The Jets could have a chance to draft quarterback Trevor Lawrence after all.
Packers legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre told TMZ Sports this week that the Jaguars should take Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith with the top pick of this year's draft, allowing Lawrence to fall to the Jets at No. 2.
“The last two games I’ve watched this guy play, I mean, I’m blown away with how good, knowing that teams know that he’s going to get the ball, and he dominates. I think you go with a guy like that,” Favre told TMZ, praising Smith.
Smith capped off his historic senior season, after winning the Heisman Trophy, with an iconic performance in the national championship. In the first half alone, Smith had 215 receiving yards, three touchdown catches and 12 receptions. It made Jets fans ponder if New York should take Smith off the board with the second overall selection.
Favre explained that Jacksonville should pass on Lawrence—even if he's considered a generational talent at the league's most important position—because a quarterback isn't the Jaguars' "immediate need."
“Nothing against Trevor Lawrence, but I think you can find a free agent guy, or a guy in the latter rounds or a mid-rounds in the draft… But you just don’t find a guy like [Smith. He] could be a Jerry Rice. He could be—different—a Randy Moss,” Favre said. “A total game-changer. But again, a different style of player. Just an incredible player.”
Jets fans shouldn't get their hopes up too high about this hypothetical becoming reality. Check any mock draft and the one pick that's always the same, and basically a foregone conclusion at this point, is Lawrence going to the Jaguars first overall.
There's a chance New York could take Smith second, or target a quarterback (like Ohio State's Justin Fields or BYU's Zach Wilson). New York's chances of drafting Lawrence washed away in all likelihood when they won their second game of the season two months ago.
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