The New York Jets got a valiant effort from rookie quarterback Sam Darnold in Week 1, as he led the team to a stunning victory over the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football. However, it has been all downhill since then, and after a bad loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars this past Sunday, it is safe to say they will once again be picking early in round one next April.
Darnold surprisingly fell to them at No. 3 last season, and has all the talent to be a standout quarterback in the NFL before all is said and done. The problem is, much like with Mitchell Trubisky last season in Chicago, he does not have many weapons to throw to, which leads to him making bad decisions with the football.
With their early round pick in 2019, possibly at No. 3 once again, the Jets should look to bring in someone who can protect their main investment for the next ten years. That player should be Jonah Williams from Alabama, who will likely be the first offensive tackle off the board when the draft rolls around next year.
Williams is a big body with good feet, and someone who can be plugged into the left side of this Jets offensive line as early as next season. They need to start building this team around Darnold, because while he has not been too impressive since Week 1, he is a guy that will hopefully turn this franchise around sooner than later.