Mel Kiper’s latest mock has Jets drafting Baker Mayfield
ESPN’s Mel Kiper just dropped another mock draft this offseason and has predicted the New York Jets will select quarterback Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma with the No. 6 overall pick.
All throughout this offseason, fans of the New York Jets will undoubtedly read many mock drafts by writers, bloggers, and of course, professional sports analysts. When Mel Kiper publishes his mock drafts, he has a good idea of what teams need and which players will give them the kind of impact they desire.
In his latest mock draft this offseason, Kiper has the Jets selecting quarterback Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma to finally address their issues when it comes to the most important position on the team. Of course, this all depends on whether or not the Jets land Kirk Cousins if he hits free agency but for argument’s sake, Kiper doesn’t see him heading to Gang Green.
In the grand scheme of things, the Jets need to do something new and well, exciting when it comes to their quarterback situation. Both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are considered duds at quarterback with the Jets quite possibly admitting their previous mistakes of drafting them and end up making big changes on the depth chart.
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It’s hard to predict what the Jets will ultimately do but make no mistake about it, they need some new blood at quarterback. Whether it’s a top free agent or using the No. 6 overall pick on one, the Jets need better play at quarterback and someone who can have a team built around him.
It’s time the Jets stop playing games and bring in better and above all else, younger talent instead of bringing in aging and mediocre players that just aren’t long-term franchise players.
Kiper believes that Mayfield would bring a much-needed spark to the Jets and give fans a team worth watching on gameday. Bringing in a Heisman Trophy winner would create a plethora of headlines around the Jets for quite some time since Mayfield will create a media frenzy that is common when playing in the city that never sleeps. Above all else, he’d put them in a very good position to win football games which at the end of the day, is all that matters.
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Overall, Kiper knows what the majority of Jets fans wants and believes general manager Mike Maccagnan would bring in a game-changing quarterback to continue rebuilding the right way. Whether you agree with it or not, Mayfield would honestly be an upgrade over anyone the Jets have had under center in a very long time. Yes, he brings some distractions and could become a huge one if he doesn’t keep his emotions in check, but if he matures up as he enters the NFL, there is no question that the Jets would have a Week 1 starter ready to make some serious noise in 2018.