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NY Jets: 5 players to target on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft

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NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The NY Jets had a relatively quiet Day 2 after making a splash on Day 1, but they still came away with a near-consensus first-round prospect in Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore.

The Jets have only made three picks to the point, but general manager Joe Douglas has made them count.

First, it was the long-expected selection of BYU quarterback Zach Wilson at No. 2 overall. Wilson gives the Jets a young hopeful franchise QB with elite upside.

Then the team traded up to select USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker with the 14th overall pick. Their aggression cost them both of their third-round picks, but it’s hard to argue it wasn’t worth it to add the best interior offensive line prospect in the class.

And on Friday, they managed to land a player at 34 who few believed would be available that late. The Jets, who reportedly planned to take Moore at 23 if they did not trade down, certainly didn’t believe he’d be there.

The Jets have done a superb job of adding three cornerstone offensive players on the first two days of the draft. And with six scheduled picks to make on Day 3, their work is far from over.

Gang Green will have two picks to make in Rounds 4, 5, and 6. Will they utilize all six of those picks? It’s certainly possible. But which players are still available that they could target?

We take a look at five of the best prospects the Jets could target on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.

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