Who did the experts say the New York Jets will draft on Mock Draft Monday? What’s this about Vontae Davis to Gotham?
There’s no doubt that NFL Draft enthusiasts are a niche market. But for those who eat, sleep, and drink it, there’s nothing quite like Mock Draft Mondays! The New York Jets shared the top mocks from the NFL Network on Twitter below:
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 12, 2018
Seems like the Jets will solve their quarterback issues with the sixth overall pick.
“NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks both had the Jets selecting a quarterback at No. 6 overall. Jeremiah projected UCLA’s Josh Rosen to the Green & White while Brooks had Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield landing in New York.”
Now here’s the thing, Rosen brings accuracy (60.9 percent completion percentage throughout his collegiate career) and sexy measurables (six-foot-four, 218-pounds) but is a bit of a wildcard off the field.
Speaking of wildcards, that’s Mayfield in a nutshell. He’s a very tantalizing player with his bravado and infectious personality but there are the unfair comparisons to Johnny Manziel being thrown around. He’s not that, but he’s gotta work like hell to keep that comparison away.
They’re two very different prospects on paper, but either would prove huge upgrades for the Jets at the game’s most important position.
Jets set to address defense in free agency?
Speaking of, here’s an interesting name to keep an eye on as we move closer to free agency for the Jets:
Former Colts’ Pro Bowl CB Vontae Davis, released over a medical issue in November and a free agent now, has been cleared from his core injury surgery done late in season, per source. Teams expected to have interest prior to free agency.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2018
Davis is uber talented and could make sense for the Jets at the right price. I spoke with NFL Draft Insider Connor Rogers on my afternoon show “Drive Time Sports: on TheScore 1260 in Syracuse and he said that he’d be willing to take the risk for around league minimum, but that “he’s clearly past his prime.”