1. Jets take a star wide receiver
The Jets are not going to be a threat this season, as Robert Saleh and Zach Wilson are still in the middle of a very lengthy rebuild. However, they could start laying the groundwork for eventually becoming a threat to New England in this draft.
While the Jets have been linked to big names at edge rusher and cornerback, the idea of drafting a wide receiver at No. 10 overall and pairing him with Elijah Moore and Corey Davis could give Wilson a nice combination of role players on the outside in their facsimile of Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
The Jets adding a wide receiver would hurt the Patriots.
There is some debate as to which of Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson, USC’s Drake London, and Alabama’s Jameson Williams is the top receiver on the board. The Jets have two top 10 picks with which they could add future stars. The Jets might not be two more automatic wins with one of these three stars on board.
The Jets have been a laughingstock ever since the end of the Rex Ryan days, but they could start to turn the corner and cause the Patriots some issues. New England can still laugh at their rivals in 2022, but if a player like Wilson becomes a star, Belichick might not be able to do that in 2023 and beyond.