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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Jets Pick a Receiver

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SB Nation's latest mock draft has the Jets taking a wide receiver.

18.  New York Jets - Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

A quarterback controversy is already brewing in New York after the Jets signed Michael Vick. Whether it's Vick or Geno Smith under center, another receiver would help quite a bit. Eric Decker was a nice start, but a player like Odell Beckham, who has the speed to burn defenses deep, would add a different element to New York's offense. Maybe with Beckham in the fold, Geno Smith won't have to play wide receiver and quarterback.

Interestingly, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel are both on the board when the Jets pick. I'm not sure how I feel about the Jets passing on a quarterback with those two on the board.

With Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, and Eric Ebron the only pass catchers gone, I'm really not sure Beckham is the right choice here. I'm not even sure he would be in the mix for me with the other targets available.

49. New York Jets - Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

The Jets added a wide receiver in the first round, but they shouldn't stop there. Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro was more of a slot receiver in his final college season. He has small hands and isn't as dominant an athlete as other tight ends in this class, but he's a good route runner who is as reliable as they come in the red zone.

Now this pick I love. Swap say Brandin Cooks for Beckham at 18, and I'm really pumped. The Jets suddenly have the makings of a dynamic passing attack.