Who should the Jets take at 6? It’s not who you think!

This New York Jets team needs to get younger on both sides of the ball. That starts with getting rid of Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, and possibly Eric Decker as well but I’m not so sure about that one just yet. This would allow emerging target Quincy Enunwa and the rest of New York’s young WRs to grow with QBs Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.

On the defensive side of the ball, trade Sheldon Richardson and load up on draft picks. Let Darrelle Revis walk his way to the next sucker team to pay him $16M just to get burned time and time again. As much as I love the guy, it’s time to let David Harris go and give Darron Lee an opportunity to be the middle man for this defense. Lee and Leonard Williams should be the leaders of this young defense next season.

Everyone will be clamoring over how the Jets should draft one of the young signal callers coming out of college or even a cornerback to replace Revis. Despite this, the Jets can take a huge step in the rebuilding process by selecting an offensive tackle in this draft. Of course the highest rated tackle on everyone’s big board is Alabama’s Cam Robinson. If he were ever able to slip to #6 the Jets should take him in a heartbeat.

With the team re-signing Brian Winters, James Carpenter returning from an injury, and Wesley Johnson beginning to look like he’s capable of filling Nick Mangold’s big shoes at center, the Jets seem to have a serviceable interior offensive line and all they need now is a tackle to protect those young QBs they have in Hackenberg and Petty. With the Ryan Clady experiment off to a not-so-hot start and G Breno Giacomini not being capable of blocking anyone, New York is in serious need of a tackle.

Next season they should let Petty and Hack steer this ship and if it doesn’t work out, next draft would most likely feature the Jets owning a top draft pick to use on a quarterback in next year’s QB-heavy class. One thing that helps young quarterbacks is having a sturdy offensive line and getting someone like Cam Robinson would be the perfect piece to fix the Jets’ offensive tackle woes.

-Vin Basselini

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