This is my second mock draft. I'm honestly addicted to these things. Anyways, the mindset of this draft is what is best for the future of this franchise long term. I think you can see this with my first move.
TL is projected as the best QB prospect since Luck. I get it, how could the Jets pass on this guy. But with the Jags (computer generated offer) offers picks 2, 22, 34 along with 2022 1st and 2nd, you almost have to take that. There are so many holes on this team, and the real question isnt TL vs Fields, its TL and the picks we have now or Fields in addition to what the Jags are offering. This ultimately will come down to what JD decides but I went ahead and took the offer.
Now I'll try to do a quick rundown of the picks and why I selected them.
Pick 2: Justin Fields (QB OSU) - Time has probably run out for SD. We look to reset the clock and select the best QB prospect available at number 2. Would probably be QB1 most years.
Pick 22: Wyatt Davis (OG OSU) - The best Guard prospect in this draft. This man is legit and it helps us in the interior. Day one starter. Has familiarity with Fields.
Pick 26: Patrick Jones (EDGE Pitt) - Kind of a reach at 26 but the Jets should look to upgrade on the edge. The man has 8 sacks in 8 games. He is having his best season yet.
Pick 33: Travis Etienne (RB Clemson) - Needs no introduction. Best RB in this draft. Might not be here at 33. If not, Najee Harris (RB Bama) wouldn't be a bad consolation prize.
Pick 34: Chris Olave (WR OSU) - Best receiver at 34. Good height, will need to add mass in the league. Also has familiarity with Fields.
Pick 65: Jaycee Horn (CB USCe) - First corner we take. Has skyrocketed up a lot of draft boards. Might be a stretch that he's still here at 65.
Pick 89: Josh Myers (OC OSU) - As I'm writing this, I did not realize how many OSU guys I took. Anyways, familiarity with Fields. If he looks legit, maybe move McGovern to guard.
Pick 96: Tamorrion Terry (WR FSU) - Redzone option (6'4, 209). 1000 yard receiver in 2019. Struggling this season, but that has more to do with how awful FSU is.
Pick 128: Walker Little (OT Stanford) - I remember last year he was getting first round buzz. Has fallen on a lot of boards. Took a flier. Would be awesome if he could be better than Fant. If not depth.
Pick 141: Jacoby Stevens (SS/OLB LSU) - Traded down with Broncos from 131 to 141 and added 172. Projected SS in the league, could be someone we use in the box to stop the run. I like Davis/Maye but they are better in coverage.
Pick 160: Josh Jobe (CB Bama) - More of a project player, would love to see the competition between Austin, Hall, Horn, and Jobe. Best two win.
Pick 172: Ventrell Miller (LB Florida) - Maybe could be a rotational piece at LB. Best you could really hope for at this late of a pick
Pick 216 Khyiris Tonga (DT BYU) - I know, not another DT. But this man is massive and DT is a position that works best when you can rotate guys in.
2022: 3 1st, 2 2nds, 2 3rds.
Draft does not include what we could get in SD trade.
Let me know what you guys think.