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Scouting The 2018 NFL Draft: 7 Round Jets Mock Draft - 1.0

It’s mock draft season! Drew (@DrewFromJersey) and I are done waiting. It is time for our first mock of the year. Enjoy!

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Round 1

Harold Landry - Edge - 6’3” - 250 lbs - Senior - Boston College

It’s our first mock, and we don’t like doing what everyone else is doing. Where most people will be mocking quarterbacks to us, we are going to mock as if we already have our franchise QB. The skies are going to open up, and Macc will make it rain all the cash in the world at our next QB. This leaves our next biggest need open for business. Everyone meet our first star edge rusher since John Abraham. Landry is a terror on the edge, and dips under tackles better than anyone. Chubb will most likely be gone by 6. This leaves Fitzpatrick, Landry and Nelson. Nelson is going to be a star, but have more dire needs, good guards are relatively cheap to buy. In the battle of great secondary and great pass rush, a great pass rush will always win out.

Round 2

Frank Ragnow - C - 6’5” - 317 lbs - Senior - Arkansas

Other than QB, our biggest need on offense is center. The center position has been less than stellar since Nick Mangold left our shores. As a whole, I think the lack of a solid force in the middle, it has brought down Carpenter and Winters. We all know the good they are capable of and have demonstrated. Frank Ragnow can be that solid force in the middle of our offense. He is by far the most consistent center in the draft. The guy hasn’t given up a sack in 2 years. I think we can all get onboard for that.

Round 2

Rashaad Penny - RB - 5’11” - 220 lbs - Senior - San Diego State

Last year, around this time, there was another young RB that we fell in love with. His name was Kareem Hunt. This year we have a new RB that we are infatuated with. Penny is the real thing. He is by far the smoothest, most natural rusher in the draft. Like Hunt, Penny is atop the leader board in terms of being elusive. His vision and patience allow him to slice through defenses like butta’. His lateral movement is something special as well. He doesn’t lose any momentum when he cuts.

Round 3

Kameron Kelly - CB/S - 6’2” - 200 lbs - Senior - San Diego State

With our first pick we take care of our edge rush, now we need to take care of our secondary. We will most likely be taking at least one cornerback in free agency. We need much more than that. Kameron Kelly is a long, athletic corner who converted from safety. One thing we don’t have are any corners with size. If Kelly tests well he will fly up draft boards.

Round 4

Michah Kiser - LB - 6’2” - 240 lbs - Senior - Virginia

After the year Demario Davis had, he is going to be asking for a good chunk of change. there is no guarantee he returns. Lee is still very much a question mark. Lee did improve a little bit in year two, but he needs to show much more consistency if he wants to keep the job. Some competition at the position is needed. Kiser is a natural born leader, and packs a lot of pop at LBer. We don’t have a lot of depth at this position, so a move has to be made.

Round 5

Cody O’Connell - G - 6’9” - 368 lbs - Senior - Washington State

We need some O-line depth. Brian Winters was hurt all season and playing horribly. If we had any decent depth behind him, he could have gotten the medical treatment he needed earlier. O’Connel is a monster of a man, and a very good pass protector, and a man mover against the run. He gave up 1 sack all year in an offense that features the passing game. That’s over 700 snaps in pass protection. That’s an incredible stat. He can be a great depth piece for now, and maybe in 2019 be a full-time starter.

Round 6

Kyle Lauletta - QB - 6’4” - 215 lbs - Senior - Richmond

I think we have seen enough of Petty to know that he isn’t even a really good backup in this league. I wish him luck in all his future endeavors, but we believe his time on the Jets has come to an end. This will leave the backup spot open for competition. Kyle Lauletta is my favorite developmental QB in the draft. He is a small school guy, but he can do it all. He can run a pro style offense, an RPO offense, a spread offense and everything between. Even playing against some lesser competition he showed that he can make the tough throws into tight windows. I sort of hope he stays under the radar so we can get him here.

Round 7

Jake Wieneke - WR - 6’4” - 215 lbs - Senior - South Dakota State

We are all about taking late round filers on guys that know how to play football at a high level, no matter how big their school is. Jake Wieneke is a playmaker. He might not run in the low 4.4’s but he is big, knows how to get separation and has reliable hands. Adding more talent at a skill position is not a bad thing.