New York Jets 2021 NFL Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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New York Jets 2021 NFL Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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New York Jets 2021 NFL Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2021 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, New York Jets draft analysis, all the picks, best value selection and biggest reach


New York Jets 2021 NFL Draft Analysis

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– To be totally honest, I never, ever understood why Zach Wilson was considered such a rock-solid lock at the 2 behind Trevor Lawrence. But okay – he’s New York’s guy, and what else did the franchise do? USC OG Alijah Vera-Tucker at the 14. Boom. Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore at the 34 – KA-BOOM. They got the O going early to help support the franchise-maker, and then …

– After taking North Carolina RB Michael Carter early in the fourth, it was all defense the rest of the way. Call it a strength-in-numbers haul of late round defensive fliers that went heavy on safeties, but …

– Those safeties can ball. Auburn’s Jamien Sherwood is a massive hitter, Missouri’s Michael Carter can bring the pop, and Florida State’s Hamsah Nasrideen is a top 50 talent who slid because of a knee injury. The Jets will get something out of the group.

Best Value Pick:WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss, 2nd round, 34th overall

Biggest Reach: QB Zach Wilson, BYU, 1st round, 2nd overall

Late Flier That Could Work: S Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State, 6th round, 186th overall

Analysis of every 1st round pick

New York Jets 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2021 NFL Draft Picks

1 (2) QB Zach Wilson, BYU
1 (14) OG Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
2 (34) WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
4 (107) RB Michael Carter, North Carolina
4 (143) S Tyree Gillespie, Missouri
5 (146) S Jamien Sherwood, Auburn
5 (154) CB Michael Carter, Duke
6 (186) S Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State
6 (200) CB Brandin Echols, Kentucky
6 (207) DT Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas

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This should be the time when we’re all getting fired up over Trevor Lawrence coming to New York, and now all the pressure in the world will be on Zach Wilson to be amazing. The Jets are going to take the BYU quarterback over Mac Jones, Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Davis Mills, and they’re going to do it at the 2.

It’s not Wilson’s fault that the franchise missed out on the No. 1 overall pick by winning late, but it’ll be New York’s fault if it doesn’t nail this pick cold.

Just get players. Don’t worry about fits and needs and parts to the puzzle. If you’re picking at the 2, you obviously need an upgrade just about everywhere. However, getting a corner, a pass rusher, and a wide receiver is a must. That puts the spotlight at the 23. That’s where the game-changing target for Wilson or a lock-down corner has to come.

For most teams, having two fifth-rounders and two in the sixth would mean it’s time to create packages. For the Jets, it’s about bringing in lots and lots and lots of options in a strength in numbers sort of way. Get one contributor out of those last four picks, and it’ll be a win.

New York Jets 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2020 NFL Draft Picks

1 OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville
2 WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
3 S Ashtyn Davis, Cal
4 RB La’Mical Perine, Florida
4 QB James Morgan, FIU
4 OT Cameron Clark, Charlotte
5 CB Bryce Hall, Virginia
6 P Braden Mann, Texas A&M

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