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Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Pound-for-pound, Tavon Austin is the best receiver on the board. Jon Gruden told me he was his "favorite player in the draft", and it is hard to argue against such a strong position.
With 4.35 speed and incredible change-of-direction ability, Austin is more than a slot receiver. He can take carries out of the backfield, making him a terrific fit for the increasingly-popular pistol formation—all in addition to his electric return ability.
The biggest issue with the Jets using their most valuable commodity on Austin is that at just 5'8", he would be seemingly a replacement for Jeremy Kerley, one of the few bright spots on the Jets' anemic offense last year. With so many needs, why upgrade one of the few positions that is already occupied with youth and talent?
Ultimately, Austin is too great of a talent to pass up, and the Jets should not let preconceived position designations dilute the talent of their depleted roster. Selecting a lesser player because they are at a greater position of need only makes your roster worse. A player like Tyler Eifert may fill a more immediate need at tight end, but he is not on the same talent level as someone like Austin.
After all, no offense, especially one as anemic as the Jets, should worry about having too many explosive playmakers on its roster.