New York Jets 7 Round Mock Draft

With CJ2K now a Jet, the Jets will look to address other positions in the draft

With CJ2K now a Jet, the Jets will look to address other positions in the draft

I understand the scrutiny of mock drafts. Majority of the time they are not very accurate, and do not portray what will actually happen on the day of the draft. While that may certainly be the case, it is always fun to give them a try. In this draft, the New York Jets have 12 selections, which makes it even harder to predict. In my opinion, I feel that the Jets will trade some of these selections in hopes of trading up, simply because I do not feel there is room for 12 more players on the roster.

Round 1, Pick 18- CB Jason Verrett TCU- While I have not seen many mocks with Verrett linked to the Jets, I believe he would be a great pick at 18. Verrett actually has a visit planned with the Green and White next week, so John Idzik will get to know him better. Verrett can play in the slot or outside, and is a very physical and tough player.

Round 2, Pick 49- WR Allen Robinson PSU- While Robinson may not last this long in the draft, if he does though, the Jets should be all over him. In my opinion, Robinson is the most underrated receiver in the draft. He has the ability to come in and start opposite Eric Decker week one.

Round 3, Pick 80- TE CJ Fiedorowicz Iowa- There may not be a bigger need on the Jets roster than the tight end position. Adding Fiedorowicz would change that instantly. The former Iowa Hawkeye has already come in for a visit with the Jets.

Round 4, Pick 104- OLB Trevor Reilly Utah- The Jets can certainly use some depth and young age at the OLB position. While veteran Calvin Pace recorded 10 sacks last season, he is not getting any younger. Adding a pass rusher like Reilly would be a nice depth addition for this year, and has the potential to pay off in the future.

Round 4, Pick 115- S Ed Reynolds Stanford- While many are not high on Reynolds, I believe he would be a nice pick in the fourth round. He would be a nice addition to a secondary that needs improvement. He would be able to see time behind Allen/Landry.

Round 4, Pick 137- OT Joel Bitonio Nevada- More depth for the offensive line.

Round 5 Pick 154- WR Josh Huff Oregon- Do not be shocked if the Jets draft 2-3 receivers in the draft this year. If the Jets want Geno Smith to continue to improve, they need to add playmakers around him, which they have done nicely this offseason, but need to add more in the draft. Huff is another underrated receiver who would provide depth.

Round 6, Pick 195- G Jon Halapio Florida- Depth, Depth, Depth. Can never have enough depth on the offensive line.

Round 6, Pick 209- CB Loucheiz Purifoy Florida- The Jets add two Gators in the sixth round. Due to a poor combine, Purifoy’s stock has significantly fallen. If he gets his head right, he is a steal in the sixth round. At the least, he provides more depth at the CB spot, and can contribute on special teams.

Round 6, Pick 210- QB Logan Thomas VA Tech- This late in the draft, I feel that the Jets should add a QB for strictly depth purposes. Thomas would compete with Matt Simms for the 3rd QB spot in training camp.

Round 6, Pick 213- TE Colt Lyerla Oregon- I wrote about Lyerla a few weeks back. Based on his play alone, he is a first round. This is a good spot to take a chance on the talented, but troubled tight end.

Round 7, Pick 233- DE Cassius Marsh UCLA- It would not be a draft without the Jets adding a defensive lineman. Nothing but more depth here.

This is my attempt at a seven round mock draft for the Green and White. Would love to know your opinion on some of these selections. Would you be happy with his draft?

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  • Jared

    Probably my favorite mock so far. Love Robinson and Verrett is highly underrated. He’s probably better than Gilbert. Logan Thomas probably has the highest ceiling of any QB in the draft. We already have Geno and Vick for at least 2 years. Thomas could use some time to mature but he could be something special. Love this draft.

  • Philly the Jet

    Robinson or Mathews in the second and take a cb or olb In the first.. Too deep of a wide out class to use a first on a wr barring any mike Evans drop… Barr would be ideal if he fell to us

    • Paul Newbold

      I like Jeremiah Attaochu in the second for the Jets. I think he’d be a perfect fit for Rex Ryan. He could spell Coples this season, and still bring the rush. As he develops his game, I think he’ll become a great leader for the Jet LB corps for years to come. I really like his film, he was a monster in college, and he brings the aggressive attitude Rex loves in his line backers!

  • marc

    i think we can get a qb after the draft i wouldnt waste a pick on one and that TE from Oregon is trouble. attitute problem. i would stay away no matter his talent level

    aside from that solid draft

  • Low Gin

    verrett is 5’9 and coming off an injury. he’s projected as a 27th pick and taking him at 18 without trading down would be a BIG mistake. plus we don’t need a fourth slot corner on the roster, id rather wait til round 3 and grab pierre desir as he is a CB with a high ceiling

    • Paul Newbold

      I think it’ll be likely Dennard at corner, not Verrett. They can’t afford to wait to the 3rd for the corner as they don’t have a legitimate starter opposite Milliner. Best options currently, Walls and Patterson, neither of which you can depend on to play out a season. Pierre Desir as well as a few other talented corners will be available through the mid rounds, but they would require time to develop and the Jets need a starter now! I do think they will revisit corner later in the draft to add depth. The Jets secondary ranked 22 nd in the league last season, and that was before Cromartie departed!

      • Low Gin

        i mean yea we can all pray that dennard falls but I’m not sure he will. and desir is a better option than a corner with a low ceiling, the jets aren’t in win now mode, they’re playing for the long haul and an eventual SB. so desir would be a good move if dennard doesn’t fall

        • Paul Newbold

          Desir has an upside as many of the later corners do in this draft, but he’s raw and not an immediate starter by any means. The Jets put themselves in a position where they require a starter, unless you’d like a repeat of last season’s secondary woes, plus some. No we are not in a super bowl run status. So take the top corner in the draft, solidify your defense, complete the defensive rebuild, then move on to offense. If we still need a top receiver he can be had the following year. They upgraded the WR position and the offense via free agency. While Desir might be a future starter, it would likely be next season or beyond before he;s groomed enough to start in this league. For this team to have any level of success this season, they nee to grab the best corner early on in this draft. Trade up or hope Dennard falls. The cost will be minimum to get ahead of Pittsburgh who many have grabbing him just before the Jets pick. Hey maybe desir falls into the fourth and he can be grabbed there..the Jets require depth as well.

          • Low Gin

            the jets aren’t in a win now situation. they would’ve been more active in FA if they were. i would look high upside in the draft if that means i could have odell beckham rd 1 sefarian jenkins rd 2 and desir rd 3 or 4. that would be a FANTASTIC draft for the draft in the first 3-4 rounds and they could focus on depth for the rest of their 12 picks.

          • Paul Newbold

            Thankfully they have lots of options.

  • John Young

    First round :Cooks
    Second round: TE Jenkins/ or
    Beckham Jr
    Third: Niklas from Notre Dame
    Then best available from corner, safety, O-line, QB, linebacker, wide receiver at least one of each

    • Paul Newbold

      That would be an awesome draft. The problem with it is you are proposing starting a fourth round corner opposite Milliner? The only two corners on the roster that they could even think about starting are Walls or Patterson. Walls is more of a back up guy, who has shown he can’t cover the outside consistently with out break downs in his coverage. Patterson’s injuries have kept him from reaching his potential, having played no more then two seasons with a single team. At his age and with his injury record, they surely can’t depend on him to hold up through the season. I love the idea of an offensive draft, but I see them completing the defensive rebuild before adding offensive talent later. As they failed to meet the need at CB or OLB during Free Agency.

      • John Young

        You make a good point for the draft to go the way I want they would have to have supreme confidence in their late round picks and that is where we have done very poorly in the past. I’m just so tired of “one more year” being the mantra of this team. The only problem I have with defense first is that Denard seems to be getting linked to the steelers recently. Maybe we could trade up for a corner. I just don’t want to lose many picks over it. I wouldn’t hate trading down, it might be the only way to fill all these holes with starting caliber players

        • Paul Newbold

          I’m with you John. I’ve been a lifetime Jet fan, to date myself I started out a Titan fan before the name change! I too get extremely impatient when told to “wait to next year”. The Jets might have to trade up to land Dennard, but if they do, it would likely be only a few spots and wouldn’t come at too great of price, #18 and maybe a 3rd or 4th depending on who they find to trade with. In my opinion it would be worth it. The trade down option may also be viable, if they think they can find their corner in the second. The Jets have the luxury of having 12 picks in a very deep draft. all options are on the table, the talent is available, and the Jets have a ton of flexibility. It should be an interesting draft to watch, and if they can ace it…..they will be a much improved team heading into the future!

          • John Young

            I was born in 82 so you’ve got me beat on misery lol. I agree that bottom line no matter how they do it this draft is in my opinion the most important of my lifetime. A good draft and Geno taking the next step will make us true contenders for the next decade and hopefully further

          • John Young

            I also saw an article on bleacher report (I think) that had some high risk high reward players that should be available on day 3. With 12 picks I think we should till the dice on a couple of them.

  • Edward Kirby

    I think Thomas will be gone long before the sixth round, but pairing him up with fellow Hokie Vick would make mentoring synergies; they both have similar styles as well. One more bonus to that: as a third string QB, have him return punts! Theisman did it in his rookie year, so why not?