2021 NFL Team Draft Page

New York Jets



NEW YORK JETS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
OG
TE
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
WRS
OT
OC
EDGE
OLB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)

Late Round Fill (P6)
SFTY

Minimal Need (P9)
QB
RBC
WR
NT
DL3T
DL5T
ILB


JETS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2021 Consensus Mock Draft: Draft
Most recent mock draft update: 5/1/2021

R1
2
NY Jets
Zach Wilson
BYU
QB
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'3''
Weight:
210
Zach Wilson NFL Draft photo
As expected, the Jets land their QB of choice in Zach Wilson here. Wilson is a 3-year starter at BYU that took huge strides in his final season, jumping from an expected mid-round prospect before the 2020 season started, to almost reaching the summit of this year's class. That quick rise for a QB is not unheard of, and results from previous examples vary from great to awful. While nobody is ever a sure thing, I like his chances of ending up in the positive column .

Wilson fills an obvious need, and now that the new regime has tied themselves to their QB, fans can finally feel like things can take off, and real progress can be made. While not ideal, he is landing in a better environment than the one Sam Darnold found himself in as a rookie, and Joe Douglas has a lot more draft ammo to further improve the roster . Another thing that will get overlooked is the positive that rookie contract will have over its duration. When you consider Darnold was due a new deal, that cap saving will help build a better roster long after this draft is in the books.

- Rich Tinley, Jets Analyst

Grade: A
R1
14
NY Jets (Trade)
Alijah Vera-Tucker
USC
OG
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'4
Weight:
315
Alijah Vera-Tucker NFL Draft photo
NYJ g MIN (draft trade)
Joe Douglas is quickly building up his reputation as a GM who will move up and down the draft board when the opportunity arises. Joe traded back in RD 2 last year and still landed a nice prospect in WR Denzel Mims. If there was any position that would have tempted Joe to trade up to this spot, it was for an OG and someone the quality of Alijah Vera-Tucker. Douglas missed out on improving the position in Free Agency when his reported number 1 target, Joe Thuney, opted to join Kansas.

The importance of improving the position rose even higher with the pick of Wilson 2nd-overall, and it looks like a wise move to try and protect the investment. Teams picking ahead of the Jets had reportedly shown lots of interest in Tucker, the highest rated interior lineman on our Big Board. Tucker has only started 19 games in his USC career, so this pick is in no way a slam-dunk, but if Joe feels like this is the guy that best improves the roster at one of its biggest weaknesses, then trading up to get him was a nice bit of business.

Grade: A
R2
34
NY Jets
Elijah Moore
Ole Miss
WR
Reach/Value:
-23
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
184
Elijah Moore NFL Draft photo
The Jets could have gone many ways with this pick ( CB, Pass Rusher, TE, RB) and hit a home run, from a filling-a-need perspective, but you can't argue with Joe Douglas' plan of giving his Rookie QB the best chance of success. Adding a weapon like Elijah Moore (84.3% of his targets caught in 2020) to the WR unit may not have been the obvious choice here, but when you can nab first-round talent in RD2, it's a job well done. With Jamison Crowder entering the final year of his contract, this pick looks like the Jets just found his replacement.

Grade: A

- Rich Tinley, Jets Analyst.
R4
107
NY Jets
Michael Carter
North Carolina
RB
Reach/Value:
+31
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
195
Michael Carter NFL Draft photo
R5
146
NY Jets
Jamien Sherwood
Auburn
S
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'2''
Weight:
220
Jamien Sherwood NFL Draft photo
R5
154
NY Jets (Trade)
Michael Carter II
Duke
CB
Reach/Value:
-82
Height:
5'10''
Weight:
190
Michael Carter II NFL Draft photo
NYJ g NYG (L Williams)
R5
175
NY Jets
Jason Pinnock
Pitt
CB
Reach/Value:
-69
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
205
Jason Pinnock NFL Draft photo
R6
186
NY Jets (Trade)
Hamsah Nasirildeen
Florida State
S
Reach/Value:
+106
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
215
Hamsah Nasirildeen NFL Draft photo
NYJ g NYJ t NE (Thomas/Keene)
R6
200
NY Jets
Brandin Echols
Kentucky
CB
Reach/Value:
-105
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
178
Brandin Echols NFL Draft photo
R6
207
NY Jets (Trade)
Jonathan Marshall
Arkansas
DL1T
Reach/Value:
+74
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
317
Jonathan Marshall NFL Draft photo
KC g PIT thru MIA (Fitzpatrick/Washington)


JETS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 11 Mekhi Becton Louisville OT Value +0
2020 2 59 Denzel Mims Baylor WR Value +19
2020 3 68 Ashtyn Davis California S Reach -19
2020 3 79 Jabari Zuniga Florida EDGE Value +22
2020 4 120 Lamical Perine Florida RB Reach -32
2020 4 125 James Morgan Florida International QB Reach -114
2020 4 129 Cameron Clark Charlotte OG Reach -68
2020 5 158 Bryce Hall Virginia CB Value +99
2020 6 191 Braden Mann Texas A&M P Reach -92
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 3 Quinnen Williams Alabama DL3T Value +1
2019 3 68 Jachai Polite Florida EDGE Reach -5
2019 3 92 Chuma Edoga USC OG Reach -62
2019 4 121 Trevon Wesco West Virginia TE Reach -50
2019 5 157 Blake Cashman Minnesota OLB Reach -46
2019 6 196 Blessuan Austin Rutgers CB Reach -66
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 3 Sam Darnold USC QB Value +2
2018 3 72 Nathan Shepherd Fort Hays State DL3T Reach -10
2018 4 107 Christopher Herndon Miami (FL) TE Reach -116
2018 6 179 Parry Nickerson Tulane CB Reach -41
2018 6 180 Folorunso Fatukasi Connecticut DL1T Value +55
2018 6 204 Trenton Cannon Virginia State RBC Reach -136
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 6 Jamal Adams LSU S Value +3
2017 2 39 Marcus Maye Florida S Reach -19
2017 3 79 ArDarius Stewart Alabama WRS Reach -15
2017 4 141 Chad Hansen California WR Value +35
2017 5 150 Jordan Leggett Clemson TE Value +36
2017 5 181 Dylan Donahue West Georgia DE Value +17
2017 6 188 Elijah McGuire Louisiana-Lafayette RB Value +8
2017 6 197 Jeremy Clark Michigan CB Reach -6
2017 6 204 Derrick Jones Ole Miss CB Reach -16
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 20 Darron Lee Ohio St OLB Reach -5
2016 2 51 Christian Hackenberg Penn State QB Reach -37
2016 3 83 Jordan Jenkins Georgia EDGE Value +1
2016 4 118 Jerald Hawkins LSU OT Value +57
2016 5 158 Brandon Shell South Carolina OT Value +28
2016 7 235 Lac Edwards Sam Houston P Reach -256
2016 7 241 Charone Peake Clemson WR Value +146
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 6 Leonard Williams USC DL5T Value +4
2015 2 37 Devin Smith Ohio State WR Reach -29
2015 3 82 Lorenzo Mauldin Louisville EDGE Value +20
2015 4 103 Bryce Petty Baylor QB Value +25
2015 5 152 Jarvis Harrison Texas A&M OG Reach -104
2015 7 223 Deon Simon Northwestern St DL5T Value +2
2015 7 229 Ben Koyack Notre Dame TE Value +80
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 18 Calvin Pryor Louisville S Reach -17
2014 2 49 Jace Amaro Texas Tech TE Value +22
2014 3 80 Dexter McDougle Maryland CB Reach -46
2014 4 104 Jalen Saunders Oklahoma WRS Reach -53
2014 4 115 Shaq Evans UCLA WR Reach -61
2014 4 137 Dakota Dozier Furman OG Value +61
2014 5 154 Jeremiah George Iowa State ILB Reach -68
2014 6 195 Brandon Dixon NW Missouri State CB Reach -56
2014 6 209 Quincy Enunwa Nebraska WR Reach -121
2014 6 210 IK Enemkpali Louisiana Tech EDGE Reach -131
2014 6 213 Tajh Boyd Clemson QB Value +1
2014 7 233 Trevor Reilly Utah EDGE Value +70