At this time last year, there was a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the Jets.
One look at their roster and the uncertain future of their coaching staff was all it took for many people to predict a bottom of the barrel finish for the Jets, but they surprised those people by going 8-8. That saved coach Rex Ryan’s job and gave the team something better to build on this offseason. They’ve done some of that building by signing wide receiver Eric Decker, running back Chris Johnson and quarterback Michael Vick and they’ll continue it with a league-high 12 picks in the draft.
Decker’s arrival hasn’t stopped wide receiver from being a big need for the Jets while Antonio Cromartie’s departure has left the door open for another top cornerback to round out Ryan’s defense in the 2014 season. With so many picks, the Jets may be a team to watch in terms of trades as they have the flexibility to make moves throughout the process to nab the players they want before other teams can take them away.
Our preview of their needs has some suggestions of what positions those players might play. Check it out and then let us know what you think the Jets should do with their first-round selection.