With a top-10 draft pick, you must be certain that whoever you pick up will be a valuable component to the franchise for years to come. You need to make sure the player you draft is not a bust, and that he isn’t injury prone. The player drafted needs to be able to be a starter right from the get-go, and make an impact on and off the field.
With the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets need to make sure all of these criteria is met.
It is uncertain if the Jets will go the quarterback route or the defensive line route, or surprise analysts and draft a player at another position. Whatever the case may be, the player they draft cannot be a bust. Last time the Jets had a top ten pick, they picked up Vernon Gholston, who we all know is one of the biggest busts in NFL history. The Jets cannot make this mistake again.
There is some excellent talent on the draft board this year, as critics call this particular draft as deep as it has been in years. The draft is, specifically in the first round, labeled a defensive-minded draft, and with the few wholes the Jets have on defense, a few good pickup can get them right back to a top-three defense in the NFL.
Whatever the case may be, the Jets must be careful on who they pick, because they are in too much of a delicate state right now to mess this up.