Whom Might The Jets Draft?: A Look At What The Mock Drafts Are Saying


Which direction might Joe Douglas go with his first draft pick as Jets general manager on April 23? We checked out a number of recent mock drafts, and here were some of the players being linked to Gang Green with the 11th overall pick. It should come as no surprise that offensive linemen were a popular pick.


Louisville Cardinals offensive lineman Mekhi Becton (73) lines up during the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Included in mock drafts by ESPN’s Todd McShay, NJ.com’s Joe Giglio, CBS Sports’ R.J. White, Newsday’s Nick Klopsis, Sports Illustrated’s Kevin Hanson and RADIO.COM’s Tim Kelly

“Becton and that massive 6-foot-7 frame would not only help protect Sam Darnold's blind side but also spark a Le'Veon Bell-led run game that never took off, finishing 31st in the league,” McShay wrote.


Tristan WirfsJeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Images

Included in mock drafts by USA Today’s Nate Davis, Walter Football, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley, New York Post’s Steve Serby

“QB Sam Darnold could use a new receiver to replace Robby Anderson,” Davis wrote. “But in a draft full of capable wideouts, it might be smarter to focus on the O-line first, both as it pertains to protecting Darnold as well as making life easier for RB Le'Veon Bell.”


Georgia's Andrew Thomas celebrates after a win over Georgia Tech on Nov. 30, 2019, at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Included in mock drafts by Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson and CBS Sports’ Josh Edwards

“Thomas was a freshman All-American right tackle and then moved to left tackle the last two years where he dominated, protecting QB Jake Fromm,” Wilson wrote.


 Alabama offensive lineman Jedrick Wills Jr. competes against Citadel at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Images

Included in mock drafts by ESPN’s Mel Kiper NFL.com’s Maurice Jones-Drew

“A good offensive line opens up so much for Adam Gase's offense, starting with unlocking Le'Veon Bell,” Kiper wrote. "Wills, who started at right tackle for the Crimson Tide the past two seasons, could be an immediate starter in New York."


LSU linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson gestures after a play against Texas A&M on Nov. 30, 2019, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Chuck Cook/USA TODAY Images

Included in mock drafts by NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah and NFL.com’s Chad Reuter

“Chaisson has nice bend and length off the edge, something the Jets really need,” Reuter wrote. “He's no wallflower against the run, either, having gained significant strength over the past couple of seasons.”