Adam Schefter of ESPN reported today that Jason Taylor was signed by the New York Jets to a one-year deal. Jason Taylor is a linebacker who specializes in pass rush. The Jets hope he can give them the pass rush they so desperately need.
It is odd for someone so hated by the Jets to be wearing green and white. Taylor, a longtime Dolphin, infamously once said that the Jets take the "the 'cl' out of class." This is another move in Mike Tannenbaum's busy offseason.
How does this effect the upcoming draft? Not much. First, the Jets still need defensive end help. This can be helped by Jerry Hughes or Linval Joesph in the First Round.
Secondly, Taylor (like Holmes, Cromartie, Pool, Folk, Washington, Edwards, Cotchery, Smith, Mangold, Ellis, and Harris) is a free agent next year, so the Jets need a young guy.
Finally, Taylor doesn't have much in the tank, so he might only be a nickel rusher.
Either way, the Taylor signing can help augment the Jet's pass rush. They seem to be putting together the pieces for a Super Bowl winning team.