Round 1, 11th overall pick
In version 5.0, Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was the consensus first-round choice. He supplanted Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, who led the two previous releases. Neither is number one now, and Jeudy went from 10 selections in 26 mocks to only two-in-35. He wasn’t even the top receiver. The University of Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb was selected in four mocks. Jeudy’s Bama receiver teammate, Henry Ruggs III also picked up one selection.
An offensive tackle is once again at the forefront, with 77 percent of our mocks that predict the New York Jets will go OT with their first pick. That’s up from 36 percent just a few weeks ago. As mentioned above, Becton wasn’t selected the most, although he did rise from only one selection to seven. Alabama’s Jedrick Wills led the way as the most likely first-round choice. He was selected ten times.
The former Alabama Crimson Tide lineman is the number two offensive tackle on my board. He is physically strong, fast, agile, and versatile. Wills is everything a team would want in a premier offensive tackle. There is some doubt from scouts about his ability to play the left side. It might take him a year to move successfully, but he’s right tackle ready now.
"Wills falls below the height/length norm for tackles, but his quick, well-timed punches and varied approach prevent defenders from finding rush rhythms and using length against him. Agility and body control allow him to handle move-blocking duties successfully, but his leverage and elite transference of power from hips to his hands provide a big advantage as a body mover at the point of attack. – Mason Kern, Sports Illustrated."
In addition to Becton’s seven picks, Georgia’s Andrew Thomas was the pick in five mocks. University of Houston product Josh Jones and USC’s Austin Jackson appeared in one each to round out the offensive tackles. The only other player selected was Florida cornerback CJ Henderson. If Douglas is reduced to the latter three, he might as well trade way down and gather additional draft capital.