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Jets 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0

Another week and another Jets 7-Round Mock Draft. The Jets had a chance to move up to the second spot in the draft this week, but their win against the Jaguars keeps them picking fourth. However, the Seahawks loss to the Bears moves that pick up two spots from the eighth pick to the sixth. As always I will be using The Draft Network’s simulator.

Round 1 Pick 4:

Derek Stingley Jr CB, LSU

Going into the season, it looked like the cornerback position was the biggest hole on the Jets. That was not the case, as the approach taken by the Jets was to load up on cornerbacks on day three of the draft seems like it might pay off. Bryce Hall has been great for the Jets this year, Michael Carter II looks to be the slot corner of the future, and Brandin Echols has shown flashes as well. Stingley would perfectly round out this group and give the Jets a nice group of corners for a long time.

Stingley was the number one recruit in 2019, and he had a great freshman year at LSU, including six interceptions. He has not quite been able to replicate that year, but there is no doubt that the talent is there. Stingley is great in both man and zone and could play inside or outside. The interceptions are one of the best parts of his game which seems to be one of the few things that Bryce Hall is missing from his game.

Round 1 Pick 6:

Charles Cross OT, Mississippi State

As mentioned last week, Joe Douglas has taken an offensive lineman in the first round of each of his first two drafts, and it is hard to not see him do it again. Rumors of conditioning issues surrounding Mekhi Becton, both in training camp and now in recovery from his knee injury, leave some question marks at the position for the Jets. George Fant has played great in place of Becton, but he only has one more year on his deal, and right tackle Morgan Moses is a free agent at the end of this year.

Charles Cross would add insurance to that position. Cross is an athletic offensive tackle who could fill in at either spot when needed. However, unlike Neal from last week, Cross would probably not be able to move inside. Cross is a great pass blocker with room to grow in the run game. He would be great to play in place of Becton, or the worst case is the Jets have two very good offensive tackles.

Round 2 Pick 35:

Drake London WR, USC

Last year the Jets were patient and took advantage of a good wide receiver class and got a first-round talent at the top of the second in Elijah Moore. In another good wide receiver class, the Jets should look to do the same. Corey Davis signed a big deal last offseason but struggled with some of the same things he did with the Titans in drops and injuries. The Jets need to find a long-term complement to Moore, and London would be a great fit.

London was putting up some crazy numbers at USC before his season-ending injury. The biggest thing he would offer to the Jets is his contested catch ability. London is 6’5″ and will be able to bring down a ton of 50/50 balls. He has played inside and out and is good after the catch for his size.

Round 2 Pick 38:

Jermaine Johnson EDGE, Florida State

The Jets have invested a lot into their defensive line, and they still struggled because of how depleted it got throughout the year. The biggest blow to this team was Carl Lawson rupturing his achilles in training camp. Who knows how different the defense looks if he is healthy? They will get him back next year, but they still need to find his counterpart this offseason. Johnson makes a lot of sense at the top of the second round.

Johnson had 11.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss this past season for Florida State. He is a high effort player who can rush from multiple different positions. Johnson is a great pass rusher as well as a run defender, and would be a great fit for Robert Saleh’s defense.

Round 3 Pick 69:

Isaiah Likely TE, Costal Carolina

Isaiah Likely would be a great weapon for the Jets to add. The Jets have had a need at tight end for a while, and they might need two this offseason. Likely is a good receiving threat and a mismatch weapon however he will primarily be a flex tight end in the slot. He is a threat with the ball in his hands and has a knack for making plays, which the Jets offense could use.

Round 4 Pick 109:

Verone McKinley III S, Oregon

This past week for the Jets saw them scrambling to find safeties, as many of the safeties on the team are injured. Ashtyn Davis is the only safety under contract for the Jets next year, so they need to add some bodies at the position. McKinley is a former corner turned free safety so he is a bit smaller, but he is a great playmaker in the back end. He has a total of ten interceptions over his time at Oregon.

Round 4 Pick 116:

Markquese Bell S, Florida A&M

Taking multiple corners on day three of the draft last year worked for the Jets, so why not try the same approach at safety? Bell was a big recruit for Maryland but wound up going to Florida A&M after an off-the-field issue. Besides that issue, Bell is a very talented safety, which the Jets need right now. He is an aggressive defender, a big hitter, and he is versatile enough to play both safety positions.

Round 5 Pick 144:

Brian Asamoah LB, Oklahoma

Linebacker help is a big need for the Jets this offseason. CJ Mosley has had a nice bounce-back year, and Quincy Williams has stepped up big time. Asamoah is a versatile young piece to add to that group. He can play all linebacker positions, is fast, and is aggressive. Asamoah has potential in coverage and would be a good piece for Robert Saleh to develop.

Round 5 Pick 156:

Dohnovan West IOL, Arizona State

The interior offensive line is a position of need for the Jets. Alijah Vera-Tucker has been a great pick and Connor McGovern has had a really good year in the new offense. Right guard is still a need with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif being a free agent. Dohnovan West would be a good player to develop behind them. He has experience at all three interior offensive line positions, and with McGovern only having one more year on his deal, it is not a bad thing to start developing another center.

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