With 17 weeks of the 2017 NFL season officially completed, the 2018 NFL Draft can now officially commence with hard facts. The top 20 slots are official including the New York Jets in the sixth hole and the Giants at No. 2.
End the speculation. Stop the madness. We finally now know where both the New York Jets and Giants will select from in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Jets, yet again, after their 26-6 loss to the New England Patriots during Week 17, will choose sixth. That’s right, it’ll be the No. 6 hole yet again for Mike Maccagnan who’s chosen both Leonard Williams and Jamal Adams from that very same slot over the last three drafts. (Darron Lee was his other first-round selection, 20th overall.)
It’s even better for the Giants who, somehow, amazingly swooped in during a Jets tank-year and now damages Gang Green’s shot of a franchise quarterback. From a Jets fan’s point of view, it’s truly amazing. Finally, the little brothers seemed to be on the right track in terms of holding back chips in order to finish with a supreme pick in a once-in-a-lifetime QB-loaded draft.
Nope. Not only do the Jets win five games and finish outside of the top five, but the big brothers will beat them in the area of ineptness during the one season it felt impossible.
The Jints, with new general manager Dave Gettleman, will select No. 2 overall.
On the surface, it seems as though Gettleman is going to stick with Eli Manning and stay away from the top-billed quarterback prospects. But it’ll absolutely be tough to pass up either Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen.
The last time the Giants selected No. 2 in the draft came all the way back in 1981 when they decided on a guy named Lawrence Taylor from North Carolina. That one worked out.
Here’s the rest of the top 20:
4. CLE (from HOU)
9/10. SF** Coin flip
9/10. OAK** Coin flip
The first 20 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft look like this: pic.twitter.com/rVYU25lO2b
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