Good morning Gang Green Nation! As the 2023 NFL draft draws near, one position many people assume the Jets will not be addressing in the draft is tight end. The Jets have already committed significant cap space to two veterans at the tight end position, and they drafted one in the 3rd round last year. That might seem to preclude drafting another tight end, but it shouldn’t. This looks to be a banner year for tight ends in the draft. Jeremy Ruckert wasn’t even active on many game days last year. While he may still develop into a valuable player, that possibility should not preclude the Jets from taking another tight end if one they like falls to them. In addition, though rostering four tight ends might not be ideal, a single extra roster spot devoted to tight end for a year also should not preclude the Jets from taking a tight end they like. Of course I have no inside knowledge of what the Jets plans are in the draft, and there are plenty of other positions to fill. But it would be disappointing if the Jets have already ruled out taking a tight end and pass up an opportunity to draft a good one in what looks to be a potentially excellent year for tight ends.
Here are your links to your New York Jets this glorious Saturday in April:
Eric Allen - Jets Mourn the Loss of Matthew Capogrosso
Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg, Randy Lange and Caroline Hendershot - What Should the Jets Do With Their No. 13 Pick in the 2023 NFL Draft?
Paul Scwartz and Brian Costello - What Giants, Jets might do at running back in 2023 NFL Draft
Brian Costello - Jets waive punter Braden Mann after three seasons
Ralph Ventre - Jets Trade Up, Secure Top Tackle in Sports Illustrated's Latest Mock Draft
Ralph Ventre - One Possible Jets' Target on NFL Draft Player Guest List
Ralph Ventre - Quarterback Will Levis Too Good for Jets to Pass up
Ralph Ventre - Jets Waive Goodbye to Punter Braden Mann
Ralph Ventre - NFL Network Reporter Tackles Topic of Zach Wilson's Future
Paul A. Esden, Jr. - Jets Rumors: NY Urged to Cut Jordan Whitehead, Trade for Budda Baker
Paul A. Esden, Jr. - Jets News: Ndamukong Suh Doesn’t Want to Come, Dismisses Aaron Rodgers
Paul A. Esden, Jr. - Jets, Bears Predicted to Pull off Huge Draft Trade to Block Eagles
Paul A. Esden, Jr. - Jets Rumors: Scout Believes Peter Skoronski Will Replace Duane Brown
Michael Obermuller - Jets Rumors: NFL Insider Crushes NYJ Trade Hopes for Fans
Glenn Naughton - Jets Release Punter Braden Mann With Morstead Back on Board
Ryan Shafer - 3 QB options if the NY Jets somehow don't trade for Aaron Rodgers
Justin Fried - NY Jets CB Sauce Gardner spoke with DeAndre Hopkins last week
Billy Riccette - ESPN insider says Jets could go defensive line at 13 if not OL
Billy Riccette - Jets will waive punter Braden Mann
Billy Riccette - Report: Packers want straight 2024 first for Rodgers, Jets saying no
Billy Riccette - Jets revamp offensive line in latest Mel Kiper mock draft
Billy Riccette - Joe Douglas lands in middle of NFL.com’s GM power rankings
Tim Capurso - NFL rumors: Packers want '23 2nd, '24 1st in Aaron Rodgers trade
Matt Musico - Jets' Zach Wilson has delicious backup plan if football doesn't work out
Here are your missed connections from yesterday.
Enjoy the day everybody.
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