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With the sixth pick in the 2015 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, New York Jets GM JCCHIEF selects...

The New York Jets are coming off of a season that could best be classified as a raging dumpster fire, and yet somehow only came away with the sixth pick in the draft. The offense was terrible, finishing near the bottom of the league in points per game and dead last in passing yards per game. The defense, led by former coach Rex Ryan, was actually pretty good in most respects.  Where they failed was keeping other teams out of the end zone. They finished in the bottom third of the league in points allowed. The end result was a record of 4-12 and a regime change.

The draft process

Enter new GM Mike Maccagnan, formerly the Director of College Scouting for the Houston Texans, and Head Coach Todd Bowles, the highly regarded defensive coordinator from the Arizona Cardinals. They're inheriting a team with numerous holes to fill on both sides of the ball.  Here is the depth chart they inherited prior to free agency, courtesy of PFF:

As you can see, of the 54 players listed, 43 were average or worse. So Maccagnan and Bowles went to work. They overhauled the back end of the defense, bringing in Darelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine, and Marcus Gilchrist. They also released Percy Harvin and traded for Brandon Marshall. They also decided to go all in at the quarterback position and bring in Ryan Fitzpatrick to battle with Geno (don't call me Eugene) Smith. With several other less notable moves made, I wanted to make an updated depth chart to reflect the changes.  While my Excel skills suck, you'll get the idea.

OFF.

STARTER

2ND STRING

QB

Geno Smith

Ryan Fitzpatrick

HB

Chris Ivory

Bilal Powell

FB

Tommy Bohanon


LWR

Eric Decker

T.J. Graham

RWR

Brandon Marshall

Saalim Hakim

SWR

Jeremy Kerley

Chris Owusu

TE

Jeff Cumberland

Jace Amaro

LT

D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Sean Hooey

LG

Oday Aboushi

Wesley Johnson

C

Nick Mangold

Dalton Freeman

RG

Willie Colon

Brian Winters

RT

Breno Giacomini

Brent Qvale




DEF.

STARTER

2ND STRING

LE

Muhammad Wilkerson


NT

Damon Harrison

T.J Barnes

RE

Sheldon Richardson


LOLB

Calvin Pace

Trevor Reilly

LILB

Jamari Lattimore

Mario Harvey

RILB

Demario Davis


ROLB

Quinton Coples

Jason Babin

LCB

Darrelle Revis

Darrin Walls

RCB

Antonio Cromartie

Dee Milliner

SCB

Buster Skrine

Antonio Allen

SS

Calvin Pryor

Rontez Miles

FS

Marcus Gilchrist


A couple notes about my weak attempt at updating the depth chart. First, I didn't have access to PFF to see where the free agents that were added to the roster rank.  Second, it really doesn't matter to me. We're looking at a top 10 pick here, and this chart allows me to determine where the upgrades are needed.

Once I had this complete I created a list of needs, in order of importance (to me) or the depth chart, your pick:

1.  Quarterback: Arguably the most important position in all of sports

2. Defensive End / Outside Linebacker: Because Justin Houston

3. Guard: Good teams tend to have solid lines, and look at that defensive front

4.  Offensive Tackle: See previous note

5.  Running Back: Not happening at pick No. 6

We can argue for days on end about this order, and believe me those arguments are happening over at Gang Green Nation, but I'm the GM and it's my pick to make. With a lack of ammunition to move up, and no offers coming in to trade down, I created my draft board:

1.  Jameis Winston, QB

2. Leonard Williams, DE/DT

3.  Amari Cooper, WR

4. Kevin White, WR

5. Dante Fowler, Jr., DE/OLB

6. Vic Beasley, DE/OLB

The Pick

With the 6th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Dante Fowler, Jr. He's the best player on the board at a position of need that will also make an immediate impact. After spending a little time at Gang Green Nation trolling their comments, I think that the Jets fans that do show up in Chicago may even cheer it.

Thanks for reading.

Mock draft order

1. Bucs - QB Jameis Winston

2. Titans - WR Amari Cooper

3. Jaguars - DT Leonard Williams

4. Raiders - WR Kevin White

5. Redskins - LB Vic Beasley

6. Jets - LB Dante Fowler