Thursday, March 13, 2014
Kiper's mock 3.0: Jets
By Rich Cimini
General manager John Idzik said at the end of the season that one of his goals was to upgrade the talent at the skill positions. He started Wednesday night by finalizing a contract with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker, but that won't preclude the New York Jets from taking another receiver in the draft.
With the 18th pick, the Jets could have their choice of what many experts believe are the third- to fifth-best receivers in the class -- Marqise Lee (USC), Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) and Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU). Chances are, two of the three will be available. We're assuming that Sammy Watkins (Clemson) and Mike Evans (Texas A&M), the consensus top two receivers, will be long gone.
There's also the possibility of a tight end. Yes, they re-signed incumbent Jeff Cumberland, but Eric Ebron (North Carolina) would be awfully tempting at 18 -- if he lasts that long.
Mel Kiper's latest mock draft .