The Miles Austin Sweepstakes is on and it looks like, because of the “poison pill” contract, he very well might become a New York Jet should they decide he is worth giving up their second round draft pick. (52nd overall)
With Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd (who is yet to sign his restricted offer) battling for the number two spot, that leaves only converted quarterback Isiah Stanback as our “starting” calibre wide receivers. At this point, we are thinking seriously about getting some help at the receiver position.
In free agency, veterans Marvin Harrison and Tori Holt are the big names who should be able to step into a system and contribute right away. How durable they are is the question.
In the draft, no matter who you get, unless he is a freak of nature, a receiver will need a year or two to become a regular contributer. Most players, they say, are a make or break in their third year.
Below is a link that has a list of players available sorted by stars:
5 star = 1st round hopeful
4 star= second round hopeful
and so on…
2009 Scout.com NFL Draft Rankings
We should find out by the 17th whether we have Miles or not. A whole lot of decisions need to be made should he sign with another team.