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Gang Green Nation Highlight Reel (April 10th-April 17th)

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Our readers’ and writers’ contributions to this site are a major reason why Gang Green Nation is the best Jets blog in the history of Jets blogs. No contribution, big or small, should go unnoticed. That’s why we’ll highlight some of the best comments and FanPosts on a weekly basis.

Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:

Top Fanposts:

Calling all Denver area/Rocky Mtn region Jets Gang Green Gangsters

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NFL Draft Analysis

I’mMaryPoppinsY’all analyzes the first round of the 2009-2014 drafts.

2019 NFL Mock Draft 1st Round

GenoTime7 mocks the 1st round of the draft (including trades!)

GGN Thread About Nothing #212: Failure to Load

JoCaT33 posts another TAN just in case you wanted to talk about nothing.

Top Comments:

On the potential of Ed Oliver:

Oliver’s one of the more interesting prospects in recent years

Potentially the freakiest athlete we’ve ever seen at his size and he can play multiples roles in multiple schemes.


On how to utilize Ed Oliver:

Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t overthink Oliver. I’d just stick him at the three technique and let him eat guards alive.

-John B

On comparing Ed Oliver and Quinnen Williams:

See I think Ed Oliver is way closer to a Donald comp than Quinnen

Oliver and Donald play at around the same weight, with similar athleticism, and with similar moves. Both had to deal with double teams he majority of their college careers. Both were beasts at getting penetration not just in the past game, but especially in the run game. I see so many similarities between Donald and Oliver coming out, and even now. Quinnen on the other hand plays 15 pounds bigger, is not the same kind of pass rusher or run stopper, he didn’t deal with those double teams. I just don’t see the Donald comp for Quinnen. That’s why I’ve gone with the Geno Atkins comp for Quinnen.


On Darnold and Sanchez at the early stages of their careers:

Let me offer the middle path. People are arguing these things as though they all can’t be true. But all are true.

1. Sam Darnold is a tremendous prospect with a ton of potential. 2. Sam Darnold performed better than Mark Sanchez as a rookie. This was true in spite of the fact that Sanchez had close to ideal surroundings for a rookie, and Darnold had very, very poor surroundings. 3. While Sam Darnold could potentially be a great quarterback, it is too early to proclaim he is definitively a franchise quarterback. 4. There was a time when the majority of the Jets fanbase was sold on Sanchez and felt he had sky high potential similar to the way they view Darnold right now. 5. Just because number 4 is true, it does not mean Darnold will have the same career path as Sanchez. There is reason to believe it will be vastly better.

-John B

On Tim Tebow’s time with the Jets:

“Tim Tebow wasn’t pleased with his time with the Jets”

Neither were we Tim, neither were we.


On why the Jets must draft a defensive player if they stick at #3:

The elite talent in this draft is on defense. No sense in reaching for offense here just because it was ignored in the past. And like the NamathFreak says, this is exactly why the Jets are trying to trade down. I mean, can you think of a single offensive player worth #3 overall? Hockenson, na. Jonah, meh. Metcalf, no way. The value just isnt there.

-the Nolliest

On prospects at the top of the draft:

There is no bigger myth surrounding the draft than the idea that you can measure prospects with such precision that you can say that a guy can be taken at, say, #16, but not at #3. That is insane. Take Metcalf. He arguably has a lower floor than guys like Williams, Bosa, or Allen. But, at the same time, the guy has such size and speed that he absolutely could become a fully-dominant #1 WR. Now, if you don’t believe in Metcalf for whatever reason — lack of measurable flexibility, lack of college production, failure to catch enough of his targets, whatever — then you should say that he should be taken in second round or later. But to say that a guy is okay to take at #16 but definitely not at #3 is not supportable. Any player who is taken in the first half of the first round has a roughly even chance of becoming an All Pro.


On Anthony Barr’s continual talk about the Jets:

Anthony Barr sounds more and more like a guy trying to convince himself he didn’t screw up by declining the Jets offer.

-Traveling Man

On the Prospect of drafting Miles Boykin:

Would love this kid

This is the kind of guy that’s you wonder how he dropped so far in a couple years so long as he’s willing to put in work to learn the nuances of the position. Based just on measurables and possible projection I could see the middle/end of the third round if a team needs to improve the WR position heavily from this.


On Miles Boykin’s potential:

#1 Wideout

I don’t post on here much, but Miles Boykin and Andy Isabella are the best bang for your buck wide receivers in this draft. DJ Metcalf catches 30 balls and is a 1st round projection because he ran a 4.3. He sucks. Meanwhile guys with production, and top 10 athleticism in terms of 40, 3 cone, showing deep speed and change of direction are considered mid-rounders. The Jets have 3 guys but, no #1 receiver option. Miles Boykin can be that for this team. I would have said before Jamison Crowder that Isabella could have filled the Wes Welker role, but he’s not needed anymore. I’m all in for Boykin, as he’ll be the best of this group in 2 or 3 years. Very similar to Michael Thomas who isn’t talked about much, but has caught 300+ passes in his first 3 years in New Orleans after not being drafted until deep in the second round.


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!


The Jets trade down to pick #7—-Quinnen Williams and Ed Oliver are still on the board. Who are you picking?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Quinnen Williams
    (35 votes)
  • 41%
    Ed Oliver
    (25 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now