The Jets have only six picks in the upcoming NFL draft, and with so many holes on their roster they'll need to use them wisely. It's very early, but here's a look at how those 10 picks could go...
First round (3rd overall) - DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
Could the Jets have a top talent surprisingly drop to them for the fourth time in the last five drafts? They will if QB Kyler Murray goes No. 1 as so many expect. It will leave them, at worst, to get either Bosa or Kentucky LB Josh Allen. And that's assuming they don't trade down for a boat-load of picks.
Third round (68th overall) - RB Damien Harris, Alabama
They are going to go hard after Le'Veon Bell in free agency, but there's no guarantee they're going to get him. They do have backup free agency plans (Tevin Coleman, for example), but they want to have a rookie to develop at this position and compete with Elijah McGuire for the No. 2 job. The 5-10, 216-pound Harris is a smart, powerful back, though he's not really a threat to break big runs.
Third round (93rd overall) - C Erik McCoy, Texas A&M
The Jets are going to go after a center and a guard in free agency, but they also need a young one to develop for the future. The 6-4, 303-pound McCoy gives them good value here. He's considered a powerful interior blocker who could be a starter before long. It would give the Jets the freedom to avoid a top-level free agent starter at either position in the hopes McCoy could step right in.
Fourth round (105th overall) - WR Jakobi Meyers, N.C. State
The Jets say they like their receivers, but … come on, that can't be true, right? Just two drafts ago they used third- and fourth-round picks on receivers (ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen, both of whom are now gone). The free agent market isn't great, so they'd be crazy not to come out of the draft with a receiver. The 6-2, 203-pound Meyers has decent size, decent speed (4.63) and is coming off a big year (92 catches, 1,047 yards).
Fifth round (140th overall) - LB T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
It's a little hard to project exactly what new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams wants in a linebacker. They're sticking with a 3-4 this year, but mostly because that's what their personnel fits. Will they go 4-3 in the future? Also, keep in mind there's no guarantee the Jets will exercise the fifth-year option on Darron Lee's deal (they have until May) so they might need reinforcements. The 6-foot, 230-pound Edwards is a smart, physical player who won't be a star, but makes a lot of plays.
Seventh round (217th overall) - TE Foster Moreau, LSU
It's hard to see GM Mike Maccagnan passing on a tight end after saying how he thought this was the deepest position in the draft. There's no question new head coach Adam Gase loves Chris Herndon and plans to use him a lot, but he also needs a solid No. 2. The 6-4, 253 Moreau is a strong blocker who turned some heads at the combine with a surprising 4.66 in the 40.