In the latest Stick to Football mock draft, the NY Jets make a ‘no brainer’ selection with the 11th overall pick. Here are all the details.
On the latest episode of the Stick to Football Podcast via Bleacher Report, they released a fresh Mock Draft Monday.
So we’ve got good news and bad news NY Jets fans.
The bad news is in this simulation the top four offensive tackles were all off the board by the time the Jets were on the clock:
NY Giants: Jedrick Wills Jr, Alabama, fourth overall
Carolina Panthers: Mekhi Becton, Louisville, seventh overall
Arizona Cardinals: Tristan Wirfs, Iowa, eighth overall
Cleveland Browns: Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 10th overall
Here’s the good news, co-host of the Stick to Football Podcast and die-hard NY Jets fan Connor Rogers says, “when all is said and done I think they’re going to end up with one of those four top offensive linemen. I think the board will shake out differently than it how it did here.”
Now in the worst-case scenario if the top-four offensive tackles are gone Connor Rogers decided to go with a no-brainer pick with what was still available on the board:
“I have no justifiable reason NOT to take Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver out of Alabama here for Sam Darnold. If I was a betting man I’d say the Jets gameplan is offensive line first round, wide receiver in round two. I would bet the house that something like that is their plan.
I can’t pass on Jerry Jeudy. The Jets don’t have a No. 1 wide receiver. If Robby Anderson leaves, they don’t have a No. 2 wide receiver. Your quarterback Sam Darnold needs someone reliable he can throw the ball too.
If you get to the 11th overall pick and all the top four offensive linemen are gone and you’re left with K’Lavon Chaisson, Josh Jones, and Jerry Jeudy this is a no-brainer pick to me.”
From now until draft day we’re going to evaluate, grade, and discuss every mock draft that gets spit out.
Things can obviously dramatically change come free agency in the middle of March, but as things are currently constructed the NY Jets must go offense with the 11th overall pick.
Priority No. 1 should be the offensive line.
If those top options are gone, the team needs to seriously look at the receiver position (whether that be Jeudy or a guy like CeeDee Lamb). This wide receiver class is very deep, so the team could find something on “day two” to satisfy that need if they decide to wait.
The defense can survive the way it is, Sam Darnold CAN NOT survive without help. Joe Douglas throughout this entire process has labeled Darnold a special player that the organization needs to “wrap their arms around him and support him.” It’s time to put up or shut up.