…..The New York Jets select……..
The Jets are a team full of wholes. Any player they select with the 6th pick is going to fill an obvious need. But are the Jets even going to make a selection with the 6th pick, or are they going to trade back?
Anything and everything should be expecting from GM Mike Maccagnan in this years draft and that includes trading back, or even trading back twice.
To QB, or not to QB?
It is no mystery that the Jets have a QB problem. When haven’t the Jets had a QB problem? Their current depth chart is a mess and consists of Christian Hackenberg, Bryce Petty, and Josh McCown. That depth chart doesn’t necessarily scream success.
Hackenberg will get a year to prove himself after being a redshirt last season. Bryce Petty showed potential last season but lets be real, he isn’t the future of the Jets. And for Josh McCown who knows. He is a 37 year old veteran and that is pretty much it.
So will the Jets draft a QB? Evidently the fans are hoping they don’t. #JetsTwitter clearly doesn’t want them to draft a QB either.
With 4 “solid” options available at QB the Jets have choices, and the ball is in their court because of the early pick. We will find out tonight if they choose a QB.
Best Player Available
In Mike Maccagnan’s first draft as the Jets GM, he got the fortune of having arguably the best player available in the draft fall to them at the 6th pick. This year, that probably isn’t going to happen. Myles Garrett, the self-proclaimed best player in the draft, will not fall to the Jets at 6. However, they still might be able to pick the best player available. This player might be TE O.J. Howard.
The Jets haven’t had a good Tight End probably ever and with so many holes to fill why would they draft a TE. Well, because Howard might be the best player available at 6, and why not just draft the best player?
Trading the pick
Perhaps the Jets will pull the ol’ Cleveland Browns move and trade away their pick. The Jets suck and they are not one player away from being good. They could draft a really good player at 6, but they could also trade away this big and load up draft picks for the future like the Browns did last season.
Many teams would love to pick at 6. Perhaps even the Cleveland Browns. This CBS post explains a scenario where the Jets could really benefit from trading their pick while still being able to draft high, and draft a key player. This scenario would give the Jets 3 picks in the top 70 which is where they could find some talent to actually make a difference on this depleted roster.
Until tonight, we will not know what the Jets will do.
For now, Cleveland is on the clock.