The New York Jets are working out the top quarterbacks in the NFL Draft, as Mel Kiper Jr. re-released his draft rankings from 2016.
It’s the time of year students hate — report card season. But usually when a teacher wants to see that report card one more time, it’s a good thing.
Perhaps the teacher forgot to give you some extra credit points?
ESPN’s Head NFL Draft Guru, Mel Kiper Jr., re-released his grades from the 2016 NFL Draft. The New York Jets fell from a solid B- to a hardly inspiring C.
It’s easy to see why their second round pick, Christian Hackenberg, didn’t play a snap.
Kiper Jr. gave some rave reviews, though, for some of the Jets’ draft picks here via ESPN Insider.
But speaking of quarterbacks, despite the fact the Jets have a few young pieces in the QB room, they may not be done acquiring talent at the position.
According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini — “The Jets brass were in Chapel Hill, N.C., for a private workout with UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky yesterday. He put it on the radar at his recent pro day, when he said the Jets were one of the teams that wanted private time with him.”
Although that’s not the only quarterback they’ve done their homework on, as Cimini cites, they’ve also worked out Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer — despite the signing of Josh McCown and the draftings of Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.
The Jets need to hit the jackpot in this draft. What better than to accomplish the task that has been weighing on the fans and executives of the team for decades, than get yourself a franchise quarterback.
Many in the organization like Hackenberg, but he hasn’t even played a snap in an NFL game. If the front office has a franchise grade on any of these guys, they have to pull the trigger.
The Jets have a ton of needs and the ‘best player available’ strategy should be employed here if no quarterback tickles your fancy. Many believe the team should possibly take Jamal Adams, OJ Howard or maybe take a trade back scenario if it becomes available.
But it’s always news when the Jets are kicking the tires on the best quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft. Perhaps this is the year the age-old question is finally answered.