In the latest STF 2-round mock draft the NY Jets were left in a very precarious position. Here are all the details and the full results.
The point of mock drafts is to go through a variety of scenarios so you can be as prepared as possible for whatever scenario arrives on draft day.
This latest mock draft by the folks over at Stick to Football is a full two-round simulation. The situation that played out for the NY Jets in this mock could very realistically transpire in late April.
All of the top four premium offensive linemen are off the board by the time Gang Green was set to select:
- Jedrick Wills, fourth overall, NY Giants.
- Tristan Wirfs, sixth overall, LA Chargers.
- Mekhi Becton, ninth overall, Jacksonville Jaguars.
- Andrew Thomas, 10th overall, Cleveland Browns.
“Here at No. 11, all the top four offensive linemen are off the board so the Jets go need here and get an offensive weapon. The team is probably losing Robby Anderson and I think they’re going to go Jerry Jeudy.
They could go K’Lavon Chaisson on the edge from LSU here, but I think with Jeudy still on the board you get a legitimate playmaker to plug in this offense to help out Sam Darnold. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.” – Mello, co-host on Stick to Football
Top players still available:
- Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
- K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
- Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
- Josh Jones, OT, Houston
- CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
If this situation plays out on draft day, the NY Jets should feel very good about either trading back so another team can snag one of these top receivers that’ll be available. Or the Jets can simply grab one of these receivers for themselves.
Regardless of what happens the first round should be solely dedicated to helping Sam Darnold whether that’s through the offensive line or adding a dynamic wide receiver.
“The NY Jets better knock it out of the park in free agency for the offensive line because one didn’t fall there in round one and here in round two, there’s really no one who could make a significant impact.
With that being said I’ll go Josh Uche. Listen the Jets need pass-rush help. It almost goes under the radar because of how bad the offensive line is. Landing a guy here who had production with the Wolverines and can get after the quarterback is a must, especially if they lose Jordan Jenkins during free agency.” – Connor Rogers, co-host of Stick to Football
Top players still available:
- Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
- Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
- Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah
- Lloyd Cushenberry, center, LSU
Obviously it all depends on what happens in free agency. If the Jets did this and didn’t get any offensive line free agents we should all pick up our torches and pitchforks and storm 1 Jets Drive.
Although if the team did address the offensive line in free agency, this wouldn’t be the worst outcome in the world. Personally I probably would’ve gone Lloyd Cushenberry in the second round over Josh Uche, but different strokes for different folks.