Top 5 players the NY Jets should completely avoid in 2023 NFL Draft

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3. The NY Jets should not target TCU WR Quentin Johnston

The Jets have made it clear that they're still looking to upgrade their wide receiver room. While a high-profile addition of someone like DeAndre Hopkins might be unlikely, the Jets could still add a receiver in the draft.

Players like Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Jordan Addison have been connected to the organization, but one receiver who really hasn't is TCU's Quentin Johnston.

Johnston's stock has seemingly fallen a little in recent months, and the multi-time first-team All-Big 12 selection wasn't even invited to attend the NFL Draft — an indication that the NFL believes there's a chance he slips out of the first round entirely.

There are reasons to like Johnston as a prospect. At 6-foot-3, 212 pounds, Johnston is a classic size/speed projection. He ran a pretty solid 4.51 40-yard dash at his pro day, and he has the size to be a dominant X receiver if he continues to develop.

The biggest issue is that the Jets don't need another receiver like that. Allen Lazard and Corey Davis already occupy similar roles, and then there's Denzel Mims — another prototypical size/speed project out of a Big 12 school.

The Jets would be better off targeting receivers like Smith-Njigba, Addison, or even Zay Flowers, guys who offer more potential as dynamic slot options. They really don't need another big-bodied X receiver.

Johnston's persistent drop issues as well as his lackluster route-running make him a poor fit for this Jets' offense. The Jets could very well add a receiver on Day 1, but it shouldn't be Johnston.