Stick to Football’ fixed the New York Jets with a 2-round 2020 mock draft on their latest episode. Here are all the details and how these players fit.
The New York Jets have some obvious issues coming off a 7-9 season.
This is the ninth year in a row the team didn’t make the postseason and the eighth time in the last nine years that the team finished with a .500 record or worse.
With that, the team has some holes to fill.
On the latest episode of the “Stick to Football Podcast” co-hosts Matt Miller and Connor Rogers were live from radio row in Miami, Florida. In this episode, they executed a full two-round mock draft.
Here’s how they attempted to fix the New York Jets:
“In our mock four offensive tackles go in the first 10 picks which is the worst possible situation for the New York Jets. Which makes me think this is a team that could be very active on draft day looking to move up to secure one of the top-4 offensive tackles.
We aren’t doing trades in this mock draft so I’ll go with K’Lavon Chaisson out of LSU. If you can’t get an offensive tackle here, get an edge rusher. Try to build your offensive line in the second and third rounds and through free agency.
The previous regime was allergic to drafting edge rushers and the one they drafted ended up being a turd in Jachai Polite.
In K’Lavon you’re getting a guy who rocked the No. 18 at LSU which means you’re a high character player. It means the people around the program believed in you.
With Chaisson, you’re getting a guy who didn’t have a ton of production in college but you’re also getting someone who teams schemed away from because he was so good. The sky is the limit for this guy he’s only a redshirt sophomore so he’s a super young player with a lot of room to develop.”
“Before New York Jets fans freak out, this pick comes with a caveat, the board has fallen a little weird. You got K’Lavon Chaisson in the first-round and the team is going to be aggressive for an offensive tackle, they’ll have to upgrade this unit in free agency. Matt, I just don’t have an offensive lineman here that is a plug and play, high impact player.
So for the Jets, we’re going to double up on edge pass rush. They went Chaisson in round one, now they go Bradlee Anae out of Utah. Boom, boom. This is something you haven’t had since John Abraham.
This combination would provide Gang Green with speed and power, these dudes have counter moves. The Jets have to figure out the offensive line, they have to do that this offseason. But there’s simply no offensive tackle here.
They also have to figure out pass rusher because they can’t get to the quarterback. If you have Anae, Chaisson and Quinnen Williams as your front right there? That’s a team that is going to make a ton of noise on the defensive side of the ball. It’s going to require a creative plan to also solve the offensive line woes this offseason.”
We dive into the unthinkable today…a *2* round mock drafthttps://t.co/X82abRz9oT
— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) January 28, 2020
Now a lot of New York Jets fans may be scratching their heads at the thought of the team double-dipping at a position but consider this.
Back in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Jets double-dipped at safety, the first time in franchise history that the team used its’ first two selections on defensive backs.
Also speaking of that moment in team history, Connor Rogers of the “Stick to Football Podcast” accurately predicted the Jets would go with Maye and Adams with the team’s first two selections prior to the 2017 NFL Draft.
Perhaps the team could have similar success with that same exact strategy to fill one of the team’s biggest needs.
For fans who are still fuming by the end of this article remember that the Jets have over $60 million in available cap space to fill some of the other needs on the team including the offensive line.