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Mock draft season has arrived: Who did the New York Jets take in the latest PFF mock draft?

Taking a look at how the Jets did in PFF’s mock draft

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NFL: New York Jets at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Time is a flat circle and here we are once again in the first week of December discussing prospects the New York Jets might take in the upcoming draft.

One group of mock drafts that I’ve always enjoyed are those that come from Pro Football Focus. I’ve always appreciated their data driven approach and I think they generally do a pretty good job.

In this mock draft, the Jets used their first round pick to select Notre Dame tackle Joe Alt. Their writeup on Alt was as follows:

It looks like we won’t see Aaron Rodgers this season after all. This upcoming offseason is all about the Jets building up their playoff chances with him in 2024.

Sometimes when an offensive tackle is 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, as Alt is, you’ll see all sorts of balance or weight distribution issues, not to mention a lack of leverage in the trenches. But that’s not the case with Alt. His footwork is fluid, and his balance allows him to generate power from his lower body through his hands in a smooth fashion. He has been a three-year starter for the Fighting Irish and is a pro-ready left tackle.

Overall, I think most fans would be happy with this pick. Alt is arguably the best tackle in the class, and this would seemingly be a spot where need matches value as he is more than deserving of being taken this high.

For me, I’d be pretty happy to see the Jets invest in the offense for a change, but what do you think?


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