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Let’s take a look at whom recent mock drafts have the Jets selecting with the number three overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Dan Kadar (SB Nation)

3. New York Jets (via Indianapolis Colts): Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

At the NFL owners meetings last week, Jets head coach Todd Bowles said he wanted a quarterback with leadership, accuracy, toughness, and intelligence. Now, this isn’t a knock on Josh Allen, but those are generally the traits used to describe Mayfield.

(First two picks: Darnold, Rosen)

Mel Kiper (ESPN)

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

General manager Mike Maccagnan didn’t trade up to not take a quarterback. And starter Josh McCown will be 39 when Week 1 begins.

(First two picks: Allen, Darnold)

Todd McShay (ESPN)

Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

This pick seems as if it probably will come down to Rosen or Baker Mayfield. Rosen is more polished, and if Maccagnan is OK with the character issues, Rosen is the pick here.

(First two picks: Darnold, Allen)

Steve Palazzolo (Pro Football Focus)

QB Josh Rosen, UCLA

The Jets moved up to get a quarterback and despite having Rosen third on our quarterback board, he’s still worth a look here at No. 3 overall. He never really dominated at UCLA, always grading between 84.0 and 86.0 in the PFF system, but he’s an excellent intermediate level thrower where he can squeeze the ball into tight windows. Rosen must improve his decision-making as he’s always been on the lower end of the turnover-worthy play spectrum, but even as a high-volatile passer, he adds enough to the offense to win games and the Jets need a young quarterback capable of making those big-time throws.

(First two picks: Mayfield, Darnold)