Tonight the Jets picked defense in the first round for the eighth straight time. They passed on quarterback Paxton Lynch. Do you like the move?
I personally do. Lee was a guy I really liked in the leadup to the Draft. He was a guy I had my eyes on if the Jets were not able to land anybody at the positions of need on the offensive line or at edge rusher. I wasn't a big fan of the options at either spot at 20. I also was not a big fan of Lynch in the first round. I can see his potential, but I think there are real question marks. I was not sold enough on him to feel good about using a first round pick.
I think Lee fits a long-term position of need. I like the player. I like that the Jets finally have a linebacker with some range. I like that the Jets finally have a linebacker who can cover. I like that Todd Bowles has integrated a similar type of player into his defense in Deone Bucannon.
I like this pick.