The New York Jets have already interviewed with quite a few players at the NFL Combine. Including big names like Jonah Williams and Bryce Love, here are the players they have met with so far.
While people tend to focus on the fun, athletic drills that prospects take part in at the NFL Combine, perhaps the most important part of the entire week comes with the interview process.
The New York Jets have already begun doing their due diligence interviewing some of the top players in this year’s draft class. Some of those names include prospects that could be targets in the first round while others are players they may look to add later in the draft.
Perhaps the most notable prospects the Jets have interviewed so far have been offensive linemen Jonah Williams, Jawaan Taylor, and Andre Dillard. All three are projected to go in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft with each really vying to be the top offensive tackle prospect in the class.
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While none of them are considered strong options for the Jets with the No. 3 selection, all of them could be in play if the team were to trade back to the back-half of the top 10. Williams, in particular, has been connected to the Jets for a while in many mock drafts and could be the best option for the team given his versatility and ability to move inside and play guard.
Other notable offensive linemen the Jets met with include Wisconsin’s David Edwards and Beau Benzschawel, Ole Miss’ Greg Little, Ohio State’s Isaiah Prince, Clemson’s Mitch Hyatt, Penn State’s Connor McGovern, Boston College’s Chris Lindstrom, Oklahoma’s Ben Powers, and Charlotte’s Nate Davis.
Aside from offensive linemen, the Jets met with a few well-known running back prospects as well. A few of the notable names, such as Benny Snell, Devin Singletary, and Bryce Love could be options for the team in the mid-rounds of the draft.
The Jets will be looking to reshape their backfield going into 2019 and they could look to add a young running back prospect in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft for the third consecutive year.
A few other noteworthy running back the Jets interviewed so far include Michigan’s Karan Higdon, Notre Dame’s Dexter Williams, Florida’s Jordan Scarlett, Miami’s Travis Homer, Temple’s Ryquell Armstead, Appalachian State’s Jalin Moore, Washington State’s James Washington, and Kansas State’s Alex Barnes, who set the running back record for most reps on the bench press with 34.
The Jets will certainly meet with more players at different position groups as the other positions take center stage but for now, this is a solid group of prospects. Whether it gives any hint on a direction the team might take in the draft remains to be seen. But it’s nice to see the Jets doing their due diligence interviewing the players they have been connected to for months now.
Stay tuned to The Jet Press as we’ll be sure to highlight other prospects the Jets interview within the coming days.