Jets 2020 Mock Draft compilation 1.0 – November

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Round 1, 10th overall pick

We strive to find a consensus, but it seems that will be hard to find. Here is how the experts see it:

1. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma – 4

2. A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa – 2

3. Tristan Wirfs, T, Iowa – 1

4. Andrew Thomas, T, Georgia – 1

5. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama – 1

Six of nine mock drafts have the New York Jets going with a wide receiver. The favorite is Oklahoma standout CeeDee Lamb. Jaylen Hurts’ most productive target has 46 receptions for 999 yards and a career-high 14 touchdowns this season. Lamb is the receiver who makes catches other players can’t. His athleticism and pass-catching ability put him in the Top 10. If there is a drawback, Lamb lacks elite speed, but they said that about Jerry Rice when he came out of college.

"Concentration and body control are outstanding. One of the most natural receivers I have ever seen in terms of hands, ball skills and tracking. Spectacular in the air. Gets after it as a blocker – collapses, keeps his frame square and engages his hands. – Joe Marino, The Draft Network"

The Jets desperately need help with getting heat on opposing quarterbacks. A.J. Apenesa from Iowa brings that and more to the table. He gets into the offensive backfield, as evidenced by his 17.5 sacks and 13.5 additional tackles for loss (24 games) over the past two seasons. It’s unlikely Apenesa will be there at 10. But if he and Lamb are still on the board, Joe Douglas has a tough decision to make.

One final first-round note. Andrew Thomas from Georgia is a stud tackle that any team can build around. He’s a glacier at 6-5, 320-pounds, but his movement is anything but glacier-like. Should Thomas somehow still be on the board when Gang Green’s turn comes up, he’s their man.