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So what did New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan have to say about the draft? Why is Josh Rosen to the green and white getting louder? 

On Monday, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan spent over 20 minutes talking to the media. So…what did he say?

Well, it wasn’t who the team would be taking with the No. 3 pick, that’s for sure. But he hasn’t ruled out taking a safety with his top draft pick, according to Bleacher Report’s Connor Hughes.


I’m sure you’ve heard the cliché “you can never have enough good safeties,” am I right? Heavy sarcasm aside, Maccagnan pretty much said nothing of note on Monday. Although he did put on his dress shoes the way he was avoiding all those bullets. Maybe a Matrix reference would make more sense here? But I digress.

He even suggested the team could take a heavy look in the third round for running backs, which is when the Jets’ next available pick lands after their first rounder. I wish there was someone we knew here at Elite Sports New York who did a piece breaking down potential third-round running back prospects. If only I could remember their name…

While the top of the Jets’ draft board is set in stone, the backend is getting some more finagling. According to some NFL scouts I talked with, it’s not unusual to stack the end of the draft board all the way up through Wednesday, the night before the draft.

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While many (myself included) are starting to wrap my head around the “Baker Mayfield to the Jets” idea, it just sounds too good to be true.

Two nuggets I found on Twitter that interest me greatly. First off, Vegas always knows and the fact that Josh Rosen is their new favorite, as SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano notes, is worth documenting.

Meanwhile, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller is filtering out a lot of crap that gets sent his way and he is hearing Rosen to Jets last second.

If Rosen is the guy, just a heads up: My first article is going to be something like “New York Jets select The Rosen One to solve quarterback woes.” You’re welcome in advance.

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