20 players the NY Jets could target on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft

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14. Aidan O’Connell, QB, Purdue

I don't expect the Jets to draft a quarterback, but they have shown interest in a few QBs in the pre-draft process. One player they met with is Purdue's Aidan O'Connell.

O’Connell started three years at Purdue, twice earning second-team All-Big Ten honors. While not the most physically-gifted quarterback, O’Connell is accurate and savvy, with the tools to be a quality NFL backup.

13. Jammie Robinson, S, Florida State

One of the better safety prospects still available as we enter Day 3 is Florida State's Jammie Robinson. Robinson is undersized for the safety position at just 5-foot-10, 191 pounds, but he's a physical player who avoided injuries in college.

The 2022 All-American has natural instincts and projects best as a nickel/safety hybrid in the NFL. Perhaps Robert Saleh could find some use for him in the Jets' defense.

12. Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati

Tyler Scott is one of the best pure route-runners in this class. At 5-foot-9, 177 pounds, he isn't going to win any size competitions, but Scott is physical at the catch point and much better in contested-catch situations than you'd expect.

Scott ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at his pro day and could be a perfect addition to the Jets' wide receiver room. I could definitely see him thriving in Nathaniel Hackett's offense.

11. Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion

The Jets have looked into the idea of drafting a tight end this year, and perhaps the most interesting tight end prospect remaining is Old Dominion's Zack Kuntz.

Kuntz stands at an incredible 6-foot-8, 257 pounds, and at that size, he was clocked at running an unbelievable 4.55 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He's very much a work in progress, but Kuntz has a rare blend of size and speed.