By Ryan Alfieri, Editor
The Jets have plenty of needs to address this offseason, and with limited cap room, they will need to find impact players who can contribute right away. Here is a full 7-round mock draft that can fill the Jets’ needs with immediate impact players.
Round 1: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
Jordan has incredible athleticism and scheme versatility. He plays in space well, has good bend and balance off the edge and uses speed moves to get most of his sacks. However, there is some concern as to how he can bull rush and hold up against the run in the NFL.
Round 2: Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (OH)
There is no slam-dunk quarterback in this class, but there are several intriguing prospects that may be the next Andy Dalton and surprise everyone. Dystert has a nice arm and throws with anticipation, and he found a way to produce with one of the worst supporting casts in the country.
Round 3: Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
Reed is an ideal “joker” type of tight end that causes plenty of matchup problems against linebackers with his size and athleticism. If Dustin Keller leaves in free agency, he would be the perfect replacement.
Round 4: Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
The Jets need to add running back depth with Shonn Greene possibly on his way out as a free agent. Gillislee would be a nice complement to Bilal Powell, who has made a case to be a starter this year.
Round 5: Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
Davis has been very inconsistent in his only season as a full-time starter, but his athleticism and big-play ability is tough to ignore. He is great at high-pointing the ball and getting yards after the catch, but drops and lapses in concentration have plagued him.
Round 6: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
There is a good possibility that both veteran safeties could be on the outs in free agency. Thomas, who led the nation with seven interceptions, is a physical player that can play in either safety spot.
Round 7: Alex Hurt, OT, LSU
The Jets have three offensive lineman up for free agency this year. They need to find at least one young replacement.