NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01: Denzel Mims #5 of the Baylor Bears catches a pass over DJ Daniel #14 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 01, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Joe Douglas and the New York Jets trade down 11 picks to select Denzel Mims 59th overall and then Ashtyn Davis 68th.

Denzel Mims kept falling and falling. It was a surprise, considering his mock draft status, but the New York Jets are thankful.

Joe Douglas pulled off a draft-day trade with the Seattle Seahawks by trading the 48th overall pick for the 59th and 101st. And he was still able to snag Baylor wideout Denzel Mims.

Mims, 22, is a four-year collegiate player who really enjoyed the wide-open space of the Big 12. In 39 total gams, Mims tallied 2,925 yards and 28 touchdowns on 186 receptions. He’s an excellent talent to fall to that spot in the draft and makes Douglas look quite competent.


Surprisingly, what Douglas did with his next pick surprised the world.

Instead of attacking a position of desperate need, such as edge or cornerback, Douglas went with Ashtyn Davis, a safety.

Davis, 23, was a red-shirt season for the California Bears this past season. The former walk-on who also ran track played corner his first three years in Cal prior to making the switch to safety his junior season. The four-year starter finished his college career with 7 interceptions and 166 tackles.

Although some bored folks will wonder what this means for Jamal Adams, Davis is the perfect third safety for Gregg Williams’s Big Dime. With Adams low and Marcus Maye high, Davis can serve as a guy who can do a little bit of everything, including covering weapons downfield.

The Jets hold three more picks on Day 2, all in the third round.


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Trade down , twice translated into Morgan, Clark and a future sixth, building the roster…
Davis will unleash Marcus Maye as a playmaker. Gregg Williams creativity on display.