Florham Park, NJ – The New York Jets, who have not done many things well in the last decade, have found themselves in an extraordinary position in the final stages. NFL Draft On Saturday.
At the end of receiving global acclaim.
Instead of picking up the bow, coach Robert Saley cut it off.
“We’re been ridiculed all over the world,” Saleh said, recalling his time as the Seahawks’ assistant coach in Seattle in 2012. Bruce Irwin, Bobby Wagner And Russell Wilson We got a D grade in the first three rounds, if I remember.
“It’s okay. We have to nurture these young people. They have to come in, they have to act. We know in three more years.”
The Jets exited with seven players, including four in the top 36 selections. They used their original first-round picks at Cincinnati Cornerback Ahmed “Sauce” Gardner And Ohio State White Receiver Garrett WilsonAnd they traded down in the first round to select the Florida state defensive end Jermaine Johnson II. They traded to Iowa State in the second round Breeze Hall.
Gardner, Wilson and Hall were considered by many draft analysts to be the best players in their respective positions.
General Manager Joe Douglas amassed additional draft capital through trade protection Jamal Adams And quarterback Sam Dornold In 2020 and 2021, respectively. Going into the draft, he said the jets have a chance to do “something better”.
When it was over Douglas did not want to call it that, but he was clearly satisfied.
“Some things have progressed our way in terms of draft, but we have made the most of our opportunities to add quality players,” said Douglas, who finished his third draft as GM. “Finally, let’s see how this plays out over the next two years.
“Nothing went right with the draft, but over the last two years, things have gone our way and I feel like we’re taking advantage of our opportunities.”
The Jets needed the arrival of talent after finishing 4-13, their 11th consecutive season outside the playoffs – the longest active drought in the league.
After the first four selections, the Jets added a tight end Jeremy Ruckert In the third round, a pair closes the draft with a fourth round pick – tackle Max Mitchell And defensive decision Michael Clemens. They started with nine choices, but left a total of seven choices after trades that allowed Johnson and Hall to go up.
What remains the status of the 2020 first-round exam is a question that remains Maggie Pecton, Knee surgeon and did not participate in the off-season program. Speculations about him had been swirling for months. Saleh publicly urged Pectan to rejoin the team after dealing with weight issues.
“You want all your comrades to be here,” Saleh said of the attack. “It’s voluntary, but I know he’s snatching his tail in Dallas. We have jumps on him. We know what he’s doing, and we know where he’s in his rehab.”
Looking at a TV camera, Saleh smiled and said, “Dude, we want to get you back here. We’ll take care of you.”
Sale announced Pecton at the end of the season, saying he wanted to compete George Font Left tackle to win the job again. On Saturday, when asked about Pecton’s role, he escaped, noting that they had a chance to move him to the right fight.