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2019 NFL draft: What grade would you give the Jets?

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: Quinnen Williams of Alabama poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #3 overall by the New York Jets during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: Quinnen Williams of Alabama poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #3 overall by the New York Jets during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The 2019 NFL draft is in the books. How would you grade the New York Jets’ new additions?

While many expected the Jets to trade down from the No. 3 overall pick, they opted for the stick-and-pick scenario, declining any and all offers to move down. Instead, they chose the player many believed to be the best overall prospect in this year’s class, Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.

Without a second-round pick (thanks to last year’s trade-up that landed them Sam Darnold), the Jets waited until the third round to make their next selection. Armed with a pair of picks to close out Day 2, the Jets added a dynamic pass rusher in Florida’s Jachai Polite, and a raw but promising offensive tackle in USC’s Chuma Edoga.

Day 3 brought plenty of value for the Jets, as they landed a well-rounded tight end (West Virginia’s Trevon Wesco), a combine star at linebacker (Minnesota’s Blake Cashman), and a high-upside corner (Rutgers’ Blessuan Austin).

While the Jets added some talented prospects with these picks, they left certain areas of need untouched. Some promising free agents who went undrafted were also added to the mix, though, and they could end up pushing for roster spots where the depth chart is lean. There’s a solid core of young talent on this team, and it’s only getting stronger this offseason.

How do you feel about the Jets’ draft haul? Did they adequately address their needs, while balancing overall value with their weaker roster spots? Did they execute more steals than reaches? Give us your take in the comment section!

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