The NFL Draft is complete, and after all the wheeling and dealing Joe Douglas did, they finished with nine picks, and they turned themselves into a much better team than 2020. Time will tell how that manifests itself in terms of wins and losses though.
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2020 NFL Draft Picks
Round 1 (11th overall): Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
Becton will tower over most of the NFL. At 6’7″ and 360 pounds (Combine measurements), he’s a mountain of a man. Despite all the rumors that made us believe all four of the top offensive tackles would be gone, the Jets got their man.
He needs some work. However, he has the power and athleticism to be a successful tackle in the NFL.
Round 2 (59th overall): Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
After trading down with the Seattle Seahawks, the Jets were able to nab Robby Anderson’s replacement. Mims is a deep threat with much more of the route tree in his repertoire. However, part of the reason he fell was a drop problem. If he can fix the issue with drops, he will be a major contributor.
Round 3 (68th overall): Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal-Berkley
Davis is a multipurpose free safety who will protect the middle of the field and cover the slot. With his speed, he also adds the special teams dimension to his game. The combination of speed and athleticism will help the Jets establish good field position in both phases.
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Round 3 (79th overall): Jabari Zuniga, Edge, Florida
Zuniga is an edge rusher that the Jets really needed. He’s likely a pass rush specialist because his coverage skills are lacking. That said, he has many moves in the toolbox to help him both as a run stuffer and pass rusher. He also can stand up as a 3-4 outside linebacker or play with his hand in the ground in an even front.
Round 4 (120th overall): La’Mical Perine, RB, Florida
Perine is the epitome of a power back. He won’t win with flash, can block, and catch out of the backfield. He can find the hole, but he doesn’t have the burst to break many long runs, but he will get the tough yards when the Jets need them.
Round 4 (125th overall): James Morgan, QB, Florida International
Morgan is a developmental backup. He has a howitzer for an arm. There’s only one problem, his footwork and lack of touch lead to inaccuracy. He’s a developmental project and likely a career backup, but that’s exactly what the Jets need at this point.
Round 4 (129th overall): Cameron Clarke, G, Charlotte
Clarke is a developmental project. He needs work on his hand placement and footwork to be a steady performer in the NFL. He played left tackle at Charlotte, but due to the requisite athleticism needed at tackle in today’s game, Clarke will move inside.
Round 5 (158th overall): Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
Hall has almost all the tools in the toolbox. He’s physical (in the pass game and run game), has requisite ball skills, and tracks the ball well to make plays on the ball. However, he’s a zone specialist. That’s a surprise, because it would be better to have a man corner with an aggressive coach like Gregg Williams, but if anyone can make it work, Williams can.
Round 6 (191st overall): Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M
The Jets needed a punter, and they got one. Mann has a booming leg and is a good directional punter. If he gets the hang time down, he will become the ultimate weapon in field position for the Jets.