3 Players the Jets Need to Avoid With Their First-Round Pick
The New York Jets had an up-and-down season in 2019, but things were mostly good when starting quarterback Sam Darnold was on the field. With plenty of cap space to work with in free agency this offseason, new GM Joe Douglas made smart use of his money by opting not going after major free agents and making smart, mid-tier signings to plug as many holes as possible.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three players the Jets should avoid with their first-round pick.
3. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
While this would not be a terrible pick, and the Jets sure could use a true No. 1 wide receiver, it's not their biggest need. The signing if Breshad Perriman, plus a healthy Jamison Crowder and Quincy Enunwa should make for a viable enough receiving corps to work with, for now. Plus, with this being arguably the best receiving class in draft history, the Jets could be much better suited going with the value play in the second or third round here. After all, that has been their mantra all offseason.
2. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
Derrick Brown is projected to go right before the Jets' first pick in most mock drafts, but if he's available, the Jets shouldn't select the Auburn product simply because he fell to them. They have invested a lot into the defensive line in recent drafts, including No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams in last year's draft. It would be tempting to have a player like Brown if he managed to fall right into their lap, but solidifying other areas of need would be the smarter play here.
1. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
Like so many other teams, the Jets could use an upgrade and depth on their secondary. Ohio State's Jeff Okudah, the draft's top cornerback prospect, will definitely be off the board by the No. 11 pick and the drop-off in DB talent after him is significant. C.J. Henderson is considered the next best corner available, and he's projected to go in the mid-to-late teens of the first round. Henderson would satisfy a need, but to take him at this spot would simply be a reach. Which is a move the Jets cannot afford to make.
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