NY Jets: 5 underrated prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft to target

The NY Jets are going to have to hit on Day 2 and Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are the top 5 underrated prospects the team should target.

At this point, we’re very familiar with the top prospects available in the 2020 NFL Draft. Obviously the NY Jets need to hit in round one, but the entire class is important for this team to build depth and star-power.

With that on our minds, we dug up five underrated prospects that the team should target on Day 2 and Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft.

5

Antonio Gibson

Former Memphis star Antonio Gibson isn’t your traditional wide receiver at 6-foot, 228 pounds but he’s an offensive weapon. He could probably transition to running back and be the salt to Le’Veon Bell’s pepper.

For Gibson, it’s easy just get the ball in his hands. You could get creative with pop-passes, jet sweeps, screen game, and let his 4.39 40-yard dash take it from there. He could very easily be available in round three of the 2020 NFL Draft.

4

Antonio Gandy-Golden

Woah another Antonio on the list! If Gibson wasn’t your traditional wide receiver than Gandy-Golden certainly is. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound phenom passes the eye test and his tape is intriguing: can create after the catch and with that size provides a massive catch radius/wingspan for whoever is throwing him the ball.

Antonio will fall in a loaded wide receiver 2020 NFL Draft class, but he’ll be a gem for someone on Day 3. The NY Jets need size and Gandy-Golden would provide that in spades.

3

Laviska Shenault Jr

This was a player that was once considered a lock to be a first-round pick, but a lot of things have changed. Laviska Shenault Jr out of Colorado had an amazing 2018 season, but things dropped off last year due to erratic quarterback play.

To make matters worse he’s got a troublesome injury history that included core muscle surgery last month. When you consider the very nature of this draft season, medicals are going to push players down the board because we don’t have as much information as we normally would. Don’t be shocked if he falls into Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft.

2

Curtis Weaver

This is a player a lot of NY Jets fans have been asking about so here we go. The former Boise State edge rusher lacks some of the God-given talent (pure athletic traits and explosiveness) but makes up for it with a high football IQ.

The production is off the charts: 34 sacks in three years, 47.5 tackles for loss, and two interceptions. When you look at the offseason leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, he struggled in the testing portion and that has affected his draft stock.

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1

Noah Igbinoghene

Finally, one of the top names that Roger Goodell is most likely to butcher on virtual draft day at the podium. With Noah Igbinoghene getting a “virtual invite” to the 2020 NFL Draft, that likely indicates that he’ll fall in that top-50 range.

Despite that, he still seems to be floating under the radar during this process. He comes from an athletic family and has a super high ceiling. Quite frankly he’s a physical and aggressive cornerback that would be a seamless fit with Gregg Williams.

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