Hello there Jets fans! I recently participated as the Jets in the 2019 SB Nation Community Mock Draft at Big Cat Country. We had fans of a lot of teams there, and it was a great time. You can find the full results of the draft here, but I will just be going over the picks and transactions for the Jets.
1. Jets trade 2019 4th round pick (105 overall) to Bengals for TE Tyler Eifert and 2019 6th round pick (183 overall).
The Jets look like they have a need at tight end, and while they have some starting caliber players at the position, I couldn't pass up Eifert at this price.
2. Jets trade LB Darron Lee to Broncos for LB/S Sua Cravens and 2019 5th round pick (148 overall).
The Jets have been looking to deal Lee, and when someone proposed this trade, I did some research and found that while Cravens has struggled as a defensive back, he was solid as a linebacker as a rookie, and can be a better solution for Lee's spot on the defense.
Round 1, Pick 3: Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
Someone who can be a new cornerstone on the defensive line, who can rush the passer and stop the run. He can play any line position, and I think that he was the best player available at number three. Per request, I did try to trade down, but there were no real takers to move up, and the people who were weren't willing to make a serious offer.
Round 3. Pick 4: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
The Jets need targets for Sam Darnold, and I was very surprised to see JJAW fall here. He can use his 6'3" frame to be a safety blanket as Darnold continues to progress.
Round 3, Pick 29: Isaiah Prince, G/T, Ohio State
Prince did a great job last year prtecting Dwayne Haskins, an could possibly move in to guard and instantly start for the Jets on their offensive line.
Round 5, Pick 10 (via Broncos): Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo
I will concede that I was unavailable for this pick, and it was made by the community, but it is an interesting pick, as Jackson's speed and arm strength can make him an interesting gadget player in Adam Gase's offense.
Round 6, Pick 10 (via Bengals): Carl Granderson, EDGE, Wyoming
The criminal accusations loom large with this pick, but if he gets off, he could be a steal here, and could become a starting caliber edge rusher.
Round 6, Pick 23: Lil'Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas
Humphrey had a rough combine, but at Texas he was a stellar target for Sam Ehlinger to throw too, and he has great hands. I think that he could be a great rotational option despite his bad combine.
Round 7, Pick 3: Hamp Cheevers, CB, Boston College
Not only does Cheevers win the Best Name In The Draft Award, but he also is a great developmental prospect who could be a solid fit in Gregg Williams' scheme.
I hope you liked my trades and picks here, and feel free to let me know in the comments what you would have done if you were the GM!