To introduce you to the situation, this draft has loads of depth because of the rookie imposed salary cap that's planning to hit the NFL in the next years. Players from Ndamukong Suh (a household name hopefully) to Tyson Alualu or Cam Thomas. This draft is going to be exciting. Is there anyone who really knows the depths these teams can grab in the seventh round with underclassmen.
I'd like to start with a quote by none other than Rex Ryan said in a pre-game press conference, something along the lines of == Talents like Mario Williams only arrive in the NFL once every twenty years, and I would have taken Williams over Bush too.
I love seeing pre-draft day trades and trades on the draft day, making me more entertained. I personally feel when teams don't trade up or down, they're hurting themselves. To see teams wait for players, I figure what's the point? After all the draft is to build, and you build by getting the players you believe will fit your system. When teams trade up, it's saying we know he'll have impact and it should help the team's future (more or less) immediately.
Some facts to throw out: The last time the Jets traded up for a first round pick was to get in the top 5 and secure Sanchez. The time before was to trade up and grab Mr. Manhattan (aka Darrelle Revis). I do realize that the trading up to get Dewayne Robertson turned out not to be as beneficial as we wanted. One of the biggest busts in recent history was when we didn't trade up or down, we took what we thought would be given to us, Vernon Gholston.
Is it worth getting a franchise pass defensive linemen this year or even Joe Haden?
So here's the debate I'm having, most mocks have the top 5 appearing with some of these names.
[In no particular order]
/ Ndamukong Suh /
/ Gerald McCoy /
/ Eric Berry /
/ Russell Okung /
/ Jimmy Clausen /
/ Jason Pierre-Paul /
/ Trent Williams /
/ Sam Bradford /
/ Joe Haden /
[Again, in no particular order]
Of these listed, it has been such a long time to see 2 QBs, 2 OLs, 3DLs, and 2 Secondary.
I realize it is more than 5 picks but I gathered what I thought could have top 5 potential.
Defensive Line seems to be a strength in depth in this draft. I love the talent that the D-linemen showcase so far. One of the Jets biggest needs is an edge pass rusher. One like Cameron Wake.
I saw that teams want to trade down, actually all top 4 teams want to trade down. Each have pretty valuable reasons, I highly doubt though that four teams can really trade down to the top four picks. It's an impressive draft class, not that impressive, and if it was, they wouldn't be trading down, would they?
Here's the situation: You call all of the shots in trading draft picks with New York Jets front office, I have three questions for you.
1) Do you want the New York Jets trading up to a top 5 pick?
2) Who would you pick?
3) What talent would you trade away? (please be realistic)