Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Grading the New York Jets' offense: Post-draft update

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Between April’s NFL Draft and the punishments levied on the Patriots thanks to Deflategate, the AFC East is becoming a more competitive division. While that doesn’t mean New England won’t come out on top for the seventh straight season, it means there may be more competition on the way there.

The Jets had one of the better drafts in the league under first-year general manager Mike Maccagnan, adding multiple pieces on the offensive side of the ball that have a chance to become impact players down the line. Let’s take a look at what has changed since the initial version of these grades were handed out in March.


Not much is different in the Jets’ quarterback room as far as the 2015 season is concerned, but trading up to draft Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty in the fourth round will have significant long-term ramifications in New York. The March grades alluded to the Jets potentially using a high-draft pick to add a quarterback, and while that opportunity was ultimately not presented to Maccagnan, the team did add a player with starting potential down the line.

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