The work is not done yet, as the New York Jets now look to continue to add talent in the second day of the draft. The team currently only has one pick today (pick 72), but Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan has not been averse to moving around the draft. Before getting started here, make sure you read our initial reaction on the Jets selecting franchise QB Sam Darnold. This BPA will only highlight players that fit needs for the Jets, and you’ll see my Big Board ranking in parenthesis.
1 – USC RB Ronald Jones (16): familiarity with new QB Sam Darnold, Jones is a game breaking one cut runner that fits the expected ZBS scheme.
2 – SMU WR Courtland Sutton (10): Best WR in the class is still available, and could be a steal for the Jets this late.
3 – Auburn OG Braden Smith (52): mauler of an OL, who could be developed for a year and replace OL James Carpenter next year.
4 – Texas OT Connor Williams (15): entered this collegiate season as the consensus number one OL, would be very surprising if he’s available in R3 but would be excellent value.
5 – LSU DE Arden Key (5): Jets could use him as an OLB in their base 3-4, and he would be a huge upgrade over Lorenzo Mauldin.
6 – Boston College DE/OLB Harold Landry (8): see above.
7 – Michigan DT Maurice Hurst (9): Hurst’s medical checked out, and he’d actually slot right in as a 3-4 DE opposite Leo Williams.
8 – Colorado CB Isaiah Oliver (23): drafting Oliver could signal the end of the Buster Skrine era, or the Jets could keep Skrine and have four solid cornerbacks on their roster for their multiple DB looks.
9 – Texas OLB Malik Jefferson (32): the Jets need to upgrade the OLB opposite Jordan Jenkins, and Jefferson has the athleticism to make an immediate impact in Todd Bowles’s defense.
10 – Iowa CB Josh Jackson (33): a player that should’ve gone day one, Jackson could leapfrog Morris Claiborne and be developed to eventually be a number one corner in this defense.
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