The Jets need this group to be transformative! Dan Leberfeld

The Jets need one of those draft classes you see every once in a while.

Before the 2020 draft Jets GM Joe Douglas said: “We have seen real impact drafts make a big difference in a short time.”

When you look at the history of the draft, every once in a while, GM’s come through with elite classes that fundamentally transform teams, like the 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Or like the 1977 Jets draft, which included LT Marvin Powell, WR Wesley Walker and DT Joe Klecko.

The Jets need their 2020 class to be one of those “real impact drafts” that “make a big difference.”

And who knows, it might happen.

If first-round offensive tackle Mehki Becton (pictured above) and second-round receiver Denzel Mims turn into a stars, that would be great start for Gang Green.

If third-round safety Ashtyn Davis turns into a future starter, and so does fifth-round cornerback Bryce Hall, that would help the Jets a great deal since they need to improve their pass coverage.

Third-round pass rusher Jabari Zuniga has ideal athleticism and twitch to help the Jets’ pass rush, but just needs to stay healthy and take his sack numbers to another level.

Fourth-round picks, G/T Cam Clark and RB Lamical Perine, both have starting potential down the road. Whether they reach that level or not, remains to be seen.

And the Jets might have found a long-term answer at punter late in the draft.

You get the idea.

If this Jets draft hits just right, it could be one of those transformative draft classes that makes a “big difference.”

And man, do they need that to happen.


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