What a start to the draft for the Jets, arguably the best QB in the draft fell right into their laps, it’s becoming somewhat of a yearly tradition for the Jets. First it was Williams, then Adams and now Darnold. What will the young signal caller achieve in the NFL? It’s far too early to tell, but he’s got more talent than any QB we’ve had in Green for a long time. It’s exciting times for the Jets, but the Jobs not done.
The Jets have got a lot better this off-season, but there is still work to be done. The Jets are far from a complete team, but here are five prospects who could help them on day two. Due to the trade with the Colts, the Jets don’t have a pick until the 3rd round, and some of these prospects will be long gone.
Harold Landry - Edge - Boston College
A lot of speed and a lot of athleticism with questionable strength at the point of attack. I think that sums up Landry well. He may be restricted to a situational pass rusher but his burst and get-off is elite, the Jets have been looking for a premier pass-rusher almost as long as they’ve been looking for a QB.
Derrius Guice - RB - LSU
Is there a need at RB with Powell, Crowell and McGuire? Probably not, but it depends on value. Guice is a powerful runner who excels with yards after contact, he’s battled a few injuries, but he has a running style that would go over well in the Big Apple. Some scouts have likened his style to Marshawn Lynch, and I can see why.
Mike Gesicki - TE - Penn State
I was surprised to see Hurst go before Gesicki, but if he continues to fall the Jets may be tempted to make a move. He’s definitely a dynamic pass-catching TE who could cause problems in the middle of the field. He’ll frustrate in the run and pass blocking game with a lack of strength, but he’s one of the better pass-catchers in this draft.
Lorenzo Carter - Edge - Georgia
I really like the look of Carter but his production never alligned. He’s long and athletic with a good ability to get off blocks. He does need to add some extra weight to the frame, but he has good get-off and played with more aggression in 2017. He’s a 3rd round player for me and someone who could develop into a very effective starter.
Connor Williams, G - Texas
Guard may not be a pressing need, but this guard class is an excellent one and you could get real value in the 2nd and 3rd round. He’s played at tackle for Texas but after experiencing some injuries in 2017, many believe his best position is inside due to his plus run blocking. He doesn’t have the height or length for an NFL tackle, but his run-blocking will make him an above average starter.
Other players I like heading into day two:
Ronald Jones, RB, USC
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
Uchenna Nwosu, Edge, USC
Will Hernandez, OG, Texas El-Paso
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame