The 2014 draft order is set for picks 1-20 and the Jets currently hold the 18th pick in the draft. Here’s my mock for the Jets through five rounds.
Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
The Jets need playmakers on offense, and Amaro is the best tight end in this year’s draft. Amaro is a colossal target at 6ft 6 and 260 lbs. He has incredible athletic ability and ridiculous speed. I expect Lee and Watkins to be gone before the Jets pick here.
Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
Jeremy Kerley was the Jets leading receiver with a meager 523 yards. There is a lot of room for improvement and Matthews will be a nice remedy. He runs excellent routes and has good speed and hands. He’s somewhat underrated but he has consistently produced for the Commodores. He is the prototypical NFL receiver at 6ft 3 and 206 lbs,
Andre Hal CB Vanderbilt
With the diminished performance of Antonio Cromartie, the Jets should seek a long term replacement. Hal has good size, 6ft 1 and 186 lbs, and excels in man coverage. He does need to improve his tackling and he is not significant in run support.
Bradford might be considered a bit undersized at 6ft 1 and 241 lbs but he is good at rushing the passer and tracking the ball carrier. Bradford is very athletic and quick and an ideal replacement for an aging Calvin Pace.
Aaron Murray QB Georgia
Murray is an underrated talent in this year’s draft. He is terrific when it comes to throwing the deep ball as he led the nation with a 53% completion rate on throws over 20 yards. This figure contradicts the common misconception that he has a "noodle arm". Murray’s arm is adequate for the NFL and arm strength pales in significance when compared to accuracy and timing.
Antone Exum S Virginia Tech
Injuries have plagued his collegiate career and overshadowed his talent. He has the ability to play at either safety or corner. Exum possesses excellent size at 6ft 1 and 221 lbs. Exum is aggressive and is a perfect fit for press coverage.