Primary Needs: 

CB, OL, WR, RB

Justin Fields

QB

Ohio State

Instant Impact Player

OVERALL RK:

3

POS. RK:

2

PLAYER EVALUATION

Fields displayed some inconsistent play in 2020, but we have to consider that Ohio State had several games canceled, and the Big Ten's stringent Covid-19 protocols being a factor in how a team can practice and how that might play a role. Fields put on a show against Clemson in the CFP Semifinal, showing the elite level accuracy that was consistent in 2019. He is a near-lock for the number two overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

TEAM ANALYSIS

Other Considerations If Available:

Best Available OT or Best Available QB or Best Available WR or Trade back

The Jets need a lot to improve their roster moving into the 2021 season, and by drafting a QB with a rookie contract, they can quickly find themselves in prime position. The Jets have a favorable cap situation heading into a year where the $198M cap in 2020 could drop to $175M because of losses in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Jets can go a few different ways; they could trade the pick away for Deshaun Watson, they could stick with Darnold, trade back, and grab a WR. The other puzzle for the Jets is which of the QB's projected to be available at number two is the best option, Ohio State's Justin Fields or BYU's Zach Wilson?

New York Jets