The New York Jets have the 11th pick in the 2020 Draft and have a couple big needs to address in order to improve. DraftKings Sportsbook has bets available on what player they will use their first-round pick on next month, and we break down who the most likely options are here.
New York is expected to target a wide receiver or an offensive lineman with the first pick. It lost its top wideout Robby Anderson to the Carolina Panthers in free agency, and Sam Darnold will need someone other than Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman to throw to out wide in year three. Crowder hauled in 833 yards with the Jets last year, while Perriman caught 645 yards with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year.
Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb have the best odds (+500) to come off the board first. Both wide receivers have star potential and could become top options from the get-go. Either one could be the best wideout prospect in the draft.
New York ranked 29th in passing yards (3,111), gave up the third most sacks (52), and allowed the fifth most quarterback hits (106) in 2019 while ranking second to last in rushing yards (1,257). It will have to be a lot better up front for the sake of Darnold’s growth and to maximize the potential of a versatile back like Le’Veon Bell. There’s enough offensive line depth this year to make significant upgrades that could help
If the Jets go with go with an offensive lineman, Tristan Wirfs (+500) has the edge. He’s trailed by Jedrick Willis (+600), Mekhi Becton (+700), and Andrew Thomas (+700), who are all candidates to be drafted in side the top 10.
Trading down seems unlikely for New York, as it will get a chance to get top-notch talent where it is. Jeudy is the speedier of the two, and Anderson runs a sub-4.4 40, so the Alabama prospect could have a leg up on the competition if he’s available when the Jets pick.
Jets 2020 first round pick odds
|Player||Mar 27 odds|
|Player||Mar 27 odds|
|Henry Ruggs III||+800|
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