Clayton Smarslok asks what historical New York Jets player would be the biggest help to the current roster…
With this being such a quiet time in football, I figured I would throw a tweet out there just for fun and possibly get a few replies back. Little did I know, people love hypotheticals…
Clayton Smarslok gives his grades on the New York Jets 2019 NFL Draft class
After waiting so long for the draft, it’s already gone. This offseason was one of the most important in franchise history, having to build the roster around their quarterback who is now entering his second year. The draft usually just fills up the last few holes the front office and staff want filled up and with their five selections, it looks like they did the best they could with what they had.
Now we enter the worst three to four months as a football fan, just looking forward to opening weekend of the 2019 season. Before we do that, let us review who was added to the team these last few days to help the team reach their ultimate goal of finally making the playoffs after a long hiatus.
Clayton Smarslok with his final full first round 2019 NFL mock draft
Draft Day is finally upon us. It’s been a long road, especially for us Jets fans, but it’s bittersweet that it’s coming to an end. After doing a few different versions over the last few months I thought it would be best to finish it how it started, full first round, no trades allowed. Trades are impossible to predict and because the draft is hard to predict as well, there’s no need to make it more difficult.
In the past what I have done was do a mixture of what I would do and what I thought would happen but not this time around. There are so many different rumors out there around the league so this is my chance to distinguish what I think is real and what is fake. With that being said, this is what I think is going to happen and absolutely not what I would do for all 32 selections.
Clayton Smarslok polled #JetsTwitter for a 7 round mock draft for the New York Jets
As a whole, the TOJ crew have done quite a few mock drafts throughout the course of draft season. However, nothing ever seems to be the “correct” version according to Jets Twitter. So here I am, a man of the people, giving you guys what you want. Using the draft simulator from The Draft Network, I took the four players I would consider or thought the Jets would for each pick and threw them on a poll on my Twitter feed for you all to answer. This isn’t necessarily how I would have answered for each pick so you should not get mad at me if you don’t agree, I still fully intend on it.
Clayton Smarslok with what players to watch from the New York Jets private visits from prospects
Draft season is a long process, too long if you ask me. However, it gives each team more than enough time to not have any last second questions about their final board. For everything that is put into the film, the stuff you get from players of the field can be just as important. Draft Twitter isn’t able to get as good of a grasp on that without inside information, but these teams are able to get what they need to know from their individual meetings with the players.
Clatyon Smarslok with a 2 round, post free agency mock draft
With April just a couple days away and the draft less than a month, it seems like no better time to put out one last two round mock draft. The draft is always a crapshoot and is literally impossible to predict, especially for us folk that don’t have ties with General Managers and scouts. Either way, I still love writing them and I believe you still love to read them because here you are.
The toughest thing about writing a mock draft is mixing up what you would do and what you’re hearing. For instance, I would not draft a quarterback first overall this year but I would be stupid not to put Kyler Murray there because that’s all we’ve been told for the last month-plus. So this will be exactly that, a mix of the two. This time there will be multiple trades and some noticeable names missing. As always, let me know what you think @CSmarsNFLDraft on Twitter!
Clayton Smarslok on options the New York Jets have in the NFL Draft to improve center and edge rusher
The entertaining part of free agency is a couple weeks behind us now. During that time the Jets were able to make some fans happy with the signings of Le’Veon Bell, CJ Mosley and Jamison Crowder but there are still so many holes to be filled in order for this team to make a legitimate run to the playoffs next season.
Clayton Smarslok with a seven round mock draft for the New York Jets in advance of free agency…
Before the craziness that is NFL Free Agency, why not put out one last mock draft? The Jets are currently a very needy team heading into free agency with only a couple spots absolutely secure. After trading with the Raiders today for Kelechi Osemele, their cap space now falls to 83 million which is still more than enough to fill many of those holes. But we’re going to act like the draft is right now.
Using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine and their predictive board, these are the best results the Jets and their fans could hope for. Whether you agree or not, let me know!
Clayton Smarslok with five NFL Draft prospects the New York Jets could target who had the most to prove at the scouting combine…
There is still quite a bit of time until the draft is here but the NFL Combine will suffice, for now. As big as the event has become, people have been prone to move prospects too high and too low based off of one workout, myself included (i.e. Orlando Brown in 2018). What this event really does is confirm some of the questions some of these prospects have on tape or make you go back to see if the tape can confirm what you see in Indianapolis. Staying with Orlando Brown, when he performed poorly in the athletic drills last year, it should not have been a surprise.
He wasn’t successful at Oklahoma because he was an athletic freak, he was successful because of his smarts, good technique and length just to name a few reasons. So when people like myself moved him down the board, the one weekend got in our heads, which you cannot do. So don’t use these next few days to move your board around like crazy, let them answer questions. Here are some potential Jets targets that have those questions that need to be answered, whether it be in the first round or the middle rounds.
Clayton Smarslok with a full two round mock for the 2019 NFL Draft
As a Jets fan, the season could have ended in a better way than it did. It wasn’t ideal but after seeing the Patriots win five previous titles, I have learned to live with it and move on from it and that’s exactly what I am doing here. It is officially draft season with the 2018-19 football season completely behind us. With the season coming to an end, it seems like the perfect time to come out with my first two round mock draft of the year.
In this edition it was a mixture of what should happen and predictions of what will happen on the last weekend of April. For instance, because of Jeffery Simmons’ issues in the past, he will not be submitted into this mock draft or any others in the future, even though he will likely find his way into the first round. This one’s for you Jets fans, hope you like it!