Round 5, 145th Overall, NY Jets: Emil Ekiyor, OL, Alabama
The Jets will need to address their interior offensive line in the offseason, assuming they don't rely on Laurent Duvernay-Tardif as a starter in 2022. In this scenario, they likely find their starter in free agency.
But it always helps to build offensive line depth through the draft and that's why we drafted our second Alabama offensive lineman (and third overall Alabama player) of the mock in the form of Emil Ekiyor.
Ekiyor has experience playing both guard and center and could realistically play either position in the NFL. At 6-foot-3, 324 pounds, Ekiyor is one of the more athletic linemen in this year's draft and could be an ideal fit in the Jets' offensive scheme that emphasizes mobile offensive linemen.
While likely not a day-one starter, Ekiyor is a perfect developmental prospect who can compete for a starting spot as early as 2023 if all goes according to plan.
Round 5, 156th Overall, NY Jets: Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada
The Jets need playmakers on offense. It doesn't matter what position they play — the Jets simply need players who can make plays with the ball in their hands. Nevada's Romeo Doubs fits that criteria very well.
A favorite of Carson Strong's at Nevada, Doubs is an exciting wide receiver prospect who possesses the speed and YAC ability to be a dynamic threat in any NFL offense.
He led the FBS in yards per reception for most of 2020 and is an electric playmaker after the catch. Drops have been an issue and scouts may have concerns about his overall ball skills. He's undoubtedly a prospect who's a little rough around the edges.
But you can't teach the speed and elusiveness that Doubs possesses. And in a Jets offenses that loves to emphasize YAC ability, Doubs would be a good fit here on Day 3.