The Jets may look to add a cornerback early in the draft. Andre Dyson, Hank Poteat, and Justin Miller currently provide the main support in coverage, but the passing defense needs a player who can pester opposing receivers and be a ‘shutdown’ type of corner. The team’s passing defense was above average, but improvement would be welcome.
On offense, the team will continue building an incredible foundation on the line. Tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and center Nick Mangold were both first round selections for the Jets last draft, and this time around, adding a talented guard to the mix would give the Jets a young line that can grow together. If the team gets the right guard, the line could easily become a dominant one for many seasons.
As for the wide receiver spot, Laveranues Coles and Jerricho Cotchery have had tremendous seasons, and while the team is waiting for Brad Smith to progress, an additional threat at the position would be a welcome addition to the passing attack. Justin McCareins just isn’t consistent enough and entering next season, Tim Dwight will be thirty-two. Dwight is also undersized and known more for his special teams success than receiving talents—he hasn’t had more than 19 receptions in any of the past four seasons. Smith’s development could be the ultimate indicator of what the Jets decide to do, but another receiver would help open up the offense even more.
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