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New York Jets Flight Connections 5/03/20

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In a way too early 2021 mock draft where the New York Jets are projected to have the 3rd pick in the draft, the Jets take the projected best offensive lineman in the draft in offensive tackle Penei Sewell. Of course such things are not to be taken seriously a year ahead of time, but I have to admit it would be pretty cool to take bookend tackles in the first round in back to back years. If that were to happen it would echo the late 1970s, when the Jets took bookend tackles Marvin Powell and Chris Ward in back to back years. Those two tackles anchored a terrific offensive line that set up the Jets for one of their rare prolonged periods of success, as the team made the playoffs four times in six years from 1981 through 1986. There’s no telling how long it will take to rebuild the current Jets offensive line. Not all of the linemen Joe Douglas brings in will be successful. But it sure is nice to finally have somebody committed to building a great offensive line. With perseverance and a bit of good fortune, it doesn’t take too much imagination to project the Jets return to having one of the better offensive lines in the NFL eventually. Douglas will likely not rest until either that is achieved or he is relieved of his duties, whichever comes first. The Jets limited runs of success over the years have almost always coincided with having top offensive lines. A return to focusing on that Jets tradition is such a welcome development for Jets fans weary of being on the outside looking in come the playoffs.

Here are your links to the Jets this glorious first Sunday in May:

Kristian Dyer - FoxSports Mark Schlereth on New York Jets All-Pro safety: 'Jamal Adams should get paid'

Manish Mehta - Jets' Sam Darnold needed to get more receiver help in draft

Matthew Schmidt - Jets rumors: New York being linked to QB Andy Dalton

Matthew Schmidt - Jets news: Sam Darnold opens up about coronavirus pandemic

Tyler Calvaruso - Jets select Penei Sewell in Draft Wire’s way-too-early 2021 mock draft

Sam Neumann - 2020 NFL Draft: Things to know about Jets undrafted WR George Campbell

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets’ improved O-line should make up for Sam Darnold’s lack of weapons

Tyler Greenawalt - 2020 NFL Draft: Falcons foiled Jets’ trade with Broncos

Mike Phillips - New York Jets all-time Mount Rushmore

Mike Phillips - 5 players who Jets need to be great in 2020

Mason Smoller - New York Jets All-Decade Team

Al Iannazzone - Bryce Hall's athleticism, study habits make him intriguing pick for Jets

Nick Kosko - Jets not helping Sam Darnold by relying on rookies, says analyst

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Here’s the thread about nothing, why not stop by and say hello?

Enjoy the day everybody.


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