The Jets entered the draft with various needs on both sides of the ball and many experts think they had one of the best drafts in the league. Rex Ryan’s defense needs a playmaking safety. To fill this need, the Jets selected Calvin Pryor from Louisville in round one. Rex Ryan’s defense also needs great cornerback play, and the Jets selected Dexter McDougle from Maryland in round three, and his calling card is speed. A young quarterback needs good targets to throw the ball too, so the Jets drafted tight end Jace Amaro from Texas Tech in round two. They also drafted a pair of wide receivers in round four, Jalen Saunders from Oklahoma, and Shaq Evans from UCLA. They also drafted Tajh Boyd, the quarterback from Clemson in round six. Not too long ago, Boyd was thought of as the top quarterback in this draft, but poor play at the wrong time led to his demise. He could be developed into their backup quarterback though.
The New York Jets were founded in 1960 and have often been called the “other team” in New York. They were originally called the New York Titans from 1960-1963 before changing their name to the Jets. Throughout their history, the Jets have called four buildings home. First they played at Polo Grounds from 1960-1963. From 1964-1983 they played at Shea Stadium. In 1984 they moved into Giants Stadium were they would remain and in 2010 they moved into the new MetLife Stadium. The Jets have made the playoffs 14 times and have won the Super Bowl once, the year before the AFL NFL Merger in 1969.