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2016 NFL Mock Draft: A Roundup of Recent Jets Mocks

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I am thinking of making the mock draft roundup a daily feature here. Yesterday's list of mocks was headlined by Todd McShay of ESPN.

Todd McShay (ESPN)

20. New York Jets (10-6)

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State Buckeyes

Elliott makes a lot of sense for the Jets, whose top three running backs are all free agents. Over the past two seasons, Elliott has shown plenty of examples of his game-breaking ability as a rusher (3,699 yards and 41 TDs). He's also an outstanding pass-blocker -- the best RB I've ever studied in that area -- and a reliable weapon as a pass-catcher. Depending on what the Jets decide to do with free-agent DTs Muhammad Wilkerson and Damon Harrison, Reed could also be in play at this spot.

Eddie Brown (San Diego Union Tribune)

20. N.Y. Jets (10-6) – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio St., Jr.

There's little doubt Elliott will be the first running back taken – assuming Leonard Fournette doesn't sue the NFL. He brings big-play ability, is an effective receiver out of the backfield and has proven to be outstanding in pass protection. Top needs: OL, pass rusher, TE

51. N.Y. Jets – Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas, Jr.

83. N.Y. Jets – Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn St., Jr.