Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Tonight, we bring you some more draft predictions from NFL.com expert Mike Mayock. Rest assured, you will see a lot of this guy on draft day, if you aren’t familiar with him enough already. Mike has released his final mock draft of the 2013 draft season. Here are his choices for the Jets in the first round:
#9: Dion Jordan:
The most explosive 3-4 outside linebacker in this draft is Dion Jordan. I think down the road, he could be Aldon Smith. I think he could be Jason Taylor. If he puts on 20 pounds, he could be DeMarcus Ware. He’s got everything you want; he just needs 20 pounds and some seasoning.
#13: Tyler Eifert:
Now we’re going to prop up Mark Sanchez a little bit. In today’s NFL, this kid matches up with everything that you want in a vertical tight end: At 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, he’s a nightmare for a linebacker or a safety.
I think every Jets fan known to man would do a large victory dance if Dion Jordan fell to number 9 for the Jets to be able to take him. Jordan is a complete player that will be an instant asset to the Jets’ defense. He showed his terrific speed at the NFL combine, despite the fact that he was getting ready for upcoming surgery.
Wouldn’t it be nice for the Jets to final make a pick that serves to “…prop up Mark Sanchez a little bit.”? When was the last time they did that? If Tavon Austin is not available, such as in this scenario, choosing a tight end would be a more than acceptable way to go.
Despite the fact people wanted Keller gone, the Jets do not have a starting tight end on the roster right now. Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert would fill that void quickly. Here is some video to remind you about this guy:
What do you guys think? Would you be happy if these two guys were the choices?