The New York Jets NFL draft is complete, and if one thing is extremely obvious, it’s that Joe Douglas stuck to his principles.
One year ago, New York Jets fans were hyped. The organization had brought them Le’Veon Bell, C.J. Mosley, young beastly Quinnen Williams courtesy of the NFL draft and fresh uniforms highlighted by a new color called “Gotham Green.”
The party was on. … until it wasn’t.
NFL teams that win the offseason splash rarely come through the following regular season. Winning free agency simply means that go-for-broke team had the money necessary to sign star players. Money to such a degree shouldn’t come available too often—unless none of your draft picks are developing en route to a second contract earned.
Up until this offseason, that was the way the Jets were. Today, the organization cements its new persona, attitude and shift the fashion for which they walk, all thanks to the change at the top that controversially happened after the 2019 draft.
Joe Douglas did not disappoint. The man Baltimore Ravens employees once called “The Turk” was also extremely predictable.
- Round 1 (Pick 11): Mekhi Becton (OT-Louisville)
- Round 2 (Pick 59): Denzel Mims (WR-Baylor)
- Round 3 (Pick 69): Ashtyn Davis (FS-California)
- Round 3 (Pick 79): Jabari Zuniga (EDGE-Florida)
- Round 4 (Pick 120): La’Mical Perine (RB-Florida)
- Round 4 (Pick 125): James Morgan (QB-Florida International)
- Round 4 (Pick 129): Cameron Clark (IOL-Charlotte)
- Round 5 (Pick 158): Bryce Hall (CB-Virginia)
- Round 6 (Pick 191): Braden Mann (P-Texas A&M)
The New York Jets' 2020 NFL draft class (barring a late trade). #Jets pic.twitter.com/TVH7um2szF
— Jets X-Factor (@jetsxfactor) April 25, 2020
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