Who the Jets should Draft at Quarterback

December 10, 2017

   

 

 The Jets have to obviously draft a quarterback, but the question is who and where in the draft.  Some of the Jets options are Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Riley Ferguson, and Luke Falk.  Lamar Jackson is the quarter back for the University of Louisville, and won the Heisman trophy last year.  The issue with him, is figuring out which position he can play to maximize the athleticism he has.  Baker Mayfield is the quarterback for Oklahoma and won the Heisman trophy this year.  His issue is trying to keep cool during games.  Josh Allen is the quarterback for the university of Wyoming, and throws a good deep ball, due to his big frame.  People do question his ability to perform on the big stage though.  Sam Darnold is the quarterback for USC, and is a junior, so he can stay for another year.  His talents are extending the play, and completing passes down the field.  His issue is figuring out the best way to limit the amount of interceptions he throws.  Josh Rosen was the quarterback for the UCLA Bruins, and throws an outstanding deep ball.  His only critic is that he has attitude issues to the point where people question if he really cares about football. Riley Ferguson is the quarterback for Memphis, and is a great duel threat quarterback with a built frame.  His critic is making sure his passes are thrown on target.  The last main prospect is Luke Falk, who played for Washington State, and is a successful gun slinger in the pocket.  The main issue people have with him is the frequency he throws interceptions.  The question is which of these quarterbacks should the Jets take in the NFL draft.

 

     The Jets should choose Baker Mayfield if he falls, because he throws a really good deep ball and can provide an attitude to the jets.  Mayfield’s running ability also makes him good fit as shown by the trend the NFL is shifting to of duel threat quarterbacks being more prominent.  If he is not available the Jets should take Josh Allen, because he is underrated and will drop in the draft.  He also has a NFL frame at 6’5 and weighing 220 pounds. The way he uses his frame to throw strikes to the receivers will help the jets have a higher completion percentage and be more successful in the red zone.  The third option is Riley Ferguson, because he will drip far in the draft, and is a complete quarterback.  Riley is a duel threat quarterback that has an ability to throw balls over 30 yards really well.  The difference in picking one of these three choices will be draft position they are taken, because all of these quarterbacks are good for the Jets to have and develop.

 

 

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