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New York Jets turn to the offensive side in latest internet consensus mock draft

The majority of draft experts across the internet have leaned heavily towards the defensive side of the football when selecting for the New York Jets in mock drafts over the past two months.

Things now appear to be balancing out a bit.

In the latest consensus mock draft over at NFL Mock Draft Database – a site that compiles the picks from hundreds of mock drafts across the internet – the Jets take one defensive player and one offensive player with their pair of top 10 draft selections. This is based on the consensus of mock drafts in the site’s database that were published over the two weeks prior to Jan. 30.

With the fourth overall pick, the Jets take LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., who has arguably been the most commonly mocked player to the Jets for months now. Stingley Jr. was sent to the Jets in 31% of the mock drafts included in the data sample.

In the No. 10 slot, the Jets switch things up with a pick that we have not seen all that often.

New York takes Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson with the 10th overall selection. Wilson is the first wide receiver to go off the board in the consensus mock.

Interestingly, the Jets’ 10th overall pick features the widest range of projections in the entire top-30. Wilson was the favorite to be taken by New York despite only 10% of mock drafts pegging him as the 10th pick. That is the smallest portion for a consensus favorite in any first-round draft slot until Kansas City’s No. 32 slot (where George defensive lineman Travon Walker leads with an 8% portion of picks).

Here are the top 10 picks of NFL Mock Draft Database’s consensus mock draft based on mocks published over the two weeks prior to Jan. 30:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama (40% of picks)
  2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan (64%)
  3. Houston Texans: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon (24%)
  4. New York Jets: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU (31%)
  5. New York Giants: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina St. (26%)
  6. Carolina Panthers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh (36%)
  7. New York Giants: Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa (16%)
  8. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame (26%)
  9. Denver Broncos: Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi (27%)
  10. New York Jets: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio St. (10%)

A Stingley Jr.-Wilson pairing in the first round would provide the Jets with a balanced boost of offensive and defensive help on the perimeter.

Stingley Jr. would be drafted with the expectation to become the Jets’ long-term No. 1 cornerback, allowing Bryce Hall to comfortably settle in as the Robin to Stingley Jr.’s Batman. Wilson would be expected to join Elijah Moore and Corey Davis in forming a top-tier wide receiver trio to give Zach Wilson his best possible chance to succeed.

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Bruno
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Bruno

Don’t see the Jets drafting either if these two guys . Corner seems to be the lowest priority is Saleh’s scheme and see the Jets pursuing a Vet Wr in FA this year.

Johnny P
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Johnny P

I just do not see the Jets taking any CB in the first round and especially not a risky one. Our first two picks will likely be some combo of OL, WR and EDGE with an outside possibility of Hamilton.

rex
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rex

The more I read on the “consensus top 3” (Hutchinson, Thibodeaux and Neal), the more I begin to prefer OL Ekwonu at 4 and DE Ojabo at 10> (in a trade down scenario). Ekwonu appeals for his ability to play at any position on the OL save for center. And Ojabo’s seemingly rapid development and undoubtedly sky-high ceiling make him a more palatable alternative to Karlaftis.

Jets71
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Jets71

I see a lot of chatter about Linderbaum, I have concerns about him. I know everyone says he’s a top prospect but he is barley 300lbs. I know the report is he’s agile which will be a plus for the run game, but he will still need to pass block. The DT’s in this league are massive, I have concerns about drafting him high.

dudizt
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dudizt

I don’t want Stingley at 4. Very risky pick. I’d be happier trading back if possible and getting a few different prospects. Linderbaum, Ikem, Gardner, Hamilton, or Karlaftis.

Side note, With this draft projections, saying George Karlaftis falls out of the top ten.

verge tibbs
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verge tibbs

Havent liked milliner, i mean stingley, at 4 and still dont like it. If they love wilson at 10 though i wouldnt be mad i guess.

Keith Beckett
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Keith Beckett

I couldn’t be too upset with this result, however bad teams make bad choices. I would love any of the top 3 falling to 4 ( otherwise I’m trading back and targeting OC/OG T. Linderbaum). With his ceiling it’s never too early to improve our O-Line. Then you can take either Cross, Green or a WR? Just let’s not forget to ensure we have a top notch O-Line.

hh11212
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hh11212

I think this mock would be very risky. Stingley gave up a lot of yards and TDs. Have to wonder if he was more lucky than good. Not sure if that is the case but combined with injuries would give me pause at 4. I would love a trade down. But if we don’t consider the rest of the picks blue chip why would someone trade up for the pick? We probably would need to stay put or take pennies on the Dollar in a trade back.

dudizt
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dudizt

A team could fall in love with a QB. That’s usually what causes trade ups. With the giants, panthers, falcons, broncos and football right behind us, anyone could be in a position to take a QB and be worried about the other teams.

hh11212
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hh11212

These are all possibilities, I wanted to paint a realistic picture so fans don’t think you just trade out and it is only a Jets decision. Takes two to tango. I am hoping a QB or two gets hot and then we might be able to get a Thibs or Hutch and trade back a ittle at 10 and get a Burks, Lloyd or Gardner.

dudizt
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dudizt

Completely agree it takes two and right value. I think 4 of just a bad spot of top tier value unless someone falls like said. But it happens every year that a QB flies up draft boards after the season ends in the pre draft process. I think Pickett is the only one that can rise tho, unless somebody falls in love with Malik’s skill set similar to trey lance last year.