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New York Jets Mock Draft: First Three Rounds

2020 New York Jets Mock Draft : First Three Rounds

  • New York, New York. 

Preliminary Three Round Mock Draft for the New York Jets. Gang Green holds four picks in the first three rounds. These selections are absolutely pivotal to the organization’s attempt to move forward. The first two selections are contingent upon each other. In this case, if the Jets select a wide out with pick 11. Subsequently, they will almost certainly move to select a tackle in the second round. This prediction is predicated on the vice versa nature of the strategy they select to choose, in regard to the first two picks.

*Statistics Courtesy of ESPN.com*

Round 1, Pick 11 

Jerry Jeudy. Wide Receiver. Alabama. 

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(Courtesy of AP)

Jerry Jeudy is one of the top receivers in this years draft, as is his former teammate, CeeDeeLamb.The Alabama product is a route running technician. Jeudy is one of the quickest players in the nation and has elite footwork and an innate ability to create separation at the point of attack. In Alabama’s spread offense, Jeudy lined up as both an outside WR and in the slot. In Jeudy, the Jets would be getting a unique talent who can aid Sam Darnold’s development right away. Darnold is the New York Jet’s prized investment at the quarterback position. He was selected third overall, subsequently the pressure is on for him to pan out. The Jets have “whiffed” on notable early first round selections in the past. The name that comes to haunt every Jet fan is Vernon Gholston, the epitome of a complete bust. Every time he touches the ball, he’s a touchdown waiting to happen. Between his ball tracking skills, breakaway speed and catch awareness, the Jets would be getting the full package at wide receiver

OR…

Jedrick Wills, Offensive Tackle. Alabama. 

(Courtesy of Rolltide.com)

The top tackle debate is up in the air and is far from clear. Wills is a candidate for that designation, alongside Georgia’s Andrew Thomas and Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs. The blindside protecting can serve as an invaluable asset for Sam Darnold’s progression. The young quarterback has shown flashes of brilliance, while also struggling with decision making.Darnold has been beat up, due to the lackluster protection. Wills would immediately step in and provide imperative protection for the young quarterback. Wills strength is run protection and is an above average pass blocker. Definitely not a weakness at all, as this prospect seems to be as well rounded as they come. Durability is also a key aspect to note. Injuries seem to plague the Jets, year in and year out. A guy who can come in and start game after game, would be utterly refreshing to the Jets fanbase.

2019: Started all 12 games at RT

2018: Started all 15 games at RT

2017: Played in 11 games at RT

Round 2, Pick 48

Gabriel Davis WR, UCF

(6-foot-3, 212 pounds) 

  • 2017: 27 receptions for 391 yards and four touchdowns.
  • 2018: 53 catches for 815 yards and seven touchdowns.
  • 2019: 72 receptions for 1,241 yards and 12 scores.

(Courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Garbiel Davis is a receiver, and makes sense for the Jets if they pick a tackle in the first round. The archetypical receiver in stature, alongside his speed and noteworthy hands. As shown, his progress has gotten better and better each season. Conference strength may be a bit of a concern, but all signs point to Davis becoming a productive NFL wideout. Not necessarily an immediate #1, that the Alabama tandem are almost certainly to become. He has room for development, but does address the tools that Darnold needs to succeed. 

OR…

Prince Tega Wanogho (offensive tackle). Auburn.

(Courtesy of AuburnAthletics.com)

Prince Tega Wanogho is versatile in the sense that he can play both left and right tackle Being able to play on both sides of the line may be essential, in correlation to the Jets offensive line’s future. He has imposing size as well as nimble feet. He is an honor roll student and has shown the ability to learn quickly. Originally a basketball player from Nigeria, he quickly made the transition to football. Excelling in a conference that is known for its defensive prowess. Protecting the quarterback is a MUST and Wanogho can be instantly plugged in. This will give Darnold the time and mental security he absolutely needs to progress year by year. 

There is no doubt about it: Prince Tega Wanogho has all of the tools to be a successful offensive tackle at the next level, having been born with all of the size and length in the world. He is a versatile player as well, as Auburn their left and right tackles in certain scenarios, so he has experience playing on both sides of the line. Absolutely a risk-reward type of player, as he is raw …but his run blocking ability is astounding, there is no debate in that area of his game. The tenet of his game that needs improvement is his pass blocking. Wanogho is worth the risk, in that he could become a pro bowl offensive linemen with a few years of good coaching and experience. 

Round 3, Pick 68

 Bradlee Anae. Edge Rusher. Utah. 

  • 2016: 2 sacks, 2 TFLs
  • 2017: 7 sacks, 10 TFLs
  • 2018: 7.5 sacks, 14 TFLs
  • 2019: 12.5 sacks, 13.5 TFLs

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Edge Rush is also another necessity for the New York Jets. Anae has a plethora of tools to aid the New York Jets’ Defense. He has explosive upfield ability and has been noted to win against lineman on the outside shoulder. The over-reliance on his inside spin move may be one obvious point of emphasis to note. With reps, coaching, and adding to his defensive tools; he can become a very productive “steal.” 

Round 3, Pick 79

Cam Akers RB. FSU. 

(Courtesy of USAToday.com)

Cam Akers is a 5’11 back, who has drawn comparisons to Mark Ingram. With their current starting running back Le’Veon Bell’s future up in the air, this could add depth to the running back core. Totaled, 1,144 yards, 14 touchdowns, five yards per carry on 231 attempts. Wasn’t on a very good team at all, in the midst of coaching turmoil. Yet his productive was unaffected and his potential has yet to be tapped. Could again be an absolute late round steal. His line at FSU was mediocre, as is the Jets’ currently. But again, with time and additions; he can become part of a two headed monster. If Bell is ultimately dealt, he can also serve as a de-facto insurance policy in some regard. 

Looking Forward & Other Glaring Holes to Fill

The cornerback position is a must-fill going forward, either… by means of stealing late round gems or via free agency. Composing a trade could also fulfill the gaps they have in the Jets secondary. Offensive line is the obvious choice of most imperative to address. That is unquestioned, but the Cornerback position could also fill existing gaps in the Jet’s secondary unit. Keeping starting back, Le’Veon Bell should be a priority, as he played this year with clear conviction. He wasn’t a distraction and remains committed to the team. With a line behind him, weapons on the outside, he will almost certainly return to the dynamic weapon that he truly is. It should be quite an interesting draft and subsequent year for Gang Green. 

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