Did The Jets Do Enough To Help Geno?
Many people believed the Jets top priority in the 2014 NFL Draft was to give Geno Smith (or Michael Vick) some offensive weapons. After all, Gang Green was second to last in the NFL last season in passing yards (2,932) and last in touchdowns (13).
Mel Kiper and Todd McShay joined Mike and Mike on Monday morning to address whether or not the Jets did enough for second-year quarterback Smith.
“I think they did with Amaro,” said Kiper. “He’s someone they can look to early and often, especially in the red zone.”
“I would’ve rather them at 49 take (Indiana wide receiver) [Cody] Latimer. But after Amaro and [Austin] Seferrian-Jenkins, the drop off was enormous.
“The problem is, Jalen Saunders is going to be a possession guy, just a slot / quick receiver. Shaq Evans is another possession guy. Quincy Enunwa is a big physical guy. If you look at those three, you hope you hit on one of them.”
The Jets piled up three wideouts and a tight end in the 2014 draft so they definitely put an emphasis on offensive options for the quarterback. Whether or not they made their wideout options early enough or took the right ones, we won’t know for sure for another few years.
Other Jets offensive picks:
Round 2, Pick 17 (49) – TE Jace Amaro (Texas Tech)
Round 4, Pick 4 (104) – WR Jalen Saunders (Oklahoma)
Round 4, Pick 15 (115) – WR Shaq Evans (UCLA)
Round 6, Pick 33 (209) – WR Quincy Enunwa (Nebraska)