Initial Reaction – New York Jets Trade For CB Quincy Wilson

Joe Belic with initial reaction to the New York Jets trading for CB Quincy Wilson

Once again, Gang Green adds additional talent to its arsenal of defensive players by trading the 211th pick to the Indiana Colts for cornerback Quincy Wilson.  

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NFL Draft – New York Jets Final Thoughts & Mock Draft

Joe Belic with final stats and a final mock draft for the New York Jets heading into NFL Draft night

The long-awaited day has finally arrived, and the NFL Draft is just hours away. Some fans remain firm on their favored course of action, while others have remained ambivalent.  In an effort to add some arsenal to your convictions or potentially help sway your opinion, below are some thoughts and stats that could be useful.  Happy Draft Day Jets fans!!!

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New York Jets 7 Round Mock – Trade-Sanity (JB)

Joe Belic with a 7 round mock for the Jets…chock full of trades

Joe Douglas is always on my mind whenever I peruse the aisles of my local grocery store: Trader Joe’s. I can’t help but to think about Joe’s personal draft day shopping list. We’re all familiar with team needs, but how he plans to cook up results is up for debate.  Nevertheless, I can’t assume Joe is satisfied with his capital, and he will have to figuratively become Trader Joe as bartering may be the only option to fulfill the checklist. I expect the components to be anything but bland; it’ll take a mix of ingredients to create the perfect recipe for success.  

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New York Jets NFL Draft – Adam Gase System Players…

Joe Belic on what Adam Gase’s history says about who the New York Jets could take in the NFL Draft

Collaboration is an integral part of Joe Douglas’ philosophy. While with the Eagles, Douglas worked in unison with Howie Roseman (GM), Doug Pederson (HC), and the rest of the team. In a recent article, Manish Meta supported this notion further with an in-depth analysis of Douglas’ draft process

This approach is a far cry from the divisiveness that was characteristic of previous regimes and a reason for Jets fans to remain hopeful. There is a lot to be optimistic about a GM willing to utilize all of his resources. Yet, the degree to which Adam Gase will influence the decision-making process has been a point of contention; clearly, Gase isn’t beloved among the fanbase.  Considering Douglas believes in selecting players that fit his coach’s system and Gase’s voice will undoubtedly be heard, how will this impact Gang Green during the draft and ultimately in the future? 

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New York Jets – How To Build The Offensive Line

Joe Belic on how the New York Jets should go about continuing to build their offensive line

Selecting a wide receiver with the eleventh pick has gained some momentum this past week as both Todd McShay and Brian Costello mocked Jerry Jeudy (WR) to the Jets. Nonetheless, with a deep class and an offensive line under construction, taking a wide receiver that early is a luxury the Jets can’t afford.  The disparity between run and pass blocking remains a concern, and all the more reason to target an OL with the first selection. 

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New York Jets, NFL Draft 2020 – Full 7 Round Mock Draft

Mock drafts have emerged as the lifeblood of the draft season craze. Various scenarios can, in a heartbeat, not only make one feel uplifted but also discouraged. With that said, I hope this particular piece evokes the former and leaves you with an optimistic view of what’s to come.

Note: I understand most fans, including myself, covet the “Big Four,” but we need to prepare for the likelihood that they won’t be available. In this particular outline, I have the Jets trading down. While I recognize it might not be the desired option by some, it yields the Jets some extra picks and the ability to address other needs.

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New York Jets – The Offensive Line Fits: Fant & McGovern

Joe Belic with a deep dive on the fits of George Fant and Connor McGovern on the New York Jets offensive line

The Jets didn’t exactly make the splash in free agency fans hoped for when the front office targeted George Fant on the first day of the tampering period. However, Fant’s athleticism remains intriguing and characteristic of what to expect for the future of the offensive line. 

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New York Jets – Thoughts On Quinnen Williams Situation

Joe Belic with thoughts on Quinnen Williams arrest last night.

The drama that is the New York Jets took another twist yesterday when 2019 first-round pick Quinnen Williams was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon at New York’s La Guardia Airport.  Although it’s unclear right now what the immediate punishment will be from the league and law enforcement, several questions remain: Was the gun “loaded”? Is this another Plaxico Burress situation? 

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New York Jets Top Five – Jets Combine Targets

Joe Belic with five targets the New York Jets could be looking at during this year’s NFL Scouting Combine

The lights are up, and the tree is decorated. For what you ask? The NFL combine, and in my household, it’s a national holiday. While I have my eye on many prospects, in this week’s Joe Jet 5, I examine a few targets that may appear on Joe Douglas’ radar (during days 2-4), who could potentially end up donning the green and white this upcoming season.  

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New York Jets Top Five – Joe Douglas Draft History & Predictions

Joe Belic dives into Joe Douglas’ draft history and predicts his approach for the New York Jets in 2020

As holes are filled in free agency, draft day targets could change.  Regardless, Joe Douglas and the Jets have already been linked to several prospects, namely at positions of need.  By evaluating Douglas’ draft history, in this week’s Joe Jet 5, I address the most discussed positions and predict where they will likely be selected.  

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