On Thursday night, during the NFL Draft, both the New York Jets and Giants come away with guys they’re each thrilled about moving forward.

By Robby Sabo

1authorrob3 - NFL Draft: New York Jets, Giants Come Away Happy The NFL Draft is always an event that surprises – even if it’s just a little. The first-round of the 2015 version was no different.

Admittedly, the shock-level wasn’t as high as we’ve seen in the past. With Jameis Winston going number-one to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Marcus Mariota going next to the Tennessee Titans, things started to seem like they were falling like dominoes.

Although, the Washington Redskins helped reverse that sentiment.

After Dante Fowler Jr. and Amari Cooper went off the board next, in predictable order, the Washington Redskins stunned the world by going offensive line. Selecting Brandon Scherff in the No. 5 hole, the New York Jets were suddenly staring at arguably the best pure football prospect in the NFL Draft.

Mike Maccagnan did not hesitate.

USC stud defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who was shockingly available, was scooped up by the Jets with the No. 6 pick.

It’s a move that turns a phenomenal defensive line into a potentially scary one. With Sheldon Richardson, Mo Wilkerson and Damon Harrison already taking up the starting spots in the 3-4 scheme, Williams, suddenly, makes this unit deadly.

What the move does for Wilkerson’s potential issues with his contract negotiations remains to be seen.

For the New York Giants, Scherff was the guy that had Jerry Reese’s eye. So, taking the next best thing was the smart move.

Miami University offensive tackle Erick Flowers will immediately make an impact for Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and the rest of the boys on that offense.

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