New York Jets 2020 three round Mock Draft compilation 4.0 – post-combine

Andrew Thomas, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Round 3, 68th and 79th overall

The Jets acquired pick number 68 when they shipped defensive end Leonard Williams, to NYG at the trade deadline. It was unlikely the team and their former 2015 first-rounder from USC would have agreed to a new deal when his contract expired at the conclusion of the season. At that point, Gang Green would have received a compensatory pick at the end of the third round. So moving Williams moved them up some 30 spots.

Figuring out how the draft plays out gets to be more and more of a crapshoot in the third round. Out of ten mocks there are 19 different opinions as to who the New York Jets pick with either of their round three selections. Believe it or not, more than one site was in agreement for who Gang Green would draft in round three. University of Tennessee edge rusher Darrell Taylor was chosen by both Miller and Dane Brugler of The Athletic.

Both Cushenberry and Pittman who some mock drafts have headed to NYJ on day two appear as third-round picks in other mocks. Needless to say, getting either this late would be a big coup. Back to Taylor.

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Talk about a guy who can set an edge. Taylor has the potential to be the second-best defensive end in this draft class behind Chase Young. Last season the Virginia native led the Vols with 8.5 sacks. He’s fast and strong with an Adonis-esque body. Once Taylor gets free of his blocker, he explodes to the quarterback. What keeps his draft stock down is very teachable in terms of getting off the snap quickly and reacting to play-action, among other things.

"Taylor is crazy explosive and a speed demon off the edge — that is evident. But what a lot of people don’t realize is how powerful he is at the point of attack. Taylor uses his 4.5 speed and effortlessly converts it into power, utilizing his length and strong upper body. – Jonah Tuls, The Draft Network"

Other notable players who were Jets third-round mock draft selections are Curtis Weaver, Edge, Boise State; Julian Okwara, Edge, Notre Dame; Patrick Queen, ILB, LSU.

We will be back around the beginning of April with our next mock draft compilation.