The Jets traded down in the second round, but GM Joe Douglas still got his receiver for Sam Darnold, drafting Baylor WR Denzel Mims with the 59th overall pick.
Mims dazzled at the Scouting Combine with a 4.38 40-yard dash time. And that's at 6-3, 207 pounds.
So, with Douglas smiling ear to ear after putting in Mims' name card, here's the grade for the pick...
This pick would've gotten a good grade if Douglas had taken him with the 48th pick, the spot where the Jets were originally picking. The fact that he was able to trade down 11 spots and pick up an extra third-rounder (101st) too?
That makes this an absolute steal.
The 6-3, 207-pounder was a borderline first-rounder, according to many scouts, due to his blazing 4.38 speed. It's unclear why he dropped so far. Some scouts think he's a bit raw, and he did have some drop issues at Baylor. But he's a relatively reliable target, with the size and speed that every team covets. He can pick up the tough yards after catches, and he can burn his way downfield, too.
With only slot receiver Jamison Crowder and newly-signed Breshad Perriman as semi-proven receivers on the Jets' roster, they were desperate for help at this position and a virtual lock to take a player from this deep class somewhere in Round 2. They couldn't have done much better than Mims, and the fact that they got an extra pick too?