With the draft five days away, the Jets appear to have their sights set on one playmaker – that being Arkansas running back Darren McFadden. The Journal News reports that the Jets had McFadden in town to see a fight last week, as well as to meet with the teams trainer for workouts. The big question about McFadden still appears to be if he will be on the board when the Jets pick at no. 6, or if the Raiders or another team will swoop in and grab him.
“He certainly enjoyed his visit there and he appreciates all the signings they made,” McFadden’s agent, Ian Greengross told the paper. “He would love to be a Jet if he’s still there at six.” “If” again appears to be the biggest question. The Raiders seem to be the biggest roadblock to McFadden becoming a Jet, and there has been rumors from day one that Oakland is where the back will end up, as Raiders owner Al Davis has had a liking of McFadden and the star power he brings to the table.
McFadden last season averaged 140.7 yards per game, and overall rushed for 1,830 yards and 16 touchdowns.