For the second year in a row, the Jets used their fourth-round pick on a running back when they drafted Louisville's Bilal Powell.
This pick raised some eyebrow's as the Jets already have three running backs and have publicly stated that they are keeping aging veteran LaDainian Tomlinson.
The Jets probably aren't going to keep four backs, and Powell's skills matches a lot of Tomlinson's. One example is he is a great pass-catcher, which was one of Tomlinson's main roles last year.
It's not looking good for Tomlinson, as the Jets are looking to make Shonn Greene their feature back next year. Also, the Jets probably won't want to cut ties with their investment in backup Joe McKnight.
The Jets would love to keep Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Antonio Cromartie, and if ditching Tomlinson would help them do that, then I think the Jets will definitely cut Tomlinson in the offseason.
There's still a chance Tomlinson stays, though. After all, the Jets did publicly say they were keeping him. Also, Powell only started one full season—before his senior year, he only started five games. This could scare the Jets, as they need a reliable second back to Greene since McKnight probably isn't ready to be one.
Overall, I think there's a 60 percent chance the Jets cut Tomlinson in the offseason.