The up-and-coming New York Jets addressed several key needs in the 2014 NFL draft. General manager John Idzik sustained a deliberate approach in filling the Jets' most crucial voids. New York owned 12 picks in the draft, enabling the brain trust optimal flexibility.
While rumors swirled across social media in regard to what the Jets might (or might not) do on draft day, Idzik stuck to his plan. The Jets' biggest needs before the draft were safety, tight end, cornerback and wide receiver. The Jets addressed each of those needs, bolstering a roster formerly decrepit of offensive playmakers.
As the Jets look toward the 2014 season with hopes of contending, initial post-draft reaction indicates they're capable of earning a playoff berth. The following slideshow examines the Jets' initial post-draft, 53-man depth chart.
Note: All depth chart information is courtesy of Ourlads.com; some draft picks are not projected to make the 53-man roster. Drafted rookies denoted with overall pick position and round in parentheses.