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Mel Kiper mock draft has the Jets selecting Quinnen Williams

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ESPN’s Mel Kiper is out with a new mock draft. With the third overall pick, he has the Jets selecting Alabama’s Quinnen Williams.

The Jets have several needs on both sides of the ball, and they don’t have their extremely valuable second-round pick (No. 34) in this draft as a result of the Sam Darnold trade up last year. I wouldn’t be surprised to see quarterback-needy teams try to trade up to this spot, which would help GM Mike Maccagnan get back some of the capital he lost in 2018. If the Jets stay at No. 3, Williams, a 3-technique penetrator with a high motor and advanced pass-rushing skills, would be a tremendous pick.

Nick Bosa and Josh Allen are off the board as the first two picks.

This Kiper mock does not include trades. As he mentions, a trade down should be very much in play for a talent-depleted roster. If that isn’t an option, taking the best talent still on the board is the likely way to go.