Their war room. Set to crackle to life on Thursday evening, when 13 members of the organization -- and only 13 -- will huddle around a table to chart their course through seven rounds of the NFL draft.
Today, the nondescript space is under lockdown. Not even coach Rex Ryan can enter by himself, according to ESPN New York. Only three men inside the organization have keys: vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales, college scouting coordinator Dan Zbojovsky and security director Steve Yarnell (overly complicated last names might be required here).
"We don't want anybody wandering in," Terry Bradway, the Jets senior personnel executive, said. "It's too risky."
As the draft unwinds, general manager Mike Tannenbaum, Ryan and owner Woody Johnson will command the proceedings inside this space. The rest of the pack includes a gaggle of talent evaluators and scouts. According to Tannenbaum, "Everyone (has) a chance to sit at the table and say, 'Here's what I think.' "
We are not among the 13 in this elite bunker, but we believe the Jets better shore up the following with their 10 picks:
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- Receiver: There's chatter of bringing Braylon Edwards back, but that guarantees nothing after what we saw last year. The team desperately needs someone across from Santonio Holmes. Fortunately, this wideout class offers deep talent. A sentimental pick: Wisconsin's Nick Toon, son of Jets legend Al Toon.