ESPN draft expert thinks one QB stands out for the Jets

There may be a gap developing between the top two college quarterbacks and the next two in next month’s draft.

That’s what ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay thinks at least. McShay said Wednesday he believes USC’s Sam Darnold and Wyoming’s Josh Allen are now viewed by many NFL teams as a cut above UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. McShay has Allen going to the Jets with the sixth pick in his latest mock draft.

“If Darnold’s off the board, I can’t speak for the Jets right now, they’re probably still in their decision-making process, but I think [Allen] would fit the climate that they’re going to have to play in for a portion of the year,” McShay said in a conference call with reporters, “and I think for a lot of teams it’s become a little bit of a separation with Darnold and Allen at the top and then maybe Baker and Rosen a slight notch below. That doesn’t mean that’s for all teams. Certainly there are varying views on this year’s quarterback class.”

McShay picked Allen for the Jets assuming the team strikes out in its bid to sign Kirk Cousins as a free agent. If the Jets do sign Cousins, they may be trying to find some pieces to fit around him.

“If they sign Cousins, I think they need

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