Here are the full NY Jets two-round mock draft results from our friends over at The Draft Network (Final Four of Mock Madness).
Leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft our friends over at The Draft Network are getting our competitive juices flowing with “Mock Madness”.
They started out this competition with their eight best NFL Draft analysts in a bracket like challenge with competing mock drafts that you could vote on. Whoever had the best mock draft and received the most votes (on Twitter) would ascend to the next round.
Round one is in the books where the best analysts competed against each other with their full first-round mock drafts. Now that we’re in round two, the folks are stepping up their games with two full rounds.
There are only four Senior NFL Draft Analysts left from The Draft Network creating our Final Four of Kyle Crabbs, Joe Marino, Trevor Sikkema, and Jordan Reid.
So we decided to grab the full NY Jets two-round results from each of the analysts and tell you who we’d vote for in terms of who has the better mock draft and what grade we would give them!
Next: TDN Round 2: Crabbs vs Marino
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The Draft Network ‘Mock Madness’ Round 2:
Kyle Crabbs vs Joe Marino
We’ll start out with Kyle Crabbs two-round mock draft results for the NY Jets:
In Kyle’s mock, the NY Jets traded away their second-round selection and their original third-round pick (they were able to maintain the 68th overall pick in the third round from the NY Giants via the Leonard Williams trade).
This is an ideal scenario for Gang Green on draft day. They fill the top two needs on the team both in the first round at offensive tackle and wide receiver. You could’ve gone with that strategy but opposite (offensive tackle first then trade back up for wide receiver).
Love the aggression and Kyle Crabbs’ two-round mock draft receives the best possible grade we can hand out.
Now it’s time to look at what Joe Marino decided to do with his two-round mock draft results for the NY Jets:
We just talked about this with the last mock draft results, this is the opposite strategy (minus the trade up). The NY Jets secure one of the top four offensive tackles with the 11th overall pick locking in their left or right tackle for the next decade-plus.
Then follow that up in round two *chef’s kiss* with former USC wide receiver and former Sam Darnold teammate Michael Pittman Jr. Joe Marino rightly called it a “dreamy combination” in his article.
Pittman Jr would provide size (6-foot-4, 220 pound) and a familiar target for this NY Jets offense. Plus in this scenario, the team gets to maintain all of its picks including two attractive third-round selections also on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Our pick: Joe Marino should get your vote by the slimmest of margins!
Next: TDN Round 2: Sikkema vs Reid
The Draft Network ‘Mock Madness’ Round 2:
Trevor Sikkema vs Jordan Reid
We’ll start out with Trevor Sikkema’s two-round mock draft results for the green and white:
If this plays itself out on draft day, it’ll be hard for any NY Jets fan to be upset. In round one they get arguably the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft to give Sam Darnold something he hasn’t had to date in his young NFL career.
Then follow that up in the second round with the Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle you likely know the least about. Isaiah Wilson is a mammoth of a man at 6-foot-7, 340 pounds. We’d likely be talking more about it if it wasn’t for Mekhi Becton’s freakish size.
Wilson is only a right tackle, not that there’s anything wrong with that, just clarifying. So he would immediately plug-in on the right side leaving George Fant and Chuma Edoga to battle it out on the left side, hardly ideal. But this would still plug two massive holes on the roster.
Now it’s time to look at what Jordan Reid decided to do with his two-round mock draft results for Gang Green:
To be honest, this would be an incredibly underwhelming haul for the NY Jets. Not only is Mekhi Becton a huge boom vs bust prospect, but they also had to trade up to get him (using three valuable picks to do it).
Then in round two Jordan Reid ignored the need at wide receiver for cornerback. Don’t get me wrong, cornerback is clearly a need on this team, but you could make a very legitimate argument that wide receiver is a bigger need.
In this specific simulation, the team passed on Tee Higgins of Clemson and Michael Pittman Jr of USC, if he would’ve picked either of those prospects this grade could’ve been as high as a B, but sadly he didn’t.
Our pick: Trevor Sikkema obviously took some dutiful notes during his interview with Connor Rogers on the Locked On NFL Draft podcast talking NY Jets. Also bonus points for the Pokemon comp for every second-round draft selection (Isaiah Wilson = Golem).