The New York Jets have a pivotal decision to make at the draft. They should eschew other options and select one of the dynamic receivers that will be available.
Next weekend is a very important one for the New York Jets. They look to bolster their offense with some young talent in the draft. The biggest question: what will they do for quarterback Sam Darnold. Will they get him the protection he so desperately needs or will they get him a bonafide weapon to throw to? Drafting a receiver at 11 would do more for the team than an offensive lineman would.
The Jets have to address their wide receiver corps. They lost Robby Anderson to the Panthers in free agency and Quincy Enunwa’s future uncertain the New York Jets are left with Jamison Crowder and recently signed free agent Breshad Perriman. Crowder is a solid player. He and Darnold had a connection last season. Unfortunately, Crowder is locked in as the slot receiver.
Perriman had a solid second half of the 2019 season but no one mistakes him for a number one receiver. Drafting CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy gives Gang Green a future star and a multidimensional weapon that forces defenses to take notice.
Both of these receivers will add to whatever team they go to, that includes the Jets. Lamb had a great year at Oklahoma. He pulled in 62 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Jeudy had 77 catches for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Jets are getting the offensive firepower they so desperately need with either of these men.
Lamb and Jeudy are both dynamic wide receivers who will help tremendously in Adam Gase’s offense. Either man creates another level of strategy for opposing defenses to scheme against.
Gang Green then has their big three on offense in Darnold, Le’Vevon Bell and whichever one of these receivers Gang Green drafts. If General Manager Joe Douglas opts for one of these wideouts, the New York Jets offense would look something like this:
A very solid set of skill players for Darnold to work with.
To sum up the New York Jets offensive line in a word, “bad,” and it has been for a while. Getting a top 10 offensive linemen in this draft helps, but it isn’t a necessity. Douglas made great strides to improve the line with signings of Greg Van Roten, Connor McGovern, and George Fant.
More from New York Jets
- Caesars New York Promo Code: Win $250 Bonus GUARANTEED on ANY Bet!
- New York Jets: It’s Time to Move on from Sam Darnold
- How Adam Gase and Joe Judge Can Succeed in 2020
- New York Jets Still have Elite Talent in Running Back Le’Veon Bell
- New York Jets: C.J. Mosley Opts Out of 2020 NFL Season
The unit is vastly improved with those additions and the Jets can get more depth in the later rounds. This a very deep offensive line draft so there is no reason to worry about Darnold getting more protection, there is plenty of help to be found.
This is the perfect draft setup for the New York Jets. It has dynamic receivers at the top and a plethora of quality lineman throughout. Getting Sam Darnold that number one receiver, who is a matchup nightmare, will help Darnold develop to the next level. Not to mention that they would be fun to watch.
Should the New York Jets go wide receiver or offensive tackle with the 11th overall pick? Let us know in the comments section below or on social media.