Matt Smith, if you don’t recognize the name, is an NFL media analyst. You see a lot of his work on the NFL network for the fantasy football programs. However, he too has posted his latest mock draft update. In the past, he has had the Jets taking offense, who does he have in the latest version?
BRANDIN COOKS, WR, OREGON STATE
This is the year. We say it before every draft … “The Jets have to draft offense.” In 2014, Rex finally acquiesces.
Take a look at his full mock by clicking here.
With Eric Ebron off the table just one pick before the Jets, this is quite the likely scenario. The Jets are looking for a playmaker on the outside, and they liked what they saw in Brandin Cooks.
Marqise Lee is still available here at 18, but from all of the reports, the Jets’ scouting team liked Cooks more than they did Lee, and their interest seems more active in Cooks.
Some have speculated that the only way the Jets don’t go offense with the first pick is if they pick a corner. In this scenario? Won’t happen, not with Justin Gilbert and Darqueze Dennard off the table.
Good logical pick here.