The New York Jets have come to terms with two of their rookie 6th-round draft picks from the 2012 NFL Draft, officially signing running back Terrance Ganaway (above) and offensive lineman Robert T. Griffin.
The Jets had previously signed their other 6th-round pick, defensive back Josh Bush. They now have all three of their 6th-rounders signed.
Having also previously signed 2nd-rounder Stephen Hill, the Jets now have four of their eight rookie draft picks under contract.
It’ll be interesting to see how much production the Jets are able to get right away out of their rookie class. In the Rex Ryan era, it’s been a little hit-and-miss in that regard.
As far as the 2009 draft class goes, Mark Sanchez started right away, Greene made an impact at the very end of the year, and although Slauson has become a solid starting option, he played sparingly as a rookie.
Last year, Muhammad Wilkerson emerged as a star in the making as a day 1 starter, but the Jets can’t afford to get production from just one rookie per season.
This year’s draft class, along with the undrafted rookies, will need to produce if the Jets expect to make any serious noise in 2012. With a new offensive coaching staff in place, hopefully that makes a big difference.