Mel Kiper Jr. Mock Draft 3.0: The New York Jets Select……..

By Alan Schechter

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (left) is interviewed by ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman (right) before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL draft is getting closer. We are about five weeks away from Roger Goodell stepping up to the podium to announce the choice by the Houston Texans and get the ball rolling on the 2014 NFL Draft, live from New York City.

Anyone who has ever watched the NFL draft knows who Mel Kiper Jr. is. He has been adding his expertise to the draft coverage on ESPN as far back as I can remember. He has been through many a Jets draft over the years. Let’s see who he has chosen for the Jets in his most recent draft update(requires ESPN Insider Access):


Free agency factors here, but the addition of Eric Decker is only helpful, not a solution at the wide receiver position on this roster. And again, you can’t overthink free agency as it relates to the draft, because the question of ceiling isn’t the same. Beckham has a higher ceiling than anybody in the free-agent market, and has the kind of experience that could make him a quicker conversion than many. A great physical talent, Beckham has improved as a pass-catcher and pushed himself into this range in the draft.

Definitely a pick we will all be fine with. Even if the Jets come out of this week with Jackson from Philadelphia, another receiver still wouldn’t hurt. Imagine a depth chart that included Eric Decker, DeSean Jackson, Odell Beckham, Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson. All of a sudden, that would be pretty formidable, don’t you think?

My only thought is that maybe they take a look at Darqueze Dennard, picked two choices later in this scenario, to fill the cornerback problem.

Other than that, I like the pick a lot.