The New York Jets will be looking to bolster their offense in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. And a recent mock draft from CBS Sports has the team addressing wide receiver.
The New York Jets should have a few options at their disposal when they take the podium to announce their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Many will hope for the Jets to draft one of the top offensive linemen available while others will be completely fine taking a top-tier wide receiver talent. Some may even think it’s best to take the best player available if an elite prospect falls.
Regardless, pretty much everything will depend on how the board falls.
Various mock drafts have come out over the last month or so and they will continue to be published until the day of the draft itself. And a recent mock draft has a pretty interesting scenario unfolding for Gang Green.
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Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports recently posted a mock draft that saw the Jets taking Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy No. 11 overall. Some will immediately complain that the Jets didn’t draft an offensive lineman, but it’s important to note how the board fell.
All three of the top offensive tackle options — Andrew Thomas, Tristan Wirfs, and Jedrick Wills Jr. were selected before the Jets were able to make a selection. And in a mock draft without trades, this left the Jets with no other option but to wait.
However, this exact scenario wouldn’t be a disaster.
Because of the offensive linemen going early, none of the incredible receiver prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft were selected leaving the Jets with their pick of the figurative litter.
And without hesitation, Wilson pegged Jeudy to the Jets.
In what is being dubbed one of the best and deepest wide receivers classes of all time, Jerry Jeudy is the consensus top receiver in the class. The Alabama product is a polished route runner, exceptional athlete, and all-around fantastic prospect.
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Some are even calling him the best receiver prospect in years.
Most expect Jeudy to be a top-10 pick with some even having him selected in the top-5, but if he were to fall to the Jets at No. 11, it would be incredibly difficult to pass on him.
With Robby Anderson‘s future in New York looking iffier by the day and Quincy Enunwa‘s future with the team in doubt, the Jets might feasibly need to replace both starting outside receivers this offseason.
Jeudy would be an ideal replacement and a player who could become one of the very best players in the league soon enough.
If the Jets don’t manage to land any of the top offensive linemen in the first round, Jeudy would be the best possible “consolation prize.” Even calling him a “consolation prize” seems ridiculous given his immense talent.
We still have a few months until the 2020 NFL Draft arrives, but this is just one of the many possible scenarios the Jets could explore.