The New York Jets are a hard team to figure when it comes to their #6 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. A good deal of analysts feel New York will go quarterback if Marcus Mariota is still on the board, but there's also plenty of other options and positions for new GM Mike Maccagnan to consider, including running back.
One player to consider is electric Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley, who would have been a projected top-ten pick if he hadn't been sidelined by an ACL tear in 2014. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah think the Jets are a prime contender to pick him in that range anyways, especially if Mariota is chosen before New York is on the clock.
"I think you can go way up the board," Jeremiah said. "I look at a team like the Minnesota Vikings, if they decide to move on from Adrian Peterson, they're at No. 11 and could make some sense. I think the New York Jets are a possible landing spot. There's a lot of love around the league for Todd Gurley. They believe he's a true impact, special talent."
Reaching for Gurley at #6 wouldn't preclude New York from finding another quarterback in the later rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft, so it'll come down to preference and gameplan for the Jets' front office.
In addition, there's always the possibility of trading down somewhere into the 'teens of the first round -- adding extra picks while potentially still having a chance at Gurley if he is still around by then.
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