- Aug 1, 2006
If they re-sign Meyers it's definitely not a bottom 3 room. Just off the top of my head the following were worse last year: CHI, GB, NYG, TEN, HOU, and probably a few more depending how you value depth and TEs: CAR, BAL, ATL (would be definite, but I assume Pitts falling off a cliff was temporary).I’m beginning to think he won’t make it to 14 but he’s my pick. I saw a video of JSN somewhere on Twitter of him running a hoss juke variation. You’re not going to find a receiver like him on the free agent or trade market. Hopkins—but wrong side of 30 + will cost #46 and $20M of cap space is your best trade option. You should be able to find a right tackle in free agency for $16-$18M.
We can’t run it back with Meyers/Henry/Parker/Thornton but + BOB and a tackle upgrade. You’ve got to give Mac something to work with that isn’t a bottom 3 receiver room in the NFL this year to properly assess him.
I think people really have no grasp on what other teams' talent levels are in terms of WR/TE. Honestly, if you just go WR the Patriots have more talent than KC. This is an average WR/TE corps that just doesn't have a true #1.
Not a lot of site rank entire Corps, but PFF does, and they had NE around 20th in both pre-season and in-season rankings.
If Mac Jones can't have success with this group and better blocking he's not an NFL starter.
Edit- this isn't a knock on JSN, he's good and if they draft him that's reasonable, but the idea that you need to chase a WR in round 1 to justify your round 1 pick 2 years ago is a bad process. They should explore WR upgrades for sure, but that shouldn't dictate what they do at 14, which is an opportunity to add elite talent. I mean, I'd much rather they draft who they think the best player is at 14 regardless of position. There are lots of avenues to WR upgrades, and also.. you can live with this corps and a mid-rounder, there is talent there that wasn't used well by Patricia last year (see Bourne in particular).