Pre-Draft Team Needs: New York Jets

The New York Jets were a big surprise in 2006 but were a huge disapointment last season. What do they need to do to get back to respectability? Details inside...

Players Added

Jesse Chatman/RB - He's a powerful runner who did a nice job of coming back last season after a two-year absence.

Tony Richardson/FB - He's still one of the best blockers at his position. You can see how the team decided they were going to address the poor rushing attack from last season with the additions at FB, LG, RT, and TE.

Bubba Franks/TE - He's a solid blocker and will help their inconsistent running game.

Damien Woody/OT - He finished last season really well but time will tell if he's going to be a big upgrade over Anthony Clement.

Alan Faneca/G - The revolving door at LG is finally gone. Faneca not only will bring stability and leadership to their offensive line, he'll help to make LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson a better player.

Kris Jenkins/DT - If healthy and his weight is under control, Jenkins could help their poor run defense.

Calvin Pace/OLB - While he only posted one good season he only played in the 3-4 for one season so this could be the defense where he finds the consistency that's been lacking in his career. Pace could be the missing pass rusher that the team has needed for many years.
 

Players Lost

Marques Tuiasosopo/QB - He's still looking for a job.

Justin McCareins/WR - He turned out to be a big disappointment in recent seasons but McCareins is back with the Tennessee Titans where it all started for him.

Wade Smith/OL - He visited the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs last week and is capable of playing center or guard.

Anthony Clement/OL - The versatile veteran was cut loose recently but he could be a valuable backup for a team as we get closer to the start of training camps.

Victor Hobson/LB - It took him a while but he'll play in the 3-4 again and this time he should be playing inside where he's a better fit.

Hank Poteat/CB - He usually finds a job on special teams and in a dime role.

Andre Dyson/CB - He was besieged by injury last season but should be able to find a job as a nickel back closer to the start of training camps.

Erik Coleman/S - He got hurt and for some reason, Coleman lost his job without explanation. At least he found a new home with the Atlanta Falcons.
 

Pre-Draft Team Needs

Cornerback
- They solved the problem at left cornerback last season with the addition of first-round pick Darrelle Revis. Now it's time to address the opposite side.

Running Back - Veteran Thomas Jones was a disappointment last season and the team is probably going to be looking for a younger player who brings a home run hitting ability to the position. It certainly would help if they got third-year RB Leon Washington more touches each game.

Wide Receiver - Veteran WR Laveranues Coles is as tough as they come but he's played through some nagging injuries in recent seasons that have worn him down. The coaches are looking to find more explosiveness from the position.

Free Safety - Former undrafted free agent Abram Elam was able to beat out Erik Coleman last season and is seen as the incumbent at the position. Still, there are some who believe the position needs to be upgraded.


Other Issues to Address

Offensive Line Depth

Defensive Line Depth

Linebacker Depth


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