The New York Jets are in full offseason mode so what are the key dates to watch out for? Plus Matt Miller‘s huge mock draft is released.
It’s officially 2018 for the New York Jets, which means endless amounts of speculation on what they plan on doing. While free agency is the first rock to be cast, let’s jump to mock draft season.
One of the brightest NFL Draft Insiders in the game is Matt Miller of Bleacher Report. After the Super Bowl concluded he gave his post-Super Bowl seven-round mock draft.
The Jets have seven total picks (before additional compensatory picks are released) and I gathered Miller’s predictions here below, enjoy!
- Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State (sixth overall pick)
- Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State (37th overall pick)
- Dorance Armstrong Jr., OLB, Kansas (49th overall pick)
- Trenton Thompson, DL, Georgia (72nd overall pick)
- Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa (103rd overall pick)
- Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford (148th overall pick)
- D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State (165th overall pick)
A couple of new names have entered the list. If this mock was true, the Jets would draft a defensive player in the first round for the 10th consecutive year, so that’s hardly original. With their first of two second-round selections, the Jets go offensive line.
Jamarco Jones would be the highest offensive linemen drafted by the Jets since the 2006 NFL Draft when the Jets drafted: D’Brickashaw Ferguson (fourth overall) and Nick Mangold (29th overall) in the first round. For those saying “Hey, what about Vlad Ducasse in 2010?” He was a second-round pick, 61st overall.
While as we progress through the offseason, there are some key dates to pay attention too for the green and white including:
- Feb. 27 to March 5: Scouting combine
- March 12 to March 14: The “legal” tampering period.
- March 14: The league year and free agency begin.
- April 26: Day 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft. (Also this writer’s 25th birthday for those interested).
One last nugget, the Jets are tied with the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns at 100-1 odds to win the Super Bowl next season. Those are the three biggest long shots on the Westgate board, per ESPN.