Getting creative in putting together his latest mock draft, Jets beat writer Kristian Dyer of Sports Illustrated has Joe Douglas looking to move down not just once, but twice in the first round of this month’s draft. The Jets first move down from 11 to 21, and then 21 to 30 with the Eagles and Packers respectively.
What does he have the Jets adding for those picks? From the Eagles he’s getting picks 21, 53 and 169. In the swap with Green Bay, the Jets add picks 30 and 94. It’s the Jets dire need for talent up and down the roster that forces the deals, with the Jets addressing their top need with the 30th pick, grabbing Houston left tackle Josh Jones.
From there we see Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor at 48 and Clemson cornerback AJ Terrell with the 53rd pick. One of the more interesting selections is Syracuse edge rusher Alton Robinson, who Dyer has the Jets taking in the fourth round (120th overall) to address their years-long drought at the position.
For a full look at all of Dyer’s picks with explanations for every selection, take a look right here.