Round 1, 1st Overall, NY Jets: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Barring any unforeseen developments, the Jets will be drafting Trevor Lawrence if they land the No. 1 overall pick. They just haven’t seen enough from Sam Darnold to convince them to pass on a player unanimously viewed as a generational quarterback talent.
Darnold will be entering his fourth NFL season and, if the Jets finish with the first overall pick, it’s safe to say that he didn’t turn things around in a significant way by the end of the season.
Lawrence is the complete package at quarterback. He’s a supremely-talented passer with outstanding size, athleticism, and arm talent. Throw in his intelligence, composure, and toughness and you have the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck.
You also might have the future quarterback of the NY Jets.
Round 1, 31st Overall, NY Jets: Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami
After addressing offense, the Jets switch over to their biggest defensive need and finally land the superstar-caliber pass-rusher that they have been searching for.
Miami’s Quincy Roche is one of the most explosive athletes in the entire class with a quick first step that allows him to use his speed to get into the backfield on a regular basis.
He’s listed at only 235 pounds at the moment meaning he’ll likely have to bulk up for the NFL, but he already has the length — at 6-foot-4 — you look for in an every-down edge.
Despite his smaller stature, Roche is also stout against the run with excellent functional strength. Miami will miss Gregory Rousseau — a likely top-10 pick who opted-out of the 2020 season — but look for Roche to step right in and fill his role.
A standout 2020 season will solidify his status as a surefire first-rounder.