With the uncertainty surrounding the quarterback situation, there is a chance one of the signal callers could still be on the board when the Jets pick at 18. The most likely to free fall is Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, and Rich Cimini of ESPN.com believes the Jets should still pass on him. However, Cimini writes that if Johnny Manziel is the quarterback available, the team would have to think and long and hard about taking the Texas A&M star.
Here are some other notes from around the AFC:
- UCLA’s Anthony Barr is another prospect who was once thought of as a sure fire top-10 pick, but who is now slipping on draft boards. Cimini also believes the Jets would be unwise to draft Barr should he be available at 18, because of his limited experience on the defensive side of the ball.
- The Giants have a number of needs after a down season, with more holes to fill in any draft in recent memory. They need an upgrade at tight end, and must add depth to their defensive line if they want to return to Super Bowl form, writes Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. The team also needs to add a center, a receiving threat on the outside to replace Hakeem Nicks, and more help at linebacker.
- The Giants have a number of options with the 12th pick in the draft, and pundits are pencilling in many different players into that slot in recent mock drafts. Jordan Raanan of NJ.com collected some of the mock drafts, and Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has become the most popular choice for the Giants to take.
- While the Cowboys just re-signed Anthony Spencer, Raanan adds that the Giants had considered Spencer as well. However, the health concerns were too high, causing the Giants to pass on offering him a contract (via Twitter).