The Jets have made clear their plan for this year’s draft, but there are still many mysteries after that.
This is our first breakthrough in the seven rounds of simulated selection this year. With the help of Pro Football Focus’s simulation drafter, we performed exercises that GM Joe Douglas might do in three weeks. This is our draft:
* Choices obtained in predictive trading
Round 1 (2nd overall) — QB Zach Wilson, BYU
When the Jets traded Sam Darnold on Monday, their plans here became clearer. The fact is that they have been leaning towards Wilson for a few months. There are some doubts about his level of competition in college and why he will perform better in 2020 than in 201
The first round (No. 23)-Predicted trade with Jaguars
Send the 23rd overall pick to Jacksonville in exchange for the first-round pick (25 overall) and two seconds (33, 45). The Jets are in a good position at No. 23 overall, acquired from Seattle in the Jamal Adams deal. They have so many needs that they can fill the vacancies here, or want to move back and get more picks. This is what I chose.
Round 1 (No. 25)*-Penn State University DL/OLB Jason Aowei
This is one of the most interesting prospects in this year’s draft. Oweh is a physical freak. On the day of the professional game at Penn State University, the 6-foot-5, 257-pound guy ran a 40-yard sprint in 4.39 seconds. The problem is his production. Last season, he made zero sacks for Nittany Lions. If you are drafting a via processor, you need to investigate this carefully.
Round 2 (No. 33)*-Mississippi WR Elijah Moore
The Jets signed Corey Davis in the free agency market, but they can still use help on a wide range of relayers, especially as Jamison Crowder entered the final year of his contract. Moore set a record of 86 catches in 2020, set a school record of 1,193 yards and 8 touchdowns. He leads FBS with 10.8 catches and 149.1 catches per game.
The second round (No. 34)-Florida State University Asante Samuel Jr. (CB Asante Samuel Jr.)
Thanks to my trade, the Jets won the first two draft picks in the second round. After getting a pass receiver with the first overall pick, they caught someone and then blocked the receiver of the opposing team. The corner may be the Jets’ biggest need to enter the draft. Samuel provided Jets with a potential solution.
Round 2 (No. 45)*-Clemson (RB) Travis Etienne (RB Travis Etienne)
At the moment, the top guard of the Jets is La’Mical Perine, a second-year player from Florida. He will need some help. Etienne is a potential first-round pick. I think the Jets would rather wait until the second day of the draft to back down. If Etienne sits here, they will have to catch him.
Round 3 (No. 66)-Wisconsin-Whitewater OL Quinn Menards
Meinerz is the star of the Senior Bowl Week. Whether it is his game or his bare belly, he is a star in the third division and can meet the huge needs of the Jets. Douglas has done little to solve the offense of the free agency market. In the weak defender of the Jets, Minaz is a potential solution.
Round 3 (No. 86)-Kentucky LB Jamin Davis
Davis’s number of draft picks continues to increase, and I doubt whether he really did it. If he does this, he will be very suitable for Robert Saleh’s defense. Linebackers are required when the jets move from a 3-4 defense system to a 4-3 basic defense system.
Round 4 (No. 107)-S Jamar Johnson, Indiana
The jetliner is full of uncertainty about Marcus Maye’s future, and they need some depth in this position.
Round 5 (No. 146)-DL Milton Williams of Louisiana Tech University
We are the most capable player in this program, and you will never have enough defensive forwards.
Round 5 (No. 154)-Minnesota CB Benjamin St-Juste (Benjamin St-Juste), Minnesota
The Jets added a potential starting angle in the second round. Now, just look for the depth, and the special team can help.
Round 6 (No. 186)-RB Chris Evans (Michigan)
Before drafting him in Michigan, some academic issues need to be studied.
Round 6 (No. 226)-Iowa State DL/OLB Shansi Galston
Saleh has a strong line of defense in San Francisco. He needs to add some depth here.