The Jets made the first aggressive pre-draft move by working out a deal with the Colts to move up to the third pick in the first round, where everyone expects them to take a quarterback. It turns out New York’s move up to three may not be enough.
According to recent reports, Buffalo and Arizona are interested in trading up with the Giants into the second spot in order to take either Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen. That would leave the Jets choosing from the leftovers of Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and ‘boom or bust’ prospect Josh Allen.
If this all plays out, Colin thinks New York drafting Baker Mayfield would be a recipe for disaster, and more similar the situation to Johnny Manziel with the Browns than most people are willing to admit.
Not only would Mayfield’s antics be scrutinized under the spotlight of a harsher New York media, he would be entering a traditionally chaotic organization with a defensive head coach, like Manziel. Like JFF in the AFC North, Baker’s lack of size and arm strength would also be a bad match for the winter weather in the AFC East and the wind tunnel that is MetLife Stadium. And they’re both ‘headband guy.’
Considering all the assets the Jets gave up to get the third pick, getting left holding the bag and being forced into Mayfield would be the worst case scenario in every way imaginable.
Watch Colin explain why it’s impossible not to compare Mayfield to the Jets to Manziel to the Browns.
Drafting Baker Mayfield would be an absolute disaster for the New York Jets pic.twitter.com/d8YbBm4mqK
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 20, 2018