This has been on of the most brutal Jets seasons to watch, and we are only 3 games in. A lot of bad moves have got us to this point, but nonetheless, here we are. The good news is we finally seem to have got the coveted GM a lot of the NFL wanted.
First moves start with the coaching staff. Adam Gase is a terrible coach. I dont think Douglas wants to be tied to Gase. There is not evidence that suggests Gase would survive the way this ship is currently sinking. I'm tempted to keep Greg Williams and roll with him, but I think there are better options out there.
Head coach- This comes down to 3 candidates for me: Eric Bieniemy, Kris Rodgers, and Matt Rhule. I dont think Rhule will come here after last years debacle. What I want in a coach is a leader, a game planner, and a guy that developes talent. That guy is Eric Bieniemy. He comes from a great coaching tree. He is responsible for the chiefs developing so much talent on the offensive side of the ball. The playcalling does concern me, but if I'm taking a shot its with an Andy Reid offensive guy.
OC- Jim Bob Cooter- I actually like Cooter as a HC candidate, but this year has hurt those chances. He gets to run the show instead of being stuck by the two stooges we currently have.
DC- Rex Ryan- He is back! I think where teams are having success with young, first time, offensive coaches is paiting them with an elite DC. Someone that has called plays before. Rex Ryan loves New York. We love Rex Ryan. I think he has grown as a person, and youd see a lot less of the sideshow stuff that turned many of us off.
Cap Space $54.8 mil
Cuts (cap savings)- Trumaine Johnsin ($3)- we lose about $12 mil in dead money, but he just has to go. For whatever reason things just are not working out here.
Avery Williamson ($6.5 mil)- I actually like Williamson a lot. However, $24 mil is a lot to devote to two inside linebackers. I also really like Blake Cashmann. We need to get younger in areas where its possible.
This next group of cuts we will just chalk it up to bad players, next question:
Brian Winters ($7.5 mil)
Daryl Roberts ($6 mil)
Jonotthan Harrison ($2.25 mil)
Josh Bellamy ($2.25 mil)
Nathan Sheperd ($.5 mil)
Restructures and Resigning on the 2019 season:
Robby Anderson 3 years $16 mil guaranteed ($8 mil)- Anderson is a good deep threat. He is young. He also has some rapport with Darnold. He is still developing, but he is currently our best wr.
Kelechi Osemele 3 years 20 mil guaranteed ($9 mil)- To say our line needs improving is an understatement. We cannot replace 5 starters, but we also cannot keep players that are not good. Osemele seems to really be hurt by being on a terrible line.
Jordan Jenkins 3 years 14 mil guaranteed ($6 mil)- Jenkins is a solid edge. He does a lot of things well, but nothing elite. He would benefit from being a number 2 edge.
Cap Space after Signings $64.4 mil
Free agency: This will be labeled with (cap hits) and not an overall contract.
Anthony Castonzo, LT ($14 mil) - Castonzo has always been solid. He is getting older, but he has been grading out as one of the best LTs in the league. The jets can not just draft a left tackle and hope for the best. This gives us an opportunity to stabilize the left tackle spot.
Graham Galsglow, C/G (9.5 mil.)- Glasglow is a good center. He is an even better RG. He is an absolute grater in the run game, and very polished in the pass game. His versatility to play two positions should be highly coveted, with the anticipation he will be playing center.
Ronald Darby, CB (9 Mil)- Darby is one of the better corners in the league. He just cannot stay healthy. He signed a prove it deal last year, and is currently injured. I think Douglas takes a shot on a similar prove it style deal.
Jason Peters, T (5.5 Mil.)Peters is no longer a quality LT. However, he has expressed doing whatever he can to prolong his career. He comes in to provide depth and a good mentor for the team.
Trae Waynes, CB ($8 mil)- There are several ways to build a secondary. I'm not a fan of 1 elite corner and then nothing after that. I want to get Waynes as an above average type slot corner. He has underachieved, due to his first round draft slot, but he is still a solid corner.
Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG ($3.5 mil) This line needs so much help. We grab a utility depth guy from a great o line.
Alex Lews, G, (2.5 mil.)- I really liked Lewis in Blatimore. He should be starting over Winters right now.
Rontez Miles, S ($2)- Team leader, special teams guy, and is a solid back up safety.
Remaining Cap Space: $10.4 mil.
Draft: I am using the current NFL draft order. These will be changing as the season progresses. We currently hold the 5th pick in the draft.
Leonard Williams to the San Diego Chargers for pick 78 overall (Round 3)
Round 1, pick 5 to the Denver Broncos for pick 8, Pick 40, and a 2020 2nd round pick. Denever moves up for a QB.
Round 1, pick 8 to the Saints for pick 26, 58, 122, 2020 1st, 2020 2nd. Drew Brees hangs up the cleats and the Jets finally get the hual they've needed. The Saints have a win now roster and instead of spinning the tires they get their guy.
Round 1, Pick 26 The New York Jets select Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin- Biadasz is an absolute monster. There is not a single player that can beat this kid man to man. Biadasz also is a leader. He anchors the best line in the country and has done so for two years. The biggest hole on our team is now filled in a big way.
Round 2, pick 37: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson- Higgins will be a guy that falls to the 2nd round, from no fault of his own. He is a big time player, with big time hands. He won't have the 4.3 speed like a Ruggins, but we need more than a 1 trick pony.
Round 2, Pick 40: Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn- the days of the jets not investing in the o line are over. Wanogho is a long player that needs some work in the run game. Personally I don't see him as a LT immediately, but this guy is so athletic I think he has that potential.
Round 2, Pick 58: Oluwole Betiku Jr, EDGE, Illinois- Betiku is the current NCAA sack leader with 6.5 sacks already. However, Illinois has not played any good teams. His production will dip during big 10 play. He is raw, but has been a very pleasant surprise as a graduate transfer. He had almost no production at USC.
Round 3, pick 69: Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame- Eichenberg might shoot up higher than this pick. However, right now he's right in the 75 player overall range. He needs to hit the weight room. He does not finish blocks well because of this. His footwork and potential will leave you drooling though.
Round 3, Pick 78: Cameron Dantzler, CB Mississippi State- This guy plays fast and aggressive. A little too aggressive at times. He will struggle with the twitchy speedsters that are good route runners. A lot of upside here though.
Round 4, pick 101: Denzel Mimms, WR, Baylor: Mimms is almost identical to Robby Anderson. He makes some very good catches. He is very good outside the numbers. He is also a little weak and will struggle to get open at the next level.
Round 5, Pick 133: Zack Moss, RB, Utah: There is really no reason to address the RB spot early, with leveon Bell looking like a stud. Moss is a punishing runner. He averaged 6.1 yards per carry last year. He is also dealing with the injury bug this year.
Round 6, pick 190: Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt: While we do have Herndon and the infamous Wesco, we could probably upgrade the tight end position. We grab a solid red zone threat with good blocking skills. 12 career tds for this kid.
To conclude along with this draft we have an extra 2020 first and second round pick. We do sacrifice 21 draft spots this year though. We add a lot of offensive talent, and some projects with upside on defense. I used various mock drsft sites to come to a conclusion on where guys will be drafted. I also used overthecap.com for our cap space. Let me know what you guys think.