New York Jets Three-Round 2015 NFL Mock Draft


ATTENTION. ATTENTION. WE ARE NEARING THE NFL DRAFT. With possibly the greatest weekend in entertainment, both sports and otherwise, heading toward us we all need to be prepared. Avengers: Age of Ultron will open up on April 30th, hours after the first-pick of the 2015 NFL draft. Need I say more? Its shaping up to be a big weekend for football fans, Marvel fans, and most people with a pulse.

Now that everyone who has been living under a rock for the past 3 months is up to speed, lets take a look at some options for the New York Jets in this three-round mock draft.

Round 1: La’el Collins, OL LSU

Not the sexy pick many people want. Even if Mariota, Dupree, or Beasley are on the board and there are no options to trade down, this should be the Jets pick. Other than Fowler Jr. no player fits what the Jets need more than Collins. Dupree is an interesting fit and could potentially be a fearful pass-rusher, but the Jets need offensive line help more than anything. Yes the signed James Carpenter, who if healthy, will be a big boast, but right now the other guard spot is a HUGE question mark.

Having played tackle in college the Jets could try to slide Collins inside to LG for a few seasons. They could plan for him to take over for D’Brickashaw Ferguson once he can no longer play LT. They could essentially do exactly what the Rams are doing with Greg Robinson. Collins would inject youth into an older O-line and potentially provide it with a future young left tackle.

Round 2: Eli Harold, OLB, UVA

As much as this will pain me as a VT grad, Harold would be a steal in the second-round. The Jets do need to add a pass rusher, as Calvin Pace can no longer be expected to be the outside threat. This is another position of need for the Jets, considering it sounds like Quinton Coples will be playing D-line again this season.

Harold has been described as a first-round talent. However, with the plethora of wide receivers, rorners, and even top end OLBs, Harold could fall to the top of the second. Coach Todd Bowles could move Harold around all over his formations and be a formidable threat on the outside of Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, and Coples.

Round 3: Justin Hardy, WR, ECU

The Jets interest in Hardy has been documented. Despite adding Brandon Marshall, receiver depth may not be such a bad thing. New offensive coordinator Chan Gailey likes to deploy 4 and 5 wide receiver looks. Adding Hardy to Jeremy Kerley, Marshall, and Eric Decker can’t be a bad thing. Hardy could challenge Kerley for slot receiver snaps and also be an insurance for Marshall or Decker if the Jets become bitten by the injury bug.

Well, in this mock draft the Jets are able to add potential starting caliber players at three positions in the first three rounds. Do you like the picks? Or not? Please comment and give us some ideas at potential picks!

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