After months of waiting, the Jets used their No. 6 overall pick on LSU safety, Jamal Adams.
While that’s all well and good, we still have six rounds to go in this year’s NFL Draft. Here are seven players you need to know going into the second round:
Cook has proven to be one of the best running backs in college football during his three seasons in Tallahassee. He’s no stranger to the big stage, always coming up with big games against ranked teams. This early Offensive Rookie of the Year contender is an intriguing option early in the second round.
After just two offensive linemen went in the first round, this talented Western Kentucky guard remains on the board. He has drawn comparisons to All-Pro guard Zach Martin. The offensive line has been a key weakness for the Jets, Lamp would be a good fit to protect whoever they put under center.
OT Cam Robinson, Alabama
Originally a projected top pick, Robinson’s stock has fallen due to character issues. Nonetheless, based on pure talent, like Forest Lamp, Robinson can fit right in and contribute on the Jets’ struggling O-line.
While he has been criticized for his speed, or rather lack thereof, Tabor has proven to be one of the top corners in the SEC in his three years in Gainesville. Despite the Jets drafting safety Jamal Adams in the first round, there’s no reason to think that the Jets wouldn’t at least consider using one of their mid-round picks on this Florida playmaker.
It’s not a Jets draft article without mentioning a quarterback right? Kizer is rough around the edges but his raw talent is something that can’t be denied. He will likely have to sit a year or two and learn an NFL offense after playing in the spread at Notre Dame.
EDGE Tim Williams, Alabama
The senior was crucial in Alabama’s consecutive championship game appearances. Williams was named second-team All-SEC for his 2016 campaign. The Jets could certainly use an edge rusher of his caliber.
OLB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
CBSSports rates Cunningham as the best linebacker still on the board, and rightfully so. The Alabama native became the first Commodore to ever be unanimously named an All-American, leading the SEC in tackles with 125.
Other notable players still available:
RB Alvin Kamara – Tennessee
CB Kevin King – Washington
RB Joe Mixon – Oklahoma
CB Chidobe Awuzie – Colorado
S Josh Jones – NC State
OLB Jordan Willis – Kansas State
OG Dion Dawkins – Temple
FS Budda Baker – Washington
OG Dorian Johnson – Pittsburgh
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