This is my first attempt this year at doing a 7 round mock for the jets . I will base most of my picks on need and a BPA attitude that Mike T seems to use more often than not come draft time . I will also give a scenario where we could trade back in the 1st round to pick up an extra late 2nd round pick.
I will place the Jets as having the 19th pick of the draft as i think we will be within 4 or 5 spots come the end of the season.
MOCK DRAFT OPTION 1
1st round pick
Brandon Jenkins, OLB, FSU
I think Upshaw will be gone by this pick so i opted for another guy who could help with the teams pass rushing needs . Has 7 sacks this year and 13.5 the previous year . He could also play against the run which would make him the every down player we need .
2nd round pick
Chris Polk , RB , WASHINGTON
I have had so many different players in here for this pick but rather than addressing a need i went with BPA here . Without question he could be the guy to carry the load for years to come . This year he has 1,341 yards ( 5.1 average) and 11 TD's . Although we still have Greene , if Rex is serious about becoming a ground and pound team again a player like Polk would be ideal for this franchise.
3rd round pick
Zebrie Sanders , OT , FSU
Sanders would be an excelent pick here. He can play both tackle positions but could also play guard if needed . Because of our lack of depth this year our offense has suffered and adding a guy like Saunders here would go a long way to helping bring badly needed depth and competion to the team .
4th round pick
Trumaine Johnson , FS . MONTANA
This guy comes with some off field issues but that shouldn't stop us looking at his potential . Has a decent combination of size and speed and would be a massive upgrade to what we have now . He has decent ball skills and would go a long way to solving our weakness when it comes to covering TE's
5th round pick
Jermaine Kerse , WR, WASHINGTON
Didn't have a very productive season but i put than down more to losing Jake Locker at QB . He is 6-2 so he adds badly needed size to our WR core . When Locker was throwing to him he had great production catching 65 passes for 1,005 yards and 12 TD's and 50 catches for 866 yards and 8 TD's the year earlier .
6th round pick
Adrian Robinson , OLB, TEMPLE
6-2 and 248lbs with a projected 40 time of 4.61 . He represents a low risk high reward type pick . We have seen with Wilkerson that Temple can produce decent players even if thay are playing at a lower level . This year he has 44 tackles with 11 tackles for loss , 6 sacks and 1 INT . A coach like Rex Ryan should be able to get the best from him and having a former teammate on the roster should help even more
7th roun pick
DeVier Posey , WR , OHIO STATE
Another Wr with decent size 6-2 but having the suspension this year has really hurt his stock in the draft . If he declared last year he would have been picked in the 5th or 6th round . Before this season he had 53 catches for 848 yards and 7 TD's in 2010 and 60 catches for 828 yards and 8 TD's the year before . Another low risk high reward guy that represents great value in the 7th round
MOCK DRAFT OPTION 2
All picks are the same as the above draft with the exception of our 1st round pick
1st round after trading back
Vinny Curry . OLB , MARSHALL
Great production this year registering 62 tackles and 11 sacks . Should be available late in the 1st round so trading back for a guy like this could be the best move for us in the draft. I think picking him up around the 27- 31 mark should not be out of our reach so depending who is available when we pick we should seriously consider this move .
Extra 2nd round pick from trading back
Dont'a Hightower , ILB , ALABAMA
We draft Bart Scott's eventual replacement here . We all know how Rex likes guys on his team to have a good IQ and Hightower has this , being the signal caller for the defense . This season he has had 66 tackles with 8.5 for loss , 3 sacks and 1 INT . Not the fastest guy but very good against the run .
There you have it guys . I know everyone won't like either draft option but i would like to get some feedback on both options . All comments weather positive or negative would be appreciated as i try and build up a feeling for what the majority on this site is looking for from next years draft . Thanks