Chat Sports recently had a full 32-team live mock draft as to which the New York Jets ended up selecting quarterback Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma with the No. 3 overall pick.
Mock drafts from all across the internet will be coming out like crazy as the 2018 NFL Draft is on the horizon. Chat Sports just did their live 32-team mock draft featuring top journalists from across the internet. I was proud to have been selected to give my selection for the New York Jets when they were on the clock with the No. 3 overall pick.
Unfortunately, in this live mock draft, the Cleveland Browns drafted Sam Darnold and the New York Giants drafted Josh Rosen, respectively. I’ve always been a Rosen guy all offseason long and to have seen him drafted by Big Blue was a tough sight to see.
Take a look below to see the first 10 picks of this mock draft which went live on the Facebook page of Chat Sports:
Needless to say, if it truly came down to selecting between Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield, I’m going with the latter. At the end of the day, Allen’s accuracy issues is a huge red flag for me and likely for other teams as well.
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At least with Mayfield, he’s a proven winner and despite his size, would bring a lot to the Jets in regards to being the next face of the franchise. Yes, his antics on and off the field are also red flags but if he’s able to keep all of that under control as he enters the pros, his upside is huge compared to that of Allen.
Mayfield is a true competitor and has proven to elevate everyone around him by rallying his teammates when it’s needed most. He has the arm, speed, and intelligence to be the next big thing in the city that never sleeps.
Considering that the Jets brought back Josh McCown and signed Teddy Bridgewater for 2018, Mayfield isn’t under any pressure to start come Week 1 of the regular season. He can be drafted by the Jets and get properly coached, trained, and developed on the sideline. Ideally, Mayfield wouldn’t need to start until either late in the season or even 2019 to begin a new era under center.
In his collegiate career, Mayfield has totaled 1,497 passing yards, 1,026 completions, 131 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions. If he’s able to translate such results at the pro level, there is no telling how great Mayfield will be over time with the Jets.