5 safeties the NY Jets have met with at the 2023 NFL Combine

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4. The NY Jets met with Georgia safety Christopher Smith

What Christopher Smith lacks in size he makes up for with his versatility, man-coverage ability, and competitive mindset. Smith is essentially a hybrid safety/slot defender with excellent ball skills, having recorded six interceptions over the last two seasons.

The 22-year-old was named a Unanimous All-American in 2022 after helping lead Georgia to their second consecutive national championship. He was a leader of that Georgia defense and one of the most important versatile chess pieces for co-defensive coordinators Will Muschamp and Glenn Schumann.

The Jets reportedly spoke with Smith at the Senior Bowl and then again at this year's Combine. The Atlanta native is clearly on their radar.

I'm not sure how much he fits what the Jets are looking for at the safety position, but Smith is a high-character, versatile prospect who would be an asset to any NFL defense.

3. The NY Jets met with Boise State safety JL Skinner

Boise State safety JL Skinner, unfortunately, won't be participating in any of the athletic events at this year's Combine after he tore his pectoral muscle while training last week. He's still in Indianapolis meeting with teams, however.

One of the teams he told reporters he visited with was the Jets. At 6-foot-4, 218 pounds, Skinner is a mammoth of a safety prospect who compares, at least physically, to Baltimore Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton.

The soon-to-be 22-year-old provides a ridiculous blend of size and athleticism and could very well fit that Kam Chancellor archetype as the robber safety in a Cover 3 defense.

There are concerns about Skinner's man coverage skills and his overall agility, but the Boise State product is a physical marvel. Some team is going to take a chance on his raw upside.