The New York Jets have become an even more likely landing spot for Baker Mayfield in the 2018 NFL Draft, according to the latest mock from SB Nation’s Dan Kadar.
The Jets traded a slew of draft picks on Saturday to move up to the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. Kadar and many other draft analysts believe they made the move in order to draft a quarterback, most likely Mayfield.
From SB Nation:
Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan did the near impossible by trading into the top five without having to give up the team’s 2019 first-round pick. Instead he is able to land a would-be franchise quarterback for the No. 6 pick and two second-round picks this year, and a second rounder next year. It’s a lot of picks, but not an ungodly ransom.
Still, the Jets face a dilemma if Darnold and Rosen are gone. Do they go with Mayfield and hope all the character questions are overblown or Wyoming’s Josh Allen, who needs developing? If Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles feel like they’re in win-now mode, Mayfield makes more sense.
Kadar has Mayfield as the third quarterback off the board. He projects Sam Darnold at No. 1 to the Browns and Josh Rosen at No. 2 to the Giants.
Mayfield has been a popular projection for the Jets in mock draft for a while. He would be a major addition for a team that hasn’t had a true franchise quarterback in years, and the stats say he is more of a sure thing than Allen.
Mayfield has already met with the Jets multiple times, and there definitely appears to be mutual interest. This latest move may have solidified his NFL future.
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