PFF writes that the JETS need to make some moves on its offensive line after sub-par years from D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Breno Giacomini.
Jets Fans have noticed the decline too and note that the average age is 30.
The last notable top round offensive line picks: Both Nick Mangold and Ferguson were drafted in 2006 and at least Ferguson could be a Cap hit this year.
With the 20th pick in this year’s draft, and knowing our coaches, Noah Spence seems to be the logical pick at that spot.
Aside from the addition of James carpenter, the offensive line has been “ignored” for too long in the early rounds of previous drafts.
Ferguson’s regression is a major concern. After consistently grading among the top offensive tackles for a number of years, Ferguson’s performance fell off a cliff in 2015. He ranked as just PFF’s 60th offensive tackle, giving up four more combined knockdowns than he has in any season of his career. The 59 combined pressures he gave up were 22 more than he allowed in 2014. Opposite him, Breno Giacomini’s struggles were less of a surprise; the extent of his struggles, however, was certainly a concern. The former Seahawks offensive lineman ranked 64th out of 77 tackles, allowing 54 combined pressures. With a pair of bookends who combined to allow over 100 pressures last season, the Jets will be on the lookout for tackle help in 2016.
Jets Fans are still waiting.
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