The New York Jets have a ton of needs that should be addressed. Matt Miller provides the top 3 fits for the team in the 2020 NFL Draft.
At 2-7, the New York Jets should end up with a really good 2020 NFL draft pick in the first round. According to the analytics, the Jets are on pace to have the fifth overall pick.
Although they still have a 3.8 percent chance to land the No. 1 pick and a 55.4 percent chance to stay in the top-five, per ESPN.
If the analytics are correct, the Jets should have a chance to draft a blue-chip prospect to build around.
On Tuesday Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller provided an updated top-10 2020 NFL Draft big board. In that report, he also revealed his top NFL team fits for each player.
Here are the top-3 players that were listed as perfect fits for the New York Jets in the 2020 NFL Draft + some insight from Matt Miller (the numbered rankings are based on his big board):
Pro Player Comparison: Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots
“Jeff Okudah is special, and that’s why he could be selected as early as the top five depending on team needs after free agency. If the New York Jets miss out on Chase Young, Okudah could be Joe Douglas’ first pick as general manager.”
Does this even need an explanation? The Jets have been playing scrubs all year at cornerback because literally they have no one else due to injuries, poor drafting, and bad free agency decisions.
Jeff Okudah could make Jets fans forget about all of those issues and give the team the No. 1 corner they’ve desperately been searching for.
Pro Player Comparison: Odell Beckham Jr, Cleveland Browns
“Scheme fits for a route-runner like Jeudy are plentiful, and it can be tough to project due to expected coaching changes, but pairing a young quarterback in New York (for either team) with a true No. 1 receiver does make a lot of sense.”
Wide receiver isn’t the team’s biggest need in the 2020 offseason, but Jerry Jeudy is a game-changing player who could instantly become the team’s No. 1 wide receiver to build around.
The goal for the Jets is to surround their franchise quarterback Sam Darnold with as much talent as possible this offseason, why not give him a new toy to play with?
Pro Player Comparison: Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears
“The draft order will ultimately decide who is the No. 1 pick in the draft as a quarterback-needy Bengals would most likely pass on Young for Joe Burrow or Tua Tagovailoa, but you can put it in ink that Young is the 2020 draft’s top player.”
A lot of New York Jets fans are afraid and/or resistant to draft another defensive player in the first round.
Since 2010 the team has drafted 10 defensive players to only one offensive player in the first round. But just because that’s a trend doesn’t mean the Jets should randomly draft an offensive player for the heck of it.
If somehow Chase Young is on the board when the Jets are on the clock, they should sprint this pick to the podium. Young isn’t your typical defensive lineman that the Jets have drafted over the years, he can finally be the answer to all their pass-rushing woes.
The Jets would be lucky to land any one of these three superstars. Also look at the pro player comparisons by Matt Miller on each prospect, Khail Mack? Odell Beckham Jr? Or even Stephon Gilmore? Each one of those players is at the top of their respective positions in the NFL. Commence your drooling Jets fans, you’re in store for an exciting offseason.