Now that the Jets have found a defensive end of the future in Muhammad Wilkerson, what should they look to do on day two of the NFL Draft? The Jets have no second round selection and pick at the back end of round three tonight (94th pick overall).
There are many players on the board the Jets were rumored to be targeting with the 30th overall pick, including Akeem Ayers, Brooks Reed, Jabaal Sheard, and Justin Houston. It might be very tempting for Mike Tannenbaumto attempt to move into the middle or end of round two if one of them begins sliding.
However, they may not have the ammunition to move up considering there are no player trades and the Jets only have one pick each in rounds 3-7. It may require dipping into next year’s collection of picks, if the Jets really want to make a bold move tonight.
Personally, I think Houston is going to be a bust. He has too many questions about his desire and consistency. However, if Sheard, Ayers, or Reed is still available in the bottom half of round two. I do think it could be worth it making a big leap to acquire one of them. The Jets could walk away tonight having addressed their two biggest needs and then look to add on to their secondary or receiver position with whatever picks they have left on day three.
We know Mike Tannenbaum won’t ever hesitate to be bold, let’s see what he has up his sleeve tonight.