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2013 NFL Draft: Day Three Jets Preview

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Rogers has the toughness and explosiveness to really improve the Jet’s O with only a likely 5th round price tag. (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

It’s been a wild first two nights of the 2013 NFL Draft. We knew the quarterback class was weak, but this weak! Only EJ Manuel, Geno Smith and Mike Glennon went in the first three rounds. Last year was one of the best ever and four went in the top 22! A more pedestrian 2011 which is a better comparison saw seven in the first three rounds.

One of those less than stellar QB prospects was taken by the J-E-T-S Jets with #39 overall selection. Ironically to start the year that is exactly where I had him. Of course I had Barkley #1 and Logan Thomas #2….yeah.

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2013 NFL Draft: Potential First Rounders for the NY Jets

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Mingo and his huge upside could pique the Jets’ interest at #9 overall (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

The Jets are in a bit of an awkward situation at quarterback with Sanchez, who has clearly lost both the fan base and his once biggest supporter Rex Ryan. Yet with $8.25 million owed to him he is at least going to be one of the highest paid clipboard holders in history.

Do the Jets spend one of their premium picks on a future franchise signal caller even in a weak quarterback class?I’d tend to think they will and should wait until at least round 2 (they have the #39 overall selection) to address it as they are likely to get similar talent at much better value.

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Jets Positions of Need for the 2013 Draft (Part 2)

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

 

Stepfan Taylor could be a great value for the Jets come April (Photo: US Presswire)

 

By Staff Writer, Marc Sluis

In these next two sections the players are chosen based on positional fit as well as the value of the prospect (based on where they are projected at this point).

 

—RB: A Return to the Ground and Pound—

 

1. Andre Ellington CLEMSON 5’10 190

Sure Ellington isn’t the typical bruiser one might think Rex would prefer, but his explosiveness can’t be denied. With a viable home run threat out of the backfield the passing game would open up as well as provide a nice one-two punch with either Shonn Green or a new physical acquisition.

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Jets Positions of Need for the 2013 Draft (Part 1)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Sam Montgomery a future Jet? (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

As the mid-season mark approaches the Jets have been like the stock market, up and down. The opening week offensive explosion was both unexpected and encouraging. That is until the offense mustered up only 10 points and 210 total yards versus an aging Pittsburgh defense then got shut out by the 49ers two weeks later. Then again Gang Green has lost to three good teams (Pitt, NE, 49ers) and beat three average teams (Miami, Buffalo, Colts) so a 3-3 record is appropriate. Losing the best defender on the roster and maybe the league in Revis makes the prognosis seem bleak despite being at .500.

Oh and that Tebow guy, well he’s been as lightly used and strategically deployed as Rex said he’d be. Although three fake punts for first downs isn’t exactly what the hype would suggest.

There has been some success, but still a lot of holes and questions that need to be answered. Here are some of the areas of improvement and how the 2013 draft can help fill them.

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