Continuing our season reviews lets take a look of the wreckage that was the New York Jets 2014 season.
Record - 4-12
Finish - AFC East
Round 1 - Calvin Pryor (Safety)
Round 2 - Jace Amaro (Tight End)
Round 3 - Dexter McDougle (Cornerback)
Round 4 - Jalen Saunders (Wide Receiver)
Round 4 - Shaq Evans (Wide Receiver)
Round 4 - Dakota Dozier (Guard)
Round 5 - Jeremiah George (Linebacker)
Round 6 - Brandon Dixon (Cornerback)
Round 6 - Quincy Enunwa (Wide Receiver)
Round 6 - Ik Enemkpali (Defensive End)
Round 6 - Tajh Boyd (Quarterback)
Round 7 - Trevor Reilly (Linebacker)
Draft Grade - D
The Jets had a huge number of draft picks in 2014. It is obviously early to make conclusive determinations on the rookie players but given the problems the jets had in the secondary and a wide receiver you would have hoped to see some of the players generate some buzz and make a name for themselves.
In particular the lack of a small success story at cornerback is disappointing. At various points the Jets resorted to playing receivers in the secondary the fact that a defensive mind like Rex Ryan couldn't get something out of the rookie cornerbacks then doesn't bode well.
Best Player - Chris Ivory
If we have to give this gong to someone then Chris Ivory limps in by a nose. The power running back smashed his way in for 6 touchdowns, 821 yards at an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. If the Jets draft a mobile quarterback this year then Ivory could really build on his good to decent 2014 season.
Season Grade - E
This was a real tire fire of a season for the Jets. Frankly, it is amazing that they managed to win four games.
Hope for the future?
The departure of Rex Ryan was bitter sweet. Whilst it was time for the Jets and Ryan to go there separate ways there was a sense of what could of have been.
The departure of General Manaager John Idzik is just sweet though. Idzik was more a bean counter than someone who could evaluate talent and make smart recruitment decisions.
With the exits of Ryan and Idzik then the Jets have a new Head Coach and new General Manager. This alone gives some give some hope for the future. Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles have an uphill battle on their hands though reconstructing a Jets roster that has issues at quarterback, cornerback, offensive line, linebacker and running back.
The biggest sticking point is obviously at quarterback. Do the Jets dare to give Geno Smith another season and/or do they gamble on a high first round pick on the likes of Winston or Mariota who both have a boom or bust sort of feel to them.