5 WRs NY Jets must target on Day 2 of the NFL Draft

Which WR prospect should the Jets draft tonight?
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4. The NY Jets could draft Washington WR Jalen McMillan

The Jets missed on landing one standout Washington wide receiver in the first round, but the team will have an opportunity to select two others from the same school on Day 2. One of those players is Jalen McMillan.

McMillan was the often overlooked third wide receiver in the Huskies' trio of Rome Odunze, Ja'Lynn Polk, and himself, but he has a chance to be a very productive and effective NFL receiver.

At 6-foot-1, 203 pounds, McMillan is a versatile, well-rounded wide receiver prospect with reliable hands, smooth route-running, and an appealing athletic profile.

He projects best as a bigger slot receiver in a West Coast-style scheme who could also split out wide if need be. While he isn't the most explosive player after the catch, McMillan should be an efficient and reliable third-down target at the next level.

3. The NY Jets could draft Michigan WR Roman Wilson

Roman Wilson is a strong candidate to be a much more productive player in the NFL than he was in college. Although Wilson led Michigan in receiving as a senior, he never finished with more than 800 yards in a season with the Wolverines.

Nonetheless, Wilson's college tape is impressive. He dropped just seven total passes in 46 career games at Michigan, hauling in 12 touchdown passes en route to second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2023.

Wilson is a speedy slot target with 4.39 speed and explosive separation skills. While he likely lacks the size — at just 5-foot-10, 185 pounds — to be more than a slot guy in the NFL, he can separate with the best of the receivers in this class.

The Jets would probably have to move up pretty far if they're targeting Wilson, as there's a good chance he's off the board early in the second round. Nonetheless, it might just be worth it.