We all know that in order to fully grade a team's draft, one has to wait two to three years. But, in the case of first-year GM Mike Maccagnan, there were at least two moves we can look at that appear to be very advantageous.

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini joined Armen and Levack and pointed out the highlights:


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1. "He took Leonard Williams in the first round.  The Jets certainly did not need another defensive lineman, but he was arguably the best player in the draft. They got lucky that he fell and they took him.  So I think that took a certain amount of conviction for McCagnan.

2. "I like the way he traded.  They made three trades during the draft.  They traded up, traded down, and traded to get the running back Zac Stacy. It looks like a guy who, for a rookie GM, looked like he had been there before and he just seemed to be in control and that’s what I liked about [the Draft].”

It's true that Maccagnan had no fear in his first draft. John Idzik on the other hand last year, Jets fan? Uh, yeah. Welcome, Mike Maccagnan - You're a nice breath of fresh air!

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