2018 NFL Power Rankings: Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh puts Rams on top
By Dan Parzych
29. New York Jets
Will this finally be the year in which the New York Jets strongly consider using a first-round pick on a quarterback? By trading up to the No. 3 spot, all signs point to the Jets finally doing so after passing on numerous prospects over the years, and if this does end up happening, there’s no question this will certainly help the offense take a necessary step in the right direction.
Over the years, New York has slowly been building their defense into better shape, and after using a first rounder on Jamal Adams a year ago, the team made a splash in free agency by landing one of the top cornerbacks available in Trumaine Johnson. After spending the previous two seasons under the franchise tag with the Los Angeles Rams, Johnson will look to prove to the Jets that he’s worth every penny of that hefty contract, although he will be in a much different situation than the 2017 season.
Going from a team on the rise in Los Angeles to a team still in need of help on the offensive side of the football will be quite the adjustment for Johnson. But at least if Johnson and the Jets come through on defense, it will help take some of that extra pressure off the offense on a weekly basis.