Coming off a breakout, Cinderella story playoff run, the Jets Super Bowl dreams were halted by the Colts.
However, this is a young team, and they do not have many needs. Despite having less draft picks than norm, they have other options to fill their spots.
They already have gained a great player and filled a hole with Antonio Cromartie. The have new holes but more money by losing Rhodes and Jones. This is one possible offseason guide to get their holes filled.
Here are their needs:
1) Rush Linebacker
3) Defensive end
4) Wide receiver
5) Backup QB
(note: If Leon goes RB is big need)
(all draft picks are using Walter Footballs mock draft)
Jerry Hughes by way of their first round pick.
To fill their biggest need, the Jets should use their 1st round pick on TCU's Jerry Hughes. One of the top rush linebackers, Jerry Hughes could complement Calvin Pace and supplement their pass rush.
Brodney Pool by way of free agent signing
In order to fill Kerry Rhodes shoes, the Jets need a new Free Safety. Brodney Pool was not tendered, so to sign him no restrictions are in effect. He's young at 26, and would fill in nicely. The only question mark is his concussion history.
Lammar Houston by way of 2nd round pick
Clifton Geathers by way of 7th round
With their second pick, the Jets should get Lammar Houston. A good defensive end, Houston should be an injection of youth to the aging D-line.
Geathers has a good 40 and decent strength, he could be a sleeper. (In the picture he is sacking King Tebow!)
Jake Delhomme by way of signing
I think the jets backup should be Delhomme. Read my other article for five reasons why.
Matt Dodge by way of 6th round pick
If you saw the Bengals playoff game on TV, you are like Shane Weatherford. He is not a really good punter and can't just miss a playoff game. Matt Dodge is the drafts best punter.
Laverneaus Coles by way of signing
Marcus Easley by way of 4th round pick
To add depth to the receiver position, the Jets should take back Coles, for the third time. Marcus Easley ha great raw skills, a good sleeper.