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NY Jets: 3 cornerbacks to target in the 2021 NFL Draft

ATHENS, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 12: Jaycee Horn #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts as Israel Mukuamu #24 returns an interception for a touchdown in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 12: Jaycee Horn #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts as Israel Mukuamu #24 returns an interception for a touchdown in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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NY Jets (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
NY Jets (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

If the NY Jets are going to draft a cornerback this year, there are three primary players they should target.

There were 30 cornerbacks selected in the 2007 NFL Draft and the Jets managed to draft the best one that season. With the No. 14 overall pick, New York drafted future Hall of Famer Darrelle Revis.

Revis may have won a Super Bowl as a member of the New England Patriots, but “Revis Island” will be forever located in New York. His first five seasons with the Jets were unbelievable.

There wasn’t a wide receiver in the NFL that could match up against Revis, as he stopped any pass that came his way. A seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time NFL first-team All-Pro, Revis is one of the best to ever play the position.

It’s almost impossible to compare any prospect, or any current player, to Revis. Richard Sherman seemed to take over that crown from him as the best cornerback in the NFL, but it was only for a short stint.

Sherman was a rarity to this fact, having been selected in the fifth round, but the majority of the best cornerbacks in the NFL are early-round picks.

Whether it’s Stephon Gilmore, Tre’Davious White, or Jalen Ramsey, the current list of the best cornerbacks in the league were highly-touted collegiate prospects.

Since the Jets hold the No. 23 and No. 34 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, it could make sense to draft a cornerback at one of those spots because the likelihood that they’ll become an everyday player is higher than some other positions.

It’s also a big need for the Jets, alongside the offensive line, pass-rush, and a few skill positions. Here are three cornerbacks that the Jets should target in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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