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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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2. The NY Jets could select Greg Newsome II at No. 23 overall

If the Jets don’t want to move any draft capital to trade up in the 2021 NFL Draft, they may still be able to find a quality cornerback with the No. 23 position.

Projected to be a starting cornerback in the NFL, Greg Newsome II is a prospect that should be on the Jets’ radar. One of the negatives about him is unfortunately his health, as he’s yet to play a full collegiate season.

However, Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network had some positives remarks about Newsome, stating the following.

“Greg Newsome II is an exciting cornerback prospect who will offer an NFL franchise plenty of appeal as a potential starter on the perimeter. Newsome II has showcased strong ball skills and length to pair with high-end levels of flexibility and functional athleticism — that’s a blend that is going to get Newsome II drafted sooner rather than later.”

In order to succeed at the NFL level, Newsome will need to get more aggressive as another one of his flaws is that he only had one interception in college.

Interceptions don’t tell the whole story, though, as if he had unbelievable hands, then he’d probably be a wide receiver in the first place.

The Northwestern alum has a decent chance of being available when the Jets draft 23rd overall, so if he’s still on the board, don’t be shocked if Joe Douglas selects him.

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