In the NFL draft, a top quarterback can be a major upgrade for a team and be valuable on special teams, but it’s often more important to draft an impact player.
The Jets, with their No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, could use that to select a quarterback with the potential to be the next great player.
Here’s what you need to know about the Jets in the first round.
Who are the Jets going to draft?
The Jets have been aggressive in the draft and have made their own decision on who they’re going to take with their first-round pick.
In fact, there are three quarterbacks they’re expected to select with the first overall pick: Texas Tech quarterback Kevin Hogan, Clemson wide receiver Michael Thomas and Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Hogan was projected to be a top-five pick in the 2017 NFL draft by NFL Network’s Mike Mayock.
While the Jets might have the first pick in 2017, it’s highly likely they’ll have to move up to get the quarterback they want in the later rounds.
Hogan will be the No. 2 quarterback on the board after the Jets pick, but they’ll still have to make a decision on what they’ll do with the third overall pick.
The New York Giants selected Odell Beckham Jr. with the No.”22 overall pick in 2015.
In his final season at Clemson, he threw for 2,836 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading the Tigers to the NCAA championship game.
While he’s a star in the making, the Giants might have to get creative and make Hogan their No