New York Jets Mock Draft – One Week Out (MM)

Michael Meegan with a 7 round mock draft for the New York Jets…

Michael Meegan with a seven round mock draft for the New York Jets…

Round 1, 11th overall – Jedrick Wills – OT – Alabama

Wills was a RT at Alabama who was rock solid in pass protection and made huge strides in the run game this past year. He will likely switch to LT with the Jets as he has been working to make that jump during his pre-draft training. A potential home run pick who should be protecting Sam Darnold for the next decade.

Round 2, 48th overall – Brandon Tee Higgins – WR – Clemson  

An absolute touchdown machine at Clemson, as he finished tied for the school record with 27.  Higgins did himself no favors this offseason as he chose not to run at the combine and posted a 4.56 forty yard dash at his pro day. He does his best work above the rim with his massive catch radius and looks faster on tape then his forty time suggests.  The Jets have done a horrid job surround Sam Darnold with red zone threats and Higgins is the best one in this draft.  

Round 3, 68th overall – Cameron Dantzler – CB -Mississippi State

Dantzler will add needed depth to the Jets secondary. He is a long 6”2 corner who was battle tested in the SEC where he racked up 22 starts. He held Biletnikoff award winner Ja”Marr Chase to under 50 yards in their matchup, as he seemed to be the only one who could slow him down all season.  Gregg Williams will love his length and willingness to tackle and he helps the depth if Pierre Desir and Bless Austin cannot make it the full 16 games. 

Round 3, 79th Overall – Van Jefferson – WR – Florida

A familiar name to most Jets fans as he is the son of WR coach Shawn Jefferson.  Jefferson has a complete route tree, with excellent hands to go with it. He will be 24 before the season starts but he is a guy who will be able to contribute from day one.  Pairing a high floor possession receiver like Van with a high ceiling red zone target like Higgins will be a much needed lift to a weak WR room.  

Round 4, 120th overall – Kenny Wilekes – Edge Pick – MSU

Wilekes was a highly productive three year starter at MSU, where he racked up 23.5 sacks and 48.5 TFL. A high motor guy who can stop the run as well as get after the quarterback, who will provide much needed depth at edge for the Jets and can be the eventual Jordan Jenkins replacement when he likely leaves in 2021.

Round 5, 158th overall – Keyshaun Vaughn – RB – Vanderbilt

Vaughn is a physical running back who thrives in a zone scheme. He has good vision and all the necessary tools to be part of a running back by committee in year one. Vaughn will help share the load with Le’Veon Bell this year, hopefully giving Bell more freedom to line up at WR.

Round 6, 191st overall – Tyre Phillps – OG -Mississippi State

A big powerful guard, who has great length and size to move people in the running game. The Jets interior offensive line that still needs work and Phillips will be a nice depth piece to add.

Round 6, 211th overall – Tanner Muse – S – Clemson

Muse started 39 games at Clemson and has the versatility to play both safety in the box and range in coverage. He can also contribute on special teams, which is where he will likely be used if he hits the field in 2020.