The Jets took a chance on Denzel Mims in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, giving Sam Darnold a legitimate potential number one receiver to work with on the outside. That being said, it is still an unproven and underdeveloped unit that needs some help. With their first of two third-round selections, the Jets shoot for some wide receiver upside.
Justyn Ross is a big and physical target who shines in contested-catch situations. He has tremendous body control, strong hands and a bit of upside as a run after catch receiver. Ross is currently dealing with a spinal issue that will force him to miss the entire 2020 season. If all goes well between now and the 2021 NFL Draft, Ross will have plenty of value as a high-risk, high-reward wide receiver prospect.
Ross and Mims is certainly an interesting duo of wide receivers on the outside. However, there is still a ton of unknown with this group. If the Jets want to have any significant success going forward, they need to surround Darnold with much more talent than he has right now. They continue to beef up this group by adding North Carolina wide receiver Dazz Newsome.
Newsome is an extremely quick and explosive receiver who does most of his damage out of the slot. He easily separates against man coverage and shows impressive playmaking ability at all three levels of the defense. Newsome is also an elusive player with the ball in his hands and has the speed to score from nearly anywhere on the field.
The Jets need to add more impact offensive playmakers to the mix and they aggressively attack that need with their pair of selections in the third round of this mock draft.