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  • Here are the results from the Forum Mock. Being the Gm was fun. Why didn't any of you apply? Jbond just gave me a team that nobody took, but I enjoyed it.

    Grade this:

    New York Jets

    Trades:

    "Selling High"
    Trade: Sent RB Thomas Jones to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 3rd round pick (#90 Overall)
    Logic: Jones is coming off a great season after an otherwise pedestrian career. We credit his success to Favre's impact on the game. He has hit the dreaded 30 year old mark for a RB. So we consider trading him now as "selling high". This is a great way to score some value and cap off his 2 year rental considering the minimal cost it took to get him and the production we've received in return.

    "Finding the right fit at the right value"
    3 way Trade (NYJ-ATL-BAL): Sent our First Rounder (18 overall) in exchange for LB Jarrett Johnson, a First Rounder (28 overall) and a Third Rounder (83 overall)
    Logic: At the 18 overall pick, we did not see a player available that could blow us away. Honestly, we liked Taylor Mays, Brandon Spikes, and Herman Johnson (as a RT prospect). With Mays off the board, we looked for a trade down and found a deal we liked and still ended up with Spikes who we really wanted badly. Jarrett Johnson was more than just a toss in, as we like his youth and the depth he provides in addition to his experience as a 3-4 OLB.


    "On Attack"
    Trade: Sent our 2nd Round pick (51 overall) and 3rd Round pick (90 overall) for Jacksonville's 2nd Round pick (40 overall).
    Logic: We had 1 player in mind and 1 player only who we were desperately pursuing. RB Shonn Greene. We were discussing with teams who had picks in the late 1st to the early 2nd to see if we could move up. We felt strongly that we had to jump ahead of Philly at the least. We finally found a partner in JAX and were elated to grab Greene.


    Draft Picks:


    28. New York Jets (f/ BAL) – Brandon Spikes LB/Florida
    Logic: Brandon Spikes is an incredible player who has proven to be one of the country's elite LB prospects. We wanted to pair him inside the heart of our Defense alongside David Harris in our 3-4 scheme to give us one of the brightest duos in the league for a very long time.

    40. New York Jets (f/ JAC) - Shonn Greene RB/Iowa
    Logic: With Leon "Sparky" Washington we wanted to add a back that better compliments his "breakaway" ability. Shonn Greene reminds us of Marion Barber's violent running style. He's got great balance and power in a compact frame, always falls forward, has a great spin move, stiff arm... and most off all never goes down upon first contact. He was the ONE player in the draft that we set out to get from the very beginning. Landing him set the War Room in celebration.

    79. New York Jets (f/ NO) - Derrick Williams WR/Penn State
    Logic: Laverneous Coles is getting old, Jericho Cotchery is a nice possession receiver, Dustin Keller is more like a tall WR than TE and he gives us a big receiving target. What's missing is a speed burner to turn up the sidelines and stretch the field. We targeted him going into the draft and landing him brought great satisfaction. D-Will will get time in the slot from the start but has the potential to become much more than that if he develops. We feel the WRs corps is now well rounded with nice talent.

    83. New York Jets (f/ ATL) - Vance Walker DT/Georgia Tech
    Logic: Our front 3 got a boost with the addition of Kris Jenkins, but at DE, Shaun Ellis is our only capable end. Kenyon Coleman is a depth guy being asked to start. At 6-3, 295, Vance Walker not only has ideal size for the 3-4 DE position, but he has the pass rushing mentality. There were other prospects with similar size, but Walker had the pass rushing skillset and repitoire that separated him from other available prospects and fit what we were looking for. His addition will boost our front 7 and Mangini can continue to add complexities to his schemes now that the right people and the right talents are in place.
    Last edited by D-Unit; 12-15-2008, 12:57 PM.

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    • I like it. My one and only criticism is that Derrick Williams, while talented, doesn't address the size issue in the receiving corps. Obviously at that point in the draft you can't really go for size and speed and get some polish as well at that point in the draft and Williams isn't a bad player, but size there would be nice as well. We really only have the tight ends for size and they aren't that big either (6'2 for Keller and 6'3 for Baker I believe). Also not exactly sure where Johnson fits in with Pace, Thomas, Gholston, and a little Bowens as well who flips back and forth between ILB and OLB, can play both, and is more of a natural OLB, but you can't have too many pass rushers and he's solid so it's tough to question. Overall if that actually happened come draft day I'd be really, really happy with it. Spikes is an awesome fit next to Harris in the middle and I absolutely love Shonn Greene for us. Great to get an end in there as well. Kind of tough to part with Jones especially because of his locker room presence and what he's done this year but better to get rid of a guy a year too early I guess.

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      • Originally posted by jmess15 View Post
        Did you see Vernon was inactive today. Can't say as I blame them, but wow...really liked him coming out. Hopefully he just needs time to develop.
        He needs better coaches.

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        • I posted before that I would have applied but it was during finals. Did you do this draft assuming that Favre would stay another year? Did this effect your draft at all / the talent of senior QBs in this draft.

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          • Originally posted by AlexDown View Post
            I posted before that I would have applied but it was during finals. Did you do this draft assuming that Favre would stay another year? Did this effect your draft at all / the talent of senior QBs in this draft.
            I did assume Favre would be back. I think he'll be back for at least 2 more seasons too. I figured with Clemens and Ainge that you had enough young untested arms. I wouldn't have drafted any QBs in the first 3 rounds.

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            • Originally posted by derza222 View Post
              I like it. My one and only criticism is that Derrick Williams, while talented, doesn't address the size issue in the receiving corps. Obviously at that point in the draft you can't really go for size and speed and get some polish as well at that point in the draft and Williams isn't a bad player, but size there would be nice as well. We really only have the tight ends for size and they aren't that big either (6'2 for Keller and 6'3 for Baker I believe). Also not exactly sure where Johnson fits in with Pace, Thomas, Gholston, and a little Bowens as well who flips back and forth between ILB and OLB, can play both, and is more of a natural OLB, but you can't have too many pass rushers and he's solid so it's tough to question. Overall if that actually happened come draft day I'd be really, really happy with it. Spikes is an awesome fit next to Harris in the middle and I absolutely love Shonn Greene for us. Great to get an end in there as well. Kind of tough to part with Jones especially because of his locker room presence and what he's done this year but better to get rid of a guy a year too early I guess.
              Johnson was strictly a toss in in that trade. I tried to get Demetrius Williams or Antwan Barnes, but they weren't biting. With D-Will it was a speed vs size thing. I did consider Heyward-Bey in round 1, but I liked Spikes a lot more. So it was between D-Will and Brian Robiskie in the 3rd and I pulled the trigger on D-Will factoring in how much he impacted Penn St. Without him, they'd be a different team. Without Robiskie, OSU wouldn't have missed a beat. Williams also has versatility in the return game... and the plan is to give Leon Washington more snaps... I think that is important... and with more snaps, that means you have to relieve him of some kick return duties. D-Will can easily help out in that department. Also, Robiskie isn't that much taller than Keller... but no one on the Jets roster has the kind of speed and talent that Williams has. Stretching the field helps to keep defenses honest... preventing them from keeping 8 in the box which helps the run. ...and with Favre's arm, there's no one currently who really allows Brett to take advantage of his deep throws... and that's not a good thing.

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              • Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                Johnson was strictly a toss in in that trade. I tried to get Demetrius Williams or Antwan Barnes, but they weren't biting. With D-Will it was a speed vs size thing. I did consider Heyward-Bey in round 1, but I liked Spikes a lot more. So it was between D-Will and Brian Robiskie in the 3rd and I pulled the trigger on D-Will factoring in how much he impacted Penn St. Without him, they'd be a different team. Without Robiskie, OSU wouldn't have missed a beat. Williams also has versatility in the return game... and the plan is to give Leon Washington more snaps... I think that is important... and with more snaps, that means you have to relieve him of some kick return duties. D-Will can easily help out in that department. Also, Robiskie isn't that much taller than Keller... but no one on the Jets roster has the kind of speed and talent that Williams has. Stretching the field helps to keep defenses honest... preventing them from keeping 8 in the box which helps the run. ...and with Favre's arm, there's no one currently who really allows Brett to take advantage of his deep throws... and that's not a good thing.
                Ah gotcha on Johnson. You had me fooled in your writeup with the "Johnson was more than just a toss-in" comment there. Like I said even though I'm not sure how much he'll see the field it can't hurt to add another guy that can get after the quarterback.

                I understand the logic behind the Williams pick, especially the return value with Leon Washington getting more touches on offense. Just pointing out that our WR corps is missing more than just speed. Obviously it's tough to get a guy with both size and speed at that point so to take a guy that's good at one rather than medicre at both who will impact special teams on top of it is obviously a nice find at that point. One name to keep in mind, though, is David Clowney. A little raw at the moment and he hasn't gotten on the field until last game mostly due to injury, but he's the one guy with legit speed on our roster that can get deep. Unfortunately at this point he can't make much of an impact so I'm not saying we don't need to get more speed at the position at all, but we do have a talented fast guy on the roster, albeit just one.

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                • So...we got seven guys in the Pro Bowl. Five alternates. Not bad...

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                  • Did we have any guys in the Pro Bowl last year?

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                    • Nope, Rhodes and maybe Leon as a returner should have made it last year, but didn't

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                      • Originally posted by gsorace View Post
                        Nope, Rhodes and maybe Leon as a returner should have made it last year, but didn't
                        Yup, Leon made it as the return guy this year but Rhodes is still missing his elusive Pro Bowl berth, one of our five alternates. Hope he gets one eventually, he really deserves it.

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                        • Originally posted by derza222 View Post
                          Yup, Leon made it as the return guy this year but Rhodes is still missing his elusive Pro Bowl berth, one of our five alternates. Hope he gets one eventually, he really deserves it.
                          Doesn't deserve it based on this season. Throw in the season Polamolu is having, and the big plays Reed has made, and there was no chance in hell. He hasn't been a playmaker this season.....


                          Courtesy of Fenikz - Much Appreciated

                          Originally posted by dRaFtDoRk
                          You can't be a good corner if no one throws your way. Thats my way of seeing it.

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                          • Originally posted by The Great Jonathan Vilma View Post
                            Doesn't deserve it based on this season. Throw in the season Polamolu is having, and the big plays Reed has made, and there was no chance in hell. He hasn't been a playmaker this season.....
                            Right, he just hasn't had his opporunities on this defense this season. It's unfortunate really, because he certainly has the talent to he just hasn't been put in that kind of position. Has been a bit more of a diva this year though, or at least it seems like it. Hopefully he gets one eventually because he's deserved it more than once...

                            I think NT might become a bit more of a priority this offseason with how the run defense has faltered some, I think we may have leaned a bit on Jinx too much and worn him down a bit, it would be nice to have a high level guy to develop and spell him so they both stay fresh.

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                            • I agree with both of those comments. Rhodes has been good, but he hasn't been getting in there at the line of scrimmage blowing guys up and he hasn't been breaking up as many passes as he used to. That may change if they get a guy that is better to play next to him.

                              As for NT, we definitley need another guy. As good as Jenkins has been(MVPesque until the last few games), Im still nervous he'll get fat and lazy in a year or two. Even if he doesn't the backups we have can't be our starter on a regular basis. So whether it's an injury or Jenkins just getting old, we need a guy that's ready to step in.

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                              • Totally off topic but Josh, I still crack up every time I see Brooks Bollinger in your sig. Time for a new sig?

                                Lets go Jets!

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