What do the New York Jets do with the No. 3 pick? Plus, Josh Allen‘s Pro Day results leave us with more intrigue to go along with the Ndamukong Suh chatter.
It seems like a foregone conclusion that the New York Jets will be taking a quarterback with the third overall pick, but who will that lucky bachelor be?
The NFL Network draft team of Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah said Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen, respectively.
Who will the @nyjets pick at 3rd overall?@MoveTheSticks ➡️ @bakermayfield@BuckyBrooks ➡️ @Josh3Rosen
?: Path To The Draft pic.twitter.com/WeCBca5AAu
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 19, 2018
Some interesting takes, to say the least, and I’m going to be honest here. As long as the Jets come away from the 2018 NFL Draft with one or the other, I’m going to be clicking my heels.
I haven’t felt this much excitement since the Jets traded up in the 2009 NFL Draft from 17 to five to select USC quarterback Mark Sanchez out of USC. While, obviously, that didn’t work out as well as Jets fans would’ve hoped, it was exciting to see the team aggressive to fill a glaring hole on the team.
Speaking of aggression, the Jets have made their feelings known on recently released former superstar Ndamukong Suh per Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.
Ndamukong Suh update: #Suh tells me that the #Jets have emerged as a serious contender, alongside the #Titans, #Rams and #Saints (in no particular order). While a visit to NY has yet to be facilitated, Todd Bowles/the Jets have informed Suh precisely how they envision using him.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 23, 2018
Not surprising because the Jets had a void on the defensive line where Muhammad Wilkerson used to play. The interest is also surprising based on his uneven track record of causing issues in locker rooms, the Jets must really love the talent.
Speaking of loving talent, the Jets were visibly drooling at the Josh Allen Pro Day on Friday.
Jets GM Mike Maccagan chatting it up with Josh Allen after his pro day pic.twitter.com/wISn580mvy
— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) March 23, 2018
He has all the specs we’re looking for, but doesn’t possess the minimum completion percentage you usually look for in a quarterback.
The big question on the minds of Jets fans everywhere leading up to draft day is whether or not the quarterback position will be solved in this draft.
There’s cautious optimism afoot about this team and its young core. If the Jets can nail down the quarterback position, this team will be competing for Super Bowl championships, sooner rather than later.