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Addressing what the Jets have addressed this offseason:
Best Draft Pick — Of course that should be your first one. Hard-hitting
Most Intriguing Pick —
Most Foolproof Pick — None. There are questions about Pryor’s coverage skills.
Greatest Brainstorm —
Positions of Need Addressed in the Draft — Most of them. Despite claiming to draft true to his board, John Idzik certainly appeared to try to fill four of his biggest holes — safety, cornerback, wide receiver and tight end — with the first four picks. Not until later did the Jets select players at positions he most aggressively attacked — quarterback, offensive line, running back — in free agency.
Position of Greatest Need, Least Addressed in the Draft or Free Agency — Unless McDougle is starting by October, the Jets still require a cornerback to replace Antonio Cromartie, plus a big step-up in consistency from
Position of Second-Greatest Need, Least Addressed in the Draft or Free Agency — A deep threat. Reports were than John Idzik tried to trade up for Marqise Lee, taken 39th by Jacksonville, so the GM’s heart was in the right place, even if, armed with 12 selections, he never made a move.
This certainly was the position at which to go for some home runs.
Least Heralded and Best Free Agent Signing —
Position of Greatest Depth — Running back. With
Position of Least Depth — Offensive line.
Best Free Agent Signing — Johnson, because he best addressed the speed issue. Certainly
Best Reason to Like John Idzik So Far — After two free agent classes, it seems safe to say that on his watch the Jets are not likely to get stuck with big, dumb contracts that will inhibit their ability to spend on somebody really worthwhile. At some point Idzik will have to take a shot. We're just not sure that makes huge sense coming off 8-8.
Safest Prediction — With nine picks in the last four rounds — several of whom can run — the Jets should have improved their kick coverage teams. They gave up the fourth-most punt-return yards in the NFL last season and were 16th in kickoff-return yards allowed.
Late-Round Pick with Best Chance of Eventually Starting — Shaq Evans. At 6'1" and 213 and with excellent hands, he should develop into an extremely reliable possession receiver.