"Personally, and I don't know a thing about it in the (Jets') building, if he got to No. 6, I'd sprint that thing up there," Mayock said on a media teleconference Thursday.
"If Tennessee doesn't take him at No. 2, Mariota's not going No. 3 or 4, because the (Jaguars and Raiders) both have young quarterbacks. That puts him at No. 5. Washington is interesting because obviously there has been a rub with the organization and RGIII," Mayock said. "If I'm the Jets, and you really like Mariota, you think about going from No. 6 to No. 2, and you think about going from No. 6 to No. 5, just to guarantee nobody can jump you. Cleveland could (go) from from No. 12 to No. 5 without giving up an (extra) first-round pick. If I'm the Jets at No. 6 and he gets past Oakland at No. 4, I'd be calling Washington and asking 'Hey, what's it going to take just to move one spot?'"
The Jets do not have a fifth- or sixth-round pick. Although it would surely take more than that to move up in the first round, the absence of those late choices could make the club somewhat more reticent to part with a higher pick.