Unless the New York Jets think trading for Tim Tebow is going to fix their running game and the signing of former Oakland Raiders receiver Chaz Schilens is the cure for their passing woes, they must look to target multiple offensive players in the draft.
With Plaxico Burress leaving in free agency, the Jets will be left with a wide-receiver corps featuring locker- room cancer Santonio Holmes, second-year player Jeremy Kerley, the under-assuming Patrick Turner, who had a total of eight receptions last season, and the recently signed Schilens.
Last season New York's passing game ranked 21st in the league. The leading receiver was tight end Dustin Keller with 65 receptions, followed by Santonio Holmes with 51.
Mark Sanchez simply needs more blue-chip weapons. He especially needs a prototypical, tall deep threat who can complement the shorter Holmes and Kerley. He also can use a red zone target with the departure of Burress.
The once powerful ground and pound game that was the league's best just two seasons ago has fallen flat. Last season, the rushing offense ranked 22nd in the league with Shonn Greene taking over lead-back duties.
While Greene rushed for 1,054 yards, he does not appear to be the answer. An upgrade is needed, even more so when the depth chart consists of Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell.
The Jets are lucky that this year's draft class is deep at receiver, and they can find a serviceable running back in the middle rounds.
Here are five studs the Jets must target.