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NY Jets: 3 positions to avoid with the No. 23 overall pick

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1. The NY Jets shouldn’t target a wide receiver at No. 23

Having signed Corey Davis and Keelan Cole during free agency, the Jets have already started to address the wide receiver corps this offseason.

With the new recruits coming in alongside the consistent Jamison Crowder and the developing Denzel Mims, the Jets now have a solid wideout group for 2021, giving them one of the best foursomes they’ve seen in years.

As a result, the position should no longer be considered one of the more pressing needs in the upcoming draft. That’s not to say that the Jets shouldn’t make additions there later in the draft. Just ideally, not at No. 23.

Players like Terrace Marshall Jr. and Elijah Moore have shot up the draft rankings in recent weeks and both have been suggested as possible targets for the Jets.

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But considering the talent that is likely to be available elsewhere, the Jets should not be looking at these players.

Kadarius Toney is possibly the only receiver worth considering that could potentially be available, but even his stock has been rising rapidly, so he could be taken by another team earlier in the first round.

Offensively, the Jets should focus on bolstering their line options and should be targeting players like Teven Jenkins or Creed Humphrey.

There is plenty of depth in the 2021 wideout class meaning the Jets should be able to select a decent receiver later on. We’ve highlighted Auburn’s Anthony Schwartz as an interesting prospect to look at on Day 2/Day 3 of the draft, for example.

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The Jets shouldn’t use their No. 23 pick on a wide receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft, instead looking to later in the draft to address the position.

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