A 2012 New York Jets NFL mock draft got carried out by Todd McShay at ESPN, revealing all of the players that he feels will join the Jets this week. It’s a seven round mock draft, complete with every selection that will take place during the 2012 NFL Draft. McShay feels that the Jets will target South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram with the No. 16 overall selection. That is a bit further than some of the other mock drafts have Ingram falling, but the Jets would certainly celebrate if that’s how the first round played out.
2012 NFL Draft Order
2012 NFL Draft Schedule
In the second round, McShay has the Jets targeting Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams. He is a big guy who could fill holes on the line and definitely a player that some analysts felt had first round talent. McShay has the Jets returning to defense in the third round and taking California defensive end Trevor Guyton with the No. 77 overall pick. He could add even more depth to the line for the Jets, giving the defense even more weapons to play with during specific schemes.
The Jets don’t have a pick in the fourth round, but are projected to draft Miami wide receiver Tommy Streeter in round five. After that, McShay has them selecting Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard with the No. 187 pick of the sixth round, Arizona State cornerback Omar Bolden at No. 202, South Carolina guard Rokevious Watkins at No. 203, Nevada linebacker Brandon Marshall at No. 232, NC State tight end George Bryan at No. 242 and finally Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway at pick No. 244.
The Jets have quite a few compensatory picks this year, giving the team a lot of options when it comes to the later rounds. It’s very possible that a trade or two surfaces if the Jets feel that they don’t need to add this many players and want to look for something in future drafts.