2018 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets 3-round mock 6.0

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Bradley Chubb (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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player. Scouting Report. Ohio State. Jamarco Jones. 2. Pick Analysis. OT. 30

Whoever the New York Jets bring in to play quarterback, they’ll need to protect him. If we’re being honest, all five of Gang Green’s starting offensive linemen from 2017 could be replaced. Thanks to their contracts, Kelvin Beachum, Brian Winters, and James Carpenter will likely all return in 2018, but the Jets need to add talent in the trenches.

Jamarco Jones is an underrated offensive tackle prospect who should rise throughout the draft process. If he is still available in the middle of the second round, he would be a very intriguing prospect for the Jets.

Jones potentially has the athleticism, quickness, and kick slide to play left tackle in the NFL. He could move Beachum to right tackle or play there himself as a rookie, moving to the left side in a year or two.

Jones has good length but could add strength at the next level. He has good knee bend and added strength could help his anchor.

An NFC team area scout sees an NFL future for Jones and even considers him a safer pick than first-round prospect Mike McGlinchey:

"[Jones] has holes like they all do but I think he’s safer than Mike McGlinchey as a pro. Ohio State’s scheme doesn’t give you as many pro-style looks as Notre Dame, but I think he’ll fit in well as a pro."

Although I don’t see Jones being as good as the top offensive line prospects such as Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, and McGlinchey, with the No. 49 pick, Jones is a great value for the Jets.