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Based on rumors of Tampa Bay willing to give up the 13th, 73rd (3rd round) and 181st (6th round) overall picks in exchange for Darrelle Revis, here is an outside the box strategy the New York Jets could consider
9) Geno Smith, Quarterback, West Virginia - Instead of taking one of the top 4 OLB prospects (Dion Jordan, Ziggy Ansah, Jarvis Jones, Barkevious Mingo) the Jets could consider taking the best quarterback in the draft. With how the quarterback situation around the league is shaking out and with certain teams unlikely to take one in the top ten, Smith may just be there for the Jets’ taking.
Part of why Smith is such an intriguing prospect is because of his ability to stand tall in the pocket and make quick release decisions. He can use his legs if need be, but has stated that he isn’t limited to playing the style of a mobile quarterback.
Taking Smith at 9 could be a smart, solid move by the front office to help rebuild the offense, starting with the most important position on the field. As we all know, a Rex Ryan led defense will likely be among the top 10 in the league. Ryan’s ability to scheme and call defense is second to none. It is important to note that the Jets had the worst defense of Ryan’s career as a coach in 2012, yet still finished as the 8th ranked unit in the league.
13) Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver, West Virginia Why wouldn’t you take the most electric offensive player in the draft if available? Why wouldn’t you take him after you just drafted his QB of 3 years? Keeping the two together not only makes sense, but it also solves many issues and creates flexibility. While it would be a smaller unit, a group of Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, Tavon Austin, Stephen Hill, and a minimum vet like Braylon Edwards could be a very good WR corps and a great group of weapons for new QB Geno Smith to have in his arsenal. Austin is the most complete wide receiver in the class, and it will also make the possibility of cutting Santonio Holmes next year – if he under performs on his contract – easier to swallow
It will be tough to sell not taking a pass rusher in round one, but look at the following group from top to bottom and you will see why it would not be the worst thing the organization could do. In the following rounds, the Jets could have a chance to take some of these pass rushing prospects
Jarvis Jones – 2nd round (slim chance, but you never know)
Tank Carradine - 2nd round (see Jones note)
Arthur Brown – 2nd round
Sio Moore – 2nd or 3rd round
Jamie Collins – 2nd or 3rd
Chase Thomas – 3rd round
Corey Lemonier - 3rd round
These seven players all have the physical tools and potential to become rookie starters for the Green and White. With the offense getting help in the first round, the Jets can address OLB in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
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A recent report suggested that the deadline for the Bucs to trade for Darrelle Revis is the Friday before the draft. Others have suggested that a trade can come down as late as the Bucs being on the clock in round one. Whether these are smoke screens given from the Bucs or Jets to the media or the media just throwing suggestions out there, here is another scenario for you to ponder...
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