With the 16th Pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the New York Jets Select...

Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Floyd participates in a catch and run drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With the 16th pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the New York Jets select...

Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

This selection and write-up was made by Legoman0721:

Floyd is the pick here because he's just about the best offensive player left right now, and the Jets clearly need offensive help. They've been trying to hit on a big target for Sanchez to throw to, and Floyd can be what Braylon Edwards and Plaxico Burress failed to be. They have the 21st ranked passing offense in the league (curiously, the Jets also were good enough for the 13th best scoring offense in 2011). Floyd should be able to stretch the field and go get those jump balls to help keep the offense going.

A coach like Rex Ryan obviously loves his defensive playmakers, so I considered guys like Dre Kirkpatrick, Michael Brockers, Whitney Mercilus, Mark Barron, and Janoris Jenkins for this pick. If Courtney Upshaw had made it this far he would be an almost automatic pick. However, the offensive needs outweigh the needs of the aging Jets defense, for now. The Jets have committed to Sanchez (despite the Tebow shenanigans), so they'll basically be following our Colt McCoy Plan B option: put as much talent as possible around your QB and see what he can do. Floyd has talent, and hopefully leaders like Sanchez and Bart Scott can keep his off the field questions out of the picture.

Honestly, I could see Floyd's rookie season being either a rousing success or a massive disappointment, no in between. The Jets are a team that need to win now, before their defense decomposes. I could see Floyd having a 60-catch, 900 yard rookie year, helping the Jets to a wild card berth and possibly a playoff win. On the other hand, with the reported issues in the locker room and the temptations of New York, I could also see Floyd having issues staying focused. The key to Floyd's success or failure really depends on his QB, as we've discussed many times here. If Sanchez lives up to his billing, Floyd will be fantastic. If not, yet another WR bust.

I think the Jets need some work at receiver, but I think their team is built on having a strong defense and hoping some players unexpectedly pan out for them on offense.

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock next (email will be sent to Bernie19Kosar).

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Indianapolis Andrew Luck
QB Stanford Ryno III
2 Washington
Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Groza
3 Minnesota Matt Kalil LT USC pt_999
4 Cleveland Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State rufio
5 Tampa Bay
Trent Richardson RB Alabama Rounds94
6 St. Louis Morris Claiborne CB LSU SpecialBrownie
7 Jacksonville Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Chalmdeezy
8 Miami Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama gentryholdem
9 Carolina Dontari Poe DT Memphis nickjs21
10 Buffalo Melvin Ingram OLB South Carolina The New Kardiac Kids
11 Kansas City
David DeCastro OG Stanford Brownie's Year
12 Seattle Luke Kuechly ILB Boston College Jon @ DBN
13 Arizona Riley Reiff OT Iowa Browns town
14 Dallas Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama bross09
15 Philadelphia Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State PaduaDSP
16 N.Y. Jets
Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Legoman0721
17 Cincinnati
Bernie19Kosar
18 San Diego Adrock2009
19 Chicago OrangeAndBrownFever
20 Tennessee iwearmocs
21 Cincinnati Bernie19Kosar
22 Cleveland rufio
23 Detroit nickmar19
24 Pittsburgh rdy
25 Denver notthatnoise
26 Houston troy145
27 New England
Boston Browns
28 Green Bay
ScottJC
29 Baltimore Ecwingen
30 San Francisco -bobby-
31 New England
Boston Browns
32 N.Y. Giants
Red-Right-88
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