2015 NFL Mock Draft by Yahoo: The New York Jets Select…

By Alan Schechter

With the Jets record at 2-10, there is no time like the present to start looking ahead at the NFL draft. The Jets will be picking high in the first round, if the season ended today they would be choosing fifth. Needless to say, the upcoming draft is going to be a huge one for our New York Jets.

We are not the only ones that are thinking about the NFL draft. Our friends at “Yahoo!” have actually taken a stab at an initial mock draft. Yes, it’s early, and the draft order is very much subject to change. However, why not start the draft season off early anyway?

According to the mock draft, the Jets, with the fifth pick of the NFL draft, would be choosing:

Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Here are the author’s thoughts on the choice:

In this scenario, the Jets are left out in the quarterback cold, but you can’t look past their potential desperation — depending on their coach — to land a top-tier QB. Geno Smith isn’t the answer. But short of accomplishing that, the Jets also should target another playmaker high in the draft, as there might not be enough offensive tackle or defensive back prospects worth considering with a selection this high. Cooper is a vertical threat whose skills would complement those of Eric Decker, Percy Harvin, Jace Amaro and Chris Ivory. GM John Idzik was at the Iron Bowl to scout Cooper, but that said, we’re not sure Idzik will be making this pick.

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Take a look at the entire draft by clicking here, it goes five picks into the second round, and you can check out the Jets second round pick as well.

As far as Cooper, based on the scenario in the mock, it’s hard to argue.  A big play guy WOULD be a nice complement to Eric Decker.