19 Mock Drafts included
7 Offensive projections, 12 defensive projections
1 WR, 2 QB, 12 OLB's, 4 OG's
Most popular defensive selection: Jarvis Jones (OLB Georgia)
Most popular offensive selection: Chance Warmack (OG, Alabama)
My least favorite selection: Tyler Wilson (2 Mocks)
My favorite selection: Dion Jordan/Jarvis Jones/Chance Warmack
ESPN - Todd McShay, Jets selection: Jarvis Jones (OLB, Georgia)
The Jets have one of the most depleted rosters in the NFL right now, but they're not going to find an answer to their quarterback problem in this scenario. That means finding a competent right tackle, a young pass-rusher (Calvin Pace likely to be cut) are at the top of the priority list. Jones would fit the bill as a pass-rusher. He's versatile, closes quickly and looks to jar the ball loose when he gets to quarterbacks or ball carriers.
ESPN- Mel Kiper, Jets selection: Dion Jordan (OLB, Oregon)
Yes, they really need skill position upgrades, with wide receiver, tight end and running back all areas of need. But the value is an issue, so if the Jets don't trade down, they're better served going with the best player available at another position of need. I'm a big fan of the interior, with Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples in place, but the Jets could really use an edge rusher. Jordan is light, but he has long arms, great athleticism and I think can be a guy they don't need to shuttle in and out depending on downs and matchups. He has star potential, and the pass rush gets some help.
WalterFootball.com, Jets selection: Bjoern Werner (DE/OLB, Florida State)
With tons of holes thanks to a poor cap situation, New York has to take the best player available who makes sense for the roster. The Jets' inability to get to the quarterback needs to be fixed, so Bjoern Werner makes lots of sense. Werner is viewed as more of a 4-3 prospect, but the Jets run a hybrid defense with tons of 4-3 looks. Werner would be a good fit.
NFL.com - Bucky Brooks, Chance Warmack (OG, Alabama)
To bring back "ground and pound," the Jets must fortify the front line with big, physical blockers who can move defenders off the ball. Not only is Warmack a monster at the point of attack, he might be the best overall player in the draft
CBS Sports - Rob Rang, Jets selection: Dion Jordan (OLB, Oregon)
No team made the playoffs a year ago that finished tied or worse than the 30 sacks the Jets managed. Young defensive linemen Quinton Coples (5.5 sacks) and Muhammed Wilkerson (five) paced the unit but a more explosive edge-rusher is needed. Versatile enough to play defensive end, linebacker and even cornerback while at Oregon, Jordan would be a perfect fit.
CBS Sports- Dane Brugler, Jets selection, Dion Jordan (OLB, Oregon)
The Jets need a lot of help in several areas, mostly on offense, including the quarterback position. But the Jets have struggled to put pressure on the opponents' backfield and Jordan is one of the most versatile athletes in this draft class
DRAFTTEK - Jets selection, Jets selection, Jarvis Jones (OLB, Georgia)
The Jets can go in many directions with this pick but they can't pass on the top-rated OLB in the draft. Mingo and Jordan are both off the board here, so Jarvis Jones is impossible to pass on. The award-winning Bulldog had a great season, with a team record 14.5 sacks, an NCAA-leading 24.5 tackles for loss, 85 tackles, and an NCAA-leading 7 forced fumbles. The 2-time All-American and the 2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Year is explosive off the line of scrimmage and almost always gets good jumps off the snap. He uses multiple moves to get past offensive linemen and to the quarterback. The main problem with Jones is the medical concerns (spinal stenosis) that could cut his career short. The results of his medical tests will have a huge bearing on where Jones gets drafted. The Jets have a big need at the OLB position with Bryan Thomas a Free Agent and Calvin Pace, just cut to save cap space. Depending on how Free Agency goes, the Jets could double-dip at OLB this year.
Footballs Future - Jets selection, Barkevious Mingo (DE/OLB, LSU)
As bad as the offense is, the pass rush needs a boost as well. Mingo is the best player available, and could be a game changer one day.
Optimum Scouting - Jets selection, Tyler Wilson (QB: Arkansas)
The team’s new GM likely doesn’t want Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow to be the face of the team, and finding that new QB would be the cheapest of the options for them. Plus, Tyler Wilson is the type of "commander" to assume a point of leadership for this scattered team and organization.
RotoWorld - Jets selection, Jarvis Jones (OLB, Georgia)
I wouldn't be surprised if Jones goes later than this. His speed around the edge is undeniable, but I think Jones will struggle with length, height/weight, and possibly medicals. I won’t touch on the last part, but my biggest issue with Jones is his ineffectiveness after his initial momentum is stopped. He will need to build a counter in the NFL. I compare Jones more to Bruce Irvin than Von Miller, which is not an insult
FF Toolbox - Matt De Lima, Jets selection: Jarvis Jones (OLB, Georgia)
Concerns about Jones' long-term health are a bit overstated. He is a dynamic pass-rusher who could be an All-Pro contributor immediately.
FF Toolbox - Rob Warner, Jets selection: Barkevious Mingo (DE/OLB, LSU)
The J-E-T-S are in salary cap hell, so will need to use the draft wisely if they hope to return to the playoffs in the near future. A major problem for the defense is improving an anemic pass rush. Mingo led LSU with 12 quarterback hurries, and had 33 tackles this season, including 5.5 tackles for a loss and 4.0 sacks. Even with a healthy Santonio Holmes, an upgrade is sorely needed as the Jets will be grooming a new QB in 2013.
USA Today - Tony Pauline, Jets selection: Chance Warmack (OG, Alabama)
Ideally, the Jets would like a pass-rushing linebacker. But Warmack fills a desperate need at guard. He will immediately move to the top of the depth chart in New York.
SB Nation - Matthew Fairburn, Jets selection, Tyler Wilson (QB, Arkansas)
Mark Sanchez had a disastrous season, and the Jets desperately need to address the quarterback position. New York could choose to address the position through trade or free agency, but the possibility of Alex Smith or Mike Vick can't be too exciting. Tyler Wilson would bring a live arm and tons of competitiveness to an offense that could use both at the quarterback position.
QI Sports - Jets Selection, Chance Warmack (OG, Alabama)
Chance Warmack would be a big upgrade over Left Guard Matt Slauson and/or Right Guard Brandon Moore. Warmack would give that Jets running game a boost!
NFL's Future - Jets Selection, Cordarrelle Patterson (WR, Tennessee)
amontre Moore makes a ton of sense at this point but I’m going a little less traditional on this one. They are lacking weapons in a major way. Whether its Mark Sanchez or someone else at the helm, they are going to have to find a legitimate threat at the WR position. Patterson lacks experience and needs some work but finding a more physically gifted receiver is an impossible task. He brings rare athletic talents to blend plus size.
The Sports Bank - Jets selection, Damontre Moore, (DE/OLB, Texas A&M)
Johnny Manziel gets all the publicity, but Moore’s been a major force for the Aggies all year. The Jets have needs all over, so why not take a prospect who can play multiple positions?
Draft Season - Jets selection, Chance Warmack (OG, Alabama)
The Jets address one of their biggest needs by taking this big mauling guard with the 9th pick. No it’s not sexy, but it will improve their running game and their team in general.
Draft Breakdown - Jets selection, Barkevious Mingo (DE/OLB, LSU)
Adding a top-notch pass rusher to this defense would again make this one of the better units in the league.