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New York Jets NFL Draft Breakdown

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series 2019 NFL Draft Breakdown

The New York Jets have turned over a new leaf in 2019 and will look to add some quality players to a roster which is on the upswing.

Here is how new Head Coach Adam Gase went about his first Draft in New York.

Players Drafted

Players Pick Position School
Quinnen Williams 3 DT Alabama
Jachai Polite 68 OLB Florida
Chuma Edoga 92 OT USC
Trevon Wesco 121 TE West Virginia
Blake Cashman 157 LB Michigan
Blessuan Austin 196 CB Rutgers

Notable UDFA

Player Pos. School
Toa Lobendahn OL USC
Trevon Saunders DL Troy
Kyle Phillips DL Tennesse
John Battle DB LSU
Valentine Holmes RB Australia

TEAM 2019 Outlook

Offense

OT Chuma Edoga from USC was the first offensive pick by the Jets in the 2019 Draft. The tape on Edoga is good, but he lacks functional power and hand usage can be poor at times. He has a great footballing IQ and knows what he needs to do, just doesn’t execute well. He is a work in progress for the Jets. Don’t expect a lot of reps in year one.

West Virginia TE Trevon Wesco was selected with the 121st overall pick and will sit behind Chris Herndon. Wesco has all the right traits of a TE, he can block, catch pass and run routes. He just doesn’t have anything electric about him. Wil probably see him more of a blocker TE if he gets his chance.

Defense

The Jets used the 3rd overall pick to take arguably the best player in this years Draft class, Alabama DT Quinnen Williams. Not only is Williams a star of the future, he is an incredibly nice guy too, who just seems to enjoy playing the game. His smile (braces included) is infectious.

He is surprisingly quick for a man his size, has excellent pass rushing counters and football intelligence. There is not much this kid cannot do. He singlehandedly destroyed LSUs chances of a top 4 berth last season with a scintillating game against their rival. If he plays anywhere near his college ability, we could be one day be watching his induction into Canton, Ohio.

OLB Jachai Polite from Florida was another excellent selection from the Jets war room. Polite is an excellent pass rusher with a high ceiling. He has finesse rather than strength and uses it to his advantage. His mobility is fantastic and has a great change of direction speed. He is incredibly hard to defend on the edge and uses his body and hands well to bend around opponents.

With pick 157 the Jets took one of the most under rated players in the Draft, Minnesota LB Blake Cashman. Cashman was a walk-on who was named Captain in his first season. He tested unbelievably well at the NFL combine and has the talent and footballing IQ to be an every down player. He plays with intensity and determination and is a steal for the Jets in the 5th round.

Grade: A-

Overall the Jets did well in the Draft. Couple these players with the recent acquisition of Le’Veon Bell and a young QB in Sam Darnold and things are starting to look up for the perennial underachievers in New York.

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