A Glance At Jets Odds After Strong Selections During 2020 NFL Draft

Posted on May 3, 2020

The picks are in.

The 2020 NFL Draft has concluded and both fans and analysts alike are very impressed with the New York Jets draft class and what it could mean for the team’s success going forward.

The Jets came into the draft needing to shore up the offensive line and find another weapon for quarterback Sam Darnold and were able to fill both those needs very well.

New York is coming off a season that saw them finish third in the AFC East with a 7-9 record but with the departure of Tom Brady from New England the division looks wide open for a team to finally come in and oust the Patriots – who have won the past 11 years.

Becton An Absolute Monster

With their first pick of the draft and 11th pick overall, the first selection for the New York Jets was Mehki Becton, an offensive tackle out of Louisville.

Although the Giants took Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick, Becton was the higher-ranked tackle coming out of the combine.

Scouts at the combine were very impressed with Becton’s mammoth frame. Standing 6 feet, 7 inches and weighing a reported 364 pounds, Becton is huge while still being on the quicker side – with a time of 5.1 in the 40-yard dash.

Mims Excellent Pickup for the Jets

At the start of the second round, wide receiver Denzel Mims was the favorite with odds of 3-1 at the William Hill sportsbook to be the first player selected on the day. Instead, he continued to fall until the Jets snatched him up with the 27th pick in the round.

While Mims was on the board longer than most thought, and he will need some work to transition from Baylor to his role in the NFL, there are many who believe the Jets got an absolute steal with this one.

Mims is a former track and field star for Daingerfield High School in Texas. He won the Class 3A 200-meter state title as a junior and ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the draft combine ranking as him the third fastest receiver in a historically stacked class.

There may have been some initial grumbling from Jets fans who wanted their first round selection to be a wide receiver, but Mims is a first round talent and an excellent new weapon for the Jets offense.

Here is the full 2020 draft class for the New York Jets:

Round 1 – Pick 11: Mekhi Becton T Louisville

Round 2 – Pick 27: Denzel Mims WR Baylor

Round 3 – Pick 4: Ashtyn Davis S California

Round 3 – Pick 15: Jabari Zuniga EDGE Florida

Round 4 – Pick 14: La’Mical Perine RB Florida

Round 4 – Pick 19: James Morgan QB Florida International

Round 4 – Pick 23: Cameron Clarke G Charlotte

Round 5 – Pick 13: Bryce Hall CB Virginia

Round 6 – Pick 12: Braden Mann P Texas A&M

Jets Odds Before and After the Draft

Let’s take a look at how futures odds for Super Bowl 55 were impacted by the draft.

Here is a look at the odds for AFC East teams to win Super Bowl 55 before the draft according to FanDuel online sportsbook.

New England Patriots +2200
Buffalo Bills +2400
New York Jets +7000
Miami Dolphins +8000

Here is a look at the odds to win Super Bowl 55 for the AFC East after the draft according to FanDuel.

New England Patriots +2300
Buffalo Bills +2700
New York Jets +7000
Miami Dolphins +8000

While things clearly got worse for the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills in the wake of the draft according to oddsmakers, it is difficult to say exactly why.

The Patriots chose not to draft a replacement for Tom Brady, which could have a negative impact on their outlook. The odds for where free agent quarterback and former league MVP Cam Newton will land have shifted dramatically in New England’s direction, however.

Before the draft, Newton was only +400 to end up in Foxborough, but now he is listed as -190 which makes him the favorite to be next year’s starter in the Bill Belichick system.

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