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

Jerry Jeudy, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Jerry Jeudy, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Matt Hennessy, Temple Owls. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Round four, 14th pick, 120th overall

With the 14th pick in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Matt Hennessy, center, Temple University Owls.

There is a top tier of centers in this draft. Temple’s Matt Hennessy is at the first name on the next tier. This is the first player selected in this sim who doesn’t fit the “athlete” mode. He isn’t very big either. Hennessy makes up for his shortcomings with intelligence and good blocking techniques. Skills that will translate well at the next level.

An AAC All-Conference selection, scouts love the way he can pick up a blitz. Hennessy was recognized with a single-digit practice jersey for being one of the toughest players on the Owls team. Drafting Hennessy would set up a succession plan for when Brian Winters leaves as a free agent after the 2020 season. Connor McGovern could replace Winters by sliding from center to guard and after a year, Hennessy would be ready to jump into the starting center role.

"Plays with terrific leverage, bend and posture that helps him stay square, sustain blocks and anchor. Punches are efficient, well-timed and properly placed. Body works in concert, with all pieces working together to execute with consistency. Plays under control and trusts his technique. Aware and alert in pass protection with an astute understanding of where to help when uncovered and he does a great job anticipating blitzers and responding. – Joe Marino, The Draft Network"

Round five, 13th pick, 159th overall

With the 13th pick in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Thaddeus Moss, tight end, Louisiana State University Tigers.

The thing about Thaddeus Moss, son of NFL legend Randy Moss, is that scouts either love him or hate him. Some are put off by his penchant toward being sluggish. Others love his run blocking ability and soft hands. He also has his dad’s penchant for tip-toeing the sidelines to stay in bounds and make the catch.

So far the New York Jets have done very well in this mock draft, but Thaddeus Moss could be their biggest steal. He’s a proven winner coming from the National Champion LSU Tigers. Gang Green could use a few more proven winners.