The New York Jets have only one pick in the first two rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft, having lost their second-round pick to the San Diego Chargers in the trade for cornerback Antonio Cromartie. That means, of course, that the Jets had better hit with their first-round selection, 30th overall this April.
Not that mock drafts mean anything, but I was a little surprised by the selection made for the Jets in the most recent SB Nation NFL Mock Draft, released Monday morning.
SB Nation’s reasoning — copying the New England Patriots — might not thrill Jets fans.
New England’s offensive success will make the two-TE offense trendy. Rudolph and Dustin Keller would do wonders for Mark Sanchez’s development.
Most prognosticators see the Jets going for the best 3-4 defensive end or outside linebacker available, or possibly a wide receiver with this pick. So, the selection of a tight end might be a tad surprising. If the Jets want a weapon for Sanchez, though, does it really matter if the best player is a tight end or wide receiver? I don’t think so.