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Round 6, 199th Overall, NY Jets: Jaylon Moore, OT, Western Michigan

When it gets to this part of the draft, you look to take as many high-upside swings as possible or find guys who could fill specific roles. Western Michigan’s Jaylon Moore fits the mold of the former.

At 6-foot-4, 311 pounds, Moore is one of the more athletic offensive linemen in this class. He’s an experienced prospect having started 32 games over four years at Western Michigan, but he comes with his fair share of flaws.

He tends to get a bit overzealous in pass-protection opting to lunge as opposed to shifting his weight to pivot backward — a very similar issue that Mekhi Becton had in college.

Moore is a perfect late-round developmental project who fits like a glove in Mike LaFleur’s zone-blocking system. In a perfect world, he develops enough to take over for George Fant at right tackle by 2022 or 2023.

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Round 7, 245th Overall, NY Jets: Dicaprio Bootle, CB, Nebraska

Perhaps the owner of the best name in the 2021 draft class, Nebraska’s Dicaprio Bootle is a scrappy defender who projects well as a special-teamer at the NFL level.

Bootle is a willing tackler who has experience playing both cornerback and safety. Nebraska moved him all around on defense playing everywhere from outside cornerback to safety to in the slot.

He lacks elite athleticism or length, but has impressed in zone coverage in the past giving him the potential to develop into a sub-package defender in Robert Saleh’s system.

Ultimately, however, his best bet would be to find a home on special teams where he could show off his toughness and ferocity.

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Bootle is someone who could stick around on the back of the roster or practice squad as additional secondary depth and his versatility could be very intriguing to general manager Joe Douglas.