Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day Two: Jets start day off trading up for RB Shonn Greene

Looks like a 3-man draft this year.

The Jets traded their 3rd, 4th, and 7th round picks to move up 11 spots to grab Iowa back Shonn Greene.

Greene is a perfect compliment to Leon Washington and Thomas Jones, as he is a north-south punishing runningback. He'll help a lot on goal-line situations and short-yardage. In terms of running style, think Marion Barber, another Big 10 bruiser.

Greene is a very good player, and he'll be perfect in green and white, but the Jets have now traded eight players for two in this draft. Mike Tannenbaum has a good history trading up (Darrelle Revis, David Harris), but this is very, very risky, and if Sanchez and Greene don't work, the Jets could be susceptible due to lack of depth.

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