Re: For Texas Pat Only
posted at 3/25/2014 12:34 PM EDT
In response to MileHighMike's comment:
Hey TP. I know you love those Jets. I thought I'd keep you up to date on the the Jets additional draft picks. They Jets have four additinal comp picks in the draft, giving them 12 picks in the deepest draft in 25 years. Using last years ratio of 5 starters in 7 picks, we can plan on gettting another 7-9 serious contributers, I'd guess a WR and a DB among them. Idzik appears to be the real deal, building throught he draft, not giving big contracts to aging players while sticking to his value assessment of players.
Who are you rooting for to win the starting QB job, Vick or Smith? Are you hoping that they get Jackson on the roster?
Hey Mike...are you really a Jet fan? I thought that you were a Broncos troll. Or...do you turn Bronco fan only during the play-offs, since we both know that the Jets aren't a playoff team. Incidently, I watched the SB again last night, and guess what? The Broncos still got creamed, 43-8...LOL!!!
But, if you'd like to discuss the NY Football Jets, that's fine. Yes, I realize that the Jets have a dozen picks in the upcoming draft. But, what's to fear, or cheer, over that? The Jets drafts post 2007 have been awful...which is why they are now rebuilding. Here's a list of draft busts for the Jets over the past few years:
1.) 2013: They squandered the 9th overall pick on CB Dee Milliner, who appears to be headed to Bustville. Ditto Gino Smith at #39...who Idzig has so much faith in, that he paid 34 year old QB Ron Mexico $5mil. to replace him. OG Brian Winters, #72 overall, was good enough to beat out draft bust Vlad Ducasse, but is an average player at best. The rest of the clowns the Jets drafted were worthless. BUT...I'll give credit where credit is due. The Jets stole Tampa Bay's 13th overall pick in the Darrelle Revis trade, and used it to select stud DT Sheldon Richardson who, if healthy, should become a perrenial pro-bowl player;
2.) 2012: The jury is still out on the Jets #1 pick in 2012, DE Quinton Couples (16th overall). Second rounder (43rd overall selection), WR Stephen Hill, is a Bust, and has been released. Third rounder (77th overall), LB DeMario Davis, has played in every Jets game since drafted, and could continue to develop into a decent player. Sixth rounder (187th overall) safety Josh Bush looks like practice fodder. The Jets made a good selection with their 242nd overall pick, in drafting SS Antonio Allen. I don't know if he'll pan out as a dependable player, but I love his size (6'1", 220 pounds), and wanted the Patriots to select him with a late round pick. WR Jordan White was a Hail Mary at pick #244;
3.) 2011: Jets hit a homerun with their #1 pick (30th overall), DT/DE Muhammad Wilkerson. This kid is a stud, who I wanted the Patriots to use their 28th overall pick on, that year. But, the Pats did okay, trading their pick to New Orleans for picks that they used to select RB Shane Vereen, and DE Chandler Jones. Despite their selection of Wilkerson, the rest of their draft was a total waste;
4.) 2010: This draft was a complete disaster for your Jets. Top pick CB Kyle Wilson (29th overall) is hanging on to a job by a thread, while the three other players that the Jets selected with the 61st (Vlad Ducasse), 112th (Joe McKnight), amd 139th overall picks (Fb John Connor) are gone, and forgetten;
5.) 2009: The Jets practically used their entire draft to move up to pick #5 overall, to select the dear departed "Sanchize". Though not a bad game manager when healthy and surrounded by talent, his signature play as a pro will always be the "Butt Fumble", which finished him in NY. Third round pick (65th overall), RB Shonn Greene had a couple of okay years, before heading into Bustville. OG Matt Slauson (193rd overall) is starting ar OG for them, and has been a solid player;
6.) 2008: Another complete disaster, thanks primarily to the unforgivable, unforgettable Bust that is DE Vernon Gholston. TE Dustin Keller (30th overall) might have had a very good career, if not derailed by injuries. CB Dwight Lowery (113th overall) played a little, primarily bacause the Jets had no one else...while the remaining sad selections weren't even worthy of being practice fodder;
Though I tend to agree with the philosophy of building through the draft, the Jets always seem to get caught between trying to buy a team to compete with the Patriots through free agency, and by patiently building through the draft. Continued QB woes will put the pressure on Idzig to have a great draft this year. If not, he'll continue to see his team fall further behind the Pats, and perhaps even the 'Fins and Bills as well.