percentage fully guaranteed. Throw a couple extra years on the back that are voidable to raise the overall value and add a bunch of NLTBE incentives 6 years $70m with $25 million guaranteed in first 4 years. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, HighPitch said:

I agree that this coaching thing is great for the draft. But what I don’t understand is why did they mention tray McBride has the best tight end in the draft and then mention a few other guys that need to be considered without mentioning the second best tight end Wyndermeyer? He might even be better than McBride but instead they mention guys that aren’t even ranked in the top 100 players

Because it was about guys they'll be coaching at the senior bowl.  Also not sure why but nobody is mentioning the fact that Wyndermyer had a ton of drops last season.  

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, johnnysd said:

We gave Keelen Cole $5 million for a year. Why are we trying to be so cheap with Berrios? He impacts the team in a lot of ways.

We paid Cole to be our #3 WR coming off a year where he caught 55 for 642 yards. Crowder, coming off a 59 catch 699 yard year was valued at $6.2M.

We will be paying Berrios (46/431 yards) to be our backup slot WR and to be our KR and PR. Top returners get $3m/year. Unless you think Berrios should be a starting WR, anything north of $5m is an overpay. My guess is JD’s number is $4M.

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If we get 2 WR out of this draft and/or draft and FA, then Berrios will be relegated to backup SLOT and 1st team kick and punt returner. He should offered and accept 3years @ 5 mil. His new salary and us letting Crowder go with be a wash then. I'm for bringing him back, because he's Zach's best friend on the team, but not if he wants more than 5mil a year.

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, AFJF said:

Because it was about guys they'll be coaching at the senior bowl.  Also not sure why but nobody is mentioning the fact that Wyndermyer had a ton of drops last season.  

I had no idea.   Nobody tracks drops in college and I didn’t watch A&M games.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, Hal N of Provo said:

I had no idea.   Nobody tracks drops in college and I didn’t watch A&M games.  

I watched a few games and counted four drops, then was reading up on him and he apparently had another game where he had 3 drops, so at least 7 on the year.  And the ones I saw weren't even questionable.  Hit him right in the hands and bounced off.

For his skill set I'd still roll the dice on him in the middle rounds as TE2 if McBride is already in the fold.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Rangers9 said:

Look we were in this position a few years ago with Andre Roberts and they let him walk. And that was for a lot less money than we think Berrios is going to get. 

Andre Roberts isnt the receiver Berrios is.  And the new kick off rule really negated his value as a kick returner

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



×
×
  • Create New...