Mock drafts are continuing to pour in before the 2019 NFL draft, and NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein has the Jets landing a highly-touted pass rusher on a bargain deal.
Zierlein has the Jets taking Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa with the No. 3 pick, shoring up a defensive line under new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
If Bosa is still available for Gang Green, it's a no-brainer for the Jets take him. The assumption is that Bosa will go first overall, unless both the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers pass on the 21-year-old.
The 6-foot-4, 263-pound Bosa resembles his older brother, Los Angeles Chargers' Joey Bosa, in both athleticism and size. He recorded 29 tackles with seven for loss and five sacks in his first year at Ohio State. In his second year, Bosa totaled 8.5 sacks with 34 tackles and one forced fumble.
Zierlein thinks that instead of trading down and staying at No. 3, the Jets can pick the best pass rusher on the market.
"It would be hard to find a better fit for Gregg Williams' 4-3 scheme than Bosa, who can rush from outside or inside and fortify the run defense," Zierlein writes.
As a team, the Jets ranked 29th in points allowed, 25th in total yards allowed and 20th in sacks in 2018.