New York Jets seven round no trade mock draft, fills big holes

Jerry Jeudy, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Welcome to EWB’s New York Jets seven-round mock draft simulation. If Gang Green can do this well next week, some very good players will join the team.

Today I put on my Joe Douglas Under Armor golf hat and filled in for the New York Jets General Manager in several simulated mock drafts. Aside from varied player ratings that changed (sometimes wildly) from draft to draft, the process isn’t easy. I didn’t make any trades. I wanted to. The results could have been so much better, but I went with what I had.

The Jets rallied last season from a 1-7 start to finish 7-9. That result gives Gang Green the 11th overall spot in the first round. I don’t think there is a big advantage between picks 8-12, so if the Jets lost an additional game in 2019, it wouldn’t have changed their draft strategy very much.

There are plenty of holes to fill on the roster to get the team into contention in 2020. Douglas addressed some of them in free agency. The offensive line is much stronger with the free agent signings of Connor McGovern, Greg Van Roten, and George Fant. Adding cornerback Pierre Desir and re-signing Brian Poole, while parting ways with last year’s dud-duo of Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts has to be worth at least one win over the course of a season.

Positions that still need attention include offensive tackle, wide receiver, edge rusher, cornerback, interior offensive line and a kicker. There are several deep positions in this year, receiver and edge-rusher are among them. Outside of the top quarterbacks, several dynamic players make this year’s draft special.

I did eight different mock draft simulations. The websites I used were The Draft Network, Mock Draft Database, Pro Football Network, and Draftspeak. My goal was to plug holes, where appropriate get the best player available and find at least four players who should be starters by the beginning of the 2021 season. Of the eight sims, I went with the one I think came out the best.