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New York Jets



NEW YORK JETS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: October 19

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: #7
Most recent mock draft update: 10/20/2021

R1
3
NY Jets
Derek Stingley Jr.
LSU
CB
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Derek Stingley Jr. NFL Draft photo
The Jets get CB Derek Stingley again with the 3rd overall pick. Still the consensus #1 CB in the draft, Stingley's star has lost some luster since his epic 2019 freshman year. Stingley took a COVID gap year for 2020, and now is "out indefinitely" with a foot injury after playing just 3 games in 2021. ESPN's Scott Van Pelt questions Stingley's injury - due to the turmoil at LSU they wonder if Stingley will just shut it down and prepare for the draft.

3rd overall is mightly high and flighty for any CB, and just might have been justified if Stingley would have just reduxed his 2019 performance here in 2021 (let alone improve). But the Jets would be stuck between a rock and a hard place if they ultimately will be picking here at the 2022 Draft. Any need player that GM Joe Douglas might pick would be considered reachy; the best outcome would be a trade down where Stingley would be more palatable, as would the like of Aidan Hutchinson, Kyle Hamilton or whatever WR that QB Zach Wilson would most covet (Olave, Wilson, London).

The schedule favors picking up some more wins with games against weakling's Houston, Jacksonville, Philly and Miami (x2) on the slate, but if the Jet's were to ultimately land at 3, and no trade could be engineered? If BPA were the preferred criteria then OT Evan Neal would also come into play.
R1
13
NY Jets (Trade)
Jaxson Kirkland
Washington
OT
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
295
Jaxson Kirkland NFL Draft photo
NYJ g SEA (J Adams)
Left Tackle Mekhi Becton's return cannot happen soon enough for QB Zach Wilson, possibly around the time we release our next mock draft two weeks hence (or Nov 3). The Jets' two current OTs aren't playing gawdawful - both given middling rankings by PFF - but Morgan Moses becomes a free agent after this season and fill-in LOT George Fant after 2022.

Zach Wilson is the most sacked QB in the league with 19 thru 5 games (technical point - Tanehill has 20 in 6), but the dirty secret is that it's not entirely the fault of the OL. Zach Wilson is 2nd in the league in Time-to-Throw at 3.11 seconds, but has only taken to scrambling 4 times - heck 44 year-old Tom Brady has scrambled more. Wilson is taking his sweet time to look for targets, but he's not finding them.

Another OT will be necessary, though WR will be on the radar here too. The team loses Jamison Crowder and Braxton Berrios to Free Agency. More worrying is that the guys drafted to dance into the future with Zach Wilson aren't being played - looking at Denzel Mims (3 catches in 3 games) and Elijah Moore (8 catches for 66 yards on 20 targets).
R2
35
NY Jets
Breece Hall
Iowa State
RB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
210
Breece Hall NFL Draft photo
R2
49
NY Jets (Trade)
Trey McBride
Colorado State
TE
Reach/Value:
-7
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
260
Trey McBride NFL Draft photo
NYJ g CAR (S Darnold)
R3
67
NY Jets
Jordan Battle
Alabama
S
Reach/Value:
+21
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
206
Jordan Battle NFL Draft photo
R4
113
NY Jets (Trade)
Brandon Smith
Penn State
OLB
Reach/Value:
+21
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
240
Brandon Smith NFL Draft photo
NYJ g CAR (S Darnold)
R4
114
NY Jets (Trade)
James Empey
BYU
OC
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300
James Empey NFL Draft photo
NYJ g MIN (Herndon)
R5
131
NY Jets
Zacch Pickens
South Carolina
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
305
Zacch Pickens NFL Draft photo
R5
142
NY Jets (Trade)
Kenneth Walker III
Michigan State
RBC
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
206
Kenneth Walker III NFL Draft photo
NYJ g PIT (A Williamson & pick swap)
R6
190
NY Jets (Trade)
Jadon Haselwood
Oklahoma
WR
Reach/Value:
+39
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
206
Jadon Haselwood 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