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2019 NFL Draft: The New York Jets Are on the Clock

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2019 NFL Draft: The New York Jets Are on the Clock

2019-04-06 13:03:04

-by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Image: New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was the third pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. (Image Source: Al Bello/USA TODAY Sports)

With the NFL Draft, three weeks away, we put the New York Jets on the clock:

2018 Record: 4-12; Finished: 4th In the AFC East

General Manager: Mike Maccagnan (5th Year), Head Coach: Adam Gase (1st Year), Offensive Coordinator: Dowell Loggains (1st Year), Defensive Coordinator: Gregg Williams (1st Year)

Offense Rankings: No. 29 Overall, No. 23 Scoring, No. 25 Passing, No. 26 Rushing

With a rookie quarterback, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the New York Jets attack ranked in the bottom third in every major offense category. Nonetheless, it would be a mistake to lay all the blame to their offensive woes on Sam Darnold’s inexperience. None of the skill players had impressive seasons, all the key vets missed games, and the O-line was inconsistent, which is why management has made upgrades on nearly every unit this offseason.

Defense Rankings: No. 25 Overall, No. 30 Scoring, No. 24 Passing, No. 26 Rushing

The defense took a step back across the board last season as only two teams allowed more points per game, which is why general manager Mike Maccagnan invested on the defensive side of the ball. However, a decent portion of that money was to re-sign some of their own free agents like defensive end Henry Anderson, nose tackle Steven McLendon, outside linebacker Brandon Copeland, and cornerback Darryl Roberts, with inside linebacker CJ Mosley their big-ticket addition.

The Five-Year Plan – Record: 28-52; Last Playoff Appearance: 2010; Last Playoff Victory: 2010 Season (28-21 Over the New England Patriots)

2017 Draft: (1-3) QB Sam Darnold, (3-72) DE Nathan Shepherd, (4-107) TE Chris Herndon, (6-179) CB Parry Nickerson, (6-180) DT Folorunso Fatukasi, (6-204) RB Trenton Cannon

Top Picks Last Five Years:

2018 – (1-3) QB Sam Darnold, Southern Cal

2017 – (1-6) S Jamal Adams, LSU

2016 – (1-20) ILB Darron Lee, Ohio State

2015 – (1-6) DE Leonard Williams, Southern Cal

2014 – (1-18) S Calvin Pryor, Louisville

Booms:

WR Quincy Enunwa (Rd. 6—2014)

DE Leonard Williams (Rd. 1—2015)

OT Brandon Shell (Rd. 5—2015)

S Jamal Adams (Rd. 1—2017)

Busts:

S Calvin Pryor (Rd. 1—2014)

TE Jace Amaro (Rd. 2—2014)

CB Dexter McDougle (Rd. 3—2014)

OL Dakota Dozier (Rd. 4—2014)

WR Jalen Saunders (Rd. 4—2014)

WR Shaquelle Evans (Rd. 4—2014)

LB Jeremiah George (Rd. 5—2014)

WR Devin Smith (Rd. 2—2015)

OLB Lorenzo Mauldin (Rd. 3—2015)

QB Christian Hackenberg (Rd. 2—2016)

CB Juston Burris (Rd. 4—2016)

WR ArDarius Stewart (Rd. 3—2017)

WR Chad Hansen (Rd. 4—2017)

DE Dylan Donahue (Rd. 5—2017)

Additions:

QB Trevor Siemian (UFA/Vikings)

RB Le’Veon Bell (UFA/Steelers)

WR Josh Bellamy (UFA/Bears)

WR Jamison Crowder (UFA/Redskins)

TE Daniel Brown (UFA/Bears)

OG Tom Compton (UFA/Vikings)

OG Kelechi Osemele (Trade/Raiders)

ILB CJ Mosley (UFA/Ravens)

CB Brian Poole (UFA/Falcons)

K Chandler Catanzaro (UFA/Panthers)

Keepers:

TE Neal Sterling (Re-Signed/UFA)

TE Eric Tomlinson (Re-Signed/UFA)

OL Brent Qvale (Re-Signed/UFA)

C Jonotthan Harrison (Re-Signed/UFA)

NT Steve McLendon (Re-Signed/UFA)

DE Henry Anderson (Re-Signed/UFA)

OLB Brandon Copeland (Re-Signed/UFA)

ILB Neville Hewitt (Re-Signed/UFA)

CB Darryl Roberts (Re-Signed/UFA)

Subtractions:

RB Isaiah Crowell (Cut/Raiders)

WR Andre Roberts (UFA/Bills)

TE Clive Walford (UFA/Dolphins)

OG James Carpenter (UFA/Falcons)

C Spencer Long (Cut/Bills)

DE Mike Pennel (UFA/Patriots)

LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (UFA/Chiefs)

CB Buster Skrine (UFA/Bears)

FS Terrence Brooks (UFA/Patriots)

K Jason Myers (UFA/Seahawks)

2019 Picks: For the second-straight season, the Jets are picking third overall, the fourth time they own a top-six pick in the past five drafts. In order to trade up from No. 6 to No. 3 in the 2018 NFL Draft, Mike Maccagnan had to give up multiple picks, including their second-round pick (No. 34) in the upcoming draft. The GM added a third rounder when they traded Teddy Bridgewater to the New Orleans Saints. In addition, the Jets included their sixth-round choice as part of the deal. In their trade for offensive guard Kelechi Osemele, the Jets gave up their fifth-round pick and added Chicago’s sixth rounder via the Oakland Raiders. 

Round 1, Selection 3

Round 3, Selection 68

Round 3, Selection 93 (from Saints)

Round 4, Selection 105

Round 6, Selection 196 (from Bears through Raiders)

Round 7, Selection 217

Daniel Mogollon is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America. He is also a voter for the Thorpe and the Rotary Lombardi Award, as well as the Latino Sports MVP Awards. You can reach him via email: danmogollon@gmail.com.

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