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Jets 2019 NFL draft preview: Wide Receiver

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets carries the ball againnst the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter of their game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets carries the ball againnst the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter of their game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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In this series, we’ll preview every position group as it relates to the 2019 NFL draft and the New York Jets. Next, let’s take a look at the Jets’ running back situation, and how it could be impacted by this year’s draft.

The Jets have a solid pair of pass-catchers leading their receiving corps, with a big-play target in Robby Williams and a reliable No. 2 in Quincy Enunwa. Sam Darnold quickly developed a valuable chemistry with both during his rookie season, and there should be marked growth evident in the 2019 season.

The biggest thing missing from this group was a versatile, explosive slot receiver, and the Jets added that in free agency by signing Jamison Crowder. His arrival gives the Jets a strong three-man starting squad that should help Darnold continue his upward progression in his second season.

The rest of the depth chart features a decent blend of promising youth and high-floor veterans, from Charone Peake to Josh Bellamy.

But does this mean the Jets shouldn’t target a pass-catcher in this year’s draft?

They don’t have enough draft picks to make any luxury selections, but this year’s receiver class is extremely deep, which could leave some valuable talent on the board in the later rounds. Here are some names that would make sense for the Jets if they’re able the fill their biggest needs earlier in the draft:

Keelan Doss, UC-Davis

KeeSean Johnson, Fresno State

David Sills V, West Virginia

Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech

Greg Dortch, Wake Forest

Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Texas

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