Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our New York Jets Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New York Jets from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
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The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Jets:
Rotoworld - Nystrom (8/21)
5. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
23. Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
PFF - Renner (8/19)
6. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU
26. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
The Draft Network - Crabbs (8/19)
6. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
25. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
8. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Despite injury in 2019, there was talk that Dylan Moses would have been a first-round pick in last year'‘s draft. He returned to Alabama to add tape to an already impressive portfolio and is expected to cement his stock as an early first-round pick. A heavy-hitting, bullet out of the gun linebacker, Moses is one of the best defensive players in the 2021 NFL Draft class.
21. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
ESPN - McShay (8/12)
8. Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
24. Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
The Draft Network - Reid (8/10)
5. Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL)
Already opting out of the 2020 season and declared for the draft, Rousseau qualifies as the lanky prospect that the team has coveted. 19.5 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks during his redshirt freshman season is the only sample that teams will have to evaluate him off of, but at 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds, he's destined to be selected early.
22. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Already opting out and declaring for the 2021 draft, Bateman will stand on his impressive sophomore season where he collected 60 receptions for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns. Pairing Bateman with Mims gives the team two young and reliable options on the perimeter to mold their corps around for the foreseeable future.
8. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
Adding Rondale Moore – my top receiver in 2021 – would provide an explosive Z-receiver who can double as a slot and produce both yards after the catch and function as a deep threat.
21. Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL)
Rousseau recently opted out of the CFB season to focus on developing for the NFL Draft, and while I respect his decision, I do believe it negatively impacts his draft stock. The Jets' biggest need is edge rusher, and while I didn't like the value of Rousseau at nine, I feel it can be justified at 21.
5. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU
Chase, who is coming off the greatest receiving season in SEC history, is an extremely polished receiver. He is a dynamic route-runner with outstanding hands and ball skills. He creates terrific separation but is also elite in contested situations. Chase is truly a threat at all levels of the field and would give Darnold a true No. 1 target to funnel the passing game through.
21. Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Wade would be an exciting addition. While he's worked primarily from the slot as first-rounders Damon Arnette and Jeff Okudah have manned the outside, Wade is expected to be a wide corner in 2020. Wade has good size, athleticism, and physicality with no limitations that should make the transition outside an issue. With a strong season, he could come off the board much higher by next April.
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