Scouting reports on players Jets could consider Dan Leberfeld

The Jets could go in a number of different directions with the 11th pick of the first round.

Many people think they will pick a receiver, and this is a good year to look for one.

“This is a really phenomenal group of wideouts,” said NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout. “It’s really a good group.”

Jeremiah loves Oklahoma wide CeeDee Lamb.

“CeeDee Lamb, he’s just so tough,” said Jeremiah. “You can play him inside/outside. He wins 50/50 balls. He breaks a zillion tackles. What he gives you after the catch is just outstanding. He’s a really good football player.”

Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs are also wide receiver possibilities at 11 for Gang Green.

If they pick an offensive tackle at 11, options include Louisville’s Mekhi Becton, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills and Alabama’s Andrew Thomas. What does Jeremiah think of this trio?

“Mekhi Becton is a freak, from Louisville, an absolute freak. He’s a left tackle. He’s a better version of Bryant McKinnie. He’s going to be that guy for the next 10 to 12 years to protect your franchise quarterback. He’s so big, so long, so athletic, even when he is not perfect, it doesn’t matter because nobody can get through him. He’s 6’7”, 370 pounds. You just don’t see guys like that come around very often.

“Wills can really move and he’s really good working up to the second level. (He) showed some of his athleticism there; natural knee bender, good in pass protection. He doesn’t really get beat when you study Alabama. I think he’s the second best tackle in the draft. I think he could plug right in.

“Andrew Thomas, he’s powerful, he’s dominant in the run game. He can anchor in pass protection. He’s very aware. He’s just on the ground a little bit for me. That was concern, some of the balance issues.”

Hey, maybe they will go for a pass-rusher at 11, and LSU’s K’Lavon Chaisson might tempt them.

“He’s an explosive edge rusher for [LSU] and got better as the season went along, tore his ACL in 2018. Then as you watched him through the season you started to see him really pick it up and get better. I’ve heard he played in the high 230’s. I’ve heard he could be in the low 250’s now. So how big he is could go a long way in helping him.”

So the Jets could have many options with the 11th pick, including perhaps trading down and amassing more picks.


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