The draft is in less than a week, and many Jets fans are debating what position they should draft first, at Pick No. 11. The debate is between selecting a star offensive lineman, or a wide receiver; two positions of great need.
The top wide receivers in the draft are Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, and Henry Ruggs, and they are likely to be on the board when the Jets pick.
I, personally, think the Jets should draft a wide receiver.
After Robby Anderson left for the Panthers in free agency, the Jets signed former Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman. The Jets now have Perriman, Jamison Crowder, and Quincy Enunwa as their starting wide receivers; which is not the strongest of cores. To add on, Enunwa has been dealing with many injuries over the last couple of years, including a serious neck injury last season.
Out of the aforementioned top three receivers, CeeDee Lamb is my favorite. He is 6’2″, 198 lbs, and is able to gather and open suddenly on back shoulders and comebacks. Lamb is very aware in working back to throws.
A few of his weaknesses are frequently unchallenged by cornerbacks he played, and routes that need to be more focused.
Many NFL teams have him as their #1 wide receiver in this years draft, as in the 2019 season, he caught 62 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns.
In terms of the offensive linemen, the top prospects in the draft are Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs, Andrew Thomas, and Jedrick Wills Jr.
My favorite offensive lineman in the draft is Jedrick Wills Jr, as he is 6′ 4″, 312 lbs, extremely athletic, and plays with loose hips and fluid, twitchy feet. A few of his weaknesses are he is shorter than average as a tackle and he can improve centering and controlling zone blocks.
Whether it’s a receiver or lineman, the Jets will improve on their offense and vastly help improve their quarterback Sam Darnold; which is the number one priority in the end.
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