With the 20th pick in the 2016 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Jets GM bradelli58 selects...
Entering the 2016 draft for the National Football League, the Jets have three major needs:
QB: As of mid-April, the Jets have still not come to an agreement with free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick played very well for the Jets the first 15 games of the 2015 season. Unfortunately, with a playoff spot on the line in their final game, Fitzpatrick did his best Brian Hoyer impression and the Jets were left on the outside looking in. It seems that Fitzpatrick hasn't found the contract he is looking for. I think there is still hope that the Jets and Fitzpatrick can come to an agreement for the 2016 season. If they don't, they will be left starting Geno Smith. And I think we can all agree that nobody wants that. Also, the top three QBs in the 2016 draft are off the board. After those three, there is a drop off in talent and the Jets do not have the roster depth that would allow them to reach for a QB.
OLB: While the Jets have a ton of talent on the defensive line, they don't have an elite edge rusher. Calvin Pace is a free agent with not much left in the tank and seems unlikely to return. 2015 third round pick Lorenzo Mauldin flashed some ability to the tune of four sacks in a limited role. The Jets could use an infusion of talent here.
CB: The Jets are set at one CB spot with the 2015 return of Darrelle Revis. They cut Antonio Cromartie one year into his new deal as he did not play well last year. The Buster Skrine signing has worked out better as he seems to be a good fit for coach Todd Bowles defense. The Jets also have 2013 1st RD pick Dee Milliner who will compete for playing time in the upcoming season.
And now (after what probably seemed like the full 10 minute limit), it's time to turn in the Jets draft card.
With the 20th pick, the NY Jets select:
Georgia LB Leonard Floyd
Floyd has shown the skills to pressure the QB with his elite first step and raw athletic ability. Floyd's 4.6 40 yd dash translates to the field with his ability to chase down plays. While he is a little undersized at 244 pounds, he has the frame (6'6) to add weight. In addition to rushing the QB, Floyd has shown the ability to play off the line of scrimmage. At Georgia he spent about a third of his snaps lined up off the ball or in the slot. He has the skills to possibly play ILB, but his best position is 3-4 outside linebacker. Todd Bowles defense relies on getting pressure on the opposing QB as quickly as possible. Leonard Floyd is an elite athlete that has shown the ability to do just that and be a productive edge rusher to help improve the Jets pass rush.
1. Titans - OT Laremy Tunsil
2. Browns - OT Ronnie Stanley
3. Chargers - CB Jalen Ramsey
4. Cowboys - DE Joey Bosa
5. Jaguars - LB Myles Jack
6. Ravens - DL DeForest Buckner
7. 49ers - QB Carson Wentz
8. Eagles - QB Jared Goff
9. Bucs - WR Laquon Treadwell
10. Giants - RB Ezekiel Elliott
11. Bears - CB Vernon Hargreaves
12. Saints - LB Jaylon Smith
13. Dolphins - CB Eli Apple
14. Raiders - CB William Jackson III
15. Rams - QB Paxton Lynch
16. Lions - DT A'Shawn Robinson
17. Falcons - LB Reggie Ragland
18. Colts - WR Will Fuller
19. Bills - DE Shaq Lawson
20. Jets - LB Leonard Floyd
21. Washington -