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Round two of the NFL Draft kicks off in about an hour. Rumors are flying on the sports sites that the Jets are trying to trade up from the seventh slot to draft a QB. Boy, I sure hope not. None of the QBs available this year impress me as being much of an upgrade over Sanchez and Garrard. Maybe if one fell into their laps in, say, the third round... but in the second? When the team desperately needs help at so many positions? And trading UP to get him, which means giving up a lower round pick? That would be as foolish as trading away Revis.

The Jets flourished when Rex could run a ground-and-pound O. They have lost Shonn Greene, their starting RB. They should stay where they are and take the RB out of Alabama if he's still there at seven.

And don't get me started on the first round picks. All the mock drafts had the Jets getting Mingo and Austin at #9 and #13 in the first round. Wrong and wrong. The Browns took Mingo, and the the Rams traded up into the #8 slot ahead of the Jets to get Tavon. Once more, another team drank our milkshake.

Let us not compound the problems by chasing any of these QBs. Not one of them is a sure thing. Give me Eddie Lacy instead, and bring back the ground-and-pound. Sanchez plays best with play action, and that requires a strong ground game.

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Anthony DeMarco
Apr. 26th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
must create competition
Sanchez might just play a little better with an actual prospect breathing down his neck, though. Not Tebow and not McElroy. I know you are probably done with USC QB's but Barkley is pretty close to NFL ready and could be an efficient game manager. Not sexy by any means but those Chad Pennington days seem pretty fond now don't they? lol. Also Geno is an elite athlete. He is no Cam or RG3 but is still capable of making plays. Finally Ryan Nassib may be worth a look. Like you say there are no "can't miss" QBs but if the Jets want to rebuild a young QB isn't a bad way to go. Lacy is a nice RB but I don't see him elevating the Jets to where they need to be.

The Jets do need some kind of help on Offense. I don't get how Rex is supposed to be some hot shot defensive coach but they didn't go for O at all on day 1. Maybe so he has no excuses when they go to fire him next season?

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