New York Jets draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

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Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the New York Jets:

Round 1 (No. 2 overall) - Zach Wilson, QB, BYU: This franchise thought enough of Wilson to dump 2018 first-rounder (and No. 3 overall pick) Sam Darnold – making the Jets the first team in the common draft era (since 1967) to pick a passer within the top three picks twice in the span of four drafts. Though slightly built at 6-2 and 214 pounds and with a worrisome injury history that includes surgery on his throwing shoulder two years ago, Wilson does have tantalizing gifts that have drawn comparisons to Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. Draft tracker

Round 1 (14, from Vikings) - Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC: Jets GM Joe Douglas quickly gets to work in a bid to safeguard No. 2 pick Wilson, trading up for Vera-Tucker. He played multiple positions for the Trojans and could be a candidate for left guard or right tackle on a line anchored by last year's first-rounder, LT Mekhi Becton. Draft tracker

Round 2 (34) - Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss : The Jets continue investing in assets to surround new QB Zach Wilson. GM Joe Douglas gets the explosive receiver from Ole Miss. Moore can operate from the slot, take jet sweeps and turn a hitch into a score. This pick could cast doubt on the future of current slot receiver Jamison Crowder.  Draft tracker

Round 4 (107) - Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina

Round 5 (146) - Jamien Sherwood, S, Auburn

Round 5 (154, from Giants) - Michael Carter II, S, Duke

Round 5 (175, from Chiefs) - Jason Pinnock, CB, Pittsburgh

Round 6 (186) - Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State

Round 6 (200, from Raiders) - Brandin Echols, CB, Kentucky

Round 6 (207, from Steelers through Dolphins and Chiefs) - Jonathan Marshall, DT, Arkansas

New York Jets' last five top draft picks: 

  • 2020 (No. 11 overall): Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
  • 2019 (No. 3 overall): Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
  • 2018 (No. 3 overall): Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  • 2017 (No. 6 overall): Jamal Adams, S, LSU
  • 2016 (No. 20 overall): Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

2021 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Washington

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks

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