Last year's draft class is known as possibly the best for wide receivers in the history of the NFL. The top featured superstars such as Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, and Odell Beckham Jr. In the 2015 draft class there is nobody as good of a prospect as Evans, Watkins, or Beckham. There is no AJ Green or Julio Jones. I'm not saying Amari Cooper will not be good in the NFL, but his ceiling does not warrant a pick at six. The 2015 class may not feature the star power at the top, but it does feature a ton of depth. This is a huge reason for the Jets to pass on Cooper or Kevin White out of West Virginia at six. In the second or third round of this draft, the Jets can still land a high impact receiver such as Jaelen Strong, Dorial Green-Beckham, or Justin Hardy. All of the guys I mentioned for the Jets to target in round two are near the same level as a guy like Cooper or White.
The most logical selection for the Jets is an offensive lineman like Brandon Scherff out of Iowa or La'el Collins out of LSU, or an edge-rusher like Dante Fowler Jr out of Florida. The offensive line is a major need for the Jets. They have stud Nick Mangold at center, but have two aging mediocre tackles. The team has question marks at the guard spots as well. Collins or Scherff could both come in day one and start. Both could start as guards day one and make high impacts for the team. Collins in particular could be a franchise player moving forward for the Jets. Edge-rusher is also a need for New York. The defensive line is solid, but the outside linebackers in this 3-4 are shaky. Coples will man one spot, but the Jets need another guy. Dante Fowler is a high motor stud who could do wonders in Todd Bowles' defense.
I just don't think the receiver position is a huge need for the Jets that they need to warrant reaching for Amari Cooper in the first round. The team has Eric Decker, Percy Harvin, and Jeremy Kerley. If they let Harvin go, you will probably see them sign someone to replace him with all of the cap room, whether it be Crabtree, Torrey Smith, or the wildcard in Demaryius Thomas. If the Jets want a true difference maker, they should look elsewhere at number six.