Did any future New York Jets play in the National Championship game Monday night? If so, who are the best fits in green and white?
The New York Jets need to get better during the 2018 offseason. If they can, they have a chance to snap their playoff-less streak. It’s getting eerily close to Buffalo’s just-ended 17-year drought—okay, not quite—but a little too close for comfort.
We’ve beaten a dead horse talking about the variety of needs for the green and white. Here’s my philosophy: Use free agency to try and fill every hole on your roster. You probably won’t fill every hole, but that should be the mentality.
Then, when the NFL Draft comes, you have the flexibility to take the best player available. Which is factually proven as the best strategy on planet Earth.
I speak to NFL Draft Insider Connor Rogers every week on The Score 1260 and we did a special National Championship edition talking about the pro player prospects playing in the game:
.@ConnorJRogers of @BleacherReport talked with @BoyGreen25 to break down #NFL prospects in tonight's #NationalChampionship game right here on @TheScore1260!https://t.co/MhyABb8HsV
— The Score 1260 (@TheScore1260) January 8, 2018
A few positions of need for the Jets are featured including a quartet of running backs.
Bo Scarbrough, Alabama
A beast with a ton of potential. An absolute load to deal with coming out of the backfield. Projected as a fourth or fifth-round pick.
Damien Harris, Alabama
Led the Crimson Tide the past two seasons in rushing. Hasn’t shown a consistent knack to help in the passing game, which is a must at the next level.
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
Could’ve been the next top-five pick at running back before suffering that gruesome injury. Has bounced back but hasn’t looked exactly the same. Can be had later than his running mate and could be a nice find.
Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
Explosive doesn’t tell the story. This guy is a dynamic playmaker that’ll end up going in the second round. The Jets should circle his name and seriously consider using one of their two second-round picks on him.
Other Jets News, Stories:
- 2018 Mock Draft: Is it Baker Mayfield time? (Darryl Slater of NJ.com)
- Should Jets pursue Alex Smith? (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York)
- New York Jets Report Card (Andy Vasquez of North Jersey.com)