Manhattan Project wrote:moocow007 wrote:What those extra picks could do is allow the Jets to trade up and maybe draft this guy if D'Arnold struggles again, 6'6" do all QB Trevor Lawrence of Clemson. Can thrown any pass anywhere and run the ball.
It's similar to the Sanchez situation. We haven't given Darnold a weapon really yet, last year between the mono and the offensive line, the offense was pedestrian at best. Darnold in his rookie year flashed enough good for me to buy into, now entering the third year we have help along the offensive line which should allow Bell to be more effective. You can argue whose our best receiver at the moment between Crowder and Herndon, neither are great. Mims and Perriman are wildcards, but expectations have to be tempered.
Is this an offense that Darnold is really expected to elevate? You add a Chase (WR from LSU) to this offense and we might finally have something going. If the OL gels together, we finally have a foundation in place for an organic offense to finally flourish instead of one or two year peaks.
For us to be in the Lawerence race, Darnold has to look completely lost, lose all his value in the process. Lawerence does look like the second coming, I wanted to see how he would've done with Ross this year.
I still have a ton of faith in Darnold too, but having the Trevor Lawrence option around isn't a bad thing (in a semi-unrelated note I really don't want to see him land with New England after all their players skipping the return).
I'm hoping Sam with O-line help can show us enough where the extra picks give Douglas a chance to both address skill position needs and accumulate more assets to continue building. As much as I'm happy with the progress, there are still plenty of question marks.