2014 NFL Mock Draft: Jets Trade Up for Mike Evans

Mike Zarrilli

SB Nation's latest mock draft has the Jets trading into the top ten for a wide receiver.

8. TRADE New York Jets (via Minnesota Vikings) - Mike Evans, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M

*Jets trade picks 18 and 49 to the Minnesota Vikings for pick No. 8

When looking for a team that could trade up on draft day, desperation for a certain position or player is the first thing that comes into play. Desperate might be a fitting description for the Jets' current wide receiver situation. Mike Evans could elevate his draft stock into this range by the time the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is over. He's dominant at the catch point and skilled at coming back to the football. He's not as sudden an athlete as Watkins, but he still has the potential to be a No. 1 wide receiver. If New York wants to give Geno Smith a chance to succeed, surrounding him with a talent like Evans would be a good way to start.

Count me as not a big fan of this one. I think this is a Draft loaded with potential impact receivers who will be there if the Jets sit still. The Jets have too many needs to trade up, and I am less sold on Evans than any top tier receiver.

What are your thoughts on this one?

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