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New York Jets Flight Connections 1/28/21

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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. I’m usually not one to pay much attention to mock drafts, but Mel Kiper Jr’s recent mock needs some explaining.

For an ‘expert’ to mock DeVonta Smith to the Jets with the 2nd overall pick isn’t only absurd, it’s just lazy. There’s nothing wrong with Smith as a player. He won the Heisman and is an elite athlete and college prospect. The problem is that given the players bound to hit free agency, the amount of cap space the Jets have, and the abundance of draft selections, wasting the second overall pick on a WR is just about the last thing that would happen to a team with as many needs as the Jets, including a need at the quarterback position.

Even if you’re suggesting that the team sticks with Sam Darnold, Joe Douglas has reiterated on countless occasions the need to build from the trenches outward, and the Jets still have plenty of holes to fill there. It almost seems that the average fan could do a better job than some of the people in this industry, which we’re already starting to see as new faces start to become staples in the community. With that, here are your links to the Jets this morning.

Ethan Greenberg - NFL.com Lists Jets As a Turnaround Candidate for 2021 Season

Anthony Treash - Treash: How the New York Jets can build a future Super Bowl-contending team this offseason

Brian Costello - Joe Douglas Jets honeymoon is over: Examining GM's record so far

Sam Marsdale - Report: Jeremy Pruitt to join New York Jets coaching staff

Tyler Calvaruso - Jets DC Jeff Ulbrich the perfect match for Robert Saleh’s intensity

Mike Mitchell - NY Jets: Can C.J. Mosley return to All-Pro form under Robert Saleh?

Tyler Calvaruso - Things to know about new Jets defensive assistant Ricky Manning Jr.

Randy Lange - For Jets DL Folorunso Fatukasi, Growth in Both Quantity and Quality

Jelani Scott - Jets HC Robert Saleh still non-committal on Sam Darnold, says he’s ‘an unbelievable talent’

Robby Sabo - Ranking the New York Jets' offseason quarterback options

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets have leverage in potential trade for Texans QB Deshaun Watson

Justin Fried - NY Jets: How the Matthew Stafford situation could affect Gang Green

Darryl Slater - NFL free agency 2021: Jets could target 7 players with Robert Saleh ties, including Bears’ Allen Robinson, 49ers’ Richard Sherman

Nick Angstadt - Jets ripped off the Seahawks in the Jamal Adams trade

Jack Bell - Jets Notebook | 2021 Senior Bowl Takes On Added Significance

Sam Neumann - 2021 NFL draft: Jets get Devonta Smith, Jaycee Horn in Mel Kiper mock

Dakota Cox - 2021 NFL Draft: Should the Jets Take DeVonta Smith with the Second Overall Pick?

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Here’s the thread about nothing, written by a fly on the wall.

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful rest of the day!

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Should the Jets draft DeVonta Smith at #2 overall?

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