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Mock Draft for the ages

I used Fanspeak for this draft, and as it is with pretty much all mock draft websites, they can be incredibly inaccurate. That being said, I approached this with a particular mindset. If Deshaun Watson, or Mitch Trubisky were available, I planned on targeting them, beefing up the oline, adding a playmaker or two, and addressing the defense if the value was there. However if neither of the top two QB's were available i intended on taking Jamal Adams, Malik Hooker, or Reuben Foster with the 6th overall pick (as they're all game-changing talents) and using the best player available approach to fill the rest of our needs. All in all I was very happy with the outcome. Enjoy:

Round 1 Pick 6: QB Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina.

I like Trubisky a lot. He doesn't have a cannon for an arm, but he came make just about all the throws you can ask of a quarterback in the nfl. He's very accurate as well. On average he'll miss a wide open receiver or two a game, but hey all QB's do. One thing that stands out to me with Trubisky is that if he doesn't absolutely love a matchup, he'll look around to his other receivers. He doesn't have a tendency to lock onto one particular target, which is a huge for a college qb. He comes from a system that didn't require him to make really any pre-snap adjustments, as they were mostly made for him, but he's a smart kid and maybe that's something Hackenberg can teach him, lol. Also it's worth noting Watson went 3rd overall to the Bears.

Round 2 Pick 39: LT Garrett Bolles, Utah.

The jets get their left tackle of the future. Bolles is a great pass blocker and has the strength to make a difference in the run as well. I can see age pushing Bolles into the second round of the draft, as he is 25, but I don't think he would make it to the jets even then. In an underwhelming tackle class he's more likely to go top 25.

Round 3 Pick 70: C Pat Elflein, Ohio State.

I love Pat Elflein. He's one of my favorite players in this draft class. He's played tremendous football over the last two years and was regarded as the best lineman at Ohio State when Taylor Decker was still there. Elflein is versatile too as many analysts say he could start at guard or center. This is great as we don't necessarily have to thrust him into the starting lineup, if we keep Mangold, but if Brian Winters goes down (inevitably) he can step in and hopefully we won't miss a beat.

Round 4 Pick 136: CB Fabien Moreau, UCLA.

I haven't watched much tape on the kid but he put up solid numbers with the Bruins. In 2016 he had 10 passes defended, 2 interceptions, and a forced fumble. A lisfranc injury kept him out of all but 3 games in 2015, but if that's deemed a non-recurring injury then he should be a steal in the 4th round.

Round 5 Pick 151: RB Joe Mixon, Oklahoma.

Off the field issues are going to push Joe Mixon down draft boards come draft day. I'm not normally a fan of taking such a player, especially when it comes to domestic violence, but the talent is worth the risk in the 5th round. He's got the potential to be an every down back if he can stay out of trouble. In his two years as the starter in Oklahoma, he put up 2027 yards on the ground and 17 rushing touchdowns on 300 carries. In the passing game he amassed 894 yards on 65 catches with 9 touchdowns.

Round 6 Pick 192: S Xavier Woods, Louisiana Tech.

Woods is an underrated safety in my opinion. He's plays very well against the run, and has the range to make plays in the secondary. He had 14 interceptions while at Louisiana Tech and 20.5 tackles for a loss. He could be the playmaker the jets need in their secondary.
Round 7 Pick 227: TE Durham Smythe, Notre Dame
I'm gonna be honest, i don't really know anything about this kid, other than that he was the highest rated tight end when i picked.

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