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Pre-Combine 2014 Jets Mock Off-Season

CUT:

Mark Sanchez: He might not be a terrible backup, but its time for both parties to move on.

Santonio Holmes: Can't stay healthy and seems to have an attitude problem. But more importantly, the 8.25 mil we can save from cutting him makes this move a no-brainer.

RESTRUCTURE:

Antonio Cromartie: I understand the argument for cutting him. But I really think Cro can still be a very good player when healthy, and we might be able to extend him for a reasonable price.

EXTEND:

Mo Wilkerson: He is our franchise player and should receive a big extension.

Jeremy Kerley: Geno really struggled when Kerley got injured. He is a great slot receiver, and has developed some nice chemistry with Geno.

RE-SIGN:

Nick Folk: He deserves to get rewarded for his fantastic season. I think a 2-year deal is likely.

AustIn Howard: Has been solid at RT and should be rewarded with a decent contract.

Calvin Pace: Had a nice season with 10 sacks and should be brought back for cheap.

Jeff Cumberland: Barely edges out Winslow for the #2 TE spot.

Ed Reed: Should be re-signed as a mentor and split the snaps at FS.

Willie Colon: He brought some toughness to the OL and should be retained

Legar Douzable: Proved to be an excellent backup on the defensive line.

FREE AGENTS:

Eric Decker: I think he can be the #1 WR this team desperately needs. If Geno is going to remain the starter, he needs some reliable targets. Adding Decker would be a great start. He is a good route runner, has good hands, and has the size and strength to make catches even when covered. Watkins, Evans, and Lee will likely be off the board by 18, and even if they aren't its difficult to rely on rookie wide receivers to make a big impact.

T.J. Ward: He would be a huge upgrade over Landry at SS. He is a physical safety that can make plays in the box and he has pretty good coverage skills. With Ed Reed likely returning, Ward's physical style of play would make for a perfect compliment.

Jacoby Jones: He can come in and compete with Kerley, Landry, Hill, and Nelson for a starting role. Jones is very fast and would be a good deep threat to compliment a great possession receiver like Decker. He is also a very good return man.

Tavares Jackson: I think we would all be pretty surprised if Geno isn't the starter going into week 1 next season. Assuming thats the case, we need a quality backup. While McCown may be a better player, I think someone will overpay for him, and I don't want that to be us. Jackson is an adequate game manager who can provide some insurance incase Geno disappoints.

DRAFT (3 rounds):

Round 1: Jace Amaro

I'm assuming that when we pick the top receivers will be off the board, but I think we need to address the offense. Amaro is the type of TE that you can build an offense around. He will be a matchup nightmare for DB's and LB's, and will provide Geno with another great redzone weapon. He style of play is very similar to Jason Witten.

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Round 2: Jarvis Landry

Landry is my favorite WR in the draft outside of Watkins/Evans/Lee. He is a very good route runner, and he has the ability to make catches even when he is covered. He is a great athlete and has the speed to beat cornerbacks deep or to pick up yards after the catch. His style of play reminds me a lot of Anquan Boldin. He has decent size at 6'1, 195 but he plays a lot bigger than that. He has great leaping ability and he uses his hands to grab the ball at its highest point.

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Round 3 (TB): Jeremiah Attaochu

A potential long term solution at OLB opposite Coples. Attaochu played standing up at Georgia in a traditional 3-4 OLB role, which will make his transition to the NFL easier. He is a very good pass rusher and register 12 sacks this season. He is very athletic and quick off the line but also has the strength to push through blocks and make plays against the run.

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Round 3: D’Anthony Thomas

This might seem like a little bit early to take a 3rd down running back, especially with Ivory and Powell under contract. But Thomas is an electrifying playmaker similar to Darren Sproles, which is something this team is desperately in need of. He may not play on most downs, but every time he touches the field he is a threat to score.

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