Matt Smith Mock Draft: The New York Jets Select……
Aug 31, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; LSU Tigers receiverOdell Beckham Jr.
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Time to delve into another one of the many mock drafts across the NFL landscape. It’s fun to play GM, with all of the time we have between now and the draft in May.
Matt Smith is seen often on the NFL network, marking most of his time analyzing fantasy football. Well, he is one of the analysts at NFL.com that puts a mock draft out there to read and evaluate, and that is the one we are going to take a look at tonight.
Who does he have for the New York Jets?
ODELL BECKHAM JR, WR, LSU
Talk about a “wow” factor. Beckham looked great on tape and exceptional at the combine. He’s got the perfect size/speed combo you want at the position.
To read and review Smith’s entire mock draft, click here.
Here is another pretty safe pick. Beckham looked great in Indianapolis, and is a talented player. The Jets could do a lot worse than choosing a guy like Beckham in the first round.
Looking at this scenario, however, some across the fan base may be disappointed. Eric Ebron, the tight end from UNC, was available at number 18, but the Jets passed. I do believe this will depend upon how things go in free agency, and the plan for the second round.
The Jets could still take a wide receiver here in round one, and find Jace Amaro in round 2, thanks to his not so outstanding performance at the Combine. The Jets seem to be high on him, and a choice of Beckham in round one, and Amaro in round 2 would likely have Jets’ fans dancing in the streets of NY.