Highly-regarded mock drafter submits his picks for New York Jets
The website “TheHuddleReport” features a running report of the most accurate NFL draft predictors in recent history. On the site’s current leaderboard, it’s Brendan Donahue of Sharp Football Analysis taking the top spot as the internet’s best mock drafter over the five-year span from 2017-21.
Donahue has the Jets selecting Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton with the fourth overall selection. That pick certainly wouldn’t sit well with infamous Jets fan “Teddy”, who pleaded his case to head coach Robert Saleh as to why the team should not draft the Fighting Irish defender.
Hamilton is not a surprising prediction for the Jets at No. 4. He has been a common selection for the Jets in that spot ever since they landed there at the conclusion of the regular season.
What makes Donahue’s mock especially surprising is how he follows up the Hamilton pick.
After already taking a slice of the DB pie in the top-five, Donahue has the Jets going in for seconds with the 10th overall pick. There, he foresees the Jets selecting LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., rounding out a massive infusion of talent for the New York secondary.
This would be quite the historic pair of selections for the Jets. In modern NFL draft history, no team has ever selected two defensive backs within the top 10 of the same draft. The Jets have never even selected two defensive backs within the first round of the same draft, let alone the top 10.