The Jets acquired a quarterback this week. Let’s see if we can find someone to protect him.
This year’s NFL Draft feels like an afterthought for the Jets after Aaron Rodgers’ trade excitement, but it will help Joe Douglas deliver the Super Bowl trophy Rodgers spoke of Wednesday. This does not mean that acquiring talent is not important.
The Jets dropped from the 13th overall pick to 15th overall in a trade with the Packers this week.
The Jets are believed to be looking for offensive tackles to solidify blockers in front of Rodgers.
But moving up to No. 15 means the top four tackles of Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr., Northwestern’s Peter Skolonski, Georgia’s Broderick Jones and Tennessee’s Darnell Wright are It could mean the Jets are gone before they can choose.
“At the end of the day, we needed 13 players and now we need 15 players who are really excited and I’m happy with that,” Douglas said.
Assistant general manager Rex Hogan said the trade wouldn’t change anything for the Jets.
“No real effect. Our board is still the same,” Hogan said. “We continue to go along with the process and the way we have built our roster gives us the flexibility to go in the direction we want with the available players.”
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The Jets don’t have as many needs as they used to, but their offensive line stands out.
Douglas vowed to fix the offensive line when he took office in 2019, and has already used two first-round picks for offensive linemen, but the unit still has holes.
“I think this team has a really good culture in place.There is a standard of effort, tension and violence that our line needs to play for and we will take every opportunity we can to add to that. type of player when they become available,” Douglas said. “I’m not going to sit here and say that I’m happy with the offensive line or the defensive line. , which will always be a strong focus for us.
With the offensive lineman gone, Douglas considers trading back for more picks or getting Jackson-Smith-Nigba, an Ohio wide receiver recently linked to the Jets. May.
A year ago, Douglas pulled off a successful first-round draft with Sauce Gardner and Garrett Wilson. They won the Defensive and Offensive Rookie of the Year honors respectively.
We’ll see if Douglas has an encore for him and how he can help the new quarterback.