Currently sitting at 3-7, the New York Jets don’t have much to look forward to. So let’s move on to the 2017 NFL Draft!In what seems like an eternity ago, the New York Jets were 10-6 last season, only a touchdown drive against the Buffalo Bills short of a playoff spot. But as if part of a cruel Shakespearean twist of fate, boisterous ex-Jets coach Rex Ryan led the Bills to that defensive stop that left New York fans utterly disappointed.
So naturally, coming into 2016, the team had high hopes after finally signing back quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and star defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, and in doing so, keeping that 10-win team mostly intact.
Well, that ‘success’ materialized as Fitzmagic has thrown a league-high 13 interceptions, the secondary has been porous beyond belief and the play calling/time management by the coaching staff has been atrocious.
But the comforting part about the NFL is that every season offers a new beginning. And the start to that is the NFL Draft, where teams have an opportunity to build home-grown talent from the ground up.
When Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan looks at his roster this offseason, he’ll see a pretty solid roster on a name-to-name basis. But apparently that doesn’t always equal success, and it’ll be up to him to use the draft to help end the Jets’ myriad of issues that have developed this season.
Check out this list to see who the Jets could take with their currently fifth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.