4 players the NY Jets should have drafted instead of Will McDonald
By Justin Fried
3. Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
To the surprise of some, the Jets have been connected to many of the top tight ends in this year's class. Despite the team adding three new tight ends last offseason, the Jets have shown interest in adding another one this year.
They had the opportunity to select any of the top tight ends in this year's class at pick No. 15 and they passed. One player that should have been on their radar more was Utah's Dalton Kincaid.
Kincaid passed Notre Dame's Michael Mayer as the consensus No. 1 tight end in this class in the months leading up to the draft. The former Utah standout was named third-team All-American following a standout senior season that saw him finish with 70 catches for 890 yards and eight touchdowns.
Kincaid is an offensive weapon. The 23-year-old was targeted a total of 165 times in college, hauling in 126 catches. He dropped just two of those targets for an unbelievable 1.6 percent drop rate.
At 6-foot-4, 246 pounds, Kincaid thrives as a move tight end and could have been used as an all-around offensive chess piece for the Jets. Line him up in line. Put him in the slot. Even play him a little at H-back.
This Jets' skill position group could really use one more difference-maker, and Kincaid could have been that guy. The Jets could move on from Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah after this season as well, so Kincaid would've been a pick for both the present and future.
Kincaid likely would have played a larger role in his rookie season with the Jets than McDonald will. He would have been a more impactful selection.