Jets host McFadden
Jets consultant Teddy Atlas
Jets consultant Teddy Atlas

Posted Apr 17, 2008

The Jets treated Arkansas running back Darren McFadden to a night on the town in Manhattan on Wednesday evening.

The Jets took McFadden to the Hammerstein Ballroom to have dinner and take in a boxing card.

Several Jets officials hosted McFadden, including Eric Mangini's personal assistant Erin O'Brien.

One of the most important parts of the evening for the Jets was when the O'Brien escorted McFadden to ringside to meet boxing analyst Teddy Atlas, who was working the fight for ESPN.

Atlas, a consultant to the Jets, is a person who Mangini leans on quite a bit for insight. Atlas is considered a great judge of people, and clearly Mangini wanted to see what the boxing guru thought of McFadden. Remember, there have been some questions about McFadden's character after a couple of off-the-field incidents while at Arkansas.

If the Jets are comfortable with McFadden's character, and he is on the board when the team picks at six, there is a good chance they will take him. Gang Green is in dire need of a gamebreaker on offense, and that is exactly what McFadden is.

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