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10 NFL Draft prospects NY Jets fans should watch during conference championship weekend

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5. NY Jets draft target: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

One final player from that star-studded Georgia/Alabama game, linebacker Christian Harris is another potential target in April. A three-year starter at Alabama, Harris has the look and size of an NFL linebacker who has the athleticism to thrive in space.

Seen as one of the better linebackers in the nation, Harris projects as a three-down starter at the next level who can excel both in coverage and run defense.

The Jets could use one of those linebackers on their roster and he fits the mold of what Robert Saleh is looking for in his defense.

6. NY Jets draft target: Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

The 2022 cornerback class is absolutely loaded with top-tier talent. From Derek Stingley Jr. to Kaiir Elam to Andrew Booth Jr. to Trent McDuffie, there could be as many as five (or more) cornerbacks taken in the first round.

But the only top prospect playing this weekend is Cincinnati's Ahmad Gardner. Nicknamed "Sauce," Gardner has excellent size standing at 6-foot-2, 188 pounds and he uses his size and length to excel in press-man coverage.

If you tune into the AAC Championship Game between Houston and Cincinnati on Saturday, be sure to keep a close eye on Gardner.

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