With the New York Jets sliding to No. 5 overall, it’s time to take another look at who they will take with their first three picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
It may look bad as the New York Jets have slid down to No. 5 overall (via Tankathon) in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, continuing to win may be beneficial to the building of this team around Sam Darnold. Even though they wouldn’t want to fall too far, they’d be better off in a spot where they can focus on the offense.
The recent draft history leans heavily toward defense for the Jets. With their last 19 first round picks, they’ve taken 15 defensive players, and only two skill position players on offense — Mark Sanchez and Sam Darnold. The last non-quarterback offensive skill position player they took was Keyshawn Johnson, 23 years ago by the time the draft rolls around.
This first round won’t be based around the skill position players though. It will come down to elite pass rusher versus offensive line. Clelin Ferrell is the likely elite pass rusher that will be available to the Jets where things sit, because there’s very little chance Nick Bosa will fall outside of the top three, and likely will go No. 1 overall.
Hopefully, the questions will be answered for the Jets when they sign free agents, but there’s a chance that won’t happen.
Who will the Jets take with their top three picks (fifth, 71st, and 94th)? Let’s find out.