New York Jets 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

New York Jets' Seven-Round Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

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With the 2014 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, it's time to compose a seven-round mock draft for the New York Jets. This mock was conducted via First-pick.com's simulator, so please note this isn't a prediction on my part, but merely myself picking for the Jets as if I were the GM according to what prospects the simulator deems available in each round. Let's get to the results.

Round 1, Pick No. 18: TRADED

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Round 1, Pick No. 18: TRADED

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The Jets don't exactly have a shortage of picks, but there's nothing wrong with trading back in the first round in order to acquire an extra second-rounder -- especially if the players under consideration at pick No. 18 could just as easily be had later in the round. In exchange for the Denver Broncos' selections in the first and second rounds, I gave up the Jets' No. 18 overall selection in this mock.

Round 1, Pick No. 31 (DEN): Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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Round 1, Pick No. 31 (DEN): Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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Antonio Cromartie is now with the Arizona Cardinals and last year's first-round pick, Dee Milliner, is still somewhat unproven. Thus, cornerback should be the Jets' top priority in May's draft. Ohio State's Bradley Roby would be a coup near the end of the first round. Roby has the speed and ball skills to instantly improve the Jets' secondary.

Round 2, Pick No. 17: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

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Round 2, Pick No. 17: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

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The Jets are desperate for a productive receiving tight end, and Texas Tech product Jace Amaro would provide them with just that. A select few consider Amaro the top tight end of the class and those who don't likely slot him at No. 2 behind North Carolina's Eric Ebron. Amaro has the potential to become a security blanket for Geno Smith or Michael Vick.

Round 2, Pick No. 31 (DEN): Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

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Round 2, Pick No. 31 (DEN): Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

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In order to improve against the pass in 2014, the Jets must generate a more consistent pass rush. Georgia Tech's Jeremiah Attaochu could be the disruptive edge rusher Rex Ryan's front seven is missing.

Round 3, Pick No. 16: David Yankey, OG, Stanford

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Round 3, Pick No. 16: David Yankey, OG, Stanford

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The Jets' offensive line was less than formidable in 2013. Solidifying one of the guard spots with Stanford's David Yankey could do wonders for running backs Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson.

Round 4, Pick No. 4: Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina

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Round Four, Pick No. 4: Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina

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Waiting until the fourth round to address the Jets' void at receiver is far from ideal. Fortunately, it's a deep class at the position. Bruce Ellington possesses an atypical body type, but he's a playmaker who gets the job done on game days.

Round 4, Pick No. 15: Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh

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Round 4, Pick No. 15: Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh

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The Jets double down at receiver in this mock, picking up an intriguing prospect in Pittsburgh's Devin Street. Street possesses a nice blend of height and reliable hands.

Round 4, Pick No. 37 (COMP): A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama

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Round 4, Pick No. 37 (COMP): A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama

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With Michael Vick and Geno Smith in the mix, the Jets appear set at quarterback for now. But in the event Vick's age shows and Smith struggles to develop, depth and eventual competition at the position will be needed. Alabama's A.J. McCarron could at least become a decent backup down the road.

Round 5, Pick No. 14: Bennett Jackson, CB, Notre Dame

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Round 5, Pick No. 14: Bennett Jackson, CB, Notre Dame

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The Jets should consider doubling down at cornerback. Notre Dame's Bennett Jackson could provide depth in the secondary.

Round 6, Pick No. 19: Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College

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Round 6, Pick No. 19: Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College

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Boston College product Matt Patchan looks the part when he's on the field. Due to injuries and a couple of freak accidents (including getting shot!), though, he wasn't on the field all that much. He would be a high upside pick on day three.

Round 6, Pick No. 33 (COMP): Jonathan Dowling, FS, Western Kentucky

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Round 6, Pick No. 33 (COMP): Jonathan Dowling, FS, Western Kentucky

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The Jets could use a rangy free safety on the back end of the secondary. Western Kentucky's Jonathan Dowling would be no guarantee to make the team, but he has some impressive raw ability.

Round 6, Pick No. 34 (COMP): Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse

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Round 6, Pick No. 34 (COMP): Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse

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Jay Bromley could develop into nice depth piece for New York's stout defensive line.

Round 6, Pick No. 37 (COMP): James White, RB, Wisconsin

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Round 6, Pick No. 37 (COMP): James White, RB, Wisconsin

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A best-player-available pickup, Wisconsin's James White could give the Jets' stable of backs physicality in case Chris Ivory goes down with an injury.

Round 7, Pick No. 18: L'Damian Washington, WR, Missouri

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Round 7, Pick No. 18: L'Damian Washington, WR, Missouri

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L'Damian Washington has impressive physical tools, but he would likely be a project to develop on the practice squad.


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  • Low Gin

    i don’t like this mock very much, i don’t like attoachu. WR should be addressed in round 2. Roby isn’t my favorite either, but ill take that if dennard doesn’t fall to 18. and thats the last thing, only trade down in dennard isn’t available