SlothB77: Idzik said the Jets' first-round draft decisions will not be dictated by need, but by "the talent available when we pick."John Idzik said Wednesday that his team would "not be averse" to picking any player, including a quarterback, in the first round."I think we're in a position at No. 9 and No. 13 in the first round to get two really good playersA QB at #9 or #13 in this draft would *not* be the best talent available at those picks.
IAmRight: So basically Idzik says "we're going to try to take the best player possible with our picks" and this gets spun into a news story because hey, it's the Jets.BTW, all teams think they're taking the best player possible.
Mateorocks: Just for the lulz, I discovered that the Jets have drafted exactly two HOFers in the 1st round of the draft: Joe Namath and John Riggins.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_York_Jets_first-round_draft _p icks
Lost Thought 00: Well, except the Jags
Generation_D: I like to credit the long tradition of Jets fans showing up at the draft in person for the abysmal miserable record of utter abject failure that is the Jets first round picks. J-E-T-S guidos since the 1980s have been a fixture at draft day, booing and cheering picks. Nice work fellas.
IAmRight: Lost Thought 00: Well, except the JagsEven they THINK they're getting the best player possible.Generation_D: I like to credit the long tradition of Jets fans showing up at the draft in person for the abysmal miserable record of utter abject failure that is the Jets first round picks. J-E-T-S guidos since the 1980s have been a fixture at draft day, booing and cheering picks. Nice work fellas.In fairness, often the guidos would have been better at picking in the first round.BTW, Nassib had mediocre stats...but so did Matt Ryan coming out of college. But the Bills can probably get Nassib in the second or third rounds if they wait.
JohnHall: The Jets have had some big misses since 2000 (Gholston, Sanchez), but their 1st round drafting since 2000 really hasn't been bad at all.
Faddy: The Jets should just tank this season, that Sanchez anchor is too much. Use the picks for the O-Line then next year look for a QB. Letting Revis leave was the first sign that they are writing off their chances.
Supes: I don't understand why Nassib's stock has suddenly shot up after being considered a 2nd-rounder for so long. Frankly none of the QBs in this draft should go top 15, though certainly one or two will due to team needs.
Droog8912: You answered your own question. Drafting "the best player available" is great except when you don't get much of an upgrade over your current player at that position or you have a hole so big at another position JaMarcus Russell could fit through it. That's when teams reach too far to fill need and suck at the draft.
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