It's largely accepted that the Jets are likely drafting a QB or OLB'er in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft, but what if they didn't? McShay has the Jets selecting Georgia RB Todd Gurley:
Analysis: Now that Gurley is cleared from a medical standpoint, I think he's going to go high. Maybe not this high, but I do think this pick would make sense. The Jets' biggest need is at quarterback, but they won't be able to find one in this scenario, and having an elite back like Gurley would provide help for an offense that won't be getting above-average quarterback play -- and new general manager Mike Maccagnan saw firsthand with Arian Foster in Houston the impact an elite running back can have. Other options for the Jets here include WR Kevin White, OL Brandon Scherff and edge rushers Randy Gregory and Vic Beasley. There was a time when I thought Gurley would last until the 20s, but I don't think that's the case anymore.
Now here is a player I absolutely love. Now we all want to see us address our biggest need and running back certainly isn't it, but having a game changer in the back-field can be a big difference.
Last week he was cleared on medical grounds, which means he's good to go. There are obviously concerns relating to rust, lets not forget that Gurley missed almost the entire 2014 season, either through suspension or injury.
However he is quick, strong and difficult to bring down. He has soft hands and an ability to spot and create running lanes. He doesn't fumble very often and has quick feet and acceleration. If the Jets do decide to draft Gurley using the BPA philosophy, I can get on board.