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Greg Bedard: Who The Jets Should Draft

Sports Illustrated writer Greg Bedard doesn't like projections, as one surprise move can have a ripple effect throughout the draft that puts everything else out of place. So instead of trying to predict what will happen, he predicts what should happen for all teams to fill their greatest need.

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People love mock-drafts, and if you don't believe me, I have the stats to prove it. People often ask me why I do a mock draft, after all I constantly confess to disliking them, I do them because we know from our historical data that people like to read them. It's as simple as that.

So even when a Sports Illustrated writer confesses that any draft projection is pointless, he still needs to do a mock draft, because the hits to the website are too good to turn down. It worked, I clicked and read and now many of you will too.

So what does he have in store for the Jets? Remember this is based on team need and not what he thinks will happen.

1)Tampa Bay: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2)Tennessee: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
3)Jacksonville: Dante Fowler Jr., DE, Florida
4)Leonard Williams, DT, USC
5)Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

If you want to know why he has the Bucs taking Mariota over Winston or why he has the Titans drafting a receiver over a QB, head over and check out the article. If you guessed he mocked Winston to the Jets here, you'd be absolutely correct:

6. N.Y. Jets: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

Jets need a quarterback. Winston is going to be good if he stays focused (just confine yourself to the Jersey ’burbs, Jameis) and doesn’t think he runs the place. Jets have to roll the dice and move up to No. 2 if the Bucs pass.

It all makes sense right. Who wouldn't want to bring the top rated quarterback prospect in to a team desperate for a quarterback? Will this happen? You can never say never, but I highly doubt it. However that's the whole point, the draft isn't logical, in fact it's the most illogical event I can think of. It rarely makes sense and often you're sat there scratching your head. if this did happen, I can't imagine many Jets fans would be disappointed.