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2016 NFL mock draft: New York Jets snag Shon Coleman

The Jets lost left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson to retirement, and with the 51st pick in the SB Nation NFL writers mock draft, they have some choices for a replacement.

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With the retirement of longtime standout left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson, the New York Jets are in a position to draft his successor. Sure, they brought in Ryan Clady, but can he be relied upon after missing two of the last three seasons?  Based on his pick in the SB Nation NFL writers mock draft, Matt Mauro of Gang Green Nation doesn't think so.

51. Jets: Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn

Mauro: The offensive line has been neglected by the Jets for quite some time. In 2006, NY drafted both D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold in the 1st round; Since then, the only other pick in the top 3 rounds, was Vlad Ducasse. In that 10-year period, there has been a parade of ineffective veterans, marching into roles bigger than themselves. The retirement of Brick marks the end of an era. In this draft, it also marks the end to an era of shunning O-linemen in the early rounds.

Coleman is an interesting prospect. There are some that think he should have stayed in school to fine tune his game another year, but he is already 24. After beating back cancer, Shon has fought to become a very good tackle for Auburn. For the Jets, he can become an instant upgrade to Breno Giacomini. Coleman would bring some consistency to the run game, where there was almost none in 2015.

Analysis: If offensive tackle is the pick for the Jets here, there are some options. In addition to Coleman, Germain Ifedi of Texas A&M and Le'Raven Clark of Texas Tech are still on the board. Both of those players carry a higher grade than Coleman for me. Ifedi is more of a right side blocker, so eliminate him. Boiled down, Coleman versus Clark is really an argument over a better run blocker versus a better pass blocker. Considering New York's quarterback situation, and the signing of veteran Matt Forte, maybe choosing the better run blocker was the right choice.

Dan's Top 5 players remaining

  • 40. Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
  • 41. Joshua Perry, OLB, Ohio State
  • 42. Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
  • 43. Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
  • 46. Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech

Jets picks

  • 1-20: Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State
  • 2-51: Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn

That does it for our three picks today. We'll be back starting at 9 a.m. ET tomorrow with a group of picks from Houston, Washington and Minnesota.

Complete draft results:

First round

1. Tennessee Titans - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss (Link)
2. Cleveland Browns - Jared Goff, QB, Cal (Link)
3. San Diego Chargers - Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State (Link)
4. Dallas Cowboys - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State (Link)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars - Myles Jack, LB, UCLA (Link)
6. Baltimore Ravens - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State (Link)
7. San Francisco 49ers - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon (Link)
8. Philadelphia Eagles - Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (Link)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky (Link)
10. New York Giants - Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (Link)
11. Chicago Bears - Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida (Link)
12. New Orleans Saints - A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama (Link)
13. Miami Dolphins - Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State (Link)
14. Oakland Raiders - Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State (Link)
15. Los Angeles Rams - Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (Link)
16. Detroit Lions - Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State (Link)
17. Atlanta Falcons - Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson (Link)
18. Indianapolis Colts - Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama (Link)
19. Buffalo Bills - Reggie Ragland, MLB, Alabama (Link)
20. New York Jets - Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State (Link)
21. Washington - Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor (Link)
22. Houston Texans - Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (Link)
23. Minnesota Vikings - Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (Link)
24. Cincinnati Bengals - Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (Link)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers - William Jackson, CB, Houston (Link)
26. Seattle Seahawks - Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida (Link)
27. Green Bay Packers - Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama (Link)
28. Kansas City Chiefs - Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech (Link)
29. Arizona Cardinals - Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss (Link)
30. Carolina Panthers - Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson (Link)
31. Denver Broncos - Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (Link)

Second round

32. Cleveland Browns - Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State (Link)
33. Tennessee Titans - Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State (Link)
34. Dallas Cowboys - Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville (Link)
35. San Diego Chargers- Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State (Link)
36. Baltimore Ravens - Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (Link)
37. San Francisco 49ers - Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana (Link)
38. Jacksonville Jaguars - Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia (Link)
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State (Link)
40. New York Giants - Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia (Link)
41. Chicago Bears - Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama (Link)
42. Miami Dolphins - Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame (Link)
43. Los Angeles Rams - Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State (Link)
44. Oakland Raiders - Darian Thompson, S, Boise State (Link)
45. Los Angeles Rams - Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State (Link)
46. Detroit Lions - Jeremy Cash, S, Duke (Link)
47. New Orleans Saints - Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford (Link)
48. Indianapolis Colts - Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State (Link)
49. Buffalo Bills - Kamalei Correa, DE/OLB, Boise State
50. Atlanta Falcons - Keanu Neal, S, Florida