While the Jets could use some help in the trenches at the 2020 NFL Draft, but Pro Football Focus says one offensive playmaker is simply too good to pass up.
The football analytics outlet has Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy falling all the way to the No. 11 pick, and the Jets scoop him up.
The upcoming class of wideouts has long said to be a talented and deep group, but the Jets are still able to make Jeudy the first one off the board.
Here's how PFF breaks down the selection:
"Jeudy is the first wideout to come off the board, and his blend of speed, route-running and after-the-catch ability is too much to pass up. His 200-plus yard game against Michigan in the Citrus Bowl showed off his full skill set - his speed from the slot is a nightmare for opposing defenses, and none of the Michigan corners came close to checking him in man coverage."
The junior is typically the first wideout off the board in most mock drafts. If it's not the 6-foot-1 target from Alabama, it's Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb who goes No. 12 to the Raiders in PFF's mock draft. Draft analysts often praise Jeudy's route running and ankle-breaking skills as his top traits.
Jeudy could be viewed as a potential replacement for Robby Anderson, who's a pending free agent. However, the Jets could use both players on their roster as quarterback Sam Darnold looks to improve upon his second season in 2019 which had a massive speed bump due to his battle with mono.
While wide receiver might not be the Jets' top priority now with their woeful offensive line position currently, that could change. General manager Joe Douglas will get his first crack at improving the team's roster when free agency opens in March, well ahead of April's draft.