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Team Draft Needs: New York Jets

By Scott Hurrey | March 24th, 2006

Up next in the team needs features for the draft section are the New York Jets. THN will be filling in all of the needs’ pages throughout March; so keep checking back for your favorite team.

New York Jets

2005 Results: 4-12, 4th in AFC – East
2006 Projected Cap Status: $102,499,344

2005 Season Recap:

The Jets had a rough 2005. The began the year full of hope and confidence, but that confidence never came to fruition, as Chad Pennington spent most of the season injured. He came back too early from his rotator cuff injury, and was ineffective until re-injuring him self – albeit a different injury in the same rotator cuff – last September.

Team Needs:

1. Defensive End: Now that John Abraham was finally been traded, the Jets will need to replace him with a playmaker. Hopefully for their sake, one that comes with a little less baggage.

2. Quarterback: The Jets discovered last season, that their quarterback position was not as sound as they originally thought. The Jets traded for Patrick Ramsey, and with Chad Pennington coming off another arm injury, they will likely try to move up to the number two spot to try and snag Matt Leinart.

3. Outside Linebacker: The Jets have one of the best young linebackers in the game in the middle in Jonathan Vilma. The problem is that he is the only real playmaker they have. With such a deep linebacking draft class, they may look to change that in the early rounds.

2006 Draft Picks:
1st Round – 4th Overall

Free agency status:
UFA: Chris Baker, TE; Mark Brown, LB; Jonathan Goodwin, G; Scott Gragg, T; James Reed, NT; Vinny Testaverde, QB; Kenyatta Wright, LB

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Scott Hurrey

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