The Big Question: How long before Geno Smith takes over?
- The unrelenting criticism of Smith has been ugly. Gregg Rosenthal hit the nail on the head when he opined that the pre-draft process never has ended for Smith, who endlessly has been picked apart on everything from his green-room habits, to his agent dealings, to his smartphone use. It all feels a little personal.
- Welcome to the NFL, Dee Milliner ... now replace an all-time franchise great. We don't deny that the former Alabama cornerback has large shoes to fill, but we don't buy the idea that Milliner adversely will be affected by the task. If he stays healthy, Milliner has the talent to be a Pro Bowl cornerback. He won't make Jets fans forget about Revis Island, but who says he needs to?
- The Jets weren't desperate to upgrade at defensive tackle, leading to some second-guessing on the Sheldon Richardson pick. But this is also a defense looking to forge a new identity in a post-Revis world. With a promising young D-line that includes Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples, the Jets' new strength could be up front.