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3 surprise prospects connected to the NY Jets in recent mock drafts

NY Jets, Jordan Davis
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NY Jets, Jordan Davis
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1. NY Jets draft target: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia

This one is likely the most surprising prospect the Jets have been linked to in mock drafts to this point. Drafting interior defensive linemen high in the first round and the Jets — name a better duo.

In a recent mock draft from Mike Mulhern of NBC Sports, the Jets selected Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the seventh overall pick after adding Derek Stingley Jr. with the third pick in the draft.

Davis is the closest thing the NFL has seen to Vita Vea since the former Washington standout was drafted. At 6-foot-4, 340 pounds, Davis is a mammoth of a human being who is an athletic freak in every sense of the term.

Think of him as being the Mekhi Becton of the Jets' defense.

That said, it certainly seems unlikely that the Jets would go in this direction. Davis is more of a nose tackle making him an odd fit in the team's attacking 4-3 defensive scheme.

On top of that, it's not as if the team is starved for defensive tackle depth with Quinnen Williams and Sheldon Rankins under contract next season. Even with Folorunso Fatukasi on the last year of his deal, Davis wouldn't necessarily fill a need.

Mulhern explained the pick by stating the following.

"By the time the April rolls around I anticipate Davis ends up as a top-10 pick. He’s a massive dude at 6-4, 340 pounds and anchors the best team in the country. Joe Douglas got some help on the back end with Stingley, now he gets a people mover up front."

Mike Mulhern, on Jordan Davis

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It's still early, but I'd expect plenty of outrage if the Jets made this pick come April.

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