Thursday, May 8, 2014
My Two Cents on the Jets Draft
1st Round: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
2nd Round: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
3rd Round: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
I know as a Jets fan I'm supposed to want to upgrade our offense in the first round of the draft. The Jets leading receiver only had 43 catches for 523 yards. The guys tied for 2nd wasn't even on the team until Week 5. So obviously, my dream is for Darqueze Dennard to fall to the Jets at the 18th pick.
That's right. I want a cornerback again in the first round. I just don't want any CB, I was Dennard. If he's gone then fine, go ahead and grab a receiver (except Marqise Lee). From all the college football I watched this past season, Dennard is ready to play in Rex Ryan's defense from Day 1. So much more so than Dee Milliner was last year. I don't really think he'll be around at 18 but you never know.
And for everyone who wants the Jets to draft a WR in the first round, here's some food for thought: Out of the 24 NFL receivers who caught for over 1000 yards last year, only 7 of them were first round picks in the draft. Three of them (Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson and A.J. Green) went in the Top 5 overall.