2015 NFL Draft: The New York Jets Select………….
Jan 1, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterbackJameis Winston
(5) at press conference after the 2015 Rose Bowl college football game against the Oregon Ducks at Rose Bowl. Oregon defeated Florida State 59-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Time to speculate on the upcoming NFL draft once again.
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As the weeks go by, the mock drafts are going to appear, and be edited, and edited, right up until draft day. Who are the Jets going to draft? Everyone has their opinion. Time to look at one.
Fansided, our parent site, released it’s weekly mock draft.
At number one, Jameis Winston went to Tampa Bay. They feel that with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, Winston is the more pro-ready quarterback to step right in and help them succeed.
So, who do the Jets draft with the number six pick?
Next: The Pick
Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterbackMarcus 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
If — and it’s a reasonably big if — Mariota is still here, the Jets would be wise to take him. Sure, they could get really good value if they trade out, though probably not the fantasy football trade numbers that people think Philadelphia would be willing to give up. But you cannot win without a quarterback and right now it would be hard to imagine they think Geno Smith is the guy.
The downside is if, in Jets fashion, they throw Mariota out too early. We know his upside, but he’s raw and his game might take some massaging. On the other hand, if the Jets and new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey are willing to build the offensive scheme around Mariota rather than force him into a regular offense, they might find a lot of success.
Either way, can they afford to pass on a quarterback here?
Read the entire new edition of the draft here.
You know what I think by now? “Can they afford to pass on a quarterback here?” If it’s Marcus Mariota, the answer is an absolute yes. If Mariota is the available option, take someone else and draft a quarterback either the second or third day.