This year, the New York Jets hold two first-round picks, and even better, the selections will come within the first ten. The Jets start with pick No. 4 overall, and with it, they end up getting a player who many considered the No. 1 overall pick for a few weeks now.
That selection is Aidan Hutchinson from Michigan, a dynamic pass rusher who is going to be a star in New York. Hutchinson plays with an incredible motor, and in Robert Saleh’s defense, you can expect him to rack up double-digit sacks as a rookie.
The New York Giants will pick right after the team they share MetLife Stadium with, as they hold the No. 5 overall selection. The Giants have done a tremendous job filling needs via free agency this offseason, as Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen look to change the narrative surrounding the franchise.
With their selection, the Giants continue to bolster the offensive line, adding arguably the best offensive tackle in this draft class in Evan Neal. Neal would join Andrew Thomas in the starting lineup, giving the Giants young bookend offensive tackles for years to come.
The Carolina Panthers are a team to keep an eye on this draft season, as they could be the first to take a quarterback. The teams before them do not have an immediate need, which is great news for them, as they could end up with their pick of all the quarterbacks in this draft class.
With pick No. 6, the Panthers look to fix the most important position in all of sports, adding Liberty signal-caller Malik Willis. Nobody has seen their draft stock rise more than Willis this draft season, and in Carolina, he would get a legitimate chance to start right away.