By Luis Tirado Jr. @LTJ81 on April 10, 2014
The New York Jets are still seeking yet another big-time wide receiver to add to their roster. Unfortunately, it won't be Sammy Watkins.
Here are 5 reasons why he won't become a Jet.
Watkins will easily be drafted within the first few picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. Plenty of other NFL teams have a dire need at wide receiver, so he'll be one of if not the first major wide receiver drafted. For the Jets to be able to select him, they would have to trade up and have to part ways with either draft picks or players. The Jets wouldn't take such a high risk.
The Jets have already addressed their main wide receiver issues via free agency. They acquired top free agent Eric Decker and brought him in to bolster their receiver corps. Decker is a huge upgrade, and while the Jets would like to draft another receiver, it won't happen until the later rounds.
Rex Ryan always has and always will want to bring in more talented defensive players for his defense. The Jets have a major need to improve their defensive secondary as they could very well draft a cornerback with their first-round pick. It's already been established that the Jets took care of their wide receiver issues via free agency and won't waste their first-round pick on offense.
General manager John Idzik implores more of a conservative approach in everything he does with the Jets. He's extremely patient and would rather use all twelve of the Jets' draft picks to dramatically improve the team rather than trade most of them away just on a single player. While Watkins would be tremendous with the Jets, the sacrifice to acquire him is too high for Idzik to even consider it.
If the Jets had a major need to add some playmaking wide receivers to their team, one could see them pulling the trigger on a huge trade to move up in the draft. The Jets definitely won't do that and will stick to their picks. They will do their best to have a great draft while addressing their other team needs. Watkins will go on to have a brilliant professional football career, but sadly it won't be wearing a Jets uniform.
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