Todd McShay has been a draft expert on ESPN for many years. Who does he have the Jets taking in his latest mock draft?

Todd McShay Mock Draft Version 4.1: The New York Jets Select………….

Any follower of the NFL draft knows the name Todd McShay. He is a draft insider with ESPN, whom we see as much as Mel Kiper, Jr. He has great insight in to all things college football, and the NFL draft. He has put out his latest version of his mock draft, and has made an interesting choice with the Jets number 9 pick. Here’s the choice:


Interesting choice….take a look at some thoughts written on Cooper previously, by yours truly.

Don’t get me wrong, this young man is an excellent football player.  He has great footwork, great upper body strength.  There are a lot of positives to Cooper.

I still, as I have mentioned before, don’t like the idea of taking a guard at number 9.  In my opinion, if an offensive lineman is to be taken that early, it should be a left tackle.  The “blindside” is the most important spot on the line, and that is the spot that should be used in the top 10.  Guards can be found later on, and you don’t even need the draft.  Brandon Moore, as we have mentioned, was an un-drafted free agent.  He did pretty well, don’t you think?

Finally, if they ARE going to take a guard with the 9th pick, why not Warmack?  He is available in this mock scenario, as Todd has him chosen with the 11th pick.  Warmack is regarded in most circles as the better prospect, why wouldn’t the Jets take him?

Just one man’s opinion.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i’d rather see them grab an olb or an austin in the first round, ideally after moving back a few slots and grabbing an extra second or third rounder. moore being an undrafted fa is a great case against drafting a guard that early. that being said maybe if he had been drafted he’d have kept his butt outta marks headgear.

    • TheJetPress

      I totally agree Matr. You know my feeling by now about a guard at #9, I am with you 100%. Now leave him alone about Mark’s headgear lol, I told you in my breakdown that Vince Wilfork is as much responsible for that as Moore was.

      • matr dontelli iii

        No problem Alan, I thought you’d get a kick outta that

  • John Szeligowski Jr.

    Gotta chime in on the Moore comment. I was real glad to hear that Francesa made the comment that Collingsworth was wrong for saying Wilfork man-handled Brandon and caused that to happen. I dvr’d that game (like all of them) and Moore blocked/pushed Vince back very well up until Mark decided to go all “deer in your headlights” and jump into that wall of a rump. All that call did was lump Brandon in as another ingredient of our teams ineptitude (is that a word? lol) and he has been nothing but the best in the league for quite sometime.

    • TheJetPress

      Long time no hear from you John. Good to have you back.

      Hey, we are not going to agree all the time, and we don’t agree on this one, sorry. I don’t if you saw my article on the play, but I broke down the film and saw it the way Collinsworth did. He got his hands under Brandon’s pads and threw him a good couple of yards back into the running lane.