The Jets Need To Get Petty, Bryce That Is

The New York Jets are in the beginning stages of overhauling an organization which has been the laughing stock of the NFL on and off the field for the better part of a decade.

New GM, Mike Maccagnan has his work cut out for him, but has already made a few changes that could pay huge dividends. The team parted ways with senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway and director of college scouting Jeff Bauer on Friday. The two were responsible for some horrendous drafts and missing judging college talent. It seems that Maccagnan, a former scout will take a hands on approach in evaluating talent. What makes the situation even better for the Jets is that Maccagnan should already have a leg up on evaluating the talent for this years draft since it was his previous job.

The Jets hold the #6 spot in the 2015 Draft. A spot that won't allow them to get either Jameis Winston or Marcus Maroita. The Jets will need to fill other voids with their top pick (probably Amari Cooper) and wait to take quarterback Bryce Petty out of Baylor University in a later round.

Maccagnan spent the last fifteen with the Houston Texans, so it's inevitable he's seen Bryce Petty play over the last few years at Baylor.

Petty's stock has risen over the last month after he completed 36 of 51 passes (70.6%) for 550 yards and three touchdowns (he ran for another) in the Cotton Bowl. Baylor ended up losing the game to Michigan State but it wasn't because of Petty who kept on playing a high level, keeping his team in the game.

Petty is a drop back pure passer who can make plays with his feet when he needs to. What impressed me the most about him was his accuracy. He was able to fit the ball into tight coverage and always lead his receivers to the ball, hitting them in stride.

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Petty would fit well in the Jets offense under new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. While the Jets were bad in 2014, their roster isn't terrible. The Jets have some weapons at receiver to work with in Eric Decker, Percy Harvin, Jeremy Kerley and Jace Amaro. Add Amari Cooper into the equation (who I full expect to take with their #1 pick) and the Jets have a solid nucleus of receivers for a young QB.

In the past under the old regime the Jets would have do something stupid like trade up to get one of the bigger name quarterback's in the draft and over look other position needs.

Hopefully Maccagnan and his staff get "Petty."

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