2018 NFL Mock Draft: Evaluating New York Jets weekly mock 5.0

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 30: Kirk Cousins (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 30: Kirk Cousins (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Kolton Miller

With the Jets second pick, Sean “Maccagnan” Dyer went offensive line with this tackle from UCLA:

"Kolton Miller is a perfect offensive tackle prospect for the Jets. Miller could step in at right tackle as a rookie with the potential to move to left tackle down the line. Beachum will get another shot at left tackle in 2018 but New York could move on after next season. If Miller really impresses, Beachum could even move to the right side in 2018."

Sean is right on the money about a need to boost the offensive line. Sean talked about how nobody performed particularly well and he is right. The line, as a group, was bad. Kirk Cousins will have a difficulty completing passes lying down on the ground. It doesn’t matter how open Robby Anderson is if he can’t get the football. With the difficulties running the football in 2017 to go along with the pass protection, the group needs to get better.

Miller protected the blind side of this guy named Josh Rosen in college. Maybe you have heard of him? This is a guy that tore it up leading the UCLA Bruins and a lot of credit has to go to Kolton Miller. Playing for Rosen certainly gives Miller a fair share of credibility as far as his candidacy for the NFL. But there are concerns about his ability as a pass blocker. He tends to play a little high and wide which invites opponents to make the first move. That will have to get better.

All of that being said, Miller is a player that could come right in and give Brandon Shell a run for his money at right tackle. The organization is generally happy with the play of Shell but competition is always good. This is not a bad choice, but I think they may want a more immediate starter that could come in at left tackle. A better solution might be an Orlando Brown or Mike McGlinchey in the first round of this scenario and looking potentially at a pass rusher in this spot.

Again this choice would not be a bad one, though.