Sunday, April 26, 2009
Meet 6th round pick OG Matt Slauson
Now that looks like a boar-hunting face!
OG Matt Slauson is the 3rd and final player the Jets chose in the 2009 draft. He's 6'5", 316 and is considered a versatile and tough player. He lacks some strength and athleticism, but he started for four years at Nebraska. Offensive line coach Bill Callahan used to coach him when he was with the Cornhuskers.
So the Jets go into day 2 hoping to get a tight end, defensive end, receiver, maybe another defensive back, and some offensive line help. They end up with a runningback and a backup lineman.
Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with Slauson. I don't know much about him, but if Callahan likes him, that's enough for me. The Jets needed a young lineman to provide depth, and Slauson will do that.
And Shonn Greene complements TJ and Leon very well, and I'm a big fan of his. Still, giving up a 4th and a 7th for him is a little tough to swallow.
Expect the Jets to go after some priority undrafted free agents. “For all the free agents out there, we are the land of opportunity for you,” said Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum.