Mel Kiper decided to help out NY Jets quarterback Sam Darnold with his latest 2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.0. Here are all the details.
We are fully in the midst of “mock draft season”! Coming up in a few days is the NFL Combine, so Mel Kiper of ESPN decided to drop his updated 2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.0.
Here’s how he decided to do a solid for NY Jets quarterback Sam Darnold with the team’s 11th overall pick.
“Can Sam Darnold get some help, please? With Robby Anderson potentially departing in free agency and Quincy Enunwa’s future up in the air, Darnold’s top receivers are Jamison Crowder and … Le’Veon Bell? That’s not an ideal situation for a third-year quarterback who stagnated in Year 2.
Lamb can be the Jets’ top wideout — he is stellar after the catch and can run every route in the tree. Jets quarterbacks averaged just 6.6 yards per attempt last season (27th in the NFL), but that would rise with Lamb on the field. This team is likely to see massive turnover along the offensive line this offseason, so it could target a tackle here, too, depending on what happens in free agency.”
There’s no question with this selection Mel Kiper certainly did a solid for Darnold. With this pick, Sam Darnold now has a legitimate No. 1 option in CeeDee Lamb.
The 6-foot-2, 189-pound wide receiver out of Oklahoma has phenomenal ball skills. CeeDee’s hands remind me of Golden Tate out of Notre Dame. Lamb has no problem catching a football in traffic with his two sticky mitts.
The other thing that stands out about his game is what he can do once the football is in his hands. Hopefully, the NY Jets coaching staff could find creative ways to get the ball in CeeDee’s hands in space.
The #Jets Zone w/ @BoyGreen25 feat. @ConnorJRogers, @sticktofootball:– Who should #NYJ chase in free agency?– What Sam Darnold has to do to become an elite quarterback.– Connor explains huge gap between Jerry Jeudy & "Day 2" wide receivers.#TakeFlighthttps://t.co/yGYPLotME2
— The Jets Zone (@TheJets_Zone) February 12, 2020
The other interesting thing about Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft is who was still on the board when he handed Lamb to Gang Green:
- Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver, Alabama
- Josh Jones, offensive tackle, Houston
- Andrew Thomas, offensive tackle, Georgia
Obviously what the team does in free agency will shape where the NY Jets go with the 11th overall pick. With over $50 million in cap space, the team could plug its holes on the offensive line through free agency and that would make fans feel better about going wide receiver with their first-round pick.
Also, it’ll be interesting as we get closer to draft day which wide receiver earns the No. 1 ranking. Depending on who you speak with some people like Jeudy more and others prefer Lamb. Regardless both are considered the upper echelon of the position and the Jets would be lucky to land either in late April.