For a team like the Jets they should be looking to stay strong where they’re aren’t weaknesses already, and drafting a solid defensive tackle for the future is the first step.
The first instinct to fix sinking ships is too hastily repair leaks already bringing on water. However, ignoring the places you seem firm will ultimately lead to new and more dire leaks springing when you least expect it.
Defensive tackle Steve McLendon performed admirably replacing a Pro Bowl player from the year before, but he’s not long for this league himself.
In the meantime, Allen can play outside when needed meaning he can be placed in as needed until he’s ready to take over full-time responsibilities.
This team desperately needs a quarterback, but they need one ready to play now.
With Jay Cutler and Tony Romo seemingly still available this team would be smarter to go with one of them and draft a mid-level quarterback to develop behind him.
The Jets have Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg waiting in the wings as well, so some truths need to be discovered about their long-term potential before New York moves forward at all.