The Jets addressed most of their major needs in free agency, but failed to address the outside linebacker position. Vic Beasley has a ton of upside and can come in and start right away opposite of Quinton Coples in the Jets 3-4 defense. Beasley has drawn comparisons to Von Miller, and would add so much to the Jets pass-rush. I like Dante Fowler about the same, but I think he will be off the board at this point.
Second Round, 37th Overall- Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
In a recent article, I explained why It think Ajayi would be a perfect fit in the second round for the Jets. He is a complete back and can take over in year two as the feature back for the Jets. Ivory and Powell are free agents after the season, and Ivory is 27. In my mind, Ajayi is only behind Gordon and Gurley in this class at his position.
Third Round, 70th Overall- Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
The Jets have Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and Jeremy Kerley at receiver, but they really need another guy to add some depth. Justin Hardy is a really good prospect. He has enough size at 6'0, runs a 4.5, but makes his money with his route-running and ability to make tough catches. He has major potential to become a starting caliber NFL receiver.
Fourth Round, 104th Overall- Adrian Amos, S, Penn State
Todd Bowles loves defensive backs, and Amos is his type. He is well-built for a safety at 6'0, 218, and is super athletic. The Jets signed Marcus Gilchrist to go along with Calvin Pryor, but could use Amos as a free-safety at times. Amos could also come in right away and be a key guy on special teams.
Seventh Round, 223rd Overall- Kyle Loomis, P, Portland State
The Jets could use an upgrade at punter, so why not use a seventh rounder on the top rated one in the draft? Ryan Quigley has been up and down for the Jets, and I would like to see him actually compete for the job.
Seventh Round, 224th Overall- Laurence Gibson, OT, Virginia Tech
The Jets offensive line is aging, especially at tackle. The team also needs better depth at the position. Gibson started every game at left tackle for Virginia Tech this past season, and with his 6'6, 305, might have the physical tools to develop into an NFL starter.