ESPN’s Todd McShay is out with his latest mock draft. With their two first round picks, McShay has the Jets upgrading the two most important positions on the field.
BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is the pick at second overall.
2. New York Jets
Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
The logic here stands from my last mock draft: I expect Wilson to be the No. 2 overall pick, whether or not it is the Jets making it. Projecting this pick isn’t necessarily suggesting they should or will move on from Sam Darnold, but if they do, Wilson is the obvious next move. If they don’t, watch for a QB-needy team to trade up to take him here. Wilson is creative and can extend plays, he can hit the deep ball and his toughness in the pocket stands out.
With the pick that came from Seattle for Jamal Adams, McShay has the Jets finally investing at edge rusher.
23. New York Jets (via SEA)
Azeez Ojulari, OLB, Georgia
The Jets landed a quarterback at No. 2, so let’s pivot to defense here. They need someone who can get home on the QB besides Quinnen Williams, who led the team with seven sacks in 2020. Ojulari is a pass-rush specialist of sorts, showing good speed, bend and first-step quickness. As for the lack of playmakers on offense to support Wilson, keep an eye on free agency this month and then Day 2 at the draft, where numerous high-end receivers and running backs will be available.
Would you like these picks?