With the first wave of free agency in the past, team needs around the NFL are starting to become much clearer, making draft predictions much easier to complete—for most teams, that is.
Despite their newfound salary-cap flexibility, the New York Jets have been reluctant to make any big splashes outside of their acquisition of wide receiver Eric Decker. Factoring in their release of Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie, the Jets are essentially in the same position they were in before the start of the new league year.
In fact, one could argue that the Jets have more needs to address than they did before the markets opened.
There is still plenty of time for the Jets to patch up their roster before the draft, but it appears as if they may be forced to draft for need much more often than they would have liked.
Here are the latest seven-round projections for the Jets after the first week of free agency.