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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
Rampantjet22 lays out a plan for the offseason.
superhuman offers a mock draft filled with the Jets trading back.
On a drafting strategy:
I decided last year that my new drafting rule of thumb is: if their production in the pros is more or less the same as their production in college, would you still be happy with the pick? If the answer is “no”, then don’t draft him. I understand drafting guys with athleticism and potential to get better, but ya gotta show me something in college
On his expected strategy for the Jets this off-season:
Gase v Williams
My sense is that Williams is more malleable than Gase, meaning Williams can take what personnel he has and come up with a defensive scheme to fit the personnel, whereas Gase seems to have a more defined plan so that he cares more about changing personnel to fit his plan. If this is right, then FA will be the first tell. I expect jets to be more active on offense than defense in FA, simply because Gase will have a bigger wishlist than Williams (and I expect macc to go with this initial emphasis in FA on offense). If jets pick up a couple of OL and a rb and wr in FA (and I expect mack will want to make a splash with bell), then I expect the draft will emphasize defense.
On a pro comparison for Hakeem Butler:
I see him as the high end comp for Butler right now. Just too big to handle at the catch point and way too fast/fluid for someone his size when he’s running downfield routes. Butler even shows some YAC ability too!!! I’m officially head over heels with this receiver class. If Machiatto fails to draft a good one I will be heartbroken.
On the potential of drafting Hockenson in the first round:
Just go 2 tight end heavy
Positionless football. We’re talking about two plus athletes that can both catch and block which should make your offense better, not worse. Throw them both on the line. Mix them into the slot. I think Hock could play snaps on the perimeter and be just fine. They’re both mismatches on their own because they’re hard to cover so get them both on the field at the same time and pick on the defenses weakest link. Any OC that can’t find a way to get the two of them on the field when several other teams have already built the blueprint (Gronk & Hernandez, Gronk & Bennett, Gates and Hunter Henry, Ertz & Goedert, etc.) deserves to be fired.
On a trend that has developed with Maccagnan as GM:
Hackenberg leaves Penn St. and they go to the Rose Bowl, play our boy Sammy. Trumaine Johnson leaves the Rams and the go to the Superbowl. I guess Maccagnan has a way of reaching for guys who are holding their programs back.
On the prospect of strengthening the middle of our defense with Devin White:
Agree with you 100%
The best way to build a defense is up the middle. The Bucs won a Super Bowl with a defense that had Sapp at one level, Brooks in the middle and lynch at the back endWE could have Williams, White and Adams
On N’Keal Harry’s floor:
To me his floor is Alshon Jeffery. He looks to be a better athlete on tape than Alshon, so I think his ceiling could be considerably higher.
On DK Metcalf:
Metcalf scares the hell out of me
I hate his body as a receiver and I don’t think his speed will translate no matter what 40 time he puts up. He isn’t gonna get good separation against nfl corners. He will make some contested plays but I don’t see him turning into anything near the value of the number 3 pick. I mean his muscle mass is just plain stupid for the position. He should be an outside linebacker. Why would we draft David Boston with the #3 pick.
On DK Metcalf:
Just because he is jacked for the combine doesn’t mean he will be jacked for games. One of his best traits is his footwork and hand usage at the LOS. He beats corners right off the snap. He is also very good out of his breaks. That is how he will get seperation, in addition to his speed.
-Matt M (GGM)
On the news that the Jets are remaining in a 3-4 base defense:
It actually doesn’t make sense to me
DC’s usually have a preference, and as I understand it, 4-3 is Williams’. To decide to stay in the 3-4 makes me worried that it’s because Mac’s already told him he won’t be getting him the players he needs to run the 4-3, which would be very bad.
So there you have it, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel. Want to be featured next week? Just keep doing what you do, and more importantly, keep being who you are—after all, YOU’RE what makes Gang Green Nation so great!
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