2019 NFL Mock Draft 8.0: Redskins land top quarterback, Raiders make surprise pick
This is a tough pick to project, but despite the need at the edge rush position, the Jets almost always go with the best available player. In this scenario, that’s Quinnen Williams.
Williams is, in this analyst’s opinion, the top player in this draft class. He was a monster last season for Alabama, seamlessly filling in for Daron Payne and notching a ridiculous 71 tackles and eight sacks for the Crimson Tide.
At the next level, Williams could play the nose tackle in Gregg Williams’ defensive front and pair with Leonard Williams and Henry Anderson to strengthen the Jets’ defense. It would create a second coming of the “Williams Wall” that used to occupy Minnesota, so that’s an intriguing element as well.
Other Jets Draft Options
DL Ed Oliver, Houston. Oliver to the Jets is gaining quite a bit of buzz at the moment, and it’s possible that they could target him. However, it’s more likely that they would trade down and pick up a second-round pick if they want Oliver.
EDGE Josh Allen, Kentucky. If the Jets go with need over value, Allen would be the pick here. He had a great year at Kentucky and would fill a long-time void they have had at the rush linebacker position.
Trade Down. As mentioned earlier, the Jets could trade down to pick up another second-round pick. They could target a deal with a team looking to grab a quarterback or Williams and move down while going after Oliver or an offensive tackle (Jonah Williams).