2015 NFL Draft: New York Jets Address Two Holes in Two Rounds
Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass in the final minute of the fourth quarter in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Oregon Ducks 42-20. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Time to look at another mock draft this afternoon, Jets fans. This draft is brought to you from our friends at SB Nation. They have brought us a two round mock draft that we are going to review, from the New York Jets perspective of course.
The off-season is in full swing, and so in the NFL draft preparation. The Jets have a lot of holes to fill, and the draft is the first big chance for Mike Maccagnan and company to fill many of them. It’s a big draft for the future of the New York Jets.
One of those holes the Jets have is at quarterback, as we all know. In this scenario, however, the quarterback is not in the picture above. It is not Marcus Mariota, nor is it Jameis Winston. So, who is it? You will find out.
It was not chosen in the first round, the Jets waited until the second round in this scenario. So who do the Jets take with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft?
Next: Round 1
Sep 27, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) celebrates after sacking North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams (12) during the second quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson
If the top two quarterbacks are off the board when the Jets pick, a lot of what they do here will depend on what they do with wide receiver Percy Harvin. If he’s released, a wide receiver could be the target. If not, going after a pass rusher to upgrade over players like Calvin Pace and Jason Babin is more likely. Beasley is an ultra-quick pass rusher who can be brought in to make an immediate impact.
Take a look at Beasley’s career stats:
Defense & Fumbles
The more I watch this kid play, the more I like the draft pick. A dominant rusher of the edge would take the Jets defense to the next level. Quinton Coples is coming into his own, and has nowhere to go but up. Draft Beasley, and have him coming off the opposite edge, with Wilkerson and Richardson and Harrison already there? It’s a great idea.
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You already know how I feel about the quarterbacks. I am OK with them not making it to number six in the draft. This would be a good way for the Jets to go.
So that means, based on what I described on the previous page, the Jets take the quarterback in the second round. So, who do the Jets take with the 37th pick of the draft?
Next: Round 2
Jan 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) runs the ball during the second half of the 2015 Alamo Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Alamodome. The Bruins won 40-35. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA (No explanation given for second round)
Read the entire two round mock by clicking here.
Here are Hundley’s stats:
Hundley can make all of the throws, and has some zip. He also fits in with the new breed of quarterbacks, that can move around and make plays with his feet. He also gets good torque on his throws. His footwork is strong, but not always consistent. When it is good, his accuracy is just wonderful. But you see, a second round draft pick at quarterback can be given time to develop.
I like this choice as well.