New York Jets: Pre-Combine mock draft with a twist

The 2018 NFL Draft logo (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Sam  Darnold (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Sam  Darnold (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

New York Jets mock draft time once again. With this version of the pre-combine mock draft, we present a twist in the first round that will intrigue some.

Remember the euphoria we felt, New York Jets fans? You know when. Look at the picture above. The moment that the commissioner uttered the name Sam Darnold. Close your eyes and remember that excitement.

Who knew that could become one of the most important nights in franchise history?

We are getting closer and closer to when we do it all again. The NFL draft is approaching. OK, we first have the Combine and the free agency period. But it really is coming.

So with the approaching dates in the most important off-season in recent franchise history, what are we to do? How do we pass the time?

We do our second really early, pre-Combine, two-day mock draft. Speculation is always a good way to pass the time. What are football fans without debate about who they are going to select in the NFL draft?

Last week was the first, and the surprise was the ability to select Nick Bosa. The other teams are being simulated by the draft engine at, and that is how the draft fell.

This week was another twist. After Bosa and Josh Allen were gone by the time the Jets went on the clock, I had the Jets trade out.

In return for the number three pick, the Dolphins gave the Jets their first round pick, number 13 overall, and the 16th pick in the second round. Getting a pick in the second round without leaving round one made the value more than enough to pull the trigger.

So who did the Jets select with the 13th pick overall?