Cornerback is one of the Jets’ biggest needs. At the moment, Darryl Roberts is penciled in as the starter opposite Trumaine Johnson. Though the Jets won’t be selecting a cornerback at No. 3, they could take one early if they end up trading back in this draft. Greedy Williams or Byron Murphy could be the pick depending on how far back they would go in the first round. If they acquire a second-round pick, they also could go cornerback there.
If they remain at No. 3, cornerback could be a target for them in the third or fourth round, but those players are far less likely to be able to break into the starting lineup.
The Jets signed C.J. Mosley to a five-year, $85 million contract last month, and they added Avery Williamson last year, so they are set at linebacker. That would not stop them from taking one in the middle or late rounds if they thought the player could contribute on special teams and be a solid backup.
I don’t see them drafting a safety. Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye are two of their foundation pieces.
Published at Sun, 14 Apr 2019 07:54:59 +0000