Here's the first of my 2010 NFL mock drafts for the Jets to predict where they will go in the draft. Some guys might not be there when I pick them, but it's basically just meant to serve as a general blueprint of what the Jets should do come draft day. I'll have at least one more version of this, as well as a Jets' draft board as the draft approaches.
Round 1. DE Jared Odrick, Penn State
Last year's starting DE Marques Douglas remains unsigned, and Kris Jenkins, Shaun Ellis, and Sione Pouha are all over 30. Defensive line sticks out like a sore thumb as a place the Jets need to infuse some youth. Odrick wouldn't be the flashiest pick, but he's a productive and versatile player who would fit right into what the Jets are doing. They may wait a bit, but unless an intriguing receiver or pass rusher falls, Odrick would be a safe pick that fits both value and need. That is, if he's still there at 29.
Round 2: CB Chris Cook, Virginia
Antonio Cromartie is a very nice complement to Darrelle Revis, but as Peyton Manning showed, the Jets need as many good cornerbacks as they can. Cook is 6'2" and fast, and he would immediately challenge Dwight Lowery for the third cornerback role. Cook has a lot of talent, and he could also be shifted over to safety if they need to. He's got all the physical skills and his stock should rise towards draft day.
Round 4: WR Andre Roberts, The Citadel
The Jets don't need to bring in a new starting receiver: Jerricho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards are fine. However, they really could use a shifty receiver who just gets open and makes plays on third downs. Roberts catches everything in his site, he's quick, and he's a prototypical slot receiver in the NFL.
Round 5: OT Tony Washington, Abilene Christian
The Jets have had remarkable health on the offensive line the last few years, but it wouldn't hurt to draft someone else who can compete in case Damien Woody or Alan Faneca start to wear down. Washington is a talented and athletic offensive tackle who could be a potential starter a year or two down the line under the tutelage of Bill Callahan.
Round 6: DE/OLB George Selvie, South Florida
Selvie was a potential first round pick even as late as last year. After bursting onto the scene as an underclassman, Selvie's production fell off after he got more attention from defenders. He didn't run very well at the combine either. Still, he has prototypical size to be a 3-4 OLB and enough production in college to be taken at this point in the draft.
Round 7: TE Colin Peek, Alabama
Peek is a very good blocker who would complement Dustin Keller pretty well. He played three years at Georgia Tech before transferring to avoid Chan Gailey's triple-option system which pretty much eliminates the tight end. Peek is limited athletically, but if the Jets want to be a run-first team, Peek could be an upgrade over Ben Hartsock.