2020 NFL Draft: Grading each New York Jets draft pick

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We’ll go pick by pick in this slideshow with 2020 NFL Draft grades and analysis for every selection made by the New York Jets.

The 2020 NFL Draft came and went with the New York Jets addressing some serious needs, while also making some surprising selections. Going into the draft general manager Joe Douglas needed to get some help for Sam Darnold, and I believe he did a decent job in doing so.

Douglas did a good job of accumulating draft picks by trading down twice on day two of the 2020 NFL Draft. His first trade left New York Jets fans feeling nervous and antsy because of the level of talent at the wide receiver position that was still on the board. However, he still got great value in Baylor Wide receiver Denzel Mims while adding an extra draft pick.

His second trade came at the end of day two when he traded his last of three third-round picks to the New England Patriots for two fourth-round picks and a 2021 sixth-round pick. There could’ve been a playmaker for Sam Darnold, but you can’t fault the New York Jets for collecting more picks.

The New York Jets made nine selections in the 2020 NFL Draft as they traded their tenth and final pick to the Indianapolis Colts for cornerback Quincy Wilson. New York needed to add some much-needed depth for their secondary and they definitely added to it this weekend. Including trading for Wilson and signing UDFA’s the New York Jets came away with five new defensive backs over the weekend.

While the New York Jets picked up some secondary help, they still had Darnold on their mind all weekend. With nine total selections, the Jets used five on offensive players. While one of them was used on a backup quarterback, the rest were filled by two playmakers and two big offensive linemen. With all of that being said, let’s dive into this New York Jets 2020 NFL Draft class.