Good morning, Gang Green Nation! The 2021 NFL Draft is now history, and boy was it fun to watch the Jets try to fix the offense. Joe Douglas called the offense’s number with the first four picks in the draft, and ended up with a potential franchise quarterback, a potential top guard, an explosive slot receiver, and an explosive running back. Put that together with the Jets free agent signings and you can see the outlines of what could be the most exciting and prolific Jets offense in years.
The Jets followed up the run of offensive players by pivoting and choosing six straight defensive players to close out the draft. There weren’t a lot of big names on the defense, but there were a lot of uber-athletic players with major upside. The Jets chose two linebacker/safety hybrids, three cornerbacks and a defensive tackle to finish the draft, and all had some interesting athletic traits that suggest untapped potential.
In the end you could see a clear, well thought out approach to this draft and building this team. It may work out well, it may not, but the last three days give Jets fans plenty of reason to hope for the best, and that’s a nice change from prior regimes.
Here are your links to the Jets this glorious Sunday in May:
Mike Lupica - Zach Wilson is next in line to be the savior of the Jets
DJ Bien-Aime II - Jets go all in to help Zach Wilson early in draft
Bob Raissman - Jets need to try to limit the spotlight on Zach Wilson
Steve Serby - 2021 NFL Draft: Jets helping Zach Wilson leaves defense thin
Brian Costello - Marcus Maye contract talks ‘priority’ for Jets after NFL Draft
Gary Phillips – Jets GM Joe Douglas hoping to get long-term deal done with Marcus Maye
Randy Lange – Jets Draft Is Really About Competition, Depth, Improvement
Max Goodman - Did the New York Jets make a mistake passing on RB Javonte Williams?
Gary Phillips – 2021 NFL draft: Recapping the New York Jets’ picks
Tyler Calvaruso – Updated Jets projected depth chart following 2021 NFL Draft
Brian Costello - NFL Draft 2021: Jets’ Michael Carter pick was ‘no-brainer’
Brian Costello - Jets’ Michael Carters have already forged 2021 NFL Draft bond
Randy Lange – 2021 NFL Draft: RB Michael Carter, North Carolina, Round 4, Pick 107
DJ Bien-Aime II - Jets grab UNC RB Michael Carter in 4th round of NFL Draft
Max Goodman - New York Jets draft explosive running back in Michael Carter
Jack Williams – The Jets select UNC running back Michael Carter with the 107th pick
Justin Fried – NY Jets draft dynamic, explosive RB Michael Carter in Round 4
Randy Lange – 2021 NFL Draft: LB Jamien Sherwood, Auburn, Round 5, Pick 146
Max Goodman - New York Jets draft Auburn safety Jamien Sherwood in fifth round
Justin Fried – NY Jets draft Auburn linebacker Jamien Sherwood in the fifth round
Spencer Aber – 2021 NFL draft: Things to know about new Jets LB Jamien Sherwood
Tyler Greenawalt – 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking LB Jamien Sherwood
Randy Lange – 2021 NFL Draft: CB Michael Carter II, Duke, Round 5, Pick 154
Max Goodman - New York Jets draft Duke defensive back Michael Carter in fifth round
Justin Fried – NY Jets draft Duke CB Michael Carter II in the fifth round
Sam Neumann – 2021 NFL draft: Things to know about new Jets CB Michael Carter II
Eric Allen – 2021 NFL Draft: CB Jason Pinnock, Pittsburgh, Round 5, Pick 175
Spencer Aber – 2021 NFL draft: Things to know about new Jets CB Jason Pinnock
Max Goodman - New York Jets draft Pittsburgh cornerback Jason Pinnock in fifth round
Tyler Greenawalt – 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking CB Jason Pinnock
Justin Fried – NY Jets make excellent value pick in LB/S Hamsah Nasirildeen
Tyler Greenawalt – 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking LB Hamsah Nasirildeen
Eric Allen – 2021 NFL Draft: CB Brandin Echols, Kentucky, Round 6, Pick 200
Justin Fried – NY Jets draft Kentucky CB Brandin Echols in the sixth round
Tyler Greenawalt – 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking CB Brandin Echols
Randy Lange – 2021 NFL Draft: DT Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas, Round 6, Pick 207
Justin Fried – NY Jets select athletic freak DT Jonathan Marshall with final pick
Tyler Greenawalt – 2021 NFL draft: Instant analysis of Jets picking DT Jonathan Marshall
Tyler Calvaruso – 2021 NFL draft: Jets pick Arkansas’ Jonathan Marshall with 207th pick
Max Goodman - New York Jets draft three defenders in sixth round
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Enjoy the day everybody.