21 prospects the NY Jets can study up close at the 2022 Senior Bowl

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The NY Jets have been given a golden opportunity to coach at this year's Senior Bowl. While it may not seem like a big deal to some, this isn't something that should go overlooked.

After all, the Senior Bowl is much more than just one game. It's a week of practices and festivities that allow those in attendance to get to know a large number of future NFL players.

All 32 teams will send representatives, but only two franchises will be able to have their coaches work directly with the players over the course of the week. The Jets and the Detroit Lions are the two lucky teams this year.

Head coach Robert Saleh is no stranger to coaching at the Senior Bowl, even if it's something the Jets haven't done since 1979. By the way, that was the same year the Jets added both Mark Gastineau and Marty Lyons — two players they coached at the Senior Bowl.

As for Saleh, his trip to Mobile with the San Francisco 49ers helped his team get to know South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel. Fast forward a few months and they were drafting him in the second round.

There are a large number of talented prospects at this year's Senior Bowl with the crop of eligible players expanding by the year. And, in all likelihood, at least one or two players at the Senior Bowl will end up with the Jets come April.

Which players could the Jets be most interested in? Let's take a look at 20 of the top prospects at the Senior Bowl that the Jets should keep a very close eye on.