FLORHAM PARK (N.J.) — Take a look around at what's going on in the area:
1. Take a sip of JamesonThe Jets won't make a huge trade if they don’t.Or Before the NFL draft, they might have looked at the prospect of picking a second-best wide receiver out of a great, but not great, class. This is a difficult situation for a franchise that has struggled with quality receivers.
“None these guys have the exact same grade as, Or Mel Kiper Jr., an ESPN draft analyst, said this about the year's receiver prospects. “Those three receivers last year had all received elite grades.”
(Ohio State), (USC) (Alabama), are generally regarded to be the top three. Wilson, Williams and (Ohio State), another talent in the first round, has visited the Jets before the draft. The Jets must be thinking receiver with their second round (10th overall) pick.
Kiper said Wilson is “the closest” to last year's trio in talent. He added that Williams (torn anterior cruciate ligament in January) and London (fractured ankle) could have reached that level if they had been healthy. Wilson has been linked to(No. 8 overall).
Williams displayed a lot of promise and is still available for the Jets.-Like his speed and big-play abilities before his injury in College Football Playoff National Championship. It would be risky as he might not be fully fit until November but the long-term potential payoff could be enormous. According to one source, the Jets are interested. It remains to be seen how interested they are.
Kiper said, “Even with the injuries, he could go Top 20, maybe Top 10.”
The Jets' attempt to trade Tyreek Hill was unsuccessful. They are continuing to monitor Samuel, Metcalf (and other veteran receivers) — possibly a sign that the draft options are not appealing to them.
2. Post-Keyshawn drought:The Jets have a poor track record in drafting receivers. MaybeThe terrible trend can be reversed by a 2021 second round pick. Consider:
Keyshawn Johns, No. 1, was the last Jets receiver to make it to the Pro Bowl. Keyshawn Johnson, who was selected No. 1 overall in 1996, was the last receiver to make it to the Pro Bowl in a Jets uniform. It was done in 1998 and 1999.
Jerricho Ctchery was the Jets' last quarterback to surpass 1,000 yards in a season. He was a 2004 draft selection who reached 1,000 in 2007.
Only four of the 24 receivers who were drafted after Johnson have had multiple 100-yard games with the Jets: Cotchery (8), Santana Moss (7), Laveranues Cols (13) or Dedric Ward (4). This is not a discussion about monster seasons. games.
3. Positive report about MimsIt's a bit surprising that the Jets have not added a veteran wide receiver. They signedIt was not lost, Their current depth chart for free agency is less than the last season.
Do we take this as a vote to confidence??
The Jets' coaches are hearing positive reports about Mims. He has reduced his body fat by 8% in the offseason. However, it is premature to lump him with Berrios and Moore.They are roster locks. They will likely add at least one receiver, whether a draft pick or a veteran through trade. Mims is expected to have one last chance to show his skills to the coaching staff in training camp, even if that doesn't happen.
4. Apple SauceMock drafts show the Jets playing cornerbackWith the fourth choice. Here are some thoughts:
Cornerback is a highly sought-after position in the NFL. However, Robert Saleh views it differently. He believes he can spot system corners later in drafts for his zone-based schemes. That philosophy worked for him with theAnd .
The Jets addressed this position through free agency and signed(three years, $33 million). They would need to consider Gardner a unicorn-type player before making another major investment. Saleh's world sees a tie as the edge rusher.
5. Wilson's year-round coach:The Jets made an unusual move this season and added to their record.John Beck, the California-based quarterback instructor, is now part of the coaching team. It was sort of like hiring a tutor during an exam.
Beck, who is now in private practice, will continue to work with Wilson. This relationship began many years ago. Beck believes there is a carryover from this season that will be beneficial to the second-year quarterback.
Beck stated that he watches tape with many quarterbacks during the offseason but is not part of their team as they go through it, like Zach. “I can tell you what it was like before the game. I was there each day, and I was on the sidelines with him every day. It was the day after the game. I know the coaching points the coaches were making because I sat in the coaches’ meetings the day after the game. Each of these things have value for helping him.”
Wilson will be visiting New Jersey during the offseason. Beck will make house calls and will fly east to check in on Wilson.
6. You can go back to it:The Jets will begin their offseason on Monday. The offseason ends with minicamp (June 15-16). It's voluntary by rule, with the exception of minicamp. Saleh will tone down the intensity and use more walk-throughs than ever before. This seems to be a league-wide trend.
It's also possible to make additional money in the NFL by collecting a work bonus. However, only one Jets player has a work bonus included in his contract: the defensive end.($100,000).
7. No contract squabble: In case you're wondering, defensive tackleIt is likely that he will attend the offseason programs, which is a positive sign. Although he is eligible for a new contract, he won't be signing a. You can avoid rattling the cages by staying away.
While the Jets stated they were open to discussions on a new contract in the past, it is not clear if that has happened. Williams has been signed to 2022. His fifth-year option (2023), will be exercised by May 2nd, the team announced.
8. Did you know?Without a trade, the Jets are No. 4)(No. Round 1: No. 5 will pick back-toback for the seventh time since 1967 in the common-draft era. This is the Jets' second consecutive first-place finish.
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9. Bookends:Media tends to overexaggerate pre-draft visits, but it is worth noting.(Michigan) Two of the best edge rushers in the country, Oregon and Oregon, visited the Jets Friday. There have been cases in which teams tried to bring the best guys together to see how they react to one another. Thibodeaux may be available for Hutchinson's fourth pick.
10. Still available:Three of the Jets unrestricted, free agents are still unsigned. Wide receiverGuard Ends that are tight .