Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller released an updated 3-round mock draft (post-NFL Combine edition). We decided to give it a full report card.
Throughout the NFL offseason process, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller will occasionally drop an updated mock draft. At the conclusion of the NFL Combine, he released an updated three-round mock draft and we decided to grade his picks for the NY Jets.
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“Four straight offensive tackles come off the board with the New York Jets getting their left tackle of the future. Andrew Thomas dominated in the SEC while playing on the left side, which makes his transition to the NFL a little easier to project than his counterparts like Wills Jr. and Wirfs who played on the right side in college.
General manager Joe Douglas will prioritize the offensive line early in his tenure as he looks to give Sam Darnold the protection he needs at quarterback. Thomas can step into the left tackle position immediately, solving the biggest of the Jets’ question marks this offseason.
With all of the wide receivers still on the board, that has to be tempting for Douglas and Co., but league sources continue to insist that a receiver in the first round is not how the Jets will operate with this front office.”
Best players still on the board:
- Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver, Alabama
- K’Lavon Chaisson, edge, LSU
- CeeDee Lamb, wide receiver, Oklahoma
The NY Jets get a player who is plug and play ready to insert on the left side of the offensive line for the next decade. Also, they barely survive by grabbing the last of the four premium offensive tackles in the 2020 NFL Draft.
When you evaluate the top options that are still available on the board it likely mirrors the decision the team will be faced with on draft day. Do you take the top receiver off the board? Or do you get one of the top offensive linemen still left on the board? Here the Jets make the right choice, while it may not be sexy, it is the right move.