Taking A Last-Minute Look At Whom The New York Jets Will (And Should) Select In The NFL Draft
The waiting is practically over. In a coupleof hours, the New York Jets will be on the clock to make their choice at No. 4 in the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas.
And, disallowing a last-minute trade for San Francisco large receiver Deebo Samuel (or a trade down), the Jets likewise will choice at No.10
Thus, here’s a appearance at the gamers who are mostlikely to be readilyavailable when the Jets will be choosing, and what elements might drive those choices.
The least possible choice, it appears, at No. 4 is Michigan protective end Aidan Hutchinson. The 6-7, 260-pounder sounded up 14 sacks last season to aid the Wolverines reach the College Football Playoff semifinals, and it would be a shock to see him still on the board at 4.
It would be an even larger shock if the Jets didn’t screen Usain Bolt-like speed in turning in their card with Hutchinson’s name on it in the notlikely occasion he is still out there. As you might haveactually heard, they sanctuary’t had a feared edge rush consideringthat Hupmobiles were in style.
Staying with the protective ends, there is Georgia’s Travon Walker. The 6-5, 272-pounder had 9.5 sacks in 3 seasons with the Bulldogs, 6 as a starter last season. But he wowed scouts at the NFL Combine, and he likewise might be gone by the time the Jets choice.
The drawback for him is his absence of analytical production. That is the concern whoever drafts him needto battle with, even however his advantage appears high.
Tackle Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu might be readilyavailable at 4 if Houston doesn’t choose him at 3. The 6-4, 310-pound Ekwonu is the prototypical size for an offensive takeon in the Shanahan-style offense New York runs, which is why Alabama’s 350-pound Evan Neal oughtto not even be a factortoconsider.
Ekwonu would make sense, inspiteof the group’s glaring requires at edge rush and cornerback, duetothefactthat of the continuous Mekhi Becton legend. Even with veteran George Fant a more-than-solid choice at left takeon—and he made it clear Wednesday he wouldn’t mind re-signing when he strikes complimentary firm after this season—right dealwith might be up for grabs if Becton can’t get his weight down or make the shift. That’s where Ekwonu might fit in.
A report that has acquired traction is that of University of Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner. The 6-3, 190-pounder is thoughtabout the finest cover corner on the board. But understand this—-it would be a sea modification for the Jets, as coach Robert Saleh appears to haveactually gotten basic supervisor Joe Douglas on board with his viewpoint of attempting to discover corners in lateron rounds.
Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux was a first-team Associated Press All-American last season and had 7 sacks. But concerns about the 6-4, 254-pounder’s desire and dedication to football continue, and he has attempted to ease those issues as finest he can. Still, it would be unexpected if the Jets choose him.
The Jets’ mostlikely choice at 4—Ekwonu. My select—Gardner.
Assuming there is no trade for Samuel, and Florida State edge rush Jermaine Johnson (6-5, 254) doesn’t tumble out of single-digit chooses—if so, he must be the choose—the Jets mostlikely will wind up with a broad receiver with their choice at10
The best choice would be Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson. The 6-foot, 183-pound Wilson came out after his junior season and is still a bit raw, however his capability to gain separation and get lawns after the catch set him apart, per the professionals.
USC’s 6-4, 219-pound Drake London had 88 captures in just 8 videogames last season priorto suffering a fractured ankle, yet was called Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. He doesnothave high-end speed however his size would make him a exceptional red-zone target for quarterback Zach Wilson.
Another possibility at wideout is Jameson Williams, who has the speed to get deep, although he is recuperating from an ACL tear suffered in the nationwide title videogame. Williams, 6-1.5, 179 hadahardtime at Ohio State however endedupbeing a star in his one year at Alabama in 2021 with 79 receptions and 15 goal captures. It’s uncertain when he will be allset to play this season, .
The Jets’ mostlikely choice at 10—Wilson. My choose—London.