Round 1: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
It doesn’t appear that there is a blue-chip offensive tackle that is worthy of a top-ten pick this year. If the Jets do have their sights set on solidifying the O-line, Maccagnan may be forced to trade out of the number six pick to the dismay of Jets fans.
It should take a “king’s ransom” for the Jets to consider trading out of the pick, similar to what the Cleveland Browns received for essentially trading the rights to Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones.
Trading out of the pick may leave Gang Green missing out on a generational talent such as Mike Williams or Leonard Fournette.
Hypothetically speaking, the Jets may make the decision to trade back to select Wisconsin offensive tackle, Ryan Ramczyk. The All-American is battling a hip injury that may see his draft stock drop to the latter part of the first round.
Like many linemen to come out of Wisconsin, Ramczyk can help bolster the run game. The Badgers finished the college season ranked 26th in rushing.
For a team like the Jets, who have historically preferred a ground and pound type offense, adding Ramczyk could get the team back to their roots. Todd Bowles and new offensive coordinator, John Morton, could use their first pick to build a strong running game and focus on upgrading the defense with the middle picks of the NFL Draft.