The NY Jets may have lost Robby Anderson in free agency, but they may have the opportunity to replace him in the 2020 NFL Draft with Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy.
Jeudy is a talented, highly-touted wide receiver out of Alabama. He is considered one of the top wide receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft having caught 77 passes for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns.
This is a great resume for a college wide receiver looking to make his mark on an NFL team that is in dire need of a wideout or two to help out their quarterback.
He is the best option if still available to replace Anderson, as Jeudy could have a real solid connection with future face of the franchise, Sam Darnold.
The Jets wisely filled the offensive line position in free agency with the signing of a few new faces. You can credit new general manager Joe Douglas for the additions of center Connor McGovern, offensive tackle George Fant, and offensive guard Greg Van Roten.
Now all that’s left on the list is to give Darnold a target or two that he can throw to and make big things happen.
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It is obviously important to replace the productive Anderson who was quick, durable, fast, but never quite reached 1,000 yards per season, which Jeudy has already proven to have done statistically at the University of Alabama. That’s why it makes sense and why I’m making the case for the Jets to draft Jeudy in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Jets need to replace Anderson and fast. Giving Darnold a target or two to throw to and make big things happen is just as important as protecting him behind the offensive line, which Douglas has made some fixes to this offseason.
This comes after Douglas vowed to keep his promise to Darnold’s parents to protect their son at all costs. This is the result of a job well done by Douglas in the effort to keep his promise to them.
One can make the suggestion to fill the offensive line void in free agency like Douglas has been doing and to draft a guy like Jeudy, who is a rarity and won’t be available often if he even is when the Jets make their selection in this year’s NFL draft.
A quarterback needs a good offensive line and a few good receivers to properly develop. Especially for a face of the franchise quarterback such as Darnold, the Jets need to get it right this time around.
Because if they don’t now, they won’t ever.