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NY Jets: 5 wide receivers to target in the 2021 NFL Draft

NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Jets (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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4. NY Jets draft target: Dyami Brown, North Carolina

If the Jets would prefer to wait to select a wideout, then Dyami Brown should be available in the fourth or fifth round for them.

All signs are pointing towards the Jets drafting Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall selection and one of Wilson’s best attributes is his arm talent. He can make every NFL throw, but more specifically throws a deep ball as well as anyone.

If the Jets do in fact select Wilson, then they’ll need a speedy wide receiver who can get open downfield, and that’s Brown’s specialty.

In his last two seasons at North Carolina, Brown averaged more than 20 yards per catch and is excellent at catching the deep pass. I’m not sure if anyone has nicknamed him “Downtown Brown” yet, but they should, because he’d be scoring go-route touchdowns all day paired with Wilson.

Here’s what Joe Marino of The Draft Network had to say about Brown.

“Brown is a terrific athlete and vertical route-runner that excels at getting deep where his burst to the football and ball skills led to big plays down the field. Because he’s such a good vertical receiver, it opens up a world of possibilities for him to snap off routes and get open in the intermediate areas of the field. Brown is an elite competitor who battles as a ball carrier, gives great effort as a blocker, and is fearless working the middle of the field.”

If Brown is still available at the 107th overall pick, the Jets should draft him there.

Next: 3. Tamorrion Terry

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