New York Jets

Options for the Jets in the First Round

  • 2020
  • Jets
  • New York
  • NFl Draft
By GeeSteelio February 28, 2020 0 Comment
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By G.W. Gras

The New York Jets have a few things to consider with their first pick in the NFL draft. Sitting at the 11th spot they do have options for all of their glaring needs: wide receiver, edge rusher, offensive line, corner back, inside linebacker. . .the list is frighteningly long. The Jets invested a four year, $52 million dollar contact ($35 million guaranteed) to running back LeVeon Bell, who in fifteen games last year averaged 3.2 yards a carry for 789 rushing yards. That a far cry to the numbers that made him a super star in Pittsburgh. The Jets have been rumored to be shopping the running back in the off-season, but claiming that he was out of shape and a guarantee of $13.5 million this year will make him difficult to move. The other thing to consider is the development of quarterback Sam Darnold. His stats have not “wow’d” anybody (17 TDs, 15 interceptions in 2018; 19 TDs, 15 interceptions in 2019) – but it’s hard to put the blame on the young QB. Darnold has been sacked 63 times in his first two seasons, so there is a concern that this kid could become shell-shocked by his third year. The Jets need to see some returns on their financial investments in Bell and Darnold, a third overall pick in 2018. The only way to do that, is by giving this team a building block to their offensive line. The Jets should have a chance at two solid tackles with the 11th trade themselves out of the lottery for those two young prospects though. Only time will tell. Hold your breath this off-season Jets fans. . . again.

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