2015 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets Get a WR Not Named Amari Cooper


Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes during the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Hello Jets fans. Time to take a look at another mock draft, courtesy this time of SB Nation. Though the NFL playoffs have yet to come to their exciting conclusion, the top of the draft order has been known for weeks. By virtue of their 4-12 record, the Jets will have the sixth choice of the 2015 NFL draft this spring in Chicago.

We have looked at several mocks already in this young draft season. Some of had the Jets taking Amari Cooper to bolster the team speed on offense. Others have had the Jets drafting an offensive lineman. Some have had the Jets being able to draft Jameis Winston, while still others have had the Jets returning, yet again, to the defensive side of the football.

This mock from SB Nation picks a familiar position, but a new name. The Jets draft a wide receiver here, but it is not Amari Cooper. So who do the Jets pick with the sixth pick of the draft?

Nov 29, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half at Papa John

Devante Parker, WR, Louisville

What happens if the Jets ask Percy Harvin to take a pay cut? Is he worth $10.5 million next season? If things go awry with Harvin and he’s let go, the Jets will be in position to get a player like Parker.

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Here are his stats during his four years at Louisville:

Receiving & Rushing

It would be hard to argue if the Jets decided to draft a wide receiver. The Jets need weapons to revive a dormant offense. Parker would certainly provide that. Any player that gets the approval of our guy, Sean Lester Durham, gets my approval as well.

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My only concern would be if he is pro-ready. Coming from Louisville, he isn’t getting the level of competition that a guy like Cooper is getting. I wonder if, in this scenario, the Jets might be better off if they decided to draft an offensive lineman like Brandon Scherff?

What do you think?