2020 NFL Power Rankings: New York Jets
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the New York Jets rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 25.4 (26th)
- Best ranking: 22nd (NFL.com)
- Worst ranking: 28th (CBS Sports)
Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 27
The Jets, with their offseason commitment to adding as many offensive linemen as possible, are setting themselves up for a no excuses type of season for quarterback Sam Darnold. The latest addition is massive left tackle Mekhi Becton. Our only regret from the at-home draft was not getting to see Becton on a boat by the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 28
The roster overhaul will take some time, but they had a solid draft. They need Sam Darnold to take big strides this season.
USA Today -- Rank: 24
Roster for a franchise that went 6-2 in second half of 2019 appears improved ... though NYJ rarely respond to elevated expectations.
ESPN -- Rank: 26
Player who benefited: QB Sam Darnold. The Jets' first two picks, LT Mekhi Becton and WR Denzel Mims, were made with Darnold in mind. In Becton, Darnold should have his blindside protector for the next decade. The move caps an offensive line overhaul that likely will result in four new starters. Becton will have growing pains, but his upside is tremendous. Mims can be Darnold's new Robby Anderson, perhaps better -- a long, lean receiver with deep speed. GM Joe Douglas said he wanted to deliver protection and playmakers for Darnold. Looks like he delivered. -- Rich Cimini
NFL.com -- Rank: 22
With Joe Douglas in charge, it feels like the Jets finally have a grown-up in the room. The GM has Super Bowl rings for his contributions to championship teams in Baltimore and Philadelphia, and his sensible approach to team building was on display in this draft. Offensive tackle and wide receiver were the two biggest needs for New York, and Douglas addressed those with his first two picks: LT Mekhi Becton (11th overall) and Baylor WR Denzel Mims, who surprisingly slid to the Jets at No. 59. The selections of Becton and fourth-rounder Cameron Clarke capped a complete offseason makeover of the Jets' offensive line, which may have five new starters in 2020. Like we saw with the Browns and Baker Mayfield, the Jets were aggressive in addressing roster issues that held back their prized young quarterback last season. Now it's on Sam Darnold to take the next step.
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