The Jets' defense has been performing better than expected, but that doesn't mean that they couldn't use some upgrades. The middle of their defense could use some help. David Harris will be 32 in January, while Demario Davis will be entering free agency in the spring.
And yes, Myles Jack is still a first-rounder. In fact, he could go much higher than this. Jack tore his ACL, yet he's still in play as a top-10 pick. Todd Gurley was chosen No. 10 overall despite his knee injury, and Jack got hurt so early that he'll be ready for the 2016 NFL season opener.
Pick change; previously Scooby Wright, LB
Rd. 2, Pk. 19
Jordan Jenkins, 3-4OLB/OLB, Georgia
Another linebacker for the Jets - this time, one who can rush the quarterback from the exterior, which is something New York has had issues with in the past few years.
The Jets could use some young talent at middle linebacker. David Harris turns 32 after this season, and the middle of Todd Bowles' defense could use a play-maker.
Ragland has 34 tackles while his pass coverage on tight ends and pass rush as a defensive end has illustrated he has three-down starting potential. Many expected teammates Trey DePriest and Denzel Devall to be the players who stepped up and replaced C.J. Mosley in 2014, but it was Ragland as the Crimson Tide's best interior linebacker. Ragland notched 95 tackles, 10.5 for a loss, three passes broken up, one interception, one forced fumble and 1.5 sacks that season. The 6-foot-2, 254-pounder is a big, physical in-the-box defender.
Pick change; previously Jaylon Smith, LB
Rd. 2, Pk. 18
Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor
The Jets grab an understudy for D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
Drango (6-5, 315) is in his fourth-straight season as the starter at left tackle for Baylor. He is a quality run-blocker who has steadily improved his pass protection. Drango may fit best as a right tackle or guard in the NFL.
Before being injured in 2013, Drango was playing at a really high level as a pass-protector for Bryce Petty. Baylor really missed him when he went out for the season with a ruptured disc in his back in mid-November that year.
Geno Smith is not the option at QB.Ryan Fitzpatrick is not going to stick around after his time in the league and it seems that with a new GM and HC Toad Bowels that they dont want to wait around and put the weight on 4-Round Pick Bryce Petty.Petty is going to have a decent time somewhere but its not in New York.Jones has a big frame and can scramble occasionally for the first down.He has a strong arm and is a pocket passer that if your the jets you can pass up on.