New York Jets snag Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux fourth overall
Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is widely considered the top prospect in this draft class, so why is he falling to fourth? There are some questions about whether he really loves football.
If he does or doesn’t he has a talent for it and shouldn’t fall out of the top five. He’s a perfect fit for Robert Saleh’s defense and would add to a defensive line that already features former top-five pick defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.
This is the first of two top-ten picks for the New York Jets after a 4-and-13 season with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson starting most of the season and a first-year head coach. The team was dealt with injuries all season, mainly to the offense, but did show flashes at times.
The Jets will likely hope to see a second-year jump from Wilson, Michael Cater, and Elijah Moore Getting back offensive tackle Mehki Becton would also help the offense take that next step.
The Jets likely won’t win the division, they are unlikely to pass the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, or New York Jets with their current roster, but Thibodeaux does give them a potentially elite pass rusher. The Jets will be back on the clock at pick ten and have a chance to make yet another impact move.