2015 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets Stick with the Quarterback
Jan 21, 2015; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets new general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks during a press conference at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com via USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 season is over, prep for next year begins. The Jets, like all other teams, are 0-0, and are starting from scratch. The leadership of the Jets is in place, and the work begins. We have the Combine coming up in just a matter of weeks, player visits, scouting trips to Pro days, regional combines, all leading up to the NFL draft. The draft will be here before we know it, and Mike Maccagnan will take center stage.
With the Jets getting to work on the draft, so do us writers and bloggers. Yes, it is time to take a look at another Mock Draft. We continue to look at the mock draft from our friends at the parent site, Fansided. Many of our sites put up weekly mock drafts, and the Fansided site is no exception. So let’s once again take a look at the work of Josh Sanchez.
Let’s see who he has the Jets selecting with the sixth pick of the upcoming NFL draft………
Next: The Pick
Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs with the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the game at AT&T Stadium. The Buckeyes defeated the Ducks 42-20. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota showed some weaknesses during the College Football Playoff national championship game and that has led to some speculation about his ability to transition to the next level and lead a pro offense. However, because he plays quarterback, there will be someone who is willing to take a chance on Mariota. The New York Jets may just be that team and we all know they would benefit from adding a quarterback to the roster.
Take a look at the whole mock here.
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You know my feeling by now. The Jets need a quarterback, no question. But if you are going to take one in the top ten, you really have to be sure that this guy is a can’t miss prospect. Marcus Mariota is not. There are many questions, as Josh mentioned, as to whether or not Mariota can lead a pro offense. I think that we have seen that movie before, as many have these questions about Geno Smith.
With Winston gone, go elsewhere with the number six pick in the draft. Jets fans won’t be happy if they pass on Mariota, but they can get more of an immediate impact if they draft elsewhere.