With so many needs in so many positions BPA seems like the best philosophy in the draft (at least this year). This mock draft assumes we keep Revis, simply because he's currently on the roster and we won't know if hell be traded until it actually happens. For the record, I really hope we keep him and sign him longterm and see him go into the HOF as a JET.
Free Agency: Cut Tebow, sign Rocky Bernard DLine depth
Keep In mind, I tried to make these picks as realistic as possible with regards to where players are about projected to be drafted.
Round 1: 9th overall: The way the board falls, DT Star Lotelolei is available at pick 9. We get a call from Carolina for a trade that gives them our 9th selection and we receive their 14th pick and their 2nd round pick 44th overall. Panthers select DT Lotelelei
14 overall (from CAR): OG Chance Warmack Alabama 6'2" 315lbs: Many mock draft have him going higher than this. However, interior lineman don't go in the top 10 witnessed by last years pick David Decastro from Stanford that went to the Steelers with the 24th pick. We are able to trade down, gain an extra second round pick, and get arguably the best player in the draft in the process. Warmack is likely to be an elite All Pro guard for the next decade who will start immediately in between Brick and Mangold at LG.
Trade value: 1350 to 1540 in our favor
Round 2: 39th overall: OLB Damontre Moore Texas A&M 6'4" 250lbs: Once thought to go in the top 5, Moore tumbled down draft boards and could find a home in the middle of the second round. There's questions about his strength, which can be fixed in the weight room, but he is a relentless pass rusher and will start immediately at will OLB in our base defense. He can also put his hand in the dirt on nickel and dime situations. Playing outside of Mo. Wilkerson and Coples will only make him better. He can gain 15 more pounds in muscle without slowing down his explosive rush off the edge. Projected 7-8 sacks as a rookie
44th overall (from CAR): TE Zach Ertz Stanford 6'5" 250lbs: The Jets apparently have a lot of interest in Ertz, much to my pleasure. I think he's an under the radar talent at TE. He can hold his own on running plays and is a matchup nightmare against LBs and safeties up the middle of the field. Immediate starter
Round 3: 72nd overall: OLB Corey Lemoiner Auburn 6'4" 245lbs: The more I watch him, the more he reminds me of Cameron Wake. He's explosive, incredibly strong, relentless, has a motor, and a great swim move. He can easily bulk up 15 more pounds and develop into a starter after a year. He'll probably see the field as a pass rushing specialist on 3rd and forever plays, but may grow into a big role given how thin we are at OLB.
Round 4: 106th overall: WR Terrance Williams Baylor 6'2" 205lbs: Future depth at receiver, becomes the number 2 receiver in 2014 when Holmes is cut. Pretty good height and strength, more of a possession receiver which compliments Stephen Hill greatly.
Round 5: 141st overall: FS Duke Williams Nevada 6'1" 200lbs: Under the radar safety in this draft class. Could turn into a starter in a year or 2 under the right coaching and teammates surrounding him. He couldn't be in a better situation that be coached by Dennis Thurman and mentored by Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. He'll play in quarter formations and special teams. Big upside if developed right
Round 6: 178th overall: NT Kwame Geathers Georgia 6'6" 350lbs: Massive man to plug into the defense in goal line situations. Being coached by Karl Dunbar, I'm confident he can turn into a productive player against the run and provide solid depth behind Kenrick Ellis
Round 7: 215th overall: Zach Line FB Southern Methodist 6'1" 235lbs: Provide competition for the awful Lex Hilliard, hopefully becomes a starter
FB: Lex Hilliard, Zach Line
YWR: Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley
LG: Chance Warmack, Vladimir Ducasse
C: Nick Mangold
RG: WIllie Colon, Caleb Shlauderaff
RT: Austin Howard, DJ Young
LDE: Muhammed Wilkerson, Damon Harrison
RDE: Quinton Coples, Rocky Bernard
NT: Kenrick Ellis, Antonio Garay, Kwame Geathers
LOLB: Antwaan Barnes, Corey Lemoiner
LCB: Darrelle Revis, Isiah Trufant, Ellis Lankster
RCB: Antonio Cromartie, Darrin Walls
Nickel CB: Kyle Wilson
FS: Josh Bush, Duke Williams
K: Nick Folk
Keep In mind, I tried to make these picks as realistic as possible with regards to where players are about projected to be drafted. Given our schedule this year and state of the QB position, I can see us going 5-11 if this were the opening day roster. That'll give us a top 10 pick in 2014 and put us in position to trade up for Johnny Football, Teddy Bridgewater, David Fales or Tajh Body. I hope we trade for Johnny Football, he has the "it" factor to thrive in New York bring this franchise a Superbowl!! Let me know what you think about this possible draft for our New York Jets