It’s here. The 2020 NFL draft has arrived which means it’s time to unveil the New York Jets final first-round big board.
The waiting is over. It’s NFL draft time yet again and everybody (considering the circumstances) could not be happier.
Las Vegas may have a mini gripe, but come on… the Oakland Raiders are bringing a ton of energy to the city this season. I think Vegas will survive.
For the rest of the NFL world, the draft will go on as regularly-scheduled—with a bit of an adjustment. The entire process will be done remotely. If Joe Douglas didn’t already face a huge task, the football gods decided to ramp it up a tad.
He’ll run his first big-boy NFL draft (as the boss) remotely, and with the No. 11 pick and a total of eight in the top 79, Douglas knows this draft could turn everything around.
The final first-round big board is a tricky one for this remote draft.
8. CeeDee Lamb (WR-OU)
The wide receiver-offensive tackle argument is about as silly as anything in recent Jets fandom memory. What does it all mean in the end?
The undoubted fact that it always starts up front cannot be challenged, no matter how tempted anybody is in wanting a Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb over any boring offensive tackle.
Coming in eighth is Oklahoma wideout CeeDee Lamb. The 6-foot-2, 4.5-second 40-yard man is nearly as explosive as anybody in the class.
7. K’Lavon Chaisson (EDGE-LSU)
A great argument can be made K’Lavon Chaisson shouldn’t be ahead of Lamb, but, hey, these are the New York Jets, a roster that hasn’t employed a true edge man in a decade and a half.
Despite the risk Chaisson brings to the table, swiping him at 11 (or later after a trade down) would fill a need long desired.
He donned the No. 18 jersey at LSU, always dished out to a high-character leader. But he also showcases a thinner frame to go along with an injury history (ACL in 2018 and ankle a year ago).
Chaisson is a major risk. Only the team’s edge desperation puts him ahead of Lamb (or Justin Jefferson and Henry Ruggs, for that matter).