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

NY Jets, Aidan Hutchinson
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NY Jets, Aidan Hutchinson
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7. NY Jets draft target: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

A longtime favorite of Jets Twitter, Iowa's Tyler Linderbaum is one of the best center prospects the NFL has seen in years. As such, he has a chance to be selected very early in this year's draft.

At 6-foot-3, 290 pounds, Linderbaum has the raw power to dominate defenders at the point of attack and the athleticism necessary to get up into the second level and serve as a lead blocker.

He's probably best fit in a run-heavy, outside-zone scheme which could make him an excellent target for the Jets early in Round 1.

8. NY Jets draft target: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson is making a strong case to be the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft, giving Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux a run for his money. And his performance against Ohio State last week only continued his rise to stardom.

Hutchinson was a menace in that game finishing with three sacks and an unreal 15 pressures, the most in any game since Pro Football Focus began tracking pressures in 2014.

With another strong performance against Iowa, Hutchinson could solidify himself as the best prospect in this year's class. But if he somehow slips to the Jets' pick, you'd best believe they'll be very interested.

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