It’s sad that we’re not even to December yet and the draft talk is similar to that of what it is in March. The Jets have been abysmal this season but that might pay dividends with a top five pick in April. Nonetheless, I’m here with another Jets seven round mock done using the Fanspeak model.
Round 1, 4th Overall: Jonah Williams, OT, AlabamaThe Jets are going to be in the market for an offensive line upgrade this upcoming season. The problem? 2019’s offensive line free agency class isn’t all that special. I know Jets fans want to get an edge rusher with the first pick and taking an offensive tackle isn’t the sexy pick but the reality is they have a better chance at signing a quality edge than they do signing a quality o-lineman. Take Jonah Williams and forget about him until he’s in the Jets Ring of Honor in 15 years.
Round 3, 68th Overall: Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi St.
The Spencer Long experiment has been a disaster so far and this is the next step in revamping the Jets offensive line. He’s not a nasty offensive lineman but a smart center who isn’t going to blow assignments regularly like we’ve seen the last two seasons. It’s a low bar to clear but Jenkins could serve as the long term fix for the Jets at center.
Round 3, 95th Overall: Chase Winovich, Edge, MichiganHey look! An edge rusher! Winovich has a high motor and is a very smart football player. He’s quick off the line and his hand technique is very polished. He understands gaps and is effective in the run game. You want a guy that brings an attitude and a fire to your team? Winovich is that dude. You’re not going to find an elite edge rusher in the third round but you can do a hell of a lot worse than pairing Winovich with an edge in free agency.
Round 4, 106th Overall: Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas
Sam Darnold needs weapons and the 6’4″ Humphrey is just that. He is dangerous after the catch and is good at playing back to the ball when things break down. Texas uses him a lot in the slot despite being 6’4″ and he needs to work on his route tree but with the right development and system, could thrive with Darnold.
Round 5, 143rd Overall: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
The best Jets follow on Twitter Drew From Jersey came up with the famous pie chart and Fulton checks the LSU Athlete and sleeve tattoo parts. You really can’t go wrong when taking someone from DBU and Fulton is no exception. While Greedy Williams has gotten all of the attention in that cornerback room, Fulton has been just as good this season. He’s great in man coverage and has the tape against the best SEC receivers to back that up.
Round 7, 220th Overall: Juwan Johnson, WR, Penn State
Anybody who can make catches like this is worth taking a seventh round flier on. A lot of what makes Johnson appealing is his upside. The Jets take another 6’4″ receiver with a huge catch radius and a guy who can pluck the ball out of the air as shown above. A nice weapon to have for Darnold if he can further develop his traits.