SB Nation put together a three round mock draft now that the offseason has officially arrived. Here are the Jets' selections.
18. New York Jets - Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California
The Jets need a playmaker on offense. As the 2013 college football season progressed, Lee looked more and more like his old self. Injuries and inconsistent quarterback play knocked Lee down some during his college career, but he was on point in USC's bowl game. Lee is a speedy player who cuts quickly on his routes to get open. His hands aren't at the same level as Evans or Watkins, but they're good enough for Lee to be the third wide receiver off the board.
49. New York Jets - Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor
After being exposed some at the Senior Bowl, it's clear that Richardson will have to get drafted into the right system. He'd be a good fit with the Jets because he's a power blocker. Right guard Willie Colon is a free agent, and Richardson should be able to fill that spot pretty easily.
69. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay) - Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are a nice pair of running backs, but neither has the potential Hyde does to be a true No. 1. Hyde is a powerhouse runner with nimble feet and surprising speed.
80. New York Jets - E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri
Antonio Cromartie is due a large roster bonus in March, is coming off a down season and has a hip issue. Gaines was a three-year starter at Missouri, and was an All-SEC performer intercepting five passes as a senior.
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