New York Jets: Bradley Chubb makes more sense than a QB
The New York Jets are a team that needs many holes filled. One of the biggest holes is on the defensive side of the ball. Here, the team finished 28th in the NFL last season in sacks. In fact, they only amassed 28 sacks on the year. Thus, making a mark on that side of the ball would be ideal for the Jets. While many tie them to a quarterback with the third pick, I cannot see that. Bradley Chubb, DE from North Carolina State should be the target at three.
Chubb is 6’4” 270lb DE. He finished second in FBS with 26 tackles for loss. Chubb also had 10 sacks on the season. Bradley Chubb has quick hands that he often uses to disrupt an offensive tackle’s pass set. This allows him to set the edge and get around to the quarterback with ease.
Last season LB Demario Davis led the New York Jets. He only had five sacks. However, he is now gone to the New Orleans Saints. Acquiring a player like Chubb would help fill this void and allow Head Coach Todd Bowles to be flexible with his defense.
Meanwhile, a dominant pass rusher would also allow the defensive backfield to be a little more aggressive. Newly signed cornerback Trumaine Johnson and Buster Skrine could see themselves in more man-to-man situations if the New York Jets are able to get to the QB. A good pass rush always helps a solid secondary.
So while the New York Jets are being tied to a quarterback with the third pick, it may not be smart. In fact, this is one of the deepest QB drafts that we have seen in quite some time. Thus, if the New York Jets are not comfortable going forward with one of their current QBs, they may want to look in rounds two or three for that replacement. Defense win championships and offense sells tickets. Bradley Chubb would be the smart move for the New York Jets to get back into the AFC East race.
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