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
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).