New York Jets to explore new angle in 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft
By Paul A. Esden Jr.
One expert believes the New York Jets will explore a new angle in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are the details and why it means a lot.
Over the next handful of weeks and months, you’ll see many experts share their opinions on where the New York Jets should go in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
On Tuesday NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah released his first version of the 2020 NFL mock draft.
“General manager Joe Douglas is desperate to upgrade the OL, but in this scenario, the run at the position has already taken place. Chaisson is an outstanding athlete and would fit smoothly into the Jets’ scheme.”
This is the first time this offseason that a major entity or draft personality has mocked LSU’s K’Lavon Chaisson to the New York Jets.
After the Jets opted NOT to draft Kentucky EDGE defender Josh Allen last year in the 2019 NFL Draft, perhaps the team will look to right a wrong of yesteryear with another SEC sack artist.
Now you may be asking yourself, why in the bloody hell would I give a rat’s *** what this guy thinks? How is he better than any other boob I read about online?
Well, that’s where I’ll stop you right there, actually, Daniel Jeremiah is better than most boobs you read about online.
As a matter of fact, according to Fantasy Pros, DJ is the 14th most accurate mock drafter among the 138 included across a variety of major platforms and mediums.
This site tracks the accuracy of mock drafts based on four major scoring categories:
- Draft slots for each player.
- Rank within a position that players will be drafted.
- Positions each team will select.
- Teams that will pick each player.
To check out their full methodology you can click here.
So whether you like the pick or not, this may be where the Jets lean on draft day come late April. Although here are a few thoughts on DJ’s first simulation:
- Players still available when the Jets were on the clock: Jerry Jeudy (wide receiver, Alabama), and CeeDee Lamb (wide receiver, Oklahoma).
- Four offensive linemen went in the first 10 picks thus leaving the Jets in quite the pickle. The top three tackles were all gone, as expected, but a new offensive lineman has jumped into the mix: Mekhi Becton out of Louisville and he was the first offensive lineman selected.
- Becton prior to this mock draft was largely considered a second-round prospect, but his size (6-foot-7, 369 pounds) will intrigue teams. The hype train is now in full effect ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft.
In other words, you’d like to think if the offensive line cupboard is as barren in this scenario that the team trades back, or reaches for an offensive lineman because they need one so bad, or simply attempts to upgrade something around Sam Darnold.
In this scenario the Jets could have their pick of any wide receiver in the entire 2020 NFL Draft, I’d imagine Jeudy at this spot (knowing who is left on the board) would be too tempting to pass up. Regardless, considering DJ’s track record you have to take his mock drafts a little bit more seriously.