New York Jets
The New York Jets were likely anxious they would not have the ability to draft one of the top four tackles when everything began. But once again because of quarterback hungry teams, the Jets will be a beneficiary.
No one enhanced their draft stock at the Combine as much as Mekhi Becton, the 6-foot 7-inch, 364-pound monster showed tremendous athleticism running a 5.10 40-yard dash. Becton has the highest ceiling of the top four tackles, but also is the highest bust risk playing against mediocre talent in the ACC.
The Jets will be thrilled to protect Sam Darnold with a prospect like Becton this late in the draft.
Las Vegas Raiders
Who will the Las Vegas Raiders take with their first-ever pick since their relocation from Oakland? Look for the pro-ready receiver from Alabama, Jerry Jeudy. The speedy receiver produced over 1,000 yards and 10-plus touchdowns as a sophomore and junior at Alabama.
Jeudy looks to follow prior alumni Julio Jones and Amari Cooper in becoming a top NFL target quickly. After an aggressive offseason, the Raiders are still looking for a top receiver after the loss of Antonio Brown to begin 2019. Jeudy will be able to make an impact quickly and can play inside or outside given his frame and athleticism. Look out for a run of Bama players to start.
TRADE ALERT – San Francisco 49ers
The trade stems from the DeForest Buckner to Indianapolis Colts trade to begin NFL free agency. What will the San Francisco 49ers add to their already loaded roster? Why not another toy for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Wide Receiver Henry Ruggs III from Alabama would be a perfect fit with George Kittle and Deebo Samuel.
The speedy Ruggs will likely be an interior receiver running underneath routes and trying to separate with his 4.27 40-yard dash speed. Ruggs has sure hands, which will bode well at the next level and could develop into a real speed threat. Ruggs also returned kicks at Alabama and with so much speed, could continue to do so in San Francisco.