The future is now. Geno Smith is a New York Jet and could compete with Mark Sanchez right away.
Newest Jets Sheldon Richardson and Dee Milliner aren’t sweating the pressure of playing in New York.
The Jets wear a splintered crown. They lost Revis because the owner wanted him gone. They have Rex Ryan because the owner wants him. And perhaps they spent the first two picks on defense — surprise! — because Ryan wanted them.
Don’t let the defensive picks from Thursday night change your understanding of the reality. If Ryan truly yielded power in that war room, the offense would be trotting out new weapons on Friday.
New York still has some major needs on offense after going after two defensive players on the opening day of the draft, which runs through Saturday.
Dee Milliner. Doesn’t sound like Darrelle Revis, does it? Lacks a certain ring and, right now, a certain set of credentials.
The New York Jets are loading up on defense by taking Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Jets selected Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner at number 9 overall in the NFL Draft.
There’s no high-profile quarterback destined to go No. 1. There’s not even a running back or wide receiver worthy of the top overall pick. There’s just beef. And lots of it.
The draft’s top corner brushed off concerns about his health Wednesday, and said he’d “feel fine” replacing Darrelle Revis in New York.
Will the Jets consider a quarterback such as West Virginia’s Geno Smith or Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib so high in the first round? Or with an eye on the future, might they consider Mike Glennon or Florida State’s EJ Manuel in the second round?
Based on the way they have played this year and throughout their college career, here’s a look at the top five college players based on their on-field performance.