As we have been approaching the big night, tomorrow night, at 8 PM, you have seen the crazy amount of mock drafts. They seem to pop up from everywhere, don’t they? Well, at the NFL division of Fansided, we were no different.
We put together a Mock Draft, which has been featured by our friends at National Football Post. The Fansided NFL editors provided the picks, and National Football Post writer Russ Lande provided the analysis. Here are the Jets’ selections, followed by the insight from Russ Lande:
#9: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
One of the big problems the Jets have had in recent seasons is the inability of their defense to pressure the quarterback and force turnovers. Barkevious Mingo would be a great fit as a rush linebacker in their defense. His explosiveness off the ball and athleticism and feel to defeat pass blocks would enable the LSU standout to make an instant impact rushing the passer for the Jets.
#13: DJ Hayden, CB, Houston
With Darrelle Revis now in Tampa, the Jets use their second first-round pick to replace him. Considering that DJ Hayden’s football career was thought to be over when he was injured in November, it is pretty remarkable that he is now healthy and ready to play in the NFL.
Lande has the analysis right on the head. It’s not the greatest draft class overall, but it IS a good class for edge pass rushers, and that is something the Jets have been lacking for too many years. Mingo would fit that bill enormously if he is available at the number 9 spot.
Not sure about this choice at #13 (If you look at the draft I didn’t make the choice). The Jets are high on him, and the logic provided by Lande and in this case, Patrick Allen makes sense. I still don’t see them going with a CB, I see them going offense with one of the two picks in the first round.