The New York Jets have already met with a potential draft pick

Brendan Carpenter
New York Giants, Andrew Thomas, Georgia Bulldogs
Nov 2, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Andrew Thomas (71) during the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This year’s NFL Draft is filled with talented offensive lineman, a position the New York Jets desperately need. One of the top talents, Georgia’s Andrew Thomas, said he has already met and had an informal interview with the team.

What he said

Thomas announced at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, in his exit interview, that he had the informal interview, although didn’t explain what happened in great detail:

“Just a lot of film, breaking down my film and little things like critiquing my technique,” he said. “It was just a couple of plays that we went over.”

Meeting with prospects is normal, but this seems to mean something more given the time this happened. Also, Thomas signed with Roc Nation on December 19 last year. Roc Nation has signed numerous New York-based athletes across the years such as Saquon Barkley.

The signing with Roc Nation and the informal interview has rightly made reporters curious how he feels about the possibility of playing in New York. He addressed this possibility while at the podium as well:

“That would be crazy,” he said. “You guys know I signed with Roc Nation so I’ve been there a couple of times and New York’s a nice city.”

What this could mean

This could mean nothing, as many players wouldn’t mind playing anywhere before getting drafted and probably wouldn’t try to sound too “picky.” That could impact when and where they get picked. Having struggled for the past few seasons, having a potential player open, and seemingly happy, with the idea of playing for you is great.

Sure, he wasn’t asked about playing for the Jets specifically, but with the Giants most likely not taking an offensive lineman with the fourth pick, it’s more likely he would be in green and white next season. Now, the Jets just have to hope he’s still available when they’re on the clock.