Thursday, April 3, 2014
Daily draft dish: Receivers galore
By Rich Cimini
Every morning, from now until draft day (May 8), we'll provide a draft factoid, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. We'll keep it New York Jets-centric, sticking to team needs, possible selections, trends, etc.
Even with the addition of Eric Decker and Jacoby Ford, the Jets still have a pressing need at wide receiver. It wouldn't be a surprise if they pick at least two receivers; this is the year to do it. It's such as deep draft that Scouts Inc. has 15 wide receivers ranked among its top 100 players, the most receivers in the top 100 since 2005.
That's the good news for Jets fans. The bad news is that ratings aren't always on the money. In retrospect, the class of '05 was a huge disappointment. There were 14 receivers chosen in the top 100, only two of whom have enjoyed long, successful careers -- Roddy White and Vincent Jackson. Some of the top picks were Braylon Edwards, Troy Williamson, Mike Williams and Matt Jones.
One word: Ugh!