The New York Jets played well down the stretch in 2019, winning six of their last eight games, and leaving the fan base with a case of the “what-ifs.” What if Sam Darnold never got mono, what if C.J. Mosley didn’t hurt his groin in Week 1, and what if the offense actually revolved around running back Le’Veon Bell.
As they head into 2020, there is going to be a ton of changes on this roster, as new general manager Joe Douglas will get his first shot at running a draft room. If they were smart, they would utilize their first round pick on either an edge rusher or offensive tackle, and with pick No. 11 in this mock draft, they bring in a ferocious left tackle from Alabama in Jedrick Wills Jr.
This is a guy who will come into the league and dominate right away, as he plays with incredible passion, and is one of the stronger offensive linemen in this draft class. Protecting Sam Darnold has to be priority No. 1 for this organization moving forward, and they accomplish that by bringing in Wills with their first-round pick in 2020.
The Las Vegas Raiders will play host to the 2020 NFL Draft, and they will do so in style, as they will actually have draft picks come to the stage via boat. The whole NFL in Vegas experience has gotten off to a fast start, as the team sold out of PSLs, and it looks like the support for the team is building with each passing week.
Looking at the roster heading into the team’s first season in Sin City, they have to do something about the wide receiver spot, which was a collection of players last season. After Antonio Brown was released, Tyrell Williams moved into the WR1 role, and while he played well at spurts, he is better suited for WR2 instead.
With the No. 12 overall pick, the Raiders can bring in a legitimate WR1 in CeeDee Lamb, and exciting player from Oklahoma. Lamb would enable Williams to move back to the WR2 role, and with Hunter Renfrow automatic in the slot, along with Darren Waller at tight end, Derek Carr would have all the weapons he needs entering Year 7 as the starter for the Silver and Black.