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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
DepressedJetsFan details an idea for the Jets offseason.
fly14 brings another installment to the series.
On Jeudy vs Lamb and why Thomas is falling:
Here’s the thing
1. Jeudy certainly gets separation due to his elite route running and good athleticism. The biggest issue is his hands. Getting wide open is great until the guy tries to body catch. People always want to act like putting a guy in front of a juggs machine for a season ill make his hands better, but it won’t. Hands are maybe the most consistent part of a receivers development. Either you can catch or you can’t. Jeudy has had issues with that part. On the other hand, Lamb has elite hands and basically catches anything thrown in his direction. His route running is good, but the athleticism isn’t. Go watch any game of DeAndre Hopkins career and see he kind of separation he’s getting. Spoilers, it’s not a lot. His hands are just so good that it doesn’t matter. This is really about preference. Do you want someone who fits the Amari Cooper and Adam Thielen archetype like Jeudy does or do you want someone who fits the DeAndre Hopkins and Brandon Marshall archetype.
2. As for Thomas it’s simple. Wills has risen above him because he’s simply a better pass protector and an equally dominant run blocker. Benton has risen above him because his ridiculous strength and athleticism make a unique prospect with the highest ceiling in the class. So the question is who is third or fourth. Words gets the edge for most because he’s the highest floor offensive lineman in the class. Thomas on the other hand is a run over pass blocking LT. His technique in pass blocking needs a ton of work and he easily gets baited by stunts. An NFL team is going to turn him into a turn style his rookie year in pass pro. It’s all going to be about how he grows and what his work ethic is like. Considering these board ignore those intangibles because we don’t k me them it’s clear why he’s fallen.
I’m not saying I have Thomas as my #1 OT, just saying he’s dropping like a rock and I’d still be very happy if we end up with him. I think he’d be the OT #1 in a lot of classes. As far as Jeudy, I think he hands catches more than he gets credit for. It’s the contested catches where Lamb has the advantage. Part of that though has to do with Jeudy not needing to do it as much because A. He gets so much separation and B. His team was packed with WR talent so Tua generally had someone wide open. It does 100% come down to preference though. I think having an elite separator would help a young QB like Sam more. It just provides him with easier throws. If we had a confident vet QB who felt secure just putting it up there for grabs I could see the case for Lamb.
On drafting WR over OLine this year:
Deep WR draft
Given the chances of finding a starting caliber WR vs a starting caliber OL in the mid to late rounds, I would be absolutely floored/stunned/shocked/appalled if Douglas took a WR with the first pick. I don’t care how good Lamb or any other WR looks on paper or on tape for that matter. If you don’t have a line, you don’t have an offense. And even WITH a solid line the bust rate for 1st round WRs is ridiculous. Anybody seen Kevin White or Kelvin Benjamin recently? Antonio Brown was a 6th round pick. Obviously not the best example given he went insane, but you get the point. The only thing I will say is that if he goes with ANY position other than OL when there are still solid prospects on the board then maybe theres something about the player(s) that Douglas doesn’t like. As a former O-lineman himself, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and trust that Douglas is more capable of projecting O-line talent than your average expert/draftnik. That said, I’d still be appalled if the alternative is a WR. Edge? Fine. I’m all for it. Trade down? You bet. WR? I’m changing the channel before I throw my TV.
If the Jets come out of this draft with anything less than about 47 offensive linemen I’m gassing up the Fire Douglas plane.
you could probably just hang an extra banner on the Fire Gase plane.
On the risk of drafting a 1st round Wide Receiver:
The bust rate for 1st round players
Other than QB the WR position is the highest. bust rate for WR’s is about 50% in a article I wrote 3 years ago Offensive line is the lowest
On Darrelle Revis:
Revis posted this on is Instagram Vs these guys since 2008 Terrell Owens: Games=3, Rec-Targets= 8-19, Yards=46, TD-INT=0-1, and Passer RTG Allowed=27.7 Randy Moss: Games=3, Rec-Targets= 9-19, Yards=88, TD-INT=2-1, and Passer RTG Allowed=74.0 Calvin Johnson: Games=3, Rec-Targets= 4-9, Yards=57, TD-INT=0-0, and Passer RTG Allowed=65.5 Pretty impressive.
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