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New York Jets



NEW YORK JETS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: September 22

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
TE
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
OT
OC
OLB
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
DL3T

Depth Fill (P4)
RBC
WRS
OG
NT
DL5T
EDGE
ILB

Late Round Fill (P6)
WR

Minimal Need (P9)
QB


JETS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2022 Consensus Mock Draft: #5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/22/2021

R1
1
NY Jets
Kayvon Thibodeaux
Oregon
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260
Kayvon Thibodeaux NFL Draft photo
The Jets faced two formidable defenses to test their prized rookie QB Zach Wilson and gets another in Week 3 in Denver. Lest you are not accustomed to the Carolina Panthers and "formidable defense" in the same sentence, well they're #1 in the NFL with just 287 yards allowed in two games. The Patriots rank #6 and the upcoming Broncos #5. The following two games against the weak defenses of Tennessee and Atlanta may give us an opportunity to see more entertaining offensive activity from Wilson and the gang.


If the Jets do pick #1 in the draft, the pick could veer to OT if one worthy of the #1 overall were available (Evan Neal?). 2019 RD1 pick Mekhi Becton cannot stay healthy. He's expected back from IR in November and he's dearly needed: Wilson has been sacked 10 times in just two games, a 12.5% chance of a sack on every dropback. A worse stat yet? Wilson has been pressured 41 times on 82 dropbacks. Honestly I would consider sending Wilson to clipboard duty until Becton returns.

We're going BPA with Kayvon Thibodeaux here to boost the the pass rush though. His name at this point is lightly penciled in while we evaluate Mekhi Becton, upon Becton's return, and also the OT crop - Evan Neal in particular. Wilson simply cannot continue to endure these weekly beatings.
R1
26
NY Jets (Trade)
Roger McCreary
Auburn
CB
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
193
Roger McCreary NFL Draft photo
NYJ g SEA (J Adams)
The recent loss to the Pats had only 1 of the 9 players drafted by Joe Douglas in 2020, take the field. Bryce Hall was the lone representative of Joe Douglas's first draft class, with 4 of the 9 currently on IR. The 2021 Jets' Draft class seems to be fairing a little better, leading the rest of the league by a long way in Rookie Snap count. The current crop have taken over 800 snaps thru Week 2 and there have been some impressive displays by the mid/late round guys.

RB Michael Carter (RD 4) had a very good outing against the Patriots, with 11 rushes for 59 yards, with 2 catches thrown in for good measure but for me, the play of both Rookie CB's Brandin Echoles (RD 6) and Michael Carter II (RD 5) have surpassed expectation. Both have been tested and will continue to be all year but they have shown some very good football instincts. With 13 Tackles, Carter is just 1 behind team leaders' Mosley and Maye, cementing his impressive start.

CB's can have a notoriously slow start to their NFL careers but they already look have the potential to surpass both Dee Miliner and Klye Wilson, the last 2 CB's drafted by the Jets in RD 1, so maybe Roger McCreary will not be hearing his name called here after all.
R2
33
NY Jets
Isaiah Spiller
Texas A&M
RB
Reach/Value:
+10
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
225
Isaiah Spiller NFL Draft photo
R2
45
NY Jets (Trade)
Demani Richardson
Texas A&M
S
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
210
Demani Richardson NFL Draft photo
NYJ g CAR (S Darnold)
R3
65
NY Jets
Trey McBride
Colorado State
TE
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
260
Trey McBride NFL Draft photo
R4
106
NY Jets (Trade)
Brandon Smith
Penn State
OLB
Reach/Value:
+17
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
240
Brandon Smith NFL Draft photo
NY Jets g MIN (Herndon)
R4
109
NY Jets (Trade)
James Empey
BYU
OC
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300
James Empey NFL Draft photo
NY Jets g CAR (S Darnold)
R5
129
NY Jets
Devonte Wyatt
Georgia
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
301
Devonte Wyatt NFL Draft photo
R5
146
NY Jets (Trade)
Trevor Penning
Northern Iowa
OT
Reach/Value:
-20
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
321
Trevor Penning NFL Draft photo
NYJ g PIT (A Williamson & pick swap)
R6
192
NY Jets (Trade)
Chris Autman-Bell
Minnesota
WR
Reach/Value:
+21
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
215
Chris Autman-Bell NFL Draft photo
NYJ g TB (S McLendon)


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
2021 1 2 Zach Wilson BYU QB Reach -2
2021 1 14 Alijah Vera-Tucker USC OG Reach -5
2021 2 34 Elijah Moore Ole Miss WR Reach -23
2021 4 107 Michael Carter North Carolina RB Value +31
2021 5 146 Jamien Sherwood Auburn S Reach -5
2021 5 154 Michael Carter II Duke CB Reach -82
2021 5 175 Jason Pinnock Pitt CB Reach -69
2021 6 186 Hamsah Nasirildeen Florida State S Value +106
2021 6 200 Brandin Echols Kentucky CB Reach -105
2021 6 207 Jonathan Marshall Arkansas DL1T Value +74
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