New York Jets: 3-round 2020 NFL mock draft; grades, analysis

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The New York Jets made some interesting decisions in this 3-round 2020 NFL mock draft. Here are all the details, highlights, and a full report card.

Earlier this week Chad Reuter of NFL.com released a massive three-round 2020 NFL mock draft. This was his first version ahead of the NFL Combine at the end of February.

This simulation was “based on career production and performance in the postseason all-star game circuit, these players have made the argument they deserve to be selected early on draft weekend.”

With that being said we collected all of his choices for the New York Jets (in the first three rounds) and decided to grade them based on value, who was still on the board at the time, and how the player fits into Gang Green’s plans.

Round one

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K'Lavon Chaisson
EDGE LSU

Grade: D

Best players still on the board:

  • Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver, Alabama
  • Mekhi Becton, offensive tackle, Louisville
  • Andrew Thomas, offensive tackle, Georgia
  • Tristan Wirfs, offensive tackle, Iowa

To be candid it’s going to be hard to receive any type of positive grade if the New York Jets select a defensive player in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft under any circumstance.

When you also consider in this specific simulation the Jets passed on three of the top offensive tackles and arguably the No. 1 wide receiver on the board, there’s no other way to slice this than saying this would be a horrible pick.

The Jets obviously have a need on the defensive side of the ball for a dominant edge player, but not in lieu of help for Sam Darnold. Of course, the direction of the green and white during the 2020 NFL Draft will largely depend on where the team chooses to go in free agency.

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