The Jets had nothing but high hopes for Devin Smith when they drafted him in the second round out of Ohio State in 2015. And they had hopes again this season, except the hopes this time are just that he has a good recovery.
Devin Smith tore his ACL before the team began organized team activities . Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan broke the news Saturday during a post-draft press conference. The Jets selected Alabama receiver ArDarius Stewart in the third round and Cal wideout Chad Hansen in the fourth.
Smith tore the same ACL he injured three games into his rookie season. Davis had nine catches for 115 yards and a touchdown prior to the injury. He had only one catch on three targets in 2016 while limited because of the injury.
The 25-year-old set a Buckeye record averaging 28.2 yards per reception during his final year with the program.
Like the Jaguars, the Jets were in position to draft a franchise quarterback hopeful with the No. 6 overall pick. And with their current QB trio consisting of Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Hackenberg, the Jets could sorely use one. But not only did New York instead use the pick on LSU safety Jamal Adams, the Jets opted not to spend any of their nine choices on the position. This further feeds into the belief New York intends to tank this NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys season for either a free-agent QB run next offseason or stronger positioning in a 2018 draft class considered to have more elite-level passing prospects led by Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold. Hackenberg, who never took the field as a 2016 second-round choice, should now at least have the chance to show something this season that would entice the Jets to change that strategy.