Apr 24, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL draft prospect Geno Smith interviews at the NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival at Chelsea Waterside Park. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Final Mock Draft by NFL Mocks: The New York Jets Select Mingo and Geno

Before the proceedings at Radio City Music Hall begin this evening, we have one more mock draft for you to look at.

Sayre Bedinger of nflmocks.com has released a final mock draft, looking ahead at what could happen via several trades in the first round.  Take a look at the picks for our beloved New York Jets:

#11-Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU

#13- Geno Smith, QB, UVA

Obviously, no problem here with picking Mingo.  It’s a great feeling to picture the potential of nobody being open on the outside, and the QB having no time to look for a checkdown because Mingo is all up in their face.  It would be a great feeling.

The trade down to number 11 is interesting.  I would be interested, and this is not address in the mock, if the Jets obtained additional picks by trading down to number 11.  If it was just an even move, I would just stay at number 9 and make the pick of Mingo.  Trading for trading sake doesn’t make sense to me.

The second choice is questionable to me, and not because of my belief in Mark Sanchez.  I do still believe, but that is not why I question the selection.  I question selecting ANY  of these quarterbacks, not really sold on any of them.  I am especially not sold on any of them as a top 15 pick.  Geno’s footwork is not consistent.  When he steps into his throws, he is great, but has accuracy issues when he does not.

He is a project, but I don’t see top 15 value in Geno Smith.  If the Jets take a quarterback this weekend at all, would prefer it to occur on either Friday or even Saturday.  Nobody in the quarterback class has Thursday night value.

Take a look at his entire mock by clicking here.

Enjoy the draft tonight, hopefully we won’t be prompted to join in the age old tradition of booing the Jets’ first round pick(s).

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    I’ve said it before, I disagree with the Mingo pick. Among other reasons, I also don’t like picking a player that has to gain a significant amount of weight to be effective. Not only is everyone stronger than him to begin with, but you don’t know how his body will react to an extra 15lbs which is what he would have to gain..at least. I agree with you on Smith; maybe if he’s available in the later rounds. And I might even be tempted to go for EJ Manuel before Smith because it seems that Manuel can throw from different positions all over the field real well and throws nice and quick. Smith seems to over-commit when he’s throwing and needs to be in the right body position to do so. IMO if we don’t go DT at #9 and OL at #13 we’re fools. If Tyler Eifert is there I’d be tempted at #9 but the DT’s and OL’s available at that time are all such studs that I would kick myself in the butt for not getting one of each. And I plea to the gods of all that wear helmets in their own living rooms on Sundays, please do not let us pick Tavon Austin tonight.