This year’s 2021 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the most important in the recent history of the NY Jets.
Having traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers earlier this month, the Jets are certain to take a quarterback at second overall, with Zach Wilson expected to become the new face of the franchise.
What is still uncertain, however, is who they will be taking at No. 23 overall. But with the draft now less than two weeks away, we are starting to get more of a picture as to who the Jets will be targeting.
With so many holes all over the roster, their needs are plain and clear for all to see. General manager Joe Douglas has the audacious task of filling these gaps and shaping the organization up for future success.
Their offensive line and cornerback position are arguably the Jets’ biggest problem areas outside of the quarterback position.
So, unless something drastic happens and an unexpected top player at a different position is still available, the Jets should be looking to target the best possible player in those positions with their No. 23 pick.
Having made too many errors early in recent drafts, they cannot afford to make similar mistakes again.
Here are some of the positions that the Jets shouldn’t look to improve using their second first-round selection.
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