Round 1, 1st Overall, NY Jets: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Who else was it going to be? As long as the Jets have the first overall pick, this will continue to be the selection.
Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence is the best quarterback prospect we’ve seen since Andrew Luck featuring ideal arm strength, athleticism, and mechanics that make him as close to a can’t-miss QB prospect as possible.
Sam Darnold‘s future with the Jets is very uncertain and it’s very likely we see him playing for a new team next season. If the Jets land the top pick, that’s pretty much a guarantee.
Lawrence will usher in a new era of Jets football — one that will hopefully produce more promising results.
Round 1, 26th Overall, NY Jets: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
The Jets must rebuild their receiving corps if they are to start over at the quarterback position. And while many will be eyeing a number of excellent first-round wide receivers, we went in a different direction with this pick.
With our favorite receivers off the board and star Florida tight end Kyle Pitts just sitting right there, it was impossible to look the other way.
Pitts has emerged as perhaps the best tight end in this year’s class and has the athleticism and receiving ability to essentially double as a wideout. While not the most accomplished blocker, he’s willing and isn’t afraid to shy away from contact.
That said, he’s best utilized as a true receiver/tight end hybrid and would be wasted as an in-line blocker. But if you’re looking for a dynamic, game-breaking playmaker, Pitts is your guy.
Chris Herndon‘s disappointing showing this season makes this selection even easier.