Examining the New York Jets 2018 NFL Draft

Examining the New York Jets 2018 NFL Draft

If he doesn't, they would get back the seventh-round pick they sent to Indianapolis, but in next year's draft.

Passing on franchise quarterbacks, even when you already have one, carries plenty of risk. "We feel we have some good, young players".

With the abundance of quarterbacks, the Jets are going to have to trade or release two or three of them.

"I'm very confident", Darnold said.

Since the days of the legendary Joe Namath, the Jets have been in search of a permanent quarterback: a player who cannot only lead the team to great heights but a player who can do it year after year. Still, it's a tribute to McCown, who was drafted in 2002, that he's still in the league at age 38. In 13 starts in 2017, McCown completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 2,926 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

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The other quarterbacks on the roster include newly signed former Viking Teddy Bridgewater, plus previous Jets draft picks Christian Hackenberg (2016, second round) and Bryce Petty (2015, fourth round).

Darnold was formally introduced at the team's facility Friday after spending Thursday night in Dallas at the draft site.

Ballard, speaking as bluntly as he did when his first choice as head coach, Josh McDaniels, reneged earlier this offseason, admitted, "I had some frustrating moments past year when I thought we didn't match up physically". He met with teammates, coaches and other team officials.

So, a day after taking the consensus best offensive lineman available in guard Quenton Nelson, they went with outside linebacker Darius Leonard and another guard, Braden Smith, with consecutive picks early Friday. One reporter wondered if he would carry a chip on his shoulder after slipping past the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants with the No. 1 and No. 2 picks.

"I love it", he said. I've always had a really good work ethic because of my parents and how I was raised.

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