As Day Two of the 2020 NFL Draft has come to a completion, the New York Jets have brought great new additions to the Jets Nation.
GM Joe Douglas and head coach Adam Gase have come up with great selections in the Draft in order to strengthen both sides of the ball and make the Jets far more competitive in the AFC East this coming season.
Denzel Mims, WR // Baylor
Denzel Mims out of Baylor was selected in the second round and is a solid draft pick for the Jets. Mims had 66 receptions for 1,020 yards this past season for the Bears and has a solid 6’2″, 206 lb. frame for a wide receiver. Mims also brings speed to the Jets passing game with a clocked 4.38 second 40 time, which means he should be another weapon to add to Sam Darnold’s offensive arsenal.
There has been some question on whether Mims has enough separation on deep passes; however, Mims has shown past speed and brings this weapon to the Jets.
Ashtyn Davis, S // California
Ashtyn Davis is an interesting selection at Safety. Davis is coming out of California and is a 6’1″, 195 lb athlete who also made a name for himself primarily as a track star. In reality, Davis’ story is interesting in the fact that he was a zero-star recruit coming out of Santa Cruz, CA, and walked on to the Cal football team after being brought in to run track. Davis showed off his speed by winning the Pac-12 110-meter hurdle title and this alone makes him a speed threat on the backside defensively.
In 2019, Davis posted 55 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defended, and a forced fumble. Ashtyn Davis will be an interesting project for the Jets and could use his speed as an additional weapon not only defensively but on special teams this coming season.
Jabari Zuniga, EDGE // Florida
Jabari Zuniga is part of the growing crop of speedy edge rushers and can play both DE and OLB depending upon the defensive scheme. Zuniga is 6’3″ and 253 lbs. and recorded a 4.64 40 time which means he has a lot of speed coming off the edge on pass rushes.
While Zuniga fought a high ankle sprain for most of 2019, he only posted 14 tackles and three sacks. Zuniga had a better season in 2018 with 45 tackles, 11 tackles for losses and 6.5 sacks which was a better indication of his talent. In a 4-3 scheme, Zuniga will be more of a pass rusher while in a 3-4 scheme he is stronger at the OLB position.
As Day Three of the NFL Draft unfolds, we’ll discuss the further Jets picks.
As the drama of the Draft continues, it looks like Joe Douglas is putting together an impressive list of players with interesting skill sets to make the Jets far more competitive in 2020.
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