Here's my analysis of the Jets' 2013 draft:
PLAYERS SELECTED: CB Dee Milliner, Alabama (#9), DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri (#13), QB Geno Smith, West Virginia (#39), OG Brian Winters, Kent State (#72), OT/OG Oday Aboushi, Virginia (#141), OG William Campbell, Michigan (#178), FB Tommy Bohanon, Wake Forest (#215).
1.) Dee Milliner: May have injury concerns...as there was talk that he has gone under the knife five (5) different times, previously. As most of you realize, much misinformation and outright lies are spread, pre-draft...so it's hard to know what's true and what isn't. If healthy, he appears to be the best CB available in this draft;
2.) Sheldon Richardson: Though several scouting services had Richardson rated as the best DT available, he does not seem to be a fit for what the Jets do on defense. It will be intesting to see how head coach, Doctor Schoals, uses him.
3.) Geno Smith: Vastly overrated. His numbers were inflated in part due to the system he played in, and the fact that he had WRs like Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin to throw to. Showed his true colors in day one at Radio City Music Hall...when he clearly sulked and made faces like a spoiled child, when he wasn't selected in the first round. Jets' owner Woody Johnson stated before the draft how important it was not to fumble...in obvious reference to the Mark Sanchez butt fumble: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/25/woody-johnson-it-comes-down-to-the-qb-he-cant-fumble/ Yet, his team uses the 39th overall pick on Smith, a guy who was a turnover machine in college (32 career fumbles). Now, there are reports of Smith being disrespectul and disinterested in team meetings. Yep...looks like the Jets have found their answer at QB...LOL!!!
4.) Brian Winters: Starting LT at Kent state for four years will be converted to OG in the pros. He's a solid prospect. But, where are the skill players?
5.) The remaining guys are two OG types, and a FB. Can you smell what the Jets are cookin'?
BOTTOM LINE: Football games are won due to good QB play, and dominance in the trenches. The Jets used their later picks to try to shore up their OL...drafted Smith as their new franchise QB...replaced Darrelle Revis with Milliner, and got an athletic DT, whose better suited to play in a 4-3, than a 3-4. In so doing, they set up QB Mark Sanchez for continued failure. He still has nobody to throw to. Drafting Smith at #39 was a huge mistake. The guy has BUST written all over him. Though Richardson can play, he doesn't appear to be a good fit for their defense. Accordingly, the Jets may have been better off taking TE Effert at #13, and selecting a NT later in the draft. Though I like the Jets' idea on building up their "D" and OL, the Smith pick ruined their draft: GRADE: C-