Why Jerry Jeudy is exactly what the New York Jets need in the NFL Draft

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The New York Jets are entering the NFL offseason with quite a few needs if they want to get back to competing for a playoff spot in 2020. After a ton of hype last offseason with the moves they made for Le’Veon Bell and C.J. Mosley, the Jets ended up finishing the 2019 season with a 7-9 record.

Obviously, that is not going to cut it for a team that spent a ton of money trying to get back into the postseason hunt. Now, the team will need to focus on hitting a home run with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Thankfully, there are a ton of talented players they will be able to choose from.

One of those players could be Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. He has been mocked higher in some drafts, but a lot have him slipping to the Jets at No. 11. If he is there, New York cannot afford to pass on him.

New York is in desperate need of more playmakers and a true No. 1 wide receiver. Robby Anderson is a talented receiver, but he is nowhere near the level a team needs their top target to be. Sam Darnold needs a better weapon to look to.

Jeudy is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Jets. If they are able to snag him, the New York offense under Adam Gase is going to look much more dangerous.

All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at why Jeudy is exactly what the Jets are in need of this offseason.