You can tell that we are moving closer to draft season, the mock draft now consists of two rounds instead of one.
I've always been a fan of the multiple round mock (MRM), mainly because it gives you a clearer picture of what the author was thinking. Most fans will look at a mock and disagree with it based on need. "Team "X" really needs position "Y", and you've ignored that so I give this mock a giant "F". Well doing a MRM mitigates a little of that.
In the latest SB Nation mock draft, Dan Kadar has the Jets selecting the following:
20. New York Jets: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
The Jets have very little in the way of running backs guaranteed to return next season. If Chris Ivory is a free agent, and even if he's back Elliott is an upgrade.
51. New York Jets: Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State
I don't think anyone needs me to reiterate how much I love the Elliott selection, but if you do, you just need to read my scouting report on the Ohio State running back right HERE.
We haven't really touched on Joshua Perry though. A non-stop linebacker from Ohio State. He has plenty of talent and he's kind of the quiet brother who turns up, gets his job done and leaves. He's coming off a season where he had 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 7 tackles for a loss. He's listed as an outside linebacker, but as far as I could see, he played most of the 2015 season as the weakside linebacker in the 4-3.
Is he the best fit for the Jets? It's debatable, but as he has the size to be adaptable for several different fronts, I have a lot of time for Perry. A player who works his tail off, has obvious talent and is apparently one hell of a guy who coaches absolutely love.