The New York Jets, for all of their injuries, were able keep the New England Patriots off the board in the first round of the NFL draft.
That means New England’s pick of quarterback Jacoby Brissett was enough to keep the Jets in the mix for the No. 2 overall pick.
Brissett is coming off the worst season of his NFL career and the Jets have spent their first two weeks with him on the sideline.
The Jets are now looking to make a run at a playoff spot, something that’s not impossible given their winless start to the season.
Briskett had a solid showing in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders, but he struggled in the Jets’ Week 4 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brisset threw two interceptions in that game and the quarterback was ineffective with a passer rating of 24.8.
Brittany Pertsch, the Jets third-round pick, has been impressive, but the Jets need help on defense.
They have the third-worst run defense in the league, allowing an NFL-worst 106.9 yards per game.
Brilliant defensive tackle Michael Oher has been on a tear since his trade to the Browns last year.
The two-time Pro Bowler has three sacks, two forced fumbles and seven hurries on the season and is averaging 3.5 sacks per game, good for second among defensive tackles.
Oher and defensive end Marcell Dareus, who’s ranked third in the entire NFL in tackles per game and has played in all 32 games, have been solid.
Oher is coming to New York to start, but I’m surprised the Jets didn’t take him before the draft.
Omer has been an explosive player in his short time in the game and it’s not like the Jets would have taken him first overall.
The Jets have been getting big contributions from rookie running back Isaiah Crowell, who is averaging 2.2 yards per carry.
The former third-stringer was not as impressive in his first game back from his knee injury, but his emergence has made Crowell more valuable to the offense.
The running back has 10 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown and has been a steady presence for the Jets offense.
Crowell is the Jets most consistent running back and the best returner on the team.
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Crowell had four carries for 13 yards and two receptions for 18 yards in the loss to Oakland.
He’ll get a chance to show off his big running style in New York, but it will be his first NFL game.
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowll.
Source: CBS Sports/Associated PressWith Oher, the big running back is Crowell.
The team has been giving him plenty of carries, averaging 10 per game in their first five games.
The Browns were in the midst of a 10-game losing streak at the time the Jets selected Crowell in the fourth round.
They were able find a new way to attack Crowell’s game this season, including bringing him back from injury in Week 1.
Crowell rushed for 145 total yards and caught three passes for 33 yards against the Indianapolis Colts.
Crawell will have a good chance to earn his first career start against the Jets.
He has not yet shown his ability to be a big part of the offense, but if the Jets can find a way to get him more involved, he has the ability to become a big factor.
The Browns were the most successful offense in the AFC South last season with Crowell at the helm.
They won six of their final seven games, including four in the playoffs.
Cleveland finished third in scoring offense and fourth in rushing offense last season.
With Crowell and Oher in the lineup, the Browns are going to have to play fast and attack in the passing game to make any kind of difference in the division race.
The Cleveland Browns were successful in 2015 in making the playoffs with Isaiah Crowe.
Isaiah Crowes first game with the Cleveland Browns.
Source/APThe Browns are in the middle of a rebuilding project, but they have had success building on top of one of the best units in the history of the league.
The Cleveland Browns ranked third among teams in passing yards last season and were third in rushing yards, averaging 7.8 yards per rush.
The quarterback position has been one of many areas of need in Cleveland, and Crowell will be an important piece to fill that void.
Clemons first start will come against the New York Giants on Thursday night.
Crowll has struggled against the Giants in recent years, but this is the second time he has faced the Giants this season.
Crowett threw for only 217 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but was more productive in the second half against the Chargers.
Crower has rushed for more than 100 yards in four of his last five games and should be able to continue that trend against the defensive