2015 NFL Draft: New York Jets Hone In On a New Signal Caller

By Alan Schechter

The mock draft season continues, Jets fans. It’s that time where all of the experts start giving their predictions as to where the country’s best college football players will end up in the draft. The draft order is nearly completely set, and the amount of predictions will multiply by the zillions as the weeks go by.

We know this is a big one for the New York Jets. Mike Maccagnan is in his first one, and he will be in the spotlight, trying to set the Jets back on the right track.

CBS Sports has updated their mock drafts.  Yesterday, Dane Brugler and Rob Rang both posted their updated mock drafts.  They both went the same way for our New York Jets.  So who do they have the New York Jets choosing with the sixth pick in the draft?

Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

First we have Rang’s explanation:

Mariota’s upside is undeniable, but some worry that he may be a year away from running a traditional NFL offense. New GM Mike Maccagnan may consider adding to the position should Mariota still be on the board. Mariota faces legitimate questions about how he will fare against tighter windows in the NFL, but he shows good awareness in the pocket, a live arm and, of course, great mobility.

Here is what Brugler had to say:

The Jets will have a fresh look in 2015 with a new general manager (Mike Maccagnan) and head coach (Todd Bowles). And if Mariota is still on the board at No. 6, the Jets will have a chance to add a promising young passer as well.

Take a look at Rang’s full mock here, and Brugler’s full mock draft here.

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You guys know how I feel about this by now, I really hope the Jets draft elsewhere. Mariota does not seem to be as pro-ready as others seem to think. He doesn’t have the accuracy worth the number six pick in the draft. Jameis Winston is the more pro-ready player, and if he isn’t available, the Jets should draft elsewhere.

What do you guys think?

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