New York Jets select QB Zach Wilson and CB Greg Newsome in the mock draft
Here’s a preview of who the Jets could pick up with their first six picks of this month’s NFL draft from the second overall selection to round four.
2: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
Although Justin Fields might be the right move, the Jets have made it pretty clear that they’re going to bring Wilson here.
His incredible arm talent is undeniable. On his pro day, Wilson had an excellent show and some incredible over-the-body throws in the field. He has a tremendous deep ball and is also an ongoing threat that will open the playbook for new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.
Jet’s big-play receivers like Corey Davis and Denzel Mims will no doubt be excited to partner with Wilson.
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23 (acquired from SEA in trade with Jamal Adams): Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
Yes, the jets already have CJ Mosley and Jarrad Davis on the linebacker. Owusu-Koramoah is too good to be passed on, however, and it is tailor-made for Robert Saleh’s system.
The ACC Defensive Player of the Year was asked to play some coverage at Notre Dame, often with slot receivers as well. Owusu-Koramoah performed excellently in this role, earning a PFF rating of 82.3 last season.
With his enormous explosiveness and lateral speed, the unanimous All-American fits perfectly into Saleh’s defense. Its versatility will be of great benefit to the jets.
34: Greg Newsome II, CB, northwest
It is very likely that the Jets will not get a chance to pick Greg Newsome II. He quickly climbed draftboards after a pro day that blew scouts away.
The Chicago native ran an impressive 4.38 in the 40-yard dash and had a 40-inch vertical jump. After a productive 2019 with a total of 36 tackles and 11 pass deviations, it became a lockdown corner for the Wildcats last season.
In just six games, Newsome II had 12 tackles, nine pass abandonments and one interception, enough to be the first to earn him all of the Big 10 honors. This was all with quarterbacks rarely moving in his direction. The Jets would be very fortunate to have Newsome available here.
66: Quinn Meinerz, G, Wisconsin Whitewater
The Jets need to improve their protection for Zach Wilson. With last year’s first round player Mekhi Becton and veteran George Fant they are solid in a duel, but have to fill holes in the interior.
Meinerz has the potential to be the answer to be on the alert. As a Division III product whose team didn’t play in 2020, there are some doubts about Meinerz. However, the 320-pound lineman shone in the Senior Bowl and cast doubts about his preparation for the next level.
Meinerz is an underrated player who could easily impress Gang Green.
87 (purchased from SEA commercially with Jamal Adams): Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
Before Jevon Holland dropped out of the 2020 season to prepare for the draft, it was viewed as one of the, if not the best, safeguards in the draft. Unlike the recently franchise tagged Marcus Maye, the jets in secondary school are thin.
Holland plays both wide receiver and security in high school. It has great ball skills and great coverage. He will take some time to develop after a season but could turn into a choice that will pay off.
108: Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State
Terry has a huge advantage for being a quarter-finalist.
He had big problems in 2020, in large part due to the inconsistent quarterback game in the state of Florida. Prior to last season, it was rated as likely a future choice.
The Jets upgraded their receiving corps in free hand, but they certainly could use another impact on a broader front. Terry was brilliant in his red shirt season for newbies at FSU, setting the school record for getting yards for newbies and scoring eight team-level touchdowns. He followed that campaign with 1,188 yards and nine touchdowns in 2019, an average of 57.89 yards per touchdown.
If Terry can rediscover the old self, the jets could get a massive theft.
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