There was some discussion about trades before the second day of the NFL Draft kicked off yesterday and two big ones were made just before the proceedings began. Neither included the Jets, however. Darrell Jackson moved within the NFC West from Seattle to San Francisco and, in the big move of the day, the Patriots scooped up Randy Moss from the Raiders. The latter move makes the Jets decision to move up and get Darrelle Revis on Saturday look all the better. With Moss and Donte Stallworth in Boston, the Jets will need as much help in the secondary as they can get.
They didn't add any more DB's yesterday, selecting OT Jacob Bender and WR/RET Chansi Stuckey in the sixth and seventh rounds, respectively. Each is a depth player but any other contributors will have to come from the rookie free agent class, a group that should expect to hear a lot from Mike Tannenbaum in the next few hours.
“We’re the land of opportunity. If you weren’t drafted, you’ll be hearing from us.”
Revis and second rounder David Harris will be expected to be immediate contributors to a defense that will need to be much better come the fall for the Jets to make a return trip to the playoffs.