We've all driven ourselves nuts trying to figure out who we'll wind up taking with the 30th pick of the draft. The general consensus has been that we should target a defensive player. We've had spats about OLBs, and DLs and Safeties; sprinkle in a few OLs. But do we really have a choice? The lockout could very well last up until the doorstep of the season. Both of our dynamic WRs are free agents. Once a new CBA is finally in place, its very possible that we won't have the time to scramble and sign somebody and stick him on the field. There's no guaranty that we will be able to resign Braylon or Santonio. Every other team will also be scrambling to sign WR talent at the same time we are, and the bidding could get out of control. At least if we draft a rookie, we can send him out to Jets West with a playbook to watch some film and get acclimated with Sanchez.
Now, none of us are really enamored with taking anybody in the first round other than the two guys that will be long gone before we pick. And even though there isn't anybody to be excited about at pick 30, things are really bleak if we're trying to find somebody in the 3rd round that we can put out wide to be a legitimate threat. As much as I don't like the idea of taking a WR in round 1, I like the idea of J-Co being our only legit wide out even less. Unfortunately, these circumstances are unique and we might have to weight "need" more heavily than we'd really like to. I think our hands might be tied here.
What do you think? Should we risk entering the season with only one legit receiver, who happens to be coming off of back surgery? Or do we focus elsewhere, staying disciplined in our BPA approach?