Reader’s Mock Draft: New York Jets are on the Clock

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The NFL draft will be here before we know it.  Now that Free Agency has settled down, team needs have come into focus.  That could mean only one thing – it’s time for another mock draft!  But rather than us sitting back and throwing darts at the wall, we thought we’d let you join in the fun.  We’ll roll through the draft order and give each team choices based on team needs and the best players available and you’ll vote on the picks for each team. On with the countdown…

 18.  New York Jets (8-8)

The one word to describe the Jets 2013 campaign would be, drama.  While the team did improve over 2012 and finish 8-8, there is no denying the season was riff with anxious moments behind the scenes. The first battle was over the starting QB’s, Sanchez and Geno Smith.  Then there was the constant cloud over head coach, Rex Ryan. Many thought he would be fired before the middle of the season.

Even with all the swirls of a dysfunctional family, they hung in there and finished second place in the AFC East.  It was the third season now they have missed the playoffs, and Ryan’s longevity hung in the balance.  At the outset of the offseason, the Jets management declared they were supportive of Rex Ryan and looked forward to improving the team for the 2014 season.  While the Jets have been relatively quiet during the Free Agency Period, they can’t seem to avoid the spotlight of drama, by signing Michael Vick they will start this season as last, with a QB controversy.   I am sure as the season progresses, the hounds will start barking for Ryan’s throat if they don’t get a fast start.