5 potential NY Jets draft targets who shined on Senior Bowl Day 1

The Jets should be eyeing these Senior Bowl standouts
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The NY Jets have shown an affinity toward drafting Senior Bowl prospects in recent years, and that likely won't change this spring.

Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich is on site in Mobile, AL as the head coach of the National Team, giving his team an up-close-and-personal look at some of the top prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Senior Bowl practices officially kicked off on Tuesday, and while the official game isn't until Saturday, the week of practice leading up to the game is often most important for evaluating prospects.

Which players impressed the most on the first day of Senior Bowl practices? Here's a look at five potential Jets draft targets who shined on Tuesday.

5. Jackson Powers-Johnson, OL, Oregon

The Jets will undoubtedly be in the market for offensive line help this offseason, and the 2024 draft is loaded with potential targets. One possible interior option is Oregon's Jackson Powers-Johnson.

Powers-Johnson has experience playing all three interior offensive line spots and took over as Oregon's starting center in 2023. In his lone season as a starter, Powers-Johnson was named a Unanimous All-American en route to winning the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the best center in college football.

The 21-year-old made quite an impression before the day even started, weighing in at a massive 6-foot-3, 334 pounds. He followed that up with one of the best performances by any offensive lineman on Tuesday.

Powers-Johnson has guard/center versatility and could be a target for a Jets team that needs offensive line help. He's projected as a fringe Day 1 prospect but could solidify his case as a first-round lock with a strong week.