New York Jets Draft: Mark Barron Out Until July With Hernia

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It has been reported today that Alabama safety and frequently mock-drafted to the New York Jets safety Mark Barron will be out until July or August with a double sports hernia. Owch.

At initial glance, this would seem to continue the recently never ending cycle of bad news for the Jets who had to be planning to give strong consideration to Barron at number 16. He is the type of athletic safety Rex Ryan’s defense desperately needs and was without question the top prospect at his position heading into this April.

However, considering the Jets equally…if not bigger need for a pass rushing outside linebacker perhaps this injury will be a blessing in disguise. How about the Jets grabbing Courtney Upshaw or Melvin Ingram at number 16 and then maneuvering up from their 2nd round pick to grab a sliding Barron? That would be a hell of a start to retooling this defense in proper manner.

The Jets have the 47th pick overall pick after their first pick at number 16. Barron was originally projected to go in the 15 – 25 range but with this injury, it isn’t crazy to think he could drift close enough to number 47 where it would be too tempting to ignore the urge to trade up for him.

A nice perk for the Jets this year is that they finally have a selection in every single round.

  • TARIQ

    ok listen i hope the jets make the right move in the draft one guy his not the hole team ever body comes to toghter

  • TARIQ

    they more shut down wr ss cb qb they need to score more points dont get rid of dustin keller they one more tight ed tall fast like veron davis from the 49ers

  • TARIQ

    the jets need to use more wrs on the roaster 4 wide or 5 wide they need to show dirfrent looks on the fieild change it up