The NY Jets are in desperate need of help at the wide receiver position and as such, they would be wise to target multiple receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The 2020 NFL Draft is finally upon us! As it stands, the NY Jets have eight total picks, four of which are in the top 79. One thing that is evident is the team still has a tremendous amount of holes to fill.
The Jets need to prioritize getting help for Sam Darnold and injecting some life into the offense. Luckily for the Jets, this is one of the deepest wide receiver draft classes in quite some time.
Most draft chatter has had the Jets taking one of the top four offensive tackles available. Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs, Andrew Thomas, and Mekhi Becton all end up predicted to the Jets throughout the lion’s share of 2020 mock drafts this season.
In spite of this, taking a wide receiver with the No. 11 pick is also in consideration. If the Jets ended up with Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, or a speedster like Henry Ruggs with their first-round pick, you would be hard-pressed to argue against it.
Offensive line and wide receiver are arguably the two biggest areas on the roster that need to be filled. They may take the strategy of picking a top wide receiver first and suring up depth on the offensive line on day two.
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Regardless of what the Jets do with the 11th overall pick in the draft, they need to aggressively target wide receivers.
If the team does end up targeting Jeudy, Lamb, or Ruggs in the first round, then that has to be followed up later on taking someone like Michael Pittman Jr., Brandon Aiyuk, Jalen Reagor, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Chase Claypool, or Bryan Edwards.
Taking one of the top offensive tackles is certainly not a bad play while subsequently doubling up on two of the aforementioned names that will come off the board in day two.
The Jets still have needs at places such as edge rusher and cornerback among others. So perhaps instead of investing Day 2 draft capital on two wide receivers, they take players such as edge rusher Julian Okwara and/or cornerback Cameron Dantzler.
Regardless of the Jets strategy, the cupboard is very bare at the receiver position. They were thin there before the loss of Robby Anderson, and the state of the position is even worse now.
The Jets need to take advantage of what is said to be one of the deepest wide receiver classes in years and inject some life into the offense.