Welcome to full press coverage.
I am Michael Palace.
So I've been running some mock drafts and some off season mocks all from free agency all the way through the draft.
I'm imposing him on Twitter and people like it.
And I've been getting some comments, so But I decided I'm gonna do something a little different every Saturday at 11 o'clock when I run this show, I'm gonna run a full offseason, run down for you live and in living color on full press coverage.
Jets life so and the tools I use for the off see I've been using for the off season are fan speak.
Manage the cab and the draft networks mock draft, which can include trades if I want to.
So let's get right.
Let's get into it here.
I'm gonna open up. Open it up here.
As you could see, I'm already in the fan speak, manage the cap, and I have ordered the Jets in order of cap savings.
So let's let's get let's go through the the cuts first, Obviously, no dead money here for Brian Winters or Darryl Roberts.
So let's go right there.
I'm going to skip over Avery Williams in for now, just in case the Jets won a maneuver his money around.
I don't think they're going to try to cut him unless it's a last minute thing and they can't work out a deal with Avery Williamson to lower his cap hit for 2020.
Now there's a way they can maneuver the money into incentives, which there are two different types of incentives likely to be earned and not likely to be earned.
Likely to be earned counts against your cab immediately.
Not likely to be earned.
Doesn't count against your cap unless they reach the player reaches the incentive.
So Avery Williamson is cap.
It is eight and 1/2 $1,000,000 right now.
They could maneuver the money into not likely to be earned incentives.
And if he hits the incentives, then the money counts against the cap.
The problem is, if they maneuver the money, they still have to save it, just in case he makes the incentives, because if he makes the incentives, then it's gonna count against the captain.
If that ends up putting them over, there's a penalty.
So but But for now, we're going to keep Avery Williamson because the combination of Williams and and CJ Mosley is a good one.
Avery Williamson might not be worth eight and 1/2 on eight and 1/2 $1,000,000 cap it.
We're gonna keep him for now, thanks to our great general manager in the past, Mike Macagni in.
We have a $12 million dead money hit for Trumaine Johnson, but still, you gotta cut him anyway.
Save through saves.
Unfortunately, Mike Macagni in did make a good move by extending Quincy and NWA based on his talent.
But injuries are taking their toll on Quincy and NWA, and unfortunately for the Jets, they're gonna have to cut Quincy and NWA.
Josh Bellamy is a cap casualty depth chart kind of thing.
Not really needed, but we can save $2.
3 million about 2.
25 So there's a cut there will scroll up here.
We have about $74.
1 million in cash space.
Remember, though five of that has to be allocated to the draft, so it's really 69 million.
Now let's roll down.
There's one Maur cut here, and it's fairly here.
2 million gives us an extra.
It hurts the depth at safety a little bit.
Knocks us down to three safeties.
We can add a safety after the draft and as an undrafted free agent or ah, one of the or or an NFL free agent.
Not during this period, but after the draft weaken, maneuver the depth at safety.
So there's our cap cuts and our CAF bases $75.
We're gonna scroll all the way down here and hit and move on to signing the internal free agents.
You see here, Jake.
Matthew, We're gonna look at these cuts here a little quickly.
Hit the next, but move on to signing.
Why did it start over? All right, I'm gonna have to start this over again.
I'm not going to explain.
I'm not gonna go into the explanation.
For some reason, it restarted.
Winters, Roberts, Johnson, a new noir, Bellamy and Mathias Fairly.
All right, we're gonna move on to internal free agents. Now.
This isn't the point where I'm going to skip over Robbie Anderson here, even though I'm going to try to resign him because he said he's gonna test the market.
So this isn't the point where Robbie Anderson's going to re sign.
So here's my first pick here, Alex.
Louis, What I'm gonna do is I'm going to give him $3 million per season.
Now this this is money per season.
Three years and 40% guarantee.
And let's see what happens.
And he accepts the offer.
So we're now down to $73.
1 million in cash space.
Eight and 1/2 $1,000,000 a year.
Four years, 60% guaranteed.
Hey, and we got we have our secondary edge rusher, Brian Poole.
$5 million a year, four years, half guaranteed.
Let's see if he takes it, he does.
So now we have our We have our slot corner and now I'm gonna goto Lachlan Edward.
Yes, I am going to re sign Lachlan Edward, but not for a lot of money.
One and 1/2 $1,000,000 a year, three years and I'll guarantee 40% and he takes the offer.
So now we're down to 62 a half $1,000,000 in cap space.
So now we have those four players locked up and we're gonna move on to free agency.
Now, even though we have quite a few openings here, we'll have quite a few holes.
We're going to go on to free agency.
There's a long list of guys that have been resigned and tagged by their Ah Oh, there's no there's no tags here, but a lot of players we're gonna miss out on Jack Conklin.
Let's see who else Who else of some targets here? Jacksonville franchise tag Janek and got away.
So we're gonna miss out on him as a potential free agent this time around, and let's see who else on Let's see no Washington Redskins.
So that means Brandon Sheriff is gonna be available.
Let's see, Where is the New England Patriots in alphabetical order here? New England Patriots job Joe through Knee was re signed by the Patriots for $8 million a year for four years, Huh? So some some guys that we're looking at as potential targets are gone in this week's simulation.
So So we're gonna click, click on the next button and see who's available in free agency at the positions that we would like the first position I would like to look at his edge cause we're gonna focus on We're gonna focus on the defense for the free agency and maybe a couple of offensive linemen and Robbie Anderson.
But we'll get to Robbie Anderson, uh, later in day one here of free agency.
But you look at this list here of edge rushers, and Bud Dupri is the one that sticks out.
Now, remember, we have 62 a half $1,000,000 in cash space for 2020.
Now you see, we signed out.
It's Lewis for $3 million a season, on average annual value, but his cap It was 2.
25 million for 2020 We saw in Jordan Jenkins for eight and 1/2 $1,000,000 a year for four years.
70% 60% guaranteed.
95 million is a cap it for this year.
Brian Pools, Cap.
It was three and 1/2 $1,000,000 even though the average annual value was five for four years at half guaranteed and Lachlan Edwards is $1.
1 million Cap it so.
But Dupri is the best edge rusher on this list, obviously.
So what we're gonna do, I'm gonna make him an offer.
A big offer to come to New York.
$20 million a year for four years, 60% guaranteed.
Now we won't know until I click next day, whether it's whether or not he'll accept the offer.
What it's the offer's on the table now the best cornerback available.
Well, let's go back.
The best cornerback available.
Firing Jones from the Dallas Cowboys is on this list.
He wasn't re signed by the Cowboys, wasn't tagged.
So Byron Jones is going to get an offer here of $19 million annual value.
Five years, 50% guaranteed.
Let's see who's available.
Robbie Anderson is the best available wide receiver in this class in this free agency class.
We need a guy like Robbie Anderson for the deep threat.
So what I'm going to do is try to make an offer to keep Robbie Anderson.
And I know I know it's got to be between 13 and 15.
It's got to be 13 to $15 million.
So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go $14 million a year for four years, half guaranteed now.
So far, we've invested a lot of money.
Let's look at the offensive tackles and it really Anthony Kistane does good pick here.
Let's look at the guards. Brandon.
Sheriff Andres, Pete, Andrew, Andras, Pete and Sheriff come with a lot of ***got.
A SZ far injuries of age.
So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna leave the guards alone for this day and see what happens on Day two.
But I'm gonna try Castonzo here for $14 million a year.
Four years, 60% guaranteed.
See what happens.
So what we've done is Castonzo.
But Debris, Robbie Anderson and Byron Jones, those are the four guys we've targeted on day one.
So what I'm gonna do is see what happens on day one.
See what kind of what kind of cap space we have left.
And I'm going to scroll down.
I'm and go today too.
So all four guys took the offer and let's see.
And let's see who, if anybody that we were looking at at guard is still available.
Both guards are still available, so we're gonna go.
We're gonna go to the next day, and we're on day two, and we have $17.
5 million in cash based now we could look down at the breakdown here.
Robbie Anderson's $14 million annual value at half guaranteed Costas $9.
8 million in cash, based in 2020 Castonzo again $15 million a year.
Four years cost us. I'm sorry.
$14 million year cost.
8 budget free is costing us 14 and Byron Jones is 11.4.
According to the breakdown here.
They don't give us a full breakdown of the contract, but for this year, those air the cap hits of the free agents we took.
So now let's look at the guards that are available.
Brandon Sheriff is still available, and it looks like, um, looks like the other guard was taken.
So Brandon sheriff is available, but I'm not 100% sold.
Unsure if because of injury concerns, but we should make him Anaugh for a little bit of a little bit of an offer.
$12 million a year.
Let's see if he takes it 12 million.
I'll give him 70% guaranteed because it's a low average annual value.
We'll click the offer button, and that's gonna be the Onley offer.
Actually you know what? Let's look at some back of running backs for, Ah, lay beyond Bell because I obviously didn't cut Lady on Belt and there's no way to trade him in this simulation, but I don't think they're gonna trade him either.
For some decent running backs here, nobody I really want to put any money into.
So we'll worry about that in the draft.
So we'll go to the next day.
And Sheriff declined our offer and he wasn't signed by anybody else.
So let's go to the next day and try Sheriff one more time and see if we can get and offer here.
I'm gonna keep it a $12 million a year for three years, but I'm going to raise the guarantee to 80 and see if he takes it.
He doesn't take it.
Oh, well, Well, and he declined the offer, and he didn't go anywhere else.
He didn't go anywhere else.
Let's try something here.
Brandon Scharff, at $13 million a year for three years, 70% guaranteed.
I'll give him an extra $1,000,000 a year, see if he takes it.
He declined the offer, and we look down this list and he didn't go anywhere else.
So But he's not taking any of our offers and injury concerns for me, even though we don't even though we need some depth on the offensive line.
The injury concerns for me are way too high for anything more than $13 million a year.
So now we have 17 and 1/2 $1,000,000 in cap space to work with.
So now let's see.
Now let's look back at the running backs again and see if I would.
Really, I like to stay away from these guys and maybe focus on the running backs in the draft and maybe a post draft.
Are there any safe? Good safety is available here.
Well, that's a decent safety.
Is left here for depth purposes.
Ha ha Clinton Dix.
I know, I know he's up there in age, but we're not looking for a starting safety.
So let's give him $6 million a year, three years, half guaranteed and see if he takes it.
Move on to the next day and he takes the offer, so it's probably not gonna be $6 million.
Let's see what the cap it was four and 1/2 $1,000,000.
Not not not ah, huge.
Cap it for a for a backup safety.
Basically, he's gonna be a rotational safety, and he's still a decent player.
So look at that.
Sheriff is still available, But what I'm gonna do here is I'm done.
I'm done with the free agent port portion of the off season after filling out that after filling out these free agents here with Castonzo, Dupri, Anderson, Jones and ****.
So we're gonna skip the rest of free agency and move on to the draft and we are here in the draft network.
Ah, and as you can see, I have the offensive tackles already open.
So what I'm gonna do here because I want to draft an offensive tackle with the first pick? The Jets have not the 11th pick necessarily because, as you can see here, this trade button is available for me.
So I'm going to click, start and see what happens with the offensive tackles move.
Kai Beckton went and Tristan works went to the Browns.
So we do still have one of the top four guys available here.
And it's Andrew Thomas from Georgia.
Now, some people are saying he's gonna move inside, not 100% sure about that.
But I'm gonna take him number 11.
Now, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna move to a wide receiver.
Yeah, we need a report.
We need somebody another wide receiver.
So I'm gonna move the wide receiver button over here, and we're gonna leave the wide receiver menu open and see how the, uh, wide receivers fall in the picks between the Jets.
I'm probably not gonna make any trades.
The only trade I would have made would be to trade up in the first round.
So wow, a lot of good guys or fall over fall into the gets here.
I'm surprised Tea Higgins and still available.
But I'm not going to take tea Higgins here because, frankly, as I stated in Wednesday's episode, we're looking at an NFL a change in the NFL landscape, in my opinion, where speed matters a whole lot and yards after the catch and efficiency moving the football.
And that's why I think Christopher Herndon is gonna be a huge piece to this jetsoffense if he can stay healthy.
But remember what I said about yards after the catch.
Well, that's Brandon.
Ah yuk right here.
The number of 47th ranked player, according to the draft network.
He's what I refer to as a two level wide receiver.
By that I mean, he's a deep threat.
He's okay, intermediate, but he's a threat as a yak guy, so he couldn't take the short pass and turn it into a long game.
And in today's NFL, that is huge yak, because now we're worried about completion percentages and efficiency in all sports.
****ytically, we are looking at efficiency, as opposed to not just getting points but getting points efficiently and the and efficiency when when it comes to yards after the catch, that means you're taking a 2 to 5 yard gain and turning into 15 yards or 20 yards.
And Brandon are you gives us that.
He also gives the Jets and ah burner in special teams.
So for him to fall to the Jets at 48 is huge, and we are going to have to take him here.
So, Brandon, are you is the pick at 48.
Now, I'm gonna look at the running backs for the next pick at number of 69 I believe our 68 and we're looking at some people like Anthony McFarland in the fourth round.
But I like Cam Acres here and he fell to the Jets and and look at that.
According to the draft network, He's actually a value pick here because he's their 66th overall player.
The reason why I like Ham Acres here in the third round is because he is.
He can break Hey, could break out at any time.
And we've we've upgraded the offensive line enough or we're going to anyway, to the point where even though cam makers didn't produce in college, that was behind a terrible offensive line with a terrible offensive coordinator.
So what we're gonna do is we're gonna take Camp Acres here at 68.
Now what? I'm gonna move.
Move on to the 79th pick now, for according to the rankings of the draft network, Tyler, be it is is a reach here, However, we need some competition for Jonathan Harrison at center, and Matt Hennessey's gone.
He's the best center on the on the board, but he is going to be a good center in the National Football League.
He has the tools, the footwork he can.
He can get to the second level.
And I'm not 100% sure he's gonna be available at number 110.
So which is our next pick? So what I'm gonna do? Even though, according to the T d N rankings, he's 105 he's the best center available.
We need some depth. That center.
We need some competition for Jonathan Harrison.
Jonathan Harrison's an okay center, but we need to upgrade center anyway.
So what I'm gonna do is draft beat us here at number 79.
So now as we move on to the pics here Maur none of the interior linemen. My target.
My next targeted player is right here.
Ben breed us in because he is going to be a starting guard in the National Football League.
How good he's going to be.
I think he's going to be above average is not gonna be great.
Zachary Hall fame.
He's gonna be about an above average guard.
He can get to the second level.
He's strong enough in the power running game, and even though he's ranked 131st by the draft network.
I have him highly ranked enough to take him at number 1 10 And it gives us potential here as a starting guard.
So now we're gonna have When we look back at the free agent market, we have Castonzo at left tackle.
And then we had our draft picks were going Look at when we look at our who we've already drafted.
Really? When we look back, we have Costanzo as our left tackle.
And then at right tackle, we're gonna have We're gonna have Andrew Thomas challenging for the right tackle spot be This is gonna be our center.
Most likely he could beat out Jonathan Harrison, but Jonathan Harrison still gonna make the team.
We need a backup center, possibly depending on what happens later in the draft.
And one will get to that.
But breeders, we need another guard to at least challenged, too.
So breeders in is the pick here in the fourth round.
Now, the next pick, we could use an edge rusher or a corner, another corner.
So I'm gonna look at the cornerbacks and watch them fall here because this is the point where, when I've run this simulation a bunch of times, this is where the cornerback for falling.
I would liketo land Troy Pride Junior from Notre Dame because he's a great man to man corner.
But as you see he's gone.
There are a couple of guys here that give me worry.
Mostly Miles Bryan.
He's mostly his own corner.
So what I'm gonna do here also, look at the edge rushers, and if they don't really stand out, nobody really stands out here.
We don't We don't really have a lot of depth past the free agent we signed past Jenkins and Dupri.
But these guys aren't good enough.
However, when you look at Lamar Jackson Yes, Lamar Jackson, the corner back from Nebraska.
He's a good man. Demand corner.
And in Greg Williams aggressive scheme, you need good man to man coverage.
So even though on the TV and board he's a little low, I'm gonna take Lamar Jackson here at corner.
And now I'm gonna move back into the line because the Jets need depth on their offensive line and the the guy I'm looking at, I hope he doesn't get taken by the before we pick at 1 71 Is this guy right here? Darryl Williams from Mississippi State? He's a big, bruising interior, defense, interior, offensive lineman, and the one thing he's a he's a project, Which is why, which is why he's going to fall to the sixth round.
But the reason I like Darryl Williams is because he's a combo interior linemen.
And by that I mean, he could play center or guard because he played guard and center in his career at Mississippi State.
And he's a project.
But because of his ability to play both center and guard and and you're at 1 71 and you need all the help you can get for Sam Darnold because of his ability to play center and guard, even though he's a project, take him right here with the sixth round pick.
Now, in this simulation, the Jets have their seventh round pick.
They likely don't have it because it was a conditional seventh round pick that got Alex Louis.
So right now I'm going to pick for the seventh round for the Jets, even though it's likely not going to be the Jets pick.
And as you can see I'm on the I'm back on the offensive tackle page because we need depth there and when when you look at running back, maybe we could go it for 1/3 running back here.
Maybe we could go for death at the wide receiver position, maybe, and maybe, and maybe some more edge depth or corner death.
But the offensive line is where I feel is the most important here.
And Jon Runyan right here is a big guy from Michigan.
He can play left or right tackle, just like Darryl Williams.
He's a little bit of a project.
He's a good guy to be a backup tackle, So we're gonna take our backup tackle depth here.
Jon Runyan seventh round, even though it's probably not gonna be our pick.
We're probably not gonna pick here, so picking a guy here doesn't really matter in the long run.
But just for this simulation, Jon Runyan is the pit, and that is the entire off season for the New York Jets, from free agent from cutting players to signing our internal free agents to signing the external free agents to the draft.
We have gone through the entire off season and why I did what I did.
Now remember, they're in this draft simulation that was 223.
There's 32 compensatory picks.
Rounds three through seven.
So in in future mock drafts in future mock draft, the later rounds may turn out different for differently.
For the Jets, most mostly the seventh and the four through seven.
The third round is it is.
Ah, hire pick in the third round.
So we don't have to worry about the the compensatory picks in the third round, affecting The Gent in the third round.
But from the fourth through the seventh, our picks might be a little different.
Based on who? The availability of players in the mock drafts.
And let's Let's go back into the mock draft here and look at our picks again.
Andrew Thomas, offensive tackle out of Georgia.
Brenda, Not you.
Arizona State wide receiver gives us options with the special teams and the yards after the catch.
Cam makers to back up Lady on belt, Tyler Batiatus.
Be our challenge.
Jonathan Harrison for center, then breed us and hopefully becoming a starting guard.
Depth at the corner position, Man to Man court Cover corner, Darryl Williams, Death in the Interior and Jon Runyan.
Even though it's probably not our pick, it's just Ah, right now.
It's a throwaway pick because it's probably not the Jets pick.
So that was the entire off season run down.
I will be back on Wednesday, and we're gonna do this again next Saturday.
So have a great weekend, everybody, no.