This is my first post here but I am an avid follower. I just wanted to put out some things that I would like to see happen in the draft/offseason. I got most of my information from reading articles from draft writers, around this site and watching what film I could find from around the internet. The biggest needs of the team are in my opinion are OLB, ILB, WR, S and ROT (not in any order). I tried to fill those positions through the draft/off season. I’m not much of a salary cap guru so I don’t know if some of the free agent signings could happen but I just wanted to get out the positions I wanted to get filled in with veterans. I did two drafts that reflect what is available when we pick and how that may alter what happens throughout the rest of the draft. Draft A is the ideal draft for me but Draft B has more unlikely picks in it to get a different prospective.
1. Michael Floyd (WR): He is a huge receiver with speed which is exactly what the jets need right now. With Santonio and Braylon a couple of years ago receivers were getting open all over the field. I believe that Upshaw and Ingram will be gone by this point and the other OLB are a bit of a stretch here in my opinion.
2. Vinny Curry (OLB): He’s a quick pass rusher who is very explosive. He had a great senior bowl and was giving first round tackles a problem. I think he could be fine making the change to a stand up 3-4 OLB. Although he isn’t the best against the run I don’t believe that will be a problem with all the run stoppers on the defense.
3. George Iloka (FS): Some have said he is a 3rd/4th round guy but better safe than sorry. I think this guy is going to be good; he’s a big (6’4”) free safety who can match up with big tight ends. He is said to be a smart guy so that should definitely help him learn the defense. He also started a few games at cornerback so versatility is a bit of a bonus. He is someone we need to draft.
4. Mitchell Schwartz (OT): A big tackle who played in a big conference and showed well. He is a good run blocker who can get downfield to the second level. He can come in and compete for the job, I expect good things out of him.
5. Brock Osweiler (QB): We need someone to come in and compete for the backup role. He is a huge QB with a lot of upside. He makes some bone head plays on the field but has great potential.
6. Tank Carder (ILB): He is a competitor who really has a nose for the ball. He’s a two time conference player of the year who makes up for his lack of size with solid instincts and hard work. He will be a solid back up for years to come.
7. Greg Childs (WR): A big receiver who was coming of a big injury last year. Could be a good receiver in short yardages but isn’t much of a burner.
1. Jonathan Martin (OT): He has been slipping recently and would be a steal at 16, he would be a great right tackle and give us two bookends for a long time. At Stanford in a very run heavy offense he was an important lineman.
2. Alshon Jeffery (WR): Although I don’t think he will be there at our pick, I believe we should package a few picks to move up into the early second round to get him. He is big with huge hands, I think playing with sub par QB’s this year hurt is stock, pair that with rumors he is out of shape and he could fall.
3. George Iloka (FS)
4. Jake Bequette (OLB): Played 4-3 DE but he should be able to move to OLB. He’s 6’5” so he can definitely get into the throwing lanes and cause havoc in the passing game. His best skills are in the running game which could be good in a rotation with Mabin.
5. Winston Guy (SS): A big safety who is good against the run. He played down at linebacker this past year so he can essential fill the Eric Smith run stopping safety role. He has decent speed and should be ok in coverage.
6. Tank Carder (ILB)
7. Kellen Moore(QB): He doesn’t have the biggest arm or size but he’s a winner. He is a smart possession QB who has the record for most wins in a college career as a starter.
Some other prospects that interested me:
Harrison Smith (S): He was a real stand out at the combine
Robert Turbine (RB): He is going to run over a lot of people
David Wilson (RB): He can really be a 3 down back Stephen Hill (WR): The speed and size are hard to ignore.
Nick Toon (WR): A good receiver with size, height and blood lines
Luke Kuechly(ILB): It’s easy to see why he had almost 200 tackles in one season
Off Season Moves:
Cuts: -Eric Smith, Nick Folk, T.J. Conely
Resign: - Sione Pouha(a must), Jim Leonard, Brodney Pool
-Definitely should: Braylon Edwards(good chemistry with Sanchez, big target, based on injury and last contract should be cheap), Jared Gaither(good tackle who can play game 1, price may be an issue though, only if we don’t get a tackle in the early rounds), Josh Scobee(it’s about time we got a good kicker), Lofa Tatupu (with the possibility of Bart Scott leaving I think he would be a good addition in the middle, he didn’t play last year so he might come cheap)