The New York Jets biggest need this offseason is undoubtedly to surround potential franchise quarterback Geno Smith with much better weapons, as the Jets group of pass-catchers is among the worst in the NFL. Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson, and Jeff Cumberland can do some nice things (Kerley moreso than the others), the Jets don’t have anything else outside of those three and clearly lack a No. 1 receiver. They need to add two more guys to the mix, and one of those new pass-catchers needs to be a star-caliber player. Smith needs better support around him, and that would go for the vast majority of the quarterbacks playing with the Jets low-grade arsenal of weapons.
But the Jets aren’t only going to make upgrades on offense, and it’s going to be interesting to see what GM John Idzik decides to do on the defensive side of the ball this offseason. While the Jets have an elite defensive line and can stop the run as well as anyone in this league, they could use some help in the secondary. The cornerback position seems fine with Antonio Cromartie (as long as he bounces back from a subpar 2013 campaign) and promising first-round pick Dee Milliner, but the safety position is a mess.
If the Jets do decide that they would like to take a corner in this year’s class, then Bradley Roby could be a possibility if he slips to them in the second round. Draft insider Tony Pauline reports that the New York Jets dined with Roby last night, and Idzik actually spoke with Roby’s mother after he had an unsurprisingly amazing work out at Ohio State’s pro day. I think Roby is too athletic and talented to fall to the Jets in the second (I think he’s worth plucking in the late first if there is enough of a run on CBs in the 20s), and that talent would make him a potential pick for the Jets if he does become an option in round two.