We made it to draft week…so what is another mock?
In the past, I have done two versions of seven round mock drafts for the New York Jets because my guess at what Mike Maccagnan would and what I would personally do would be completely divergent. We are going with one version this year, which is a hybrid of what I think may happen and what I’d like to see happen. Here is my 1.0 version from last week…
Round 1, Pick #11 – Mekhi Becton, Offensive Tackle, Louisville
The same first round pick from my last seven round mock. I still believe Becton is the most likely of the four tackles to be on the board and that when push comes to shove, Joe Douglas will ultimately still go offensive line, regardless of the latest news swirling around him. If all four tackles are gone, it is going to be fascinating to see which direction the Jets ultimately go…
Round 2, Pick #48 – Jalen Reagor, Wide Receiver, Texas ChristianIf they go receiver at #48, the Jets are going to get a player that fans should be excited about as a day one contributor and potential starter. This class is that deep and that talented. Raegor is electric with the ball in his hands and should be a YAC machine at the next level. The Jets badly need more juice on the outside and Reagor would unquestionably bring it…
Round 3, Pick #68 – Terrell Lewis, Edge, Alabama
The first defensive pick of the weekend for the Jets as they look to boost a notably thin edge group. Lewis has durability concerns but has a ton of potential for a day two pass rusher and could immediately be an impact player on Gregg Williams defense. The Jets have went “safe” with their mid round edge picks in recent years. It is time to take an upside swing and bet on your defensive coaching staff.
Round 3, Pick #79 – Van Jefferson, Wide Receiver, Florida
It sort of feels inevitable the Jets are going to end up with him, no? The son of the team’s wide receiver coach, Jefferson is an older prospect with durability concerns but possesses a complete route tree and a polished game that should be conducive to an immediate impact in the Jets offense.
Round 4, Pick #120 – Reggie Robinson, Corner, Tulsa
Great size and strength with a natural nose for the football. Robinson projects as an outside corner at the next level and whether or not the team signs Logan Ryan, they need long term investments at the position. It would be surprising if the Jets don’t go corner with one of their first five picks and Robinson provides solid value here.
Round 5, Pick #158 – Ben Bredeson, Guard, Michigan
The interior offensive line still needs to be a focus for the Jets. Bredeson was a four year starter at Michigan, who has the size and physicality to potentially break through as a starter at the next level. The Jets front office should love his mix of experience, intangibles and trajectory of improvement while at Michigan.
Round 6, Pick #191 – K’Von Wallace, Safety, Clemson
Preparation for a potential exit of Marcus Maye, more so than a prospective trade of Jamal Adams. You can only pay your safeties so much and Wallace is a worth day three dart throw based on his consistency and production against top flight college competition.
Round 6, Pick #211 – DeeJay Dallas, Running Back, Miami
The Jets are going to take a running back at some point. In this mock, it is with their last pick and on Dallas, who has good explosiveness and experience playing the wide receiver position.