NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks released their first 2018 mock drafts and both had the Jets selecting a quarterback at No. 6 overall. Jeremiah projected UCLA's Josh Rosen to the Green & White while Brooks had Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield landing in New York.
Rosen is the second quarterback off the board in Jeremiah's mock draft with USC's Sam Darnold going No. 1 to the Browns.
"Rosen is ready to start right now and he would give the Jets a key building block on the offensive side of the ball," he wrote.
In what seems to be the anomaly among mock drafts thus far, Jeremiah has position players in picks 2-5.
No. 2 — Giants — RB Saquon Barkley (Penn State)
No. 3 — Colts — DE Bradley Chubb (NC State)
No. 4 — Browns — DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama)
No. 5— Broncos — OG Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame)
Brooks has the same picks as Jeremiah from No. 1 to No. 4, but Brooks has the Broncos selecting Rosen, which results in Mayfield to the Jets.
"The Heisman Trophy winner could be an enticing option for the Jets based on his alpha-dog mentality and ability to win big games," Brooks wrote.
The 6'4", 218-pound Rosen is considered perhaps the most NFL-ready signal caller of this year's class and is a more a pocket passer as he threw for 9,340 yards, 59 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in three seasons for the Bruins while completing 60.9% of his passes.
On the other hand, Mayfield is a little more mobile as he's known for extending the play behind the line of scrimmage or taking off downfield. The 6'1", 212-pounder is extremely accurate as he completed 69.8% of his passes and ranks second in FBS history in passing efficiency with a rating of 175.4 (Sam Bradford, 175.6). A former walk-on, Mayfield totaled 12,292 yards, 119 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in three seasons for the Sooners.