8. NY Jets target: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
The only running back with a perceived shot to go on Day 1, Iowa State's Breece Hall would be an exciting pick for the Jets. It would be very anti-Joe Douglas to draft a running back in the top-40, but Hall might just be worth consideration.
At 5-foot-11, 217 pounds, Hall is a powerful running back with outstanding vision and 4.39 speed. He projects as a potential bell-cow back at the next level, but allowing him to share touches with Michael Carter would keep both guys fresh and add yet another talented skill player to this Jets offense.
7. NY Jets target: Logan Hall, DL, Houston
Logan Hall is a bit of a tweener prospect, similar to John Franklin-Myers and Solomon Thomas. At 6-foot-6, 283 pounds, Hall primarily played inside at Houston, but he has the versatility to play outside on the edge as well.
This pick would have made more sense if the Jets didn't sign Thomas, but Hall could still make an impact as part of a very, very deep Jets defensive line rotation.
6. NY Jets target: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
Chad Muma has long been one of my favorite prospects in this draft and an ideal target for the Jets on Day 2. He's someone who can step in and immediately compete for snaps as a rookie before hopefully taking over for C.J. Mosley as the new MIKE linebacker in 2023.
At 6-foot-2, 239 pounds, Muma has an ideal build and set of athletic traits for a Robert Saleh defense, and while 38 may be a little rich for some, not me. Bring me Muma in the second round.
5. NY Jets target: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
A late Day 1 run on safeties wasn't ideal for a Jets team that could still use another young face in that room, but there are still a couple of appealing targets available. One of which is Penn State's Jaquan Brisker.
Brisker isn't the most explosive athlete, but he possesses innate toughness and instincts that should allow him to start early in his career. My only concern is that his skill set is a little redundant to Jordan Whitehead.