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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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Carey Wilson
Apr. 27th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
As a Buckeye fan, your "other" New York team is really going to enjoy Hankins. He is simply a run stuffer! He does not get many sacks, but he eats up offensive linemen while being very tough to move. He will free up other DL and LBs to make plays as he holds down the middle. He is also a stand up kid and has not even been hinted at as an attitude proplem. Reminds me of Ryan Pickett, who has been a long time DT for Green Bay. Enjoy Big Hank!

As a fan of the Bengals, I was hoping that Lacy would fall to them in the second round. The plan seemed to come together, only to have them draft Giovani Benard from North Carolina. I am a huge college football fan, but this is a RB that I am not familiar with at all. I hope the Bengals did their homework, because Lacy looks like a stud to me. Green Bay may have gotten a steal with the 61st pick.

Edited at 2013-04-27 04:32 am (UTC)

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