Ahhh can you smell it in the air? The NFL Draft, a mere 20-some odd hours away. I'm ready for football season!
Earlier this offseason, Mike Tannenbaum got off to a great start by signing for former San Diego Chargers Antonio Cromartie and LaDainian Tomlinson. And now with the newest additions of pass rusher Jason Taylor from the Dolphins, wide receiver Santonio Holmes from the Steelers, and a stellar returning team, the No. 29 NY Jets are not in need of much this year.
What they do need is a solid defensive end. Enter Penn State’s Jared Odrick.
Odrick has the ideal size for Rex Ryan’s 3-4 defensive system. He should have no problem coming into his own in this position.
He’s huge and powerful—exactly what the Jets need to continue living up to the reputation of best defense in the league.
Odrick has also proven that he can rush the passer. This will create more pressure from the defensive line. I’m all for it!
He also has amazing leverage and room for growth—great traits to possess in the NFL.
With Shaun Ellis’ contract with the Jets coming to a close this season, I see Odrick as a great replacement.
However, in the event that the Jets do not acquire Odrick, Terrence Cody, defensive tackle from Alabama is also available.
With an aging Kris Jenkins coming off an injury, this beast of a player (348 pounds according to Scout.com ) would be an excellent force to obtain for the Jets' defense.
Then there’s also the possibility of acquiring Sergio Kindle, DT from Texas, or safety Taylor Mays from USC.
I’m not all for the idea of Kindle playing for New York, but hard-hitting Mays would be a viable option for the team. The Jets are in need of safety help after trading away Kerry Rhodes—not to mention Mays also hails from Mark Sanchez’s alma mater.
Jets fans, we’ll have to see how it all goes down tomorrow night. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN and NFL Network, live from Radio City Music Hall.
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