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New York Jets Flight Connections 5/02/21

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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! The 2021 NFL Draft is now history, and boy was it fun to watch the Jets try to fix the offense. Joe Douglas called the offense’s number with the first four picks in the draft, and ended up with a potential franchise quarterback, a potential top guard, an explosive slot receiver, and an explosive running back. Put that together with the Jets free agent signings and you can see the outlines of what could be the most exciting and prolific Jets offense in years.

The Jets followed up the run of offensive players by pivoting and choosing six straight defensive players to close out the draft. There weren’t a lot of big names on the defense, but there were a lot of uber-athletic players with major upside. The Jets chose two linebacker/safety hybrids, three cornerbacks and a defensive tackle to finish the draft, and all had some interesting athletic traits that suggest untapped potential.

In the end you could see a clear, well thought out approach to this draft and building this team. It may work out well, it may not, but the last three days give Jets fans plenty of reason to hope for the best, and that’s a nice change from prior regimes.

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

Mike Lupica ​- Zach Wilson is next in line to be the savior of the Jets

DJ Bien-Aime II ​- Jets go all in to help Zach Wilson early in draft

Bob Raissman ​- Jets need to try to limit the spotlight on Zach Wilson

Steve Serby ​- 2021 NFL Draft: Jets helping Zach Wilson leaves defense thin

Brian Costello ​- Marcus Maye contract talks ‘priority’ for Jets after NFL Draft

Gary Phillips - Jets GM Joe Douglas hoping to get long-term deal done with Marcus Maye

Randy Lange - Jets Draft Is Really About Competition, Depth, Improvement

Max Goodman ​- New York Jets GM Joe Douglas: decision not to trade second round pick

Max Goodman ​- Did the New York Jets make a mistake passing on RB Javonte Williams?

Gary Phillips - 2021 NFL draft: Recapping the New York Jets’ picks

Tyler Calvaruso - Updated Jets projected depth chart following 2021 NFL Draft

Brian Costello ​- NFL Draft 2021: Jets’ Michael Carter pick was ‘no-brainer’

Brian Costello ​- Jets’ Michael Carters have already forged 2021 NFL Draft bond

Randy Lange - 2021 NFL Draft: RB Michael Carter, North Carolina, Round 4, Pick 107

DJ Bien-Aime II ​- Jets grab UNC RB Michael Carter in 4th round of NFL Draft

Max Goodman ​- New York Jets draft explosive running back in Michael Carter

Jack Williams - The Jets select UNC running back Michael Carter with the 107th pick

Justin Fried - NY Jets draft dynamic, explosive RB Michael Carter in Round 4

Randy Lange - 2021 NFL Draft: LB Jamien Sherwood, Auburn, Round 5, Pick 146

Max Goodman ​- New York Jets draft Auburn safety Jamien Sherwood in fifth round

Justin Fried - NY Jets draft Auburn linebacker Jamien Sherwood in the fifth round

Spencer Aber - 2021 NFL draft: Things to know about new Jets LB Jamien Sherwood

Tyler Greenawalt - 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking LB Jamien Sherwood

Randy Lange - 2021 NFL Draft: CB Michael Carter II, Duke, Round 5, Pick 154

Max Goodman ​- New York Jets draft Duke defensive back Michael Carter in fifth round

Justin Fried - NY Jets draft Duke CB Michael Carter II in the fifth round

Sam Neumann - 2021 NFL draft: Things to know about new Jets CB Michael Carter II

Eric Allen - 2021 NFL Draft: CB Jason Pinnock, Pittsburgh, Round 5, Pick 175

Spencer Aber - 2021 NFL draft: Things to know about new Jets CB Jason Pinnock

Max Goodman ​- New York Jets draft Pittsburgh cornerback Jason Pinnock in fifth round

Tyler Greenawalt - 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking CB Jason Pinnock

Randy Lange - 2021 NFL Draft: LB Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State, Round 6, Pick 186

Justin Fried - NY Jets make excellent value pick in LB/S Hamsah Nasirildeen

Tyler Greenawalt - 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking LB Hamsah Nasirildeen

Eric Allen - 2021 NFL Draft: CB Brandin Echols, Kentucky, Round 6, Pick 200

Justin Fried - NY Jets draft Kentucky CB Brandin Echols in the sixth round

Tyler Greenawalt - 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking CB Brandin Echols

Randy Lange - 2021 NFL Draft: DT Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas, Round 6, Pick 207

Justin Fried - NY Jets select athletic freak DT Jonathan Marshall with final pick

Tyler Greenawalt - 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking DT Jonathan Marshall

Tyler Calvaruso - 2021 NFL draft: Jets pick Arkansas’ Jonathan Marshall with 207th pick

Max Goodman ​- New York Jets draft three defenders in sixth round

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

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

Enjoy the day everybody.

Poll

Who was your favorite Day 3 Jets selection?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Michael Carter
    (268 votes)
  • 3%
    Michael Carter
    (22 votes)
  • 3%
    Jamien Sherwood
    (22 votes)
  • 2%
    Jason Pinnock
    (14 votes)
  • 21%
    Hamsah Nasirildeen
    (124 votes)
  • 1%
    Brandin Echols
    (10 votes)
  • 2%
    Jonathan Marshall
    (12 votes)
  • 10%
    Michael Carter
    (59 votes)
  • 6%
    Michael Carter
    (34 votes)
565 votes total Vote Now