Round 2, 48th overall
This is when things get interesting for Douglas. Between picks 48 and 79, the New York Jets own three selections. Gang Green may move up or down in the first round. Starting in the second, don’t be surprised to see some deals made. It’s also why predictions, the further along the draft goes, become increasingly difficult.
The rise in offensive tackles predicted by mock drafts to go to New York in round one has lead to a corresponding increase in the team selecting a wide receiver in round two. Of the 18 mock drafts we used that go into the second round, 67 percent of them envision the Jets going wideout at 48. Fortunately, this is a historically deep receiver class. Many of this year’s second-rounders would be off the board by now in a different draft.
In the previous compilation, only one player was selected more than one time. This time, four players had multiple selections led by Colorado WR, Laviska Shenault Jr. (4). Receivers Tee Higgins, Clemson; Michael Pittman Jr, USC; and Jalen Reagor, Texas Christian, were selected twice each.
Higgins is the number one choice from the group if he’s still there (not likely). Shenault is one heck of a consolation prize. He’s a player I followed quite a bit over the last two seasons. Shenault can flat-out play. It’s not hard to see him standing out as a star in the New York Jets passing attack.
His 2019 wasn’t as good as his 2018, but Colorado’s offense as a whole struggled last season. Even in a down year, he still had 925 total yards and six touchdowns.
Shenault didn’t have a good combine. Soon after, the DeSoto, TX native announced he needed core muscle surgery, bringing his durability back into question. That was his third injury in the last two years. He also has some route-running issues that have to be addressed. Still, Shenault has a high ceiling.
"“2 Live” is both talented and stoic as a three-level threat with outstanding physical traits and ball skills. He offers explosive playmaking potential with strength/wiggle to house a short catch-and-run throw or race and leap to pull in a bomb downfield. Shenault shines as a phone-booth bully who’s able to body up and create late windows while securing throws with vice-grip hands. – Lance Zierlein, NFL.com"
Other offensive players who were mocked to the Jets in round two include linemen Robert Hunt, OL, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia. Defensively Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State; Terrell Lewis, edge, Alabama; Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn; and Josh Uche, edge, Michigan; each received one selection apiece.