Jets Mock Draft
The New York Jets have a number of needs as they head into the NFL Draft. Luckily, they may be in a 'best player available' mode early and often. With a number of high profile players likely falling to their first round draft position at #20, the Jets will definitely find exactly what they need.
Our own, Woodsy, has been doing 7-round mock drafts behind the scenes for over the past 3 months and has given us the best possible draft scenario for each of the 3 New York teams.
Here are his selections for the Jets:
Team needs: ILB, OLB, QB, OL, CB, DT
1st Round, Pick 20: Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama (6'1", 247lbs)
Reggie Ragland is the guy the Jets are hoping fall to #20. With the questions surrounding Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith, both Ragland and Ohio State LB Darron Lee are skyrocketing up team's boards. Should either fall to the Jets, it's likely they go that route. Ragland gives the Jets exactly what their defense needs and can fill the whole left by Demario Davis. If Ragland is there, it's an easy choice for Todd Bowles.
2nd Round, Pick 51: Keanu Neal, S, Florida (6'0", 211lbs)
The Jets add an eventual starting safety who has first round potential. Neal would have to fall to the Jets to be selected by them, but fortunately, with at least 4 QB's selected by the time the Jets second round pick comes along, the higher the chance Neal will be there. Neal is one of the top safety's in the draft and play's similarly to that of Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and could develop into a ball-hawk type of safety that shut's down the deep pass.
3rd Round, Pick 83: Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford (6'5", 325lbs)
The Jets snag one of the most versatile guards in the draft. Garnett falls to the Jets who need offensive line depth. Garnett was a very skilled vocal leader at Stanford and could develop into the same role with the Jets. He could even compete for a starting role.
4th Round, Pick 118: Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama (5'10", 195lbs)
Another Alabama selection for the Jets. Cyrus Jones gives the Jets CB depth, but needs to prove that he is not a product of the system in Alabama like many believe him to be. The last time the Jets selected an Alabama CB it was Dee Milliner. They hope Cyrus Jones performs better than Milliner did in his first few seasons. Jones could develop into one of the better slot corners in the NFL.
7th Round, Pick 235: Glenn Gronkowski, FB, Kansas State (6'3", 234lbs)
Well, well, well, look what we have here. This is perhaps the selection that will get a lot of talk around the Jets organization. The brother of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, Glenn is a very versatile player who can play 3 positions (FB, RB, TE). He will be a very coveted pick by many teams late in the draft.
7th Round, Pick 241: Fahn Cooper, OT, Ole Miss (6'5", 308)
Fahn Cooper is a developmental project that could add some depth along the line. The tackle that played opposite 1st round selection Laremy Tunsil has a lot to prove. The Jets are giving him a shot, but he needs to exceed expectations just to grab a roster spot.
Tomorrow we dive into the Buffalo Bills and their possible draftee's.