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Jets Mock Draft: Mel Kiper makes a big change with No. 3 pick

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PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates his touchdown pass for a 7-3 lead over the California Golden Bears during the first quarter at Rose Bowl on November 24, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins celebrates his touchdown pass for a 7-3 lead over the California Golden Bears during the first quarter at Rose Bowl on November 24, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Mel Kiper has released his latest mock draft and made a big change as to who the New York Jets will ultimately select with the No. 3 overall pick.

When it comes to mock drafts, not only are they fun to do but at the end of the day, even the pros know that anything can and will happen when a team is on the clock. Mel Kiper of ESPN recently released his latest mock draft based on the events of free agency and the mega-trade between the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.

Kirk Cousins ended up taking his talents to the Minnesota Vikings and the Jets moved up from the No. 6 overall spot in the 2018 NFL Draft to No. 3 in need of a future franchise quarterback. In the grand scheme of things, no team would make such a move in trading up unless it’s for a future franchise quarterback.

It’s expected that the Jets will undoubtedly select one of the Big 4 at quarterback. Kiper’s latest mock draft has the Jets boldly selected quarterback Josh Rosen out of UCLA. This makes a lot of sense since he has the most upside out of the rest of everyone in the Big 4.

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Josh Allen has accuracy issues, Baker Mayfield might bring more distractions than positive headlines, and Sam Darnold likely will be the No. 1 overall pick.

Darnold will probably end up getting drafted by the Cleveland Browns but again, who knows what will transpire come draft day. For all we know, a team can trade all the way up to the No. 1 spot and shake up the rest of the draft order if there is one player they can’t afford to lose.

If the Jets do land Rosen in this year’s draft, he’d be entering a great situation. He wouldn’t have to start immediately this upcoming season which will help him as he transitions into the pros. Not a single quarterback out of the Big 4 is perfect but Rosen has the most upside thanks to his ability to play well, read defenses efficiently, and has the potential to finally be the franchise quarterback the Jets have been waiting for.

Rosen can develop nicely under both Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater with hopes of leading the Jets from under center in 2019 and beyond. Hopefully, Kiper’s big change (his last mock draft had the Jets taking Mayfield) and prediction end up being a reality for the Jets. It’s about time they had a young franchise quarterback that’s worth bragging about especially after making a big trade to move up in the draft order to show he has “the guy” written all over him.

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