2020 NFL Draft: Broncos go defense in final first-round mock draft
11th Overall (Jets) – Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
Pick made by Matty Mulls – Contributor
If you look at what the front office for the New York Jets has done this offseason, you know where their priorities lie. Within the first 48 hours of free agency, the Jets signed George Fant (OT), Alex Lewis (OG), and Connor McGovern (C). Fant is slated currently to be their left tackle. There remains a huge hole at RT.
Enter Jedrick Wills, Jr. The 6 foot 5, 320 pound Junior from Alabama is regarded by some as the safest and most NFL ready tackle in this draft. He profiles as an elite right tackle and he spent his last two seasons playing that position for the Crimson Tide.
He is viewed as “a dog,” he brings nastiness to that offensive line that has been revamped to protect third-year quarterback Sam Darnold. Last season, Darnold was attacked heavily by the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, so much that he was “seeing ghosts.”
The J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets, are going to do what they can to ensure that never happens again.
WR could have been a move for them after losing Robby Anderson to the Carolina Panthers this offseason but Breshad Perriman’s addition may be enough to allow the Jets to focus on the offensive line in the first round while snagging another playmaker for Darnold in the second round.