New York Jets potential QBs: Sorting out the players and posers 1
Oct 29, 2016; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes II (5) in the pocket in the first quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Recent New York Jets news features Texas Tech quarterback Pat Mahomes snagging Gang Green’s interest and Lattimore mocked at selection six.

Sunday marked the return of baseball with three games spotlighted during opening day. The New York Yankees fell to the Tampa Bay Rays in Florida, seven to two. The New York Mets will kick off their season at home against the Atlanta Braves this afternoon.

While the MLB Opening Day is considered the unofficial first day of spring, another day in April signals the start of football season. The NFL Draft is scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 27 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — the second consecutive year the draft will go on the road after many years in New York.

With the draft on both the New York Jets and Giants minds, it is the Jets who will be in prime position to make the biggest splash this year. Speculation from draft prognosticators is slotting one of the three top quarterback prospects as the sixth selection.

Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk reported that a quarterback outside of the trio of DeShaun Watson, DeShone Kizer and Mitch Trubisky may find his way to Florham Park. The Jets brass played host to Texas Tech quarterback Pat Mahomes over the weekend.

Mahomes has incredible arm strength, but lacks the accuracy and experience within a pro-style offense to be considered more than a project prospect. This will be the dilemma for Mike Maccagnan, as two quarterbacks of this mold already exist on the roster.

Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg will have every opportunity to snare the starting position during NFL camp. If both falter, Josh McCown will play stop-gap for the 2017 season, and it is fair to say that the 2018 draft will contain the quarterback of the future.

The Jets are certainly doing their due diligence in investigating options at quarterback. As many of the mainstream draft analysts offer their quarterback selection for the Jets, Arizona Cardinals head coach, Bruce Arians threw out his own nugget on the prospects.

According to Pat McManamon, ESPN Staff Writer, Arians stated that in his estimation, only one quarterback in the draft will be ready to start as a rookie. Arians, who is as good of a quarterback coach as there ever was, has unquestionable credibility when it comes to the position.

Hopefully, Todd Bowles is listening to his former mentor and urges the powers that be, that selecting a defensive prospect makes much more sense at six then rolling the dice at quarterback. Rich Cimini of ESPN, agrees with this sentiment in his latest Mock Draft.

Cimini has the Jets selecting Ohio State cornerback, Marshon Lattimore. He believes that if the Jets are unable to trade down, Lattimore has the skills to be a long-term solution at the position. If selected, Lattimore will be in the company of Marcus Claiborne, Buster Skrine and Justin Burris, a group that could create a No Fly Zone 2.0.

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