It might sound cliche, but it’s the way to go . . .
The Jets’ approach in the draft needs to be simple.
They need to stick to their value board, that they spent months to set up, and pick the highest-rated player when they are on the clock.
And it sounds like that is what they are going to do.
“I think part of the goal of any free agency is going into a draft without any huge perceived holes to give teams a target of, “Ok, they’re definitely going for this position. They definitely need this position; they don’t have a starter here.” So, I think what we did, we were able to get Laken (Tomlinson), be able to get D.J. Reed, (Jordan) Whitehead, the two tight ends, Solly (Solomon Thomas), bring Nate Shepherd back, I feel like we were able to add quality players that are going to help us so we can go into draft and maintain our flexibility,” said Jets GM Joe Douglas.
But clearly the Jets need an edge-rusher and a cornerback, so if two player grades are even when they are on the clock, clearly you go with the position of need.
However, you don’t reach for it, because that often doesn’t work out.
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