Sam Darnold is out as Jets quarterback, in a move that was expected some time ago…but Jets’ management did a good job of playing it coy and not really revealing their plans. Darnold has been a gift to the Dolphins, and he became as bad as Josh Allen became good. Opposite paths for these two young men.
So the draft just got a bit clearer. The Jets MUST select a QB now. There was some talk of them taking a non-QB if they kept Darnold. But that is a non-issue now.
I am against the Dolphins taking a WR with the #6 pick. I’m even MORE against them choosing a tight end. But if they do decide to take a WR, do you go with Ja’Marr Chase from LSU or DeVonta Smith from Alabama?
I don’t buy Tua’s familiarity with Smith as a plus. It’s been 2 or 3 years since these guys were on the same page, under an entirely different scheme and regime. Most (not all, but most) pundits rate Chase higher than Smith. So unless there are some intangibles, perhaps we stick with Chase.
Also, the reason I’m against Kyle Pitts at TE is simply because Smythe and Gesicki have slowly been blossoming. I think Tua needs some time to make Gesicki his #1 target, and that will come. For years, we needed a couple of good tight ends, and we were teased with medicocrity (Nick O’Leary) or nothingness (Michael Egnew). We finally developed a good TW tandem, and I wouldn’t not mess with it at all.