The New York Jets, with the ninth overall pick in the upcoming draft, have a few options. With the need for upgrades at basically all positions, the Jets have the ability to go for the next- best-player strategy. But, will they actually do it?
The Jets already have some promise on the line, with the likes if Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, and Kendrick ELlis. The additions of Antonio Garay and Antwan Barnes also help the cause of pass rush, but the Jets are looking to add one more. There are a bunch of good prospects out there worthy of the ninth overall pick. Now, its up to the Jets to see what direction they go in.
The Jets are also in desperate need of tight end help. With only Konrad Rueland and Jeff Cumberland on the roster, the Jets could use their first pick on a tight end. Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has come out and said that the Jets will either go defensive or tight end in the first round. However, with Tyler Eifert as the only legitimate first round tight end in the draft, it may be a stretch for the Jets to pick him in the top ten.
Of course, the quarterback situation for the New York Jets is not good. If Geno Smith is still available, in all likelihood it is said that the Jets will pick him up. There have also been so mock drafts that have the Jets picking up USC graduate Matt Barkley. With the Mark Sanchez saga, the Jets will definitely draft a quarterback that they think can compete for the starting job with Sanchez. It’s just a question of what round do they draft one in.
The Jets have many different options, but the fans patience grows thin. The fan base wants to see some major change, and newly appointed John Idzik needs to make the right decision and go with the best option possible. With that said, we can only hope he makes the right choice.