Todd McShay’s latest mock has Jets taking Josh Allen
ESPN’s Todd McShay has just dropped his latest 2018 NFL mock draft and has the New York Jets selecting quarterback Josh Allen out of Wyoming with the No. 6 overall pick.
It’s no secret that the New York Jets will have a new face or two this offseason at quarterback. Your guess is as good as mine but at the end of the day, it’s expected they’ll either land a top free agent quarterback and if they don’t, they’ll undoubtedly use the No. 6 overall pick on one.
ESPN’s Todd McShay just recently released another mock draft as it’s not surprising that he has the Jets taking a quarterback when they’re on the clock. In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he confirmed that McShay has the Jets taking quarterback Josh Allen out of Wyoming in his latest mock draft.
As per Cimini, McShay is a believer again thanks to an impressive showing at the 2018 NFL Combine by Allen. He had good footwork, displayed his superb arm strength, and said all the right things during media sessions.
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Of course, the biggest knock on Allen is his accuracy issues. Could he overcome this once he enters the NFL? It’s hard to predict since he is indeed a smart quarterback but accuracy is something either you have or don’t.
The Jets have already been down this road when they drafted quarterback Christian Hackenberg back in 2016 and he also had a lot of glaring issues, including his accuracy.
While McShay is enamored with Allen at this point in time, the Jets should actually stay far away from him. They need a quarterback that is either established through free agency like Kirk Cousins or Case Keenum or draft one that they know can start in Week 1.
In the grand scheme of things, Allen would end up being a huge mistake by the Jets. He has a higher chance of being unsuccessful than coming out the gates and turning the Jets into a playoff contender right from the start. Perhaps this assessment of mine could be wrong down the road but ask yourself, is this something the Jets want to do once again considering how badly Hackenberg has turned out?
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Can general manager Mike Maccagnan afford to whiff on another quarterback when the stats show he probably won’t be a starting caliber player in the future? That’s a risk that might not be worth taking since it would just mean yet again a few years from now, the Jets will be back at square one in finding a franchise quarterback once and for all.