6. New York Jets: North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky
At this time last offseason, the New York Jets found themselves in an interesting situation by trying to figure out which of their four options would work best at quarterback. One year later, the Jets seem to be in a similar situation, and hopefully this time around, the team makes the right decision by taking advantage of drafting a potential franchise quarterback this upcoming weekend.
On a positive note, at least New York was smart enough to avoid giving Ryan Fitzpatrick a long-term deal since that would have turned out to be an absolute disaster after seeing the numbers he displayed in 2016. The Jets could easily consider taking a risk on one of their current inexperienced quarterbacks in Bryce Betty or Christian Hackenberg, but with the chance to to land UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 6, it almost seems like a no brainer.
There may be some concerns surrounding Trubisky this early on the draft when considering he’s only had one impressive season of experience with the Tar Hells, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have what it takes to develop into the type of quarterback New York is looking for in the NFL. If anything, the 30 touchdown passes along with just six interceptions should make the Jets feel even more confident about the potential surrounding Trubisky in the big leagues.