04-28-2011, 12:52 PM
2nd Team Getting Their First Start
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mansfield, Ma
Re: Mike Mayock's First Round Mock
Originally Posted by patsfan-1982
i think Mayock has Jake Locker at #28 cause he thinks that some team will trade with the pats but now that the lockout is over more teams will be on the phone with the eagels trying to get Kevin Kolb, if someone is looking to trade up with the pats at #28 its for one of the OLB's befor the jets and packers get them.
I'm curious about how good a draft pick the Jets will muster. Mayock seemed to believe that the bottom picks of the first round will feature a very thinned pool of talent to pick from. Mayock believes that a number of teams will be looking to trade out. If it plays out this way, that the bottom of the round is poor, then it could force a lesser pick from the Jets. This would mark the second time in two years in which the Jets first pick is less than spectacular (and then there was gholston in '08, and '09 they only picked 3 players). Not an auspicious start to Rex's tenure with lesser upcoming talent. While Rex keeps pushing into the playoffs, the pernicious effect that we faced in NE of lower draft picks will diminish their long term roster talent. We perform well year-to-year, but at least BB is masterful with the draft (at least of late). Jets will have to heavily rely on veterans (not the worst thing in the world), but if they have a slow free agency, then it can really debilitate the team. And relying on veterans is expensive, unless you operate like the Pats do and aggressively push for cheaper deals with players. And I don't think that's their GM's style. And overtime, Rex won't be able to rely on his connections with Baltimore players who are considering leaving with free agency. I wouldn't be suprised if the trade up in this draft.
Perhaps this post belongs in the Jets Suck thread...meh.
Nate Solder (6'8" 320 lbs)
Seabass (6'8" 320 lbs)
Rob Gronkowski (6'6" 265 lbs)
Jake Ballard (6'6" 275 lbs)
Logan Mankins (6'4" 320 lbs) (100% recovered)
Dan Connolly (6'4" 320 lbs)
Marcus Cannon (6'5" 340 lbs) (Switch to Guard??)
RB: Ridley, Vereen, Washington, Bolden