Here’s a full 2-round mock draft featuring a blockbuster Jamal Adams trade. Here are the full results for the NY Jets in this crazy simulation.
The folks over at NFL Mocks, a FanSided sister network, just released a two-round mock draft that includes trades.
We decided to pull the full results for the NY Jets including a blockbuster Jamal Adams trade to add an additional first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
We’ll break down what selections Sayre Bedinger of NFL Mocks made for the NY Jets and then we’ll grade how he did with his picks.
“K’Lavon Chaisson was the heart of the LSU defense this past year, given the prestigious number 18 as the player who most exemplifies the championship standard through leadership and play on the field.
Despite being just a redshirt sophomore who struggled with injuries his first couple of years, Chaisson was a permanent team captain for LSU this past season.
This guy is a leader, and he’s one of the most explosive edge players in the 2020 class. As a matter of fact, outside of Chase Young, he might be unrivaled in that regard. He’s only scratched the surface of how good he can become at the next level.”
The NY Jets have seemed unwilling over the last few years to invest high draft capital on the edge ever since they blew it on Vernon Gholston over a decade ago.
There’s no questioning the need but after Chase Young, there’s a clear drop off in talent at edge. The team would be best served to fill this need during the free agency period with over $60 million in projected cap space.
Players still available when this pick was made:
- Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, wide receiver
- CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma, wide receiver
- Tristan Wirfs, Iowa, offensive tackle
If the NY Jets decide to select a defensive player in the first round, the fans will revolt. The only way they don’t is if somehow Chase Young (edge, Ohio State) or Jeff Okudah (cornerback, Ohio State) is still on the board and spoiler alert they won’t be. In this mock draft simulation, both players were taken in the top-five.
Next: WE HAVE A TRADE (Jamal Adams)
Trade grade: F
In this simulation, they have the NY Jets acquiring an additional first-round pick by way of trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. But the cost simply doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.
Jamal Adams is dealt for a later first-round pick (which by itself wouldn’t be enough) and if that wasn’t bad enough the NY Jets are throwing a third-round pick back the Eagles way? No, thanks.
Here’s how the NFL Mocks crew tried to defend the trade:
“Getting back a third-rounder protects the Eagles from losing Adams down the line, but this move would obviously be made with an extension in mind.”
Now putting the crappy trade aside, here’s what the NY Jets ended up doing with the additional first-round pick.
Draft grade: A+
Now the trade stunk, but the actual selection would be marvelous. This would plug a gaping hole on the left side of the offensive line with a bonafide franchise left tackle.
Here are a few interesting nuggets:
- If the NY Jets selected Andrew Thomas it would snap a 14-year drought since the last time the team selected an offensive lineman in the first round.
- Also with this simulated trade, the NY Jets ended up with two first-round picks. This would be the 8th time that Gang Green has had at least two first-round draft choices in modern draft history:
- 2013: Dee Milliner (9th overall, Alabama, cornerback), Sheldon Richardson (13th overall, Missouri, defensive lineman).
- 2008: Vernon Gholston (6th overall, Ohio State, edge), Dustin Keller (30th overall, Purdue, tight end).
- 2006: D’Brickashaw Ferguson (4th overall, Virginia, offensive tackle), Nick Mangold (29th overall, Ohio State, center).
- 2000: Shaun Ellis (12th overall, Tennessee, defensive lineman), John Abraham (13th overall, South Carolina, edge), Chad Pennington (18th overall, Marshall, quarterback), and Anthony Becht (27th overall, West Virginia, tight end).
- 1995: Kyle Brady (9th overall, Penn State, tight end), Hugh Douglas (16th overall, Central State, defensive lineman).
- 1984: Russell Carter (10th overall, SMU, defensive back), Ron Faurot (15th overall, Arkansas, defensive lineman).
- 1972: Jerome Barkum (9th overall, Jackson State, tight end), Michael Taylor (20th overall, Michigan, linebacker).
Next: 2nd round, final draft grade
Top players still on the board:
- Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
- Matt Hennessey, C, Temple
- Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
- Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
Draft grade: B-
Considering the players that were still on the board, the NY Jets could’ve landed Sam Darnold a very nice No. 1 wide receiver. Or perhaps a brand new starting center. Also, a franchise-caliber running back was also still on the board.
In terms of the actual value (phenomenal) and cornerback is obviously a need. Jeff Gladney is a plug and play starter at cornerback for the NY Jets. So the fact that the team addressed a position of need with a first-round value is a great combination.
Overall draft results:
- K’Lavon Chaisson, edge, LSU
- Andrew Thomas, offensive tackle, Georgia
- Jeff Gladney, cornerback, TCU
Trade: NY Jets sent Jamal Adams, 2020 third-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the 21st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Overall draft grade: F
Sure all three picks addressed positions of need, but the team traded away its best player, its leader, and the face of the franchise.
In addition to that, the Jets could’ve drafted Andrew Thomas or Tristan Wirfs with the 11th overall pick (so they didn’t need to pull the trigger on the Jamal trade).
Jets fans would’ve much rather preferred the team draft one of those options. If the Jets are going to trade Jamal (totally disagree with them doing that) then why don’t you draft Jerry Jeudy at 11 and then trade back into the first round to snag your franchise left tackle.
Sam Darnold gets a No. 1 wide receiver and a player that can help keep him upright. At least that would’ve made some NY Jets fans happy, but I doubt the way this played out many people will be stoked about this.