New York Jets, NFL Draft 2020 – Full 7 Round Mock Draft

Mock drafts have emerged as the lifeblood of the draft season craze. Various scenarios can, in a heartbeat, not only make one feel uplifted but also discouraged. With that said, I hope this particular piece evokes the former and leaves you with an optimistic view of what’s to come.

Note: I understand most fans, including myself, covet the “Big Four,” but we need to prepare for the likelihood that they won’t be available. In this particular outline, I have the Jets trading down. While I recognize it might not be the desired option by some, it yields the Jets some extra picks and the ability to address other needs.

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New York Jets – The Offensive Line Fits: Fant & McGovern

Joe Belic with a deep dive on the fits of George Fant and Connor McGovern on the New York Jets offensive line

The Jets didn’t exactly make the splash in free agency fans hoped for when the front office targeted George Fant on the first day of the tampering period. However, Fant’s athleticism remains intriguing and characteristic of what to expect for the future of the offensive line. 

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New York Jets – Thoughts On Quinnen Williams Situation

Joe Belic with thoughts on Quinnen Williams arrest last night.

The drama that is the New York Jets took another twist yesterday when 2019 first-round pick Quinnen Williams was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon at New York’s La Guardia Airport.  Although it’s unclear right now what the immediate punishment will be from the league and law enforcement, several questions remain: Was the gun “loaded”? Is this another Plaxico Burress situation? 

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New York Jets Top Five – Jets Combine Targets

Joe Belic with five targets the New York Jets could be looking at during this year’s NFL Scouting Combine

The lights are up, and the tree is decorated. For what you ask? The NFL combine, and in my household, it’s a national holiday. While I have my eye on many prospects, in this week’s Joe Jet 5, I examine a few targets that may appear on Joe Douglas’ radar (during days 2-4), who could potentially end up donning the green and white this upcoming season.  

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New York Jets Top Five – Joe Douglas Draft History & Predictions

Joe Belic dives into Joe Douglas’ draft history and predicts his approach for the New York Jets in 2020

As holes are filled in free agency, draft day targets could change.  Regardless, Joe Douglas and the Jets have already been linked to several prospects, namely at positions of need.  By evaluating Douglas’ draft history, in this week’s Joe Jet 5, I address the most discussed positions and predict where they will likely be selected.  

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New York Jets Top Five – Second Tier FA Targets

Joe Belic with five second tier free agent targets for the New York Jets

We all have our favorite targets this offseason, but with 32 teams competing for top players, it’s fair to say many coveted candidates will be donning other uniforms.  Gang Green must dig deep to fill multiple holes, and in this week’s Joe Jet 5, I list some second-tier free agents Joe Douglas could single out.  

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New York Jets – Future Of Running Game

Joe Belic on ways for the New York Jets to fix their running game in 2020

Running styles and scheme fits remained hot topics this season. Inevitably, with a failed run game, some obvious questions have been raised. Aside from the offensive line, what were the main issues, and what can the Jets do going forward?

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New York Jets – Fixing The Offensive Line

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When attempting to construct a wall to protect their QB, the last general manager used straw and sticks in place of concrete and bricks, especially at the center position, where it’s become common knowledge that weak play could have a trickle-down effect on the rest of the unit. While fixing the offensive line in one offseason may appear overly optimistic, in this week’s Joe Jet 5, I outline solutions to the problems upfront.  

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New York Jets Top Five – NFL Draft Trade Down Scenarios

Joe Belic with five trade down scenarios for the New York Jets in 2020 NFL Draft

Uncertainty surrounding the 11th pick in the upcoming NFL draft has sparked much debate; who may or may not be available is anybody’s guess.  Trading back is always an option, but it’s a lot easier said than done. Regardless, let’s have some fun, rack our brains, and contemplate some potential trade down scenarios in this week’s, “Joe Jet 5.”  

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New York Jets – NFL Draft Second Tier Options

Joe Belic with second tier options for the New York Jets with the 11th overall pick in the NFL Draft

Jets fandom can rest assure Joe Douglas will be active in free agency and plug several holes (especially along the OL) prior to the draft; this will give the Jets much needed flexibility come draft day.  There is a good possibility Andrew Thomas, Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, Jerry Jeudy, and CeeDee Lamb are all off the board when it’s time for the Jets to select at 11. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5”, I consider routes the Jets could potentially take if the players deemed most coveted aren’t available.   

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