I personally think a lot of draft analysts get a bad rep. He doesn't know what he's doing, why does he have him there? he's got him in the top 10, he's obviously an idiot. You know what happens. However knowing the needs of 32 teams and then doing a complete mock draft isn't easy.
So I'm delighted that Todd McShay's latest effort is one I agree with completely:
18. New York Jets: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
The Jets added Eric Decker and Jacoby Ford to go along with Jeremy Kerley andStephen Hill this offseason, but this is still very much a need position. Specifically, New York needs a receiver who can stretch the field vertically, which is what makes Cooks a good fit here. I seem to be in the minority in liking Cooks more than LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. and USC's Marqise Lee. Even though he's smaller than Beckham Jr., Cooks has more reliable hands and is a better route runner. Cooks is also faster than Lee both in 40 times and on tape and catches the ball better than him
it's really hard to disagree with the logic. In this scenario, Evans is gone, Ebron is gone, Clinton-Dix is gone, Dennard is gone. So we had a choice between the likes of Cooks, Beckham, Gilbert. I love Cooks, he is a game-changer pure and simple. He could end up being better than Tavon Austin. He's dynamic and he'll suit an offense that gets the ball in his hands quickly. In other words, a good west coast offense will suit him down to the ground, and it just so happens we run one.