Round 2, Pick 49: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Based on talent alone, Marqise Lee is a first-round talent—but injuries and a steep decline in production have led to him take a steep drop into the second round.
With so many picks to work with, the Jets may want to consider moving up to take Lee, giving them two first-round talents at need positions. Lee would be the perfect fit opposite Eric Decker, handling all of the underneath duties.
Round 3, Pick 80: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
Now that the Jets have used their top two picks on the defensive backfield and wide receiver position, they can attack their last major need area—tight end.
Fiedorowicz is a true two-way tight end who can both block and receive, even if his athleticism is relatively limited. He would provide instant relief to Jeff Cumberland to give the Jets a respectable tight end tandem for 2014.
Round 4, Pick 104: Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State
The Jets can no longer afford to wait to draft a cornerback to eventually supplant Dimitri Patterson on the outside. Rashaad Reynolds is bit undersized, but he has great movement skills that will give him a chance to at least contribute in the slot down the line, where Kyle Wilson is set to hit free agency in 2015.
Round 4, Pick 115: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech
With all of their top needs now addressed in some fashion, the Jets can begin to focus on some of their secondary needs, stating with outside linebacker.
A pass-rushing specialist, Attaochu can be a situational player as a rookie, allowing the incumbent Calvin Pace to handle run duties. When Pace leaves as a free agent in 2016, Attaochu will have had two years of development to become a full-time linebacker.
Round 4, Pick 137: Dri Archer, WR, Kent State
More than anything else, the Jets offense needs an injection of speed to open things up for Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley. The fastest player in the draft, Archer can be used as a returner while developing into a slot receiver/gadget player to generate chunks of yardage.
Round 5, Pick 154: Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman
An athletically gifted guard from a smaller program, Dozier will give Brian Winters a run for the starting job at left guard right away if he can adjust to the NFL game quickly enough.
He struggles against some of the stronger defensive tackles because of his high center of gravity, but some refinement in his game will be able to clean up his anchor, allowing him to hold up in pass protection.
Round 6, Pick 195: Bene Benewikere, CB, San Jose State
A smaller cornerback with tremendous change-of-direction skills, Bene Benewikere would be an ideal replacement for Kyle Wilson in the slot in 2015.
Unlike Wilson, Benewikere leaves a little to be desired with his run defense, but his ability to mirror slot receivers in the middle of the field will overshadow his shortcomings in the run game, especially if he can be had in the sixth round.
Round 6, Pick 209: Preston Brown, ILB, Louisville
One of the most underrated needs on the Jets roster is at inside linebacker, where David Harris is set to hit free agency in 2015.
Preston Brown is not much of a cover man, but he can fill Harris' role perfectly as a downhill linebacker that resembles his teammate and Jets first-round pick Calvin Pryor.
Round 6, Pick 210: A.C. Leonard, TE, Tennessee State
The most impressive tight end at the combine (not named Eric Ebron), talent has never been the issue with A.C. Leonard. Instead, it was an altercation with his girlfriend that led to his transfer from Florida that will cause him to slip all the way to the sixth round.
Leonard does carry some risk off the field, but the Jets' need for talent at tight end makes him well worth the pick at this point in the draft.
Round 6, Pick 213: Matt Hazel, WR, Coastal Carolina
Slot receiver Jeremy Kerley was the team's leading receiver last season, but the Jets have become far too reliant on him to stay healthy to run their offense. When Kerley missed time with injury, the Jets offense went south in 2013, leading to a losing streak that caused them to miss the playoffs.
The undersized Matt Hazel is not quite as dynamic as Kerley, but he would at least give the Jets security behind Kerley so they can still run their offense as scheduled if Kerley misses time.
Round 7, Pick 233: Chris Davis, CB, Auburn
Famous for his historic return against Alabama in the SEC championship to put Auburn in the national championship, Davis has the skills to be an excellent dime cornerback with some return ability, giving the Jets a much-needed boost with their cornerback depth and on special teams.