New York Jets: Prime Draft Position at Number Six

By Alan Schechter

The NFL Combine is now in the rear view mirror, the Free Agency Period and the draft are upcoming. This morning, Paul Newbold posted some great observations on the top performers from this weekend.

In my latest mock draft, I chose Kevin White from West Virginia at number six. I think we can all agree that this would be an exciting pick for the New York Jets. Whether it happens that way or not, time will tell. But there is one thing we know for sure coming out of the Combine.

The Jets are in a prime position. There are a lot of very talented players they will get to choose from.

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The Jets will have the chance to pick from a very deep wide receiver class. Amari Cooper or Kevin White might be gone, but they likely both won’t be gone. They can go edge pass rusher, with Dante Fowler, Vic Beasley, and Randy Gregory all showing strong performances this past week. If the Jets want to go there, at least one of those three will be available at number six.

Jameis Winston likely won’t be available, but stranger things have happened. Marcus Mariota could be there at number six for the Jets. I am not sold on Mariota at that spot, but if the Jets are, they may have their shot here. There will be strong offensive linemen such as La’el Collins or Brandon Scherff on the board.

The Jets may trade this pick. If the Eagles want Marcus Mariota badly enough, they may give up the farm to move up for the Jets spot. But if the Jets stay where they are, the one guarantee we have is that they will have a plethora of great players to choose from on night one of the NFL draft.

I can’t wait to see what Mike Maccagnan has in store.

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