This mock is pretty old. I am interested to see if Daniel Jeremiah changes his Jets pick on his next mock draft. I like Hughes to an extent but agree that he does not seem like the type of pick the Jets would make.
If we drafted Hughes I don't think Ryan would have enough confidence in Gholston to try to shop around Thomas.
Gholston played enough on the first few weeks of last year that between that, and Hughes I think he'd entertain trading Thomas.
Would also consider the fact that Rex brought up wanting to get Gholston more opportunity this year as well.
This is Gholston's year though. Either it is this year, or never. I wouldn't be shocked if he did a decent job though. He was very young coming out and is currently only 23 yrs old (turning 24 in June). Aaron Ross, a first rounder to the Giants actually came out of the draft older than that in his year.