When you have four picks in the top 38, it affords you a lot of flexibility.
The Jets have two picks in the top 10 of each of the first two rounds.
So after landing two likely starters in the first round, with selections four and 10, perhaps Douglas can take a chance on a very talented player with his first second round pick, selection 35, who is coming off a serious injury.
Talking about Michigan pass rusher David Ojabo.
Ojabo tore his Achilles tendon at Michigan’s pro day on March 16. He is considered one of the top edge-rushing prospects in this year’s draft. He is 6-4, 250 and ran a 4.55 forty at the Combine. A torn Achilles tendon often keeps you out 8-12 months, so that could keep him sidelined until mid-late 2022. Or a team could decide to just let him sit out this entire year to not take any chances.
So perhaps the Jets could consider using one of their second-round picks on Ojabo, redshirting him next season, and having a first-round quality talent in the fold for 2023.
Now this wouldn’t preclude them from picking an edge-rusher in the 2022 first round, but when you have four picks in the first 38, you can comfortably make a move like his that will benefit you down the road, and still pick three other guys who can help immediately.
As they say, “You can never have enough good pass rushers.”
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