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

The Jets should be eyeing these Senior Bowl standouts

NY Jets, Ladd McConkey
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2. Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

Another wide receiver who made some noise on Tuesday was Ladd McConkey. The undersized and overlooked Georgia receiver showcased his crisp route-running and toughness with an excellent first day of practice.

McConkey has already garnered a reputation as one of the best route-runners in this year's draft class, and his performance on Tuesday only fueled that narrative.

McConkey has drawn comparisons to former Seattle Seahawks standout Doug Baldwin and is seen as a likely Day 2 prospect come April. He probably lacks the size or elite athleticism to ever be a true WR1, but McConkey should be able to stick around in the NFL for a long time.

Much like Roman Wilson, McConkey is a potential target for the Jets on Day 2.

1. Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Jets fans who aren't already familiar with the name Taliese Fuaga should probably start watching some Oregon State tape. Fuaga is one of the top prospects competing at the 2024 Senior Bowl, and he is a strong candidate to be the Jets' first-round pick this spring.

The Washington native stands at 6-foot-6, 332 pounds, and was named a first-team All-American at right tackle in 2023. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah has him ranked as the No. 11 overall prospect in this year's class.

Fuaga's stock is only rising after an outstanding practice on Tuesday. ESPN's Matt Miller even remarked that Fuaga's performance was "as good of a first practice as [he] can recall seeing at the Senior Bowl."

Fuaga is already seen as a likely first-round pick. He has a chance to climb into consensus top-10 consideration, possibly even surpassing Penn State's Olu Fashanu for the second-best tackle in his class.

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