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.
MEKHI BECTON, OT, LOUISVILLE
“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 WIRFS, OT, IOWA
“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.”
ANDREW THOMAS, OT, GEORGIA
“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.
JEDRICK WILLS JR., OT, ALABAMA
“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."
K’LAVON CHAISSON, EDGE, LSU
“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.”