As tends to happen this time of the year, Mike Tannenbaum sounds a lot like Bill Belichick talking about his Draft philosophy.
"We’ll take the 30th-best player," Tannenbaum said Thursday, "whoever that is."
That’s the usual boring draft-speak most general managers use at this time of year, but it might actually be true this time. Part of the reason is the fact the Jets — like every other NFL team — have little clue what holes their roster will have once the lockout ends, if it does.
"They’re telling us we’re going to draft now, so we’re prepared for that," Tannenbaum said. "When there’s veteran free agency, we’ll be prepared. When we can trade players, we’ll be prepared. This is the next step of what I would say is an opportunity to improve the team.