New York Jets

Last year the Jets recorded a 7-9 record and finished 3rd in the AFC East with one of the worst offenses in the league. Drafting Sam Darnold allowed the Jets to go after players to build a team around Darnold to be more successful and dangerous. With the 2020 draft class in particular the Jets have selected players to help Darnold and to strengthen their mediocre defense. Overall, the Jets had arguably the best draft class and acquired so much talent to anchor this team for years to come.

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  • Mekhi Becton: Offensive Tackle/Louisville

Becton was one of the top 4 tackles going into the 2020 draft class. He possesses great size at 6’7″ 364 pounds with a 7-foot wingspan. He has great power to blast rushers and the athleticism and technique to be hard to get by in pass protection and support on runs. He is rough around the edges due to his lack of experience but with more coaching and experience, he can improve his punch, feet, body control, and instincts to be a cornerstone offensive lineman for Sam in the coming years.

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  • Denzel Mims: Wide Receiver/Baylor

Mims was a talented wide receiver coming out of Baylor and was looked at as a top 10 receiver in the draft. He possesses solid route running to get open and utilize his speed to be a threat in the short to medium distances. He has the hands, body control, and speed to be a deep threat downfield and gain chunks of yardage. However, a trademark of Mims is that he plays ultra physical. On top of the route running Mims plays rough with defenders to create space for catches similar to that of Deandre Hopkins. Due to his size, he is not super sharp in his routes and needs to stay lower to be more explosive to shake defenders. He comes in as the number 1 receiver of a very bad passing attack that needs a consistent and talented target for Darnold to throw to.

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  • Ashtyn Davis: Free Safety/California

Davis was one of the top safeties in the draft coming out of Cal. Davis is a very fluid, rangy, and cerebral center fielding safety. He can play free with his game sense/knowledge and range. As well as strong with his intelligence and physicality. He has crazy athleticism and length to disrupt passes and make up for his inexperience. The issues that can be seen on film with anticipation, and will be fixed with more experience due to him walking on and him focusing on hurdles to get to Cal. He possesses incredible versatility that allows the Jets to have Davis on the field to make plays.

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  • Jabari Zuniga: Defensive End/Florida

Zuniga was a solid end coming out of Florida. He has good strength for his size and the speed and length to challenge tackles. He also showed the versatility to lineup all across the line. He needs to work on preparedness, instincts, and anticipation to get past tackles and stuff the run. He is a solid rotational player that can provide some production when the best linemen are on the field. Overall a good solid depth pick for the Jets D-line.

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  • La’Mical Perine: Running back/Florida

Perine was a solid power runner at Florida that can take carries off of Le’Veon Bell for him to stay healthy throughout the year. Perine is quick and good at reading his keys at the first and second levels to gain consistent yardage. He is not the fastest player but has the juice to get downfield when through the second level of the defense. He is not very elusive back that can freeze a defender, he plays more in a straight line and dips his shoulder if frontside blocks are not present. He is a little bit light and needs momentum to break through tackles. He makes quick decisions as well as being a decent pass catcher and blocker. Like Zuniga, Perine is a rotational guy that will take the wear and tear off of star players.

To Be Continued

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