It is mock draft season so let's take a look at the players the experts (along with various random dudes on the internet) see the Jets taking with the 20th pick.
Below there is a chart with some of the major (and not so major) prognosticators weighing in.
Among the popular players mocked to the Jets are Taylor Decker and Leonard Floyd. Four mocks have them coming to New York. Ezekiel Elliott and Jaylon Smith are also popular choices with three mocks a piece sending them to Gang Green.
Interestingly, there does not seem to be a lot of belief the Jets are going to be taking their quarterback of the future in the first round. Only Rob Rang of CBS has the Jets taking a quarterback with the 20th pick, Paxton Lynch of Memphis. The Jets are presumably very much in the market for a young quarterback. The lack of quarterbacks mocked to them might have something to do with their position drafting. It seems at this point that there are three consensus first round picks, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Lynch. It is certainly plausible that none of them will make it to 20, requiring the Jets to move up if they want one of the signal callers.
In any event, below is a database of Jets mocks to date.
|Mock Draft||Player||Position||College||Last Updated|
|Walter Football (Campbell)||Taylor Decker||T||Ohio State||1/25|
|Mocking the Draft||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State||1/25|
|CBS Sports - Rob Rang||Paxton Lynch||QB||Memphis||1/25|
|CBS Sports - Dane Brugler||Leonard Floyd||OLB||Georgia||1/25|
|Draft King||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State||1/5|
|DraftTek||Ezekiel Elliott||RB||Ohio State||1/22|
|Guy's NFL Draft Lockerroom||Jonathan Allen||DE/DT||Alabama||1/16|
|My NFL Draft||Reggie Ragland||ILB||Alabama||1/14|
|NFL Draft Geek||Jaylon Smith||LB||Notre Dame||1/16|
|Walter Football||Jaylon Smith||LB||Notre Dame||1/21|
|Mel Kiper||Jaylon Smith||LB||Notre Dame||1/14|
|SI (Burke)||Leonard Floyd||OLB||Georgia||1/6|
|Football Draft Analysis||Leonard Floyd||OLB||Georgia||1/20|
|Alpha Football Expert||Shon Coleman||T||Auburn||1/25|
|Draft Site||Leonard Floyd||OLB||Georgia||1/20|
|New NFL Draft||Taylor Decker||T||Ohio State||1/25|
|Draft Scout 24/7||Taylor Decker||T||Ohio State||1/22|
|NFL.com (Zierlein)||Reggie Ragland||ILB||Alabama||1/22|
|NFL.com (Brooks)||Darron Lee||OLB||Ohio State||1/17|
|NFL.com (Jeremiah)||Taylor Decker||T||Ohio State||1/17|