Zantz’s 3-Round Mock Draft Early April

Stephen Zantz offers his 3 round mock draft.

Draft month is officially here as we enter the first week of April. The Jets are going to be one of the more fascinating teams when the process kicks off on 4/29. The Jets have two 1st and 3rd round picks because of the Jamal Adams trade. This could allow Joe Douglas to wheel and deal to accumulate more capital depending on how the board falls. This mock draft is based on the Jets standing completely pat at each selection they currently own. It was created based on The Draft Network’s simulator and predictive big board.

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Diversifying The Pass Rush

Dan Essien with a quick follow-up on an old take about how to assemble a great pass rush.

Two years ago I wrote about the importance of variety along the defensive line particularly when it comes to establishing a consistent and effectiveness pass rush. Several teams have exemplified the value of this approach since then. I’m bringing it back partly to explore new examples for further emphasis. I’m also revisiting this topic because Robert Saleh and the new regime will value edge pressure more than the previous one did. FINALLY.

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