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2021 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets nab their new quarterback

With the 2nd overall pick in the 2021 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, New York Jets GM eagles.north.of.the.border selects ...

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Zach Wilson, QB, BYU

[EDITOR’S NOTE: For clarity’s sake, this explanation was submitted before the Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers on Monday afternoon.]

It was hard not to be impressed by Wilson after watching his tape at BYU this season. He appears to have a high ceiling and is improving his craft much as Joe Burrow did last year. Wilson improved his stock and consensus at this pick by dazzling at his pro day with throws and movement comparable to Patrick Mahomes (even Lawrence was in on the hype). He also appears to have a level of swagger that Jets fans need to feel after years of being let down. This is a simple pick the Jets can’t afford to overthink. Despite the various reports and smokescreens with maybe keeping Darnold, they are in desperate need of a reset and have a prime opportunity to capitalize on this with a new coaching staff and Joe Douglas being able to pick “his guy”. The Sam Darnold situation didn’t work and the Jets have been noncommittal to him all offseason. This pick gives them an opportunity to right the direction of a reeling franchise.

Poll

Do you approve of this pick?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    Yes
    (561 votes)
  • 12%
    No
    (81 votes)
642 votes total Vote Now

2021 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Jaguars (Phoenix X Minimus): QB Trevor Lawrence
2) Jets (eagles.north.of.the.border): QB Zach Wilson
3) 49ers (I Need a Username):
4) Falcons (chewy wellington):
5) Bengals (Dr_Horrible):
6) Dolphins (20Safety_Hazard):
7) Lions (drc242):
8) Panthers (wildcatlh):
9) Broncos (ItownBallers22):
10) Cowboys (Kephas):
11) Giants (Billmington):
12) Eagles (ablesser88):
13) Chargers (Georgia_eagle):
14) Vikings (Philliesandthebees):
15) Patriots (SakPrescott):
16) Cardinals (Carson Wentzs ACL):
17) Raiders (dshelton5):
18) Dolphins (YvngMartial):
19) Football Team (Negadelphia Norm):
20) Bears (Happy24):
21) Colts (CSsdV):
22) Titans (Friendly Neighborhood Philly Fan):
23) Jets (Asap Stocky):
24) Steelers (Gregnado):
25) Jaguars (“Snax”):
26) Browns (gerouxman1956):
27) Ravens (Brendanekstrom):
28) Saints (grantspectations):
29) Packers (Philly_Philly):
30) Bills (doublefry):
31) Chiefs (Leo Bedio):
32) Buccaneers (phuckdallas):


Now it’s time for you to vote for who YOU think should be selected in the 2021 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft.

Poll

Who should the New York Jets draft at No. 2?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    Zach Wilson
    (343 votes)
  • 21%
    Justin Fields
    (99 votes)
  • 2%
    Trey Lance
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    Mac Jones
    (17 votes)
469 votes total Vote Now

1) Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence
2) Jets: