The Jets head into the NFL Draft with quite a few holes, and one hole that they should fill is at punter with Braden Mann.
The New York Jets offensive line was abysmal last season. The loss of Robby Anderson severely weakened the receiving core, and they need an edge rusher and corner. There’s another overlooked position which is currently vacant on the Jets roster and that’s punter. Texas A&M punter Braden Mann could be their answer.
Last season that spot was occupied by Lachlan Edwards. However, the Jets decided to let him go and test free agency. He still sits available in free agency, and the team still needs to fill that void.
Special teams is often overlooked when teams are successful. While it’s not equally important to offense or defense, football is still a three-phase game, and special teams is crucial to victories.
The Jets did sign Ian Berryman to a futures deal in December, but landing a punter in the draft would be good for this team as well. That shouldn’t stop the team from including Mann on their draft board.
Braden Mann Breakdown
Michael Pallas breaks down the need for a punter and the strengths and weaknesses of Mann in the latest episode of the Full Press Jets Podcast.