New York Jets, Giants prepare for 2021 NFL Draft

The New York Jets and New York Giants are preparing for the NFL Draft that is less than a week away.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2021, 1:00 AM

Updated 1,121 days ago

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The New York Jets and New York Giants are preparing for the NFL Draft that is less than a week away.
With the second overall pick in the 2021 draft, it is no secret that the Jets will select a quarterback.
“It’s the most important position in sports, and there’s a lot that goes into that,” says Jets General Manager Joe Douglas. “Obviously there’s the physical traits that go into it – the arm talent, the athleticism. Then there’s the intangible traits – the intelligence, the leadership.”
Mock drafts say that the Jets may choose BYU’s Zach Wilson. Beyond the No. 2 pick, the Jets will be on the clock nine more times in this year’s draft, giving first-year head coach Robert Saleh plenty to work with.
“There’s always pressure, there’s always pressure to put together the best football team we possibly can. So very comfortable with every decision that’s made and it’s our job to put them in the best position as possible. And not just the quarterback, but every single player that takes the field,” Saleh says.
One team not concerned with this year’s quarterback class is the New York Giants.
“Frankly, I’d like to see 10 quarterbacks go in front of us. But basically, the more quarterbacks that go, the better it is for us. And it’s possible, yes,” says Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman.
The Giants have six picks in this year’s draft, including the 11th pick overall. Mock drafts say that they could take a wide receiver or an edge rusher in the first round.
Gettleman says that the pick will come down to the best available player.
“It’s about value and how you’re building your team. What you’re looking to do. You can never have too many good players at one position,” he says.
The NFL Draft will be held next Thursday night.


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