New York Jets general manager John Idzik was not impressed with the Jets’ draft strategy after selecting safety Malik Hooker.
The team traded up from No. 8 to grab Hooker, but Idzik said the team has not yet secured a first round pick.
“I don’t think we have any of those picks, to be honest with you,” Idzik told reporters on Wednesday.
“We have to go out and draft a quarterback.
You have to be willing to pay him.
You’ve got to be able to trade a player and get one that you can win with.
We’re not that far down the road.
I just think it’s been a little bit of a wait and see approach, with how they’ve been handling the draft.”
The Jets were in the market for a franchise quarterback this year after they acquired Geno Smith, but they were not able to land a franchise signal caller.
Idzik believes the Jets will be able improve their draft situation this offseason.
“[We have] a lot of picks to go after, a lot more,” Idzks told reporters.
“That’s why we’re trying to make sure we do everything we can, we’re looking at all the different options.
I think we’re going to have a lot.
We can draft players in the top five and we can draft guys in the second round.
I’m not sure what’s the right answer at this point.
We just have to look at what we have, we’ve got a lot to work with.
When it comes to drafting, Idzik did not elaborate on which prospects he would be interested in grabbing.
With the Jets in need of a quarterback, Idzzik could have easily traded down in the draft and selected a quarterback with a better skill set than Hooker or a receiver with better skill sets than Jarvis Landry.
Idzsk has a history of trading down to acquire quarterbacks in the past, but it is unclear if he would make the same mistake this time.