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Round 6, 186th Overall, NY Jets: Demetric Felton, WR/RB, UCLA

Demetric Felton is one of the most interesting prospects in this year’s draft class. Originally a wide receiver in college, Felton switched to running back full-time in his senior season after splitting time at both positions as a junior.

He went on to lead the Pac-12 in all-purpose yards per game and set a new UCLA record in 2019 with four touchdowns of 75 yards or more. He’s a dynamic, versatile offensive playmaker — someone Mike LaFleur could have a lot of fun with.

Felton is entering the draft as a wide receiver, but will certainly require time to learn the nuances of the position. And at just 5-foot-8, 189 pounds, he lacks the ideal size for the position.

The Jets could use Felton as a gadget player on offense allowing him to utilize his speed and agility in multiple facets. Certainly a player who could find a ton of success in a Kyle Shanahan-inspired system.

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Round 6, 226th Overall, NY Jets: Jacob Harris, TE/WR, UCF

The Jets are looking for speed and athletic freaks on offense, and it doesn’t get much freakier than UCF’s Jacob Harris. Standing at 6-foot-5, 219 pounds, Harris was a virtual unknown in draft rooms before he put together a pro day for the ages.

The former walk-on ran a blazing 4.37 40-yard dash which, at his size, is downright unheard of. Given his massive stature, many teams have been projecting him as more of a tight end at the next level.

A tight end that would be faster than almost everyone on the field.

That said, Harris is a little old for a prospect, especially one that’s as raw as he is, as he turned 24-years-old earlier this month. But he has a rare blend of size and athleticism that give him All-Pro upside.

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Don’t expect him to be much of an in-line blocker, but Harris could be a matchup nightmare with a little extra development. Definitely a player worth taking a chance on here late in Round 6.

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