20 players the NY Jets could target on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft
By Justin Fried
10. Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M
Antonio Johnson makes sense for the Jets if they're looking at potentially moving on from Jordan Whitehead. He doesn't exactly fit the free safety role they might be looking for, but Johnson is one of the best overall players at any position still available.
A two-year starter at Texas A&M, Johnson thrives near the line of scrimmage as a hybrid nickel/box safety. He's a physical run defender who can match up well with tight ends in man-to-man coverage.
9. Keaton Mitchell, RB, East Carolina
At just 5-foot-8, 179 pounds, Keaton Mitchell is likely never going to be a three-down running back at the next level. But with 4.37 speed, he's likely going to find a role somewhere.
Mitchell is an explosive change-of-pace back who can take the role of Ty Johnson on the Jets' roster as a regular special-teams contributor and occasional scatback on offense.
8. Nick Saldiveri, OT, Old Dominion
A three-year starting right tackle at Old Dominion, Nick Saldiveri has worked out at all five offensive line spots in the pre-draft process. He's a true jack-of-all-trades offensive lineman in the mold of someone like Patrick Mekari.
The Jets have already bolstered their offensive line depth in a big way, but if they want a versatile offensive lineman who can legitimately play all five spots, Saldiveri is their guy.