Round 2, 48th overall
There isn’t as much published about days two and three. The deeper a mock draft goes the more of a guessing game it becomes. Different writers may have great internal sources, but there are so many variables in play that it makes predictions very difficult.
This is a deep draft for offensive linemen and Gang Green has three selections between picks 48-79. It would be smart to use at least one of them on the o-line. As a matter of fact, if the New York Jets don’t select one in the first round, it’s a good bet Douglas gets his lineman here. He could also put together a package and get back into the first round as well if there is someone the brain trust really likes.
At this juncture, there is no point in assuming a trade, so on to round two and the 48th overall pick. Six mocks covered round two and there are six different opinions. Players the draft experts see going to the Jets here are:
Zack Moss – RB, Utah
Neville Gallimore – DT, Oklahoma
Prince Tega Wanogho – OT, Auburn
Jonathan Taylor – RB, Wisconsin
Josh Jones – OT, Houston
KJ Hamler – WR, Penn State
Jones would also be an outstanding value pick here. Frankly, there is a good chance the former Houston Cougars star is gone by the time Gang Green selects in round two. If he is still available, Jones is someone the Jets can develop into Darnold’s blindside protector.
"“Scouts say Jones moves well, has a great punch and has improved his footwork, though he’s an unfinished product. He’s been compared to former Dolphin Ja’Wuan.” – Joe Schad, Palm Beach Post"
If Taylor is still available with the 48th pick, the Jets would be crazy not to take him. Throughout his career with the Badgers, he pounded opponents into submission. Taylor played in 41 games racking up 6174 yards and 50 touchdowns. In 2019 he added receiving to his repertoire catching 25 passes for 252 yards and five TDs. For the 2019 season, Taylor struck paydirt an astounding 26 times.