ESPN’s Mel Kiper is out with a new mock draft, and he has the Jets picking CeeDee Lamb, the wide receiver from Oklahoma.
11. New York Jets CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Can Sam Darnold get some help, please? With Robby Anderson potentially departing in free agency and Quincy Enunwa’s future up in the air, Darnold’s top receivers are Jamison Crowder and ... Le’Veon Bell? That’s not an ideal situation for a third-year quarterback who stagnated in Year 2. Lamb can be the Jets’ top wideout — he is stellar after the catch and can run every route in the tree. Jets quarterbacks averaged just 6.6 yards per attempt last season (27th in the NFL), but that would rise with Lamb on the field. This team is likely to see massive turnover along the offensive line this offseason, so it could target a tackle here, too, depending on what happens in free agency.
Joe Burrow, Chase Young, Tua Tagovailoa, Jeff Okudah, Justin Herbert, Jedrick Wills, Derrick Brown, Tristan Wirfs, Isaiah Simmons, and Mekhi Becton are off the board when the Jets are picking.
Andrew Thomas falls to the Dolphins at 18. Things can change between now and the Draft, but I just have a difficult time seeing the Jets passing on Thomas if he is on the board.