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Round 1 NFL Draft Reaction: Did the Jets and Giants Both Get It Right?

Did the Jets and Giants both actually make smart decisions in the first round of the NFL draft? JJ explains why Giants GM Dave Gettleman deserves praise and why the start of a new era for the Jets is off to a great start.

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Did the Jets and Giants both actually make smart decisions in the first round of the NFL draft? JJ explains why Giants GM Dave Gettleman deserves praise and why the start of a new era for the Jets is off to a great start (03:12).

Then he takes a deeper dive on both teams with guests and calls:

JETS (14:37): Bob Wischusen, the radio voice of the Jets, stops by to give his thoughts on the Zach Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker picks and assesses the new direction of the franchise. Callers weigh in with their thoughts as well.

GIANTS (31:57): The Ringer’s Danny Heifetz stops by to talk about GM Dave Gettleman actually making a smart decision by trading down, what the team should expect from their first-round pick Kadarius Toney, and losing his draft bet to JJ. Plus callers weigh in too.

Next, JJ discusses the other major stories of the night including the 49ers taking Trey Lance, the Bears taking Justin Fields, the Patriots taking Mac Jones, and Aaron Rodgers’s future after reports that he wants out of Green Bay (52:06). Finally, he reacts to more voicemails on the Yankees’ and Mets’ struggles at the plate and Nets fans getting testy (1:00:21).

Plus, we always want to hear from you! Leave JJ a message on the Listener Line at 917-382-1151.

Host: John Jastremski
Guest: Bob Wischusen and Danny Heifetz
Producer: Steve Ceruti
Production Assistant: Rob Lopez

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